DIY Upgrade Your Home Office

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Many of us are working from home right now, balancing our laptops on our laps, or taking over the dining room table as a workspace. With WFH on the rise, it may be time to consider staking out an area for your home office! If you have the space for an office, choose one or two of our DIY ideas to upgrade and freshen up your office space.

Rearrange the Furniture

When you’re doing a job that generates quite a bit of trash, you could end up storing it in your garage or in your yard in piles before getting it all to the curb for garbage pickup. The piles of debris will be in the way, and you’ll have to move everything twice. With a dumpster, you put everything in one place, and call to have it hauled away.

WFH Pro Tip:

Look out the window at something 20 feet away for about 20 seconds — every 20 minutes to prevent eye strain!

Arrange your furniture for function. You want to be able to perform your work tasks efficiently without disruption

Add Some Art

Promote creativity and productivity by adding some color to your office. Art in your work area can reduce stress and boost productivity. Keep in mind that blue is a calming color that can help increase your focus, but anything that makes you happy goes!

Not into art? Paint one wall with an accent color for depth and dimension in your room.

Organize Your Space

It’s essential to maintain good organization in your home office, especially if the space is small. Hang floating shelves for files and equipment, use baskets for sorting mail, or use desk drawers to organize. Whatever fits your style best.

Bring In Some Green

Houseplants purify the air, reduce stress, and improve your well-being. Choose plants that are hardy and easy to care for, such as jade plants, fiddle leaf figs, spider plants, or African violets.

Light Up the Room

If you don’t have enough natural light in the room, add a nice desk lamp to your shopping list. While your computer monitor or laptop screen may be bright, you’ll need a light for tasks on your desk. This is another way to prevent eye strain — ensure adequate lighting!

Tame the Cord Jungle

When you have a computer, monitors, printer, modem, router, and more, you have a massive tangle of cords. Organize the jungle of cables with cord winders, organizers, or covers. Your feng shui will thank you.

Clean It All Up

You may decide to do some major renovations if working from home is going to continue. If you choose to put in new flooring or windows, redecorate, or enlarge your office, you’ll need a way to dispose of the debris and old furniture. Simply Dumpsters has containers available in the right size for any job. Just call 877-674-0777 to find out more and schedule your dumpster dropoff.

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