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Spring Cleaning; tips to keeping your work desk clutter free!

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There is nothing worse than feeling like you’re drowning in paperwork at your desk. It is very easy to accumulate clutter in your desk around your work area. We all do it! All of the sudden it’s 2:00pm, you look down, and BOOM…clutter…everywhere. As if work isn’t already stressful enough, you become even more overwhelmed knowing you have all of this mess devouring you. Sound familiar?

Luckily, we know exactly how you feel…and we’re here to help.

It is important to have a relaxed mind while you’re at work, not only for productivity, but for creativity as well. Your desk is where you create. It is a place where you come up with innovative solutions. It is also a place where you’re at for most of the day, so why keep it messy?

In with the old and out with the new. This is the first step to keeping your desk clutter free. There is nothing wrong with keeping old projects but get ‘em out of the way! Freeing up new space can make a big difference.

Organization is HUGE…for obvious reasons. This is one of the main reasons spaces become cluttered. Use folders/dividers to help label and store your things. Walmart has a ton of inexpensive, cute accessories you can purchase to help maintain a clean surface. Make a place for your things so you can put them back when you are finished.

Designate one day out of the week to de-clutter. Set a goal for yourself to clean out your desk every Friday or every Monday. This way you can leave for the weekend feeling accomplished, or start the week out already feeling accomplished. The choice is up to you!

Lastly, spice up your desk with some aesthetically pleasing items. A small plant, a picture, or even a motivating quote that you enjoy. Make your desk a place where you want to be, so your mind is able to produce more. The more welcoming your environment is, the more you will be able to boost your creativity and productivity.

I hope you enjoyed these tips on how to keep a clutter free work space! Stay tuned for more creative expressions by b + c Office Interiors.    

San Diego Office Design

San Diego is a strong, yet highly competitive, business environment. Competition for customers as well as for employees can turn on any number of factors, but how you design your interior spaces is certainly among them. The functionality, attractiveness, and innovative ambiance you create with your office furniture makes San Diego office design choices of true business significance. For this reason, many San Diego companies turn to b+c Office Interiors to help them in optimizing their space planning and office design, whether for furnishing new buildings, renovation projects, or commercial relocations.

b+c Office Interiors serves a wide spectrum of industries in San Diego, Las Vegas, and throughout the U.S. Their expertise in saving money and creating a healthy, fresh work environment are frequently called upon for San Diego office design projects and for design work the healthcare, government services, education, and financial sectors. All of these industries involve extremely important activities, deeply impacting people's future as to health, finances, career path, and more. And b+c Office Interiors is easily the premier, high-end provider of innovative design solutions for these industries and more in San Diego and beyond.

San Diego Office Furniture Design Solutions

Our San Diego office design solutions at b+c Office Interiors are not just theoretical, but we have implemented them numerous times before with stunning results. We have many satisfied clients and many repeat clients. We always work with you to create the exact results you desire and strive to make each project a veritable work of art. Take a look at some of the impressive results of past projects in our portfolio, such as those done for Chosen Foods, Kyriba, National Residential, or Webroot.

When it comes to the nuts and bolts of San Diego office design, b+c Office Interiors takes you to the next level. Their special partnership with Kimball, Humanscale, Izzy Plus, Trendway, Inscape, and other top office furniture manufacturers ensures you always get the highest possible quality. It also ensures your products are readily available and that you are "doing your part" when it comes to sustainability and environmental issues. B+c staff will work with you to provide creative benching and seating solutions that save space, encourage team work, and promote productivity. B+c will also help you with storage spaces, ergonomic design, private offices, meeting rooms, and more. To learn more or to schedule a project, contact b+c Office Interiors at 858-549-3735 or by filling out our online contact form.

Does Your Office Furniture Promote Your Brand?

Office furniture isn’t just functional in the traditional sense. The setup of your space speaks volumes about your company and the reality of your company’s culture. It’s all well and good to promote a laid-back environment, but if your office furniture is set up in a way that deters people from interacting or being comfortable, it’s a disservice to your company’s core values.

 

The kind of desk you need depends entirely on the culture you’re working towards.

 

Creative businesses want to focus on shared workstations to encourage communication and foster creativity. Kimball’s Hum is designed to accommodate the way your team works: as a group and as individuals. With customizable See-Me-Screens, you can focus on your work without feeling boxed in and it makes it easy to collaborate when needed. Plus, with so many design options Hum is bound to fit your aesthetic while promoting your brand.

(Photo Source:  Kimball )

(Photo Source: Kimball)

Companies that emphasize health and wellness might consider investing in height-adjustable desks to off-set some of the negative side effects of the mostly sedentary office life. Workrite has several options for different price points, including electric, crank, and counter balance desks. Their Essentia Electric comes in two different configurations and features programmable settings, so once you find the sit and stand heights that work best for you, you won’t lose precious time fiddling with the controls again.

(Photo Source:  Workrite )

(Photo Source: Workrite)

 

Consistency is vital when cultivating your brand. You expect your employees to not only follow but actively uphold your company’s values. Your office furniture needs to be doing the same. If it’s not, contact b + c office interiors to learn how to make your office furniture work for your brand. 

Life! Liberty! And the Pursuit of Happiness!

Liberty Office Chairs Optimized by Humanscale

Think about your office chair for a moment. Now, think about your typical day at work. You’re sitting at your desk, crossing and uncrossing your legs, stretching them out when you recline, and you can feel all the hours of sitting there building up in your knees and knotting up your back muscles. How often do you have to mess around with the lumbar support because you can’t get it just right? Or do you just leave alone because it’s too much hassle?

Office chairs don’t need to be complicated. They do need to be comfortable. If you’re frustrated by trying to get comfortable, your chair isn’t doing its job and it’s not letting you do yours.

With the Liberty chair from Humanscale, you don’t have to worry about any of that. The seat back naturally adjusts to the optimal position based on the way you’re sitting, and the mesh back contours to your body. So no matter how you’re sitting, you’re getting the best lumbar support without having to change the chair’s settings or even stand up. 

Photo Source: Humanscale

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An Office Love Story

The Perfect Office Chair

You knew it right away. You had finally found The One. The One that fit all the qualities you were looking for in an office chair, and when you sat down, you just knew.

At your desk you got to know one another, adjusting the arm rests, raising the seat to the right height for your posture. This chair supported you, comforted you.  

A year goes by. Maybe two. Maybe more. You come to the office in the morning, sit down with your coffee, and get to work. But your back hurts after a few hours of sitting and you start to fidget. You aren’t sure the chair can offer you the same support it once did. So you play around with the lumbar adjustments and sit on a pillow for cushioning, knowing these are just temporary solutions.

Sometimes you can make it work. Sometimes you can’t. That’s okay. Office chairs are built for durability and every day use, but they’re going to age with you and won’t always be the best fit for your health.

When it’s time to move on and your office chair’s wheels no longer roll, B+C Office Interiors is here to help you find the office chair that can give you the support you deserve.

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Kimball Pairings Collection

Pair Up with Kimball and B+C Office Interiors

Before joining the B+C Office Interiors family, I had an antiquated idea of what an “office” was.

Like many recent grads, I was over-educated and under-qualified for most jobs and I found myself in what was essentially the modern version of a telemarketing company. You know the kind: grey and beige cubicles, “motivational” posters taped to the walls, and most importantly products to sell that were as transitory as the employees.

It was hard to imagine any kind of flexibility in the workplace, and I started asking myself if we’re all beautiful, individual snowflakes, why are we okay with working in such a uniform way?

The office design industry had already been wondering about that. The result was a complete overhaul of what an “office” needed to be, starting with the office furniture.

Just take a look at Kimball Pairings collection.

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   (Photo Source:  Kimball )  Want a little more variety in your office? Contact B+C Office Interiors to get started! 

(Photo Source: Kimball) Want a little more variety in your office? Contact B+C Office Interiors to get started! 

Because Kimball understands that sometimes productivity can be kick started by a new environment, they created Pairings. It’s the epitome of what it means to be functional and versatile. With adaptable chairs, benches, and privacy panels Pairings can create form in an open plan or fit the layout you already have.

In my cubicle-filled first job, if I hit a mental block and needed a change of scenery, my only option was the drab and uninspiring break room. Now I can step away from my desk and keep working at Pairings’ coffee house-like counter or the comfortable relaxed lounge chairs. It was designed to work the way each beautiful, individual snowflake does.

 

 

Ergonomics 101

How to sustain ergonomic habits at your workstation:

SIT

1. Raise or lower the seat to ensure your thighs are parallel to the floor with your feet flat on the floor or a footrest.

2. Adjust seat pan depth to maintain two inches of clearance between the back of your knees and the front edge of the seat.

3. Adjust backrest height to comfortably fit the small of your back.

4. Adjust the recline tension, if necessary, to support varying degrees of recline throughout the day. Avoid the use of recline locks.

5. Lean back and relax in your chair to allow the backrest to support your upper body

Type

6. Use an articulating keyboard support and position it 1 to 1.5 inches above your thighs. Angle the keyboard away from your body to keep wrists straight while typing. Rest your palms—not your wrists—on a palm support.

Mouse

7. Position your mouse close to the keyboard or over the numeric keypad to minimize reaching. Avoid anchoring your wrist on the desk. Instead, glide the heel of your palm over the mousing surface and use your entire arm to mouse. 

View

Position the monitor at least an arm’s length away with the top line of text at or slightly below eye level. Tilt the monitor away from you so your line of sight is perpendicular to the monitor.

Illuminate

Position a task light to the side opposite your writing hand. Shine it on paper documents but away from computer monitors to reduce glare.

Align

Align the monitor and spacebar with the midline of your body and arrange frequently used work tools within easy reach. Prop reference documents between your body and the monitor with an in-line document holder.

Rest

Take two or three 30- to 60-second breaks each hour to allow your body to recover from periods of repetitive stress.

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The Big Apple

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Over the holidays, I ventured out into the  concrete jungle of Manhattan. I chatted with the locals, enjoyed the sights, smells, and delectable eats.

A Spark of Inspiration...

NYC inspired me with its structural elements and sporadic greenery. Here is my lookbook into the heart of the Big Apple. 
Cheers!
Samantha Nguyen