Americans value efficiency the most out of any and all of their household products. They want cleaning materials that act fast, furniture that transforms to be used for many different kinds of functions and saves space, and appliances that are energy efficient. For example, most early bed frames had simple low head boards and low turned posts, but many of the most popular beds are lofted to create storage space. Plus, the average electric oven in the U.S. costs an estimated $134 a year in energy, but with energy efficient appliances, Americans can save an average of 20% yearly on these energy costs!
This means that the 60% of furniture sales made of household furnishing items such as sofas, chairs and tables are most likely space and cost efficient pieces. One of the most important pieces of furniture that needs space efficiency is a desk return, which extends a desk to create more workspace. Of course, you can save all the space you want with office furniture like desk returns, 3 drawer file cabinets, mission style computer desks, or mesh office chairs, but your own messy habits can sabotage these space saving efforts. So, to help keep your desk return extended workspace organized, here’s some helpful tips!
First of all, you need to make sure your keyboard and mouse are correctly placed on your desk. Lifehacker, an self-efficiency blog, says that “you want your mouse and keyboard to be as close together as possible, with the alphanumeric part of the keyboard centered on your desk. This means you want to pay attention to the keys, not the keyboard itself.” The key to this placement is to watch the B key, which is the center of the keyboard. Put it directly in front of you (or where you’re sitting). As for your monitor, it should be about an arm’s length away.
You should also treat your desk like a cockpit, with multiple centers to get work done. This is why a desk return can be so helpful. What’s Best Next, a work blog, says that “you want your desk to be an effective, efficient ‘home base’ for dealing with stuff and executing work. As such, it needs to be lean and function with ease. You want to be able to move quickly and with minimal drag.” The centers that your desk and its desk return can create are a phone center, computer center, capture tool center, and a work center. These are the best ways to orchestrate and efficient work center with a desk return.
If you have any questions about how to organize your desk, the desk return and other pieces of office furniture like leather office chairs, feel free to ask in the comments! Find more on this topic here.