Back to work after a well deserved holiday, customize your home office without spending much money and parts made by you.
Here are some ideas:
- Reuse the cans of tomatoes to put pens. With pliers flatten the area where the lid was and if you don´t like the outside of the can paint it with a color or glue a tissue, paper or ribbon to your liking.
- Reuse the tuna cans to put the clips and rubber bands. With pliers flatten the area where the lid was and if you don´t like the outside of the can paint it with a color or glue a tissue, paper or ribbon to your liking.
- Give new life to your bookshelf with glass doors add a plain or patterned fabric to your taste. After choosing the fabric, cut it to the measure of the door, make a sheath. Glue the fabric to the door with double duct tape, not to damage the door.
- Use the glass cabinet as a pinboard. Write notes of encouragement or errands.
- Modify your chair, apply a patterned paper or fabric to customize it. See how in the link.
- You have a smooth carpet that you dislike, customize it by painting it with a pattern at your liking. Choose a pattern and acrylic paint, if you find the the pattern in stencil will be easier and faster to paint your carpet. See how in the link.
- Make your own mouse pad. Use the protections for the drawers and fabric. See how the link.
- Create your own magnetic rocks to put the clips. There are magnetic paint you can buy to apply, the rocks are free. See the idea.
- Make a magnetic calendar. Use balsa wood or model cardboard to create the base. Create a calendar for the week or month depending on your organization. See the idea.
Enhance your energy with some Feng Shui tips for your office:
- Do not forget that the desk should stay in a position to view the entrance door.
- Do not put the desk on the line between the entrance door and window to the space, because is where the most harmful energy will be.
And now to improve your posture leave some tips ergonomics for your office:
- The screen of your computer should be in front and not the on the side. I extend the same advice to the keyboard.
- The mouse should be close to the keyboard so you do not make big moves to work with it.
- Sit in your chair with your back straight and shoulders relaxed but upright.
- Use a chair that allows you to put your feet on the ground.
- The chair should follow the curvature of your spine.
- Your elbows should be supported on the table or chair.
- Make sure that the natural lighting comes form the side of your work plan.
- Have a desk lamp to enable you to have a good lighting in the work plan.