Stylish solutions for your home office

If you don’t have the right storage solutions, a home office can quickly become piled high with work and cluttered with mess. It’s well documented that working in an untidy space can have a negative impact on your creativity and hinder your ability to concentrate. Having a proper home for all your office essentials can make a big difference when it comes to creating a productive working environment and boosting your morale. To find out more about the options on offer, you can take a look at the products provided by companies like Lionshome which sells a range of beautiful and stylish desks and shelving units solutions that would suit a variety of office interiors.

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Meanwhile, to help inspire you to clear the clutter, here are some helpful ways to create a tidy and organised office:

Make use of all the available space

Shelving units are a simple and affordable way to free up valuable floor and desk space. There are plenty of shelving systems on offer for you to choose from, whether you want a single shelf or an entire floor unit, you won’t struggle to find a solution to suit your personal needs.

Floor shelving units work particularly well in larger rooms and are ideal for storing heavy, bulky items. Wall shelves are perfect for holding files, containers and trays to store smaller odds and ends, such as stationary.

Not only can shelves be used for files, books and various other items of office equipment, they also offer a great chance to show off your personal items and they can help ensure the room feels more homely. Some shelving units can even incorporate desk space if you are short on space.

 

cupboards and desk space

Under desk pedestals and cupboards are a great way to maximise your office space. These nifty storage units are available in a variety of sizes and fit seamlessly underneath your desk. To extend your work surface further, space-saving desks with built-in storage cupboards, shelves and end-units come in extremely useful for printers, books and files, and are particularly convenient in tight spaces.

Although filing cabinets have long been associated with commercial offices, they work equally well at home. These cabinets are specifically designed for organising work, and make life a lot easier when you’re searching for that all-important piece of paperwork. You can now buy stylish, slimline filing units that take up minimal floor space and include internal box-style drawers for further organising.

You may also want to think about trolleys, or mobile roll units, to ensure that you can easily move your storage as and when needed. If you want to discreetly conceal your clutter, it may be worth investing in ‘hidden units’ with doors too.

Bookcases

Bookcases are a simple and effective way to keep your workspace organised. Modular systems that have an adjustable height are particularly useful for home offices, as they can be easily and quickly rearranged to suit your changing storage requirements and to create bespoke solutions. Depending on your needs, bookcases can be positioned on the wall or along the floor, and you can even get special corner bookshelves to maximise your space.

To stop your office from feeling too clinical, combination furniture is ideal. Units with large open shelves and glass doors can be used to display ornaments and decorative items, while bottom cupboards can be used to house work items.

Final considerations

Remember that home offices don’t have to be bland and boring. Be creative with your storage solutions and try to strike a balance between making a designated area for work and a space that reflects your personal tastes.

The size of the room will also have an effect on the furniture you purchase. If you have limited space, avoid large, bulky floor units and aim for space-saving solutions like wall shelves and under-desk pedestals. For important work files, you may also want to think about lockable cupboards for secure storage.

Why Every Nurse Deserves Fashion Scrubs

Have you ever worked a job that required you to wear a uniform that was anything but flattering? Think about it for just a moment. Uniforms do make it easy to identify staff members, and in some hospitality settings, uniforms serve a purpose other than identification. No one wants to get their streetwear soiled with food and grease, so uniforms are essential. In much the same way, hospitals and doctors’ offices require their nurses to wear uniforms. Consider the bio-hazards you are exposed to with each and every patient you work with. Fortunately, there is an alternative. Truthfully, every nurse deserves fashion scrubs!

From LPNs to RNs to NPs – Every Level of Nursing Mandates a Dress Code

Consider for a moment a nurse practitioner who has spent many years studying in programs like those offered at Bradley University. They made it all the way through their first four years to earn the baccalaureate in nursing, qualifying to be an RN. From there, some even went on to earn a master’s degree in nursing with the designation FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner.

Why wouldn’t someone with all those years of training and experience deserve the right to dress in something that suits them personally? While every nurse deserves to look his or her best, those in advanced levels of patient care must be even more cognizant of their appearance. After all, in many cases, they are both nurse and provider! It may not have mattered while studying at home in the Bradley University Online MSN-FNP degree program, but out in the clinic with patients, it matters!

A Look at Today’s Fashion Scrubs

Have you ever wondered why nurses are now wearing ‘scrubs’ in most hospitals instead of those white dresses we associated with nurses once upon a time? Actually, scrubs got their name because of their origin as a ‘uniform’ dress code in surgeries around the world. The evolution of the name came from those uniforms worn in a sanitary, scrubbed environment. Today’s scrubs are often worn as everyday clothing by non-medical professionals and they have become totally acceptable apparel.

However, scrubs have become much more fashionable than ever before and many styles look like nothing you would ever expect a hospital uniform to look like! Some have cross back straps and others are tailored to fit all types of body shapes. Whether you are a man or a woman, you can find fashion scrubs that suit your physical shape, as well as your personal sense of style.

Tips for Finding the Perfect Fashion Scrubs

If you have a uniform store in your city, you can always find fashion scrubs in stock. However, if you are a nurse in a more outlying or remote area, the Internet is going to be your best source. Simply do a quick Google search for fashion scrubs and literally, dozens of sites will appear on page after page of search results. Some fashion scrubs are reasonably priced while others may be a bit costlier, but you may be paying more for quality and design. No matter how much you spend, you deserve to wear scrubs which are flattering to you and suit your personality. After all, you earned that right – now go for it!

FFX – Your Destination For Workwear

FFX, or Folkestone Fixings, is a one stop destination for power tools, handtools and work wear. Founded in Folkestone in 2003, the company has stores in the South East as well as an online store. The online business is one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of power tools and power tool accessories, hand tools, fixings and fasteners, and general construction consumables. It is also a brilliant place to go for work wear, stocking brands like DeWalt, Makita, Dickies, Silverline and Snickers, all at very competitive prices.

My husband Pete is the perfect person to talk about work wear. In his job as a loft conversion specialist he needs protective, hard wearing clothing that will stand the rigours of a job that involves heavy lifting, climbing and working from heights. As well as these requirements, Pete still has to look smart and presentable as he is working in someone’s home, and is a public face for the company he represents. I asked him to test drive some pieces from FFX, and he was impressed with the cost and quality of the brands they are able to supply.

Pete chose three pieces of clothing from the work wear section. The Roughneck 95-155 Wind Blocker Fleece comes in sizes that go up to XXL, and is great for wearing when working on a roof as it is wind proof and water resistant. Unlike some fleeces that are baggy in cut, this has a more fitted look, and also has a another great safety feature in that it has reflective piping, this not only makes it look more attractive, but is good if you are working at night. It looks smart, but, as it comes in black, it is also a practical choice if you are working in a dirty environment.

Pete also chose a classic black t-shirt from the Snickers range. You may think you could literally wear any t-shirt for work, but the Snickers t-shirts cost less than £8 and have features that make them perfect for wearing everyday in a physically challenging environment. In short, they offer:-

  • For a long service life, reinforced at the shoulder seam and back of neck
  • Lycra in the neck rib helps maintain shape – wash after wash
  • Printed neck label to avoid itching

These are t-shirts that look smart and are hardwearing, very important when the work you do is physical, day in day out. You need your clothes to work with you, not against you, and that is exactly what the Snickers t-shirts do.

The final items Pete chose are probably the most important. A good pair of work boots has to be able to withstand the rigours of a building site/workplace, protecting the feet from scaffolding, falling masonry and power tools. But they also need to be comfortable enough to wear all day, and to be long lasting, you don’t want to be replacing them every few weeks.  Pete will only wear DeWalt boots, as he says they are the only brand that are instantly comfortable, you never have to wear them in first. The DEWALT Extreme 3 Safety Boot have a lightweight construction whilst also offering high levels of safety for the workplace, they are also, at under £40, brilliant value for a boot that are heat resistant and oil and slip resistant.