Tuesday, June 17, 2014

How to choose a computer desk

Having a workspace that fits your needs is almost as important as the computer on which you’re doing the work. The right surface area and storage options are just a couple of the things you’ll have to keep in mind when choosing a computer desk. 

If you work with paper and office supplies, be sure to have enough shelf space and drawers on your desk so your main workspace remains as clutter-free as possible.

Here are key points that you should remember when shopping for a new desk: 

Space requirements

First, consider where the electrical outlets are in your office so that you can put your desk as close as possible to them. You don’t want unsightly wires cluttering the space. Now consider how much space you have around these outlets. Use a tape measure to take exact measurements of the allotted space so you don’t end up with a desk that’s too large or too small.

Take into consideration the shape of your desk and your desired workspace. Putting a desk in the corner of the room can maximize the efficacy of an L-shaped desk, allowing you more work space while still being out of the way. U-shaped desks require a lot of space in the main area of your workroom, but can provide an invaluable amount of desk area. 

Work needs

If you work with paper and office supplies, be sure to have enough shelf space and drawers on your desk so your main workspace remains as clutter-free as possible. If you have a desktop computer, make sure there is enough space for the computer tower. If you mainly use a laptop, be sure there is an easy way to keep all the wires, from your adapter, mouse, etc., from being tangled and possibly disconnected at inopportune times. 

Ergonomics

One of the most important things to remember is how comfortable you are sitting for long periods at your workstation. If you prefer to keep your hands low while typing, you may want to look for a desk that has a keyboard tray. Along with a nice chair, a desk of the proper height and structure can greatly increase your efficiency by allowing you to work comfortably for extended periods. 


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