5 Steps To Creating Your Perfect Workspace
Your desk is a sacred space. 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week, 25% of your life, you toil away at it and turn blood, sweat, and tears into hard earned cash. A pleasant workspace is more than just a luxury, it is a necessity. Studies show that having a workspace you like can increase your productivity by more than 30%. Yes, taking a little time to customize your desk and office can literally result in more money in your pocket.
Step 1: Define Your Workspace
A clearly defined workspace helps keep the mind focused on the task at hand. Being able to control the temperature, proper lighting levels, and overall outside distractions lead to increased productivity. However, not everybody has access to their own cubicle, man cave, or dedicated office space. Therefore one of the most useful office accessories you can invest in is a pair of noise canceling headphones. These are perfect for tuning out the world around you for absolute silence while you work, or some relaxing music to get yourself into the groove.
Step 2: Organize That Work Area
An ordered work area means an ordered mind. We spend our days multi-tasking and getting bombarded from all angles with tasks. Therefore keeping our workspace organized is an outward manifestation of our own inward organization. It makes a difference and every bit of organization ads up. Stay organized so you can enjoy your space.
At Pad & Quill, we have made leather desk accessories specifically for this purpose. Full grain leather desk trays designed to hold your papers or electronics, with built in cord management features so that your desk isn’t a mess of charging cords and papers. Also, our wooden Apple Pencil stand and wooden desk caddy for iPhone and Apple Watch will keep your devices are always within reach and organized neatly.
Step 3: Get An Amazing Chair
Never underestimate the value of a good chair. After all, you probably spend more time in that chair than you do your own bed, it should be comfortable! Take some time and visit a few of your local office supply stores to sit in some chairs and see what you like as everybody has different preferences. Remember, you are buying for comfort, not necessarily style. Your whole body will thank you day in and day out.
Step 4: Make Your Mark With Some Stylish Desk Decor
In a workspace, it’s often the little things that make the difference. Desk decor can make a statement. Your workspace should be a reflection of you and lend itself to inspiration.
Our full-grain leather desk blotter & pad with built in pen holders is a true delight to the senses. The texture of the full-grain leather, the slight give of the internal neoprene padding, and the scent of real leather make a clear statement. We even offer a leather mouse pad version as well. This is YOUR workspace. Over time the desk blotter will age with use and develop a patina that will turn it into a one-of-a-kind piece of art that also protects your desk too.
Step 5: Get to work!
Whether you work from home, in a cubicle, or rent a shared office space customizing your desk and workspace makes all the difference in productivity. We are here to help. Every one of our leather desk accessories are designed to last and come with a 25-year leather warranty and are discretely hand signed by the artisans who made them. Check out the leather desk accessories for men from Pad & Quill and watch your productivity soar!