Working from home has been quite a topic of conversation nationwide and for a good reason; companies nationally are requiring employees to work from home during this pandemic and for many, there is no end in sight. We recently covered some tips you can take advantage of to improve your overall work-from-home situation, but in this post, we’d like to get a little more specific and cover your actual work-from-home desk setup. Our desk setup directly correlates to our work-from-home productivity, so it’s imperative that it’s efficiently and comfortably set up. If you’re interested in learning how to set your home office up in the best way possible for your physical and mental health, read on below!
Step 1: Start Small
While sometimes you may need an entire office makeover, other times small changes can have a big impact. One of the easiest and comparatively most affordable ways to positively impact your work-from-home setup is by upgrading your mouse. Most likely you’re currently using your laptop’s trackpad or a generic mouse that you randomly picked up. However, consider upgrading to an ergonomic mouse like our Goldtouch FlexMouse. Not only is this mouse available in Bluetooth and wired versions, as well as both right and left-hand variations, but it also comes with four interchangeable mouse backs so the sizing is exact for the smallest to the largest of hands.
Selecting an ergonomic mouse for your daily work will prevent muscle fatigue that comes with wrist pronation. The Goldtouch FlexMouse also boasts thumb cushions and oversized buttons for ultimate comfort.
Step 2: Focus on Your Keyboard
While you may think all keyboards are the same, there is actually a wide range of keyboard options for all working styles. No matter if you’re on the computer all day, or just for a few hours, adding an ergonomic keyboard makes sense for any employee. With both mobile and stationary ergonomic keyboards available, as well as Bluetooth and USB options, there is sure to be a keyboard to fit your lifestyle.
Without the use of an ergonomic keyboard, you can develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or another Repetitive Strain Injury; the ease of typing on an ergonomic keyboard severely reduces the strain on hands, wrists, and fingers.
Step 3: Tackle Your Desk
Are you still working on your kitchen table or the couch? If so, it may be time to upgrade your desk. Even those that currently have office desks may be surprised to know that their aching backs and poor posture can be attributed to their current desk setup. For ultimate flexibility, consider selecting an adjustable standing desk. Our Goldtouch EasyLift Desk is the perfect solution for the job! It can hold the weight of up to three monitors and it easily switches from sitting to standing to match your ideal daily work setup.
We’ve covered some of the larger aspects of your home office makeover, but you can also address your chair or add a numeric keyboard or wrist rest among other additions. Whatever your ergonomic office needs are, Goldtouch is your one-stop-shop. Contact us for all of your home office needs today!