By Coby Simmons
May 28, 2020
With almost the entire world working from home, it’s likely that if you’re reading this article you’re looking at setting up a home office. With careful planning, any space can be turned into a home office on the cheap. Just use this guide to research the furniture and tech you need, and then make an offer on the EnterOffer Marketplace to get everything you need at the lowest price.
One of the most important things to consider when setting up your home workspace, is ergonomics. As a guide, your desk needs to be at a height that allows you to naturally rest your elbows in line with your keyboard and mouse. Alternatively, a stand-up desk is ideal to ensure you’re able to keep your movement up, especially since most people aren’t leaving the house as much these days. Make an offer on this adjustable standing desk (Conset 501-33 Electric Desk from Stand Up Desks Australia) to get one for the best value!
Without a quality, supportive office chair, you run the serious risk of damaging your body. Your chair should be adjustable and provide proper back support. An ergonomic chair is the best investment you can make to protect your back. Make an offer in the Marketplace for a High Back Deluxe Ergonomic Office Chair, like this one, to fit out your office at an affordable price point.
If you're just looking for a solid display for work, school or surfing and don’t want to break the bank, consider a 27-inch flat-screen display with 4K resolution and IPS that cost anymore than $500 – Dell’s P2719HC ticks these boxes. Remember to buy a computer monitor that will sit on your desk at just below eye-level to avoid injuring your neck.
Printer technology has evolved over such a short period of time, taking functionality and performance to new levels. If speed is important to you, I’d suggest a laser printer – these use a powder called toner and a complex laser system to print large quantities quickly. For maximum home office productivity, check out the Lexmark MX421ade – a mono laser printer that prints at 40 pages per minute and can also scan and copy with ease. Alternatively, an inkjet printer uses ink to print at a higher quality, but slower speed.
Privacy has never held greater importance than it has right now. To ensure your sensitive and secure documents remain that way, a shredder is the perfect tool. The cutting style is one of the main things to consider when selecting a new shredder, with the options ranging from strip-cut shredders (cutting paper into long, vertical strips which could be pieced together), to cross-cut shredders (generating harder to reassemble pieces), and the most secure micro-cut shredders.
Of course, a coffee machine is an essential addition to your home office set up – how will you be able to even stay inside your workspace without that all-important hit of caffeine in the morning? If you’re looking to add a pod machine to your life, look no further then the Nespresso Vertuo Plus. This easy-to-use machine creates great-tasting coffees of all types and sizes.
Surge protection is an essential accessory to protect your valuable tech against sudden electric surges. A cheap investment while setting up your home office can prevent significant financial loss down the track (if your electronics are damaged by a surge). Make an offer on a cheap surge protector, like the Belkin Surgemaster, on the EnterOffer Marketplace.
If you’re finding that you don’t have anywhere to store your files, then you’ll want to pick up a cheap filing cabinet. This Soho 2 Drawer Filing Cabinet should do the job for your home office, but if you’re looking for a bit more storage space, they also have a 4 Drawer option.
Regardless of what type of office equipment you’re looking for, shop around and then make an offer on the EnterOffer Marketplace for the best value for money!