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Winter Blues? Not With These Inspiring Office Hacks

Written by Editor on February 19, 2020
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Winter Blues? Not With These Inspiring Office Hacks

 

While the lower temperatures might make it hard to get into the working spirit, with a few minor changes, your office can feel more like a place of refuge than a place of woe. 


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PERSONALIZE IT! 

Sprucing up your personal office space, to be a reflection of you, will keep the blues at bay

When the going gets tough, the tough get personal. If your workstation is feeling dated, drab or just tired, put a personal spin on it.

  • COVER YOUR CUBICLE WALLS WITH YOUR FAVORITE CONTACT OR WRAPPING PAPER
  • BRING IN SOME TCHOTCHKES TO MAKE YOUR PLACE FEEL LIKE HOME
  • ADD A PLANT IN A COLORFUL CONTAINER
  • ADD A THROW RUG OR A FUN-PATTERNED PILLOW

Sprucing up your personal office space, to be a reflection of you, will keep the blues at bay.



LIGHT IT!

Illuminating your workstation may put that skip back in your step, and create a more welcoming, upbeat environment

While office lighting has gotten much better over the years (bye-bye fluorescent tubes, hello multi-colored LED overheads), illuminating your workstation may put that skip back in your step, and create a more welcoming, upbeat environment. 

  • ADD NEW LIGHTING FOR STYLE AND REDUCED EYE STRAIN
  • ADD LED BULBS IN A RANGE OF COLORS
  • GET A NEW LAMP THAT FITS YOUR DESIGN STYLE

Plus, a better lit space can help reduce unnecessary eye strain to make work more enjoyable.


 
ORGANIZE IT!

Having a tidy workspace can have a positive psychological impact

A messy desk can be a downer. Putting things where you can easily find them can reduce stress, make you work more efficiently, and create a general feeling of calm. This is true for individual workers and on a companywide scale. 

  • WIPE DOWN YOUR MONITORS AND COMPUTERS
  • GET A NEW FILING CABINET
  • TRY OUT A NEW DESKTOP ORGANIZER OR TRAY
  • TRY OUT A NEW DESKTOP ORGANIZER
  • ADD SPARKLE AND DECLUTTER

Adding sparkle and decluttering at every level can be beneficial to the entire organization. 


 
REFRESH IT!

A touch of color can ward off workplace woes

Going hand-in-hand with getting organized, is doing an office refresh. This can include swapping out rundown office furniture, refurbishing old pieces to make anew, or painting a banged-up wall with a fresh coat.

  • SWAP OUT RUNDOWN FURNITURE
  • REFURBISH OLD FURNITURE
  • ADD A FRESH COAT OF PAINT FOR BANGED-UP PIECES
  • ADD A LIVELYCOLOR ACCENT WALL NEAR RECEPTION OR IN THE PANTRY

Blues tend to be the most globally accepted color range; however, pick a color that works for your brand and your people.


 
UNISOURCE IT!!!!

There are many ways to make the office a more inspiring place to be. Whether you’re encouraging employees to personalize their workstations or decluttering the entire office, making little shifts can go a long way in terms of workplace morale. If you need help refurbishing old pieces, tracking inventory, or want to put a stocking program in place, contact us.

 


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