Furniture at Work has a super interesting campaign right now, which I thought you guys would love. The campaign is called #MyDeskStory, and I feel like it’s super appropriate considering how many of us are beginning to work remotely, freelance, and start our own online businesses.
So today, I thought I’d share a few things about my workspace. You probably already know that I’m based in Budapest, and I have the cutest apartment in the middle of the city (right by the Octagon). One of the things I love about it is the location, but because my money goes so much further here, I can enjoy having my own apartment to myself, and I even have a cute little office.
The design of my apartment is a little weird. The kitchen and living room are open-plan, and there’s a weird staircase that’s almost like a ladder which goes right over the side of the kitchen. Once you go up the ladder, you’re forced to bend over slightly or you’ll bump your head (the ceiling is a bit too low). But here, you’ll find my desk and a super comfy office chair. On my desk, I have a laptop stand and a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. This allows me to work with better posture since I’m terrible at keeping my back straight otherwise.
I also have a few knickknacks from my travels around the world. These include some beautiful photographs I picked up in Thailand, some Lonely Planet travel books (to keep me motivated and remind me why I’m traveling), and some souvenirs.
While I try to keep my desk relatively clear, I inevitably have some snacks up there as well. These often include candy or chocolate, as I have a terrible sweet tooth- particularly when 3 pm strikes and I’m on a deadline.
If you’re currently designing your office, be sure to look into office furniture at Furniture at Work. Next, you’ll need to decide how much room you can devote to your office, and what you’d like to include on your desk. One of my biggest tips would be to make sure you have a comfortable, easily adjustable chair so that your arms will be at the right height for typing.
Finally, I would pick three things that you’d like to have on your desk and are happy to look at every day. These could be pictures of your family, souvenirs from travel, or even a simple organizer that makes you feel like you’ve got your life together.