Whether you work from home or you are a business manager for a large corporation, most of us all have one major fault in common: the tendency to be unorganized. While some of us have organizational skills at home, bringing them to the office is a whole different story; and for those of us that have trouble staying organized even at home, well there seems to be no hope for us. Just as with any room in a house or business, an office space can quickly become messy and unorganized when not attended to. With the amount of papers, office supplies, and mail that piles up on a daily basis, your office can easily be transformed into a clutter filled disaster, making it difficult to find what is needed. There are plenty of quick solutions to keeping your office more organized with most requiring little effort. The easiest and most cost effective-solution is purchasing office organizational equipment. Four office accessories that can help lead your office to looking tidy and more presentable are file cabinets, computer holders, pencil drawers, and cable management accessories.
A file cabinet is a smart choice for any office environment with its ability to conceal and store unneeded documents that otherwise usually end up sitting on a desk for months on end. When papers begin to pile up, it can often be difficult to find what you are looking for which can be detrimental to any business, especially if it is something critical such as an invoice that needs to be paid. Filing allows for the easy organization of documents and quick access to information when needed. There are a number of different file cabinets available from vertical files to lateral files to locking files to files made of different materials.
It is important to consider which will work best for your business or home environment. Things to consider when purchasing a file cabinet include the size of the documents that will be filed away (will they be letter sized or will you be storing larger papers), the amount of documents that need to be stored, the area the file will be in, the material you will want the file to be made of, and the size of the file you will need. Larger businesses that have many documents that need to be stored will probably need a larger file with four drawers that can be stored in a file room whereas a home office may only need a small two drawer file to store a few important documents. Other companies may want to provide each of their employees with their own individual file drawers to help keep all of their desks more tidy and clean.
Computer holders are beneficial for any work station with their ability to keep your CPU safe from various external elements and your work space free from clutter. When CPU systems are left on the floor this can create an untidy office appearance, they can scratch or damage the flooring, can be in the way of a person’s personal work space, and can even cause unnecessary accidents from people tripping over it or stubbing their toes by running into them. Some CPU holders have a metal bracing system which tightly holds the CPU on both sides and offers support from the bottom while other value oriented versions come with a series of straps which can hold the computer in place. Most CPU holders can be easily installed underneath the user’s desk or attached to the wall, cleanly out of sight allowing for a more productive work environment. Most also come with anti-skid pads to prevent the CPU from sliding out of position and falling out of the holder.
When small office accessories such as pencils, erasers, markers, or paperclips need an efficient and effective way to be stored that will also allow for easy access when needed, a pencil drawer is the number one go-to solution. They can easily be installed underneath a desk, coming with all the proper hardware needed for installation, and simply slide out when needed. A pencil drawer allows for your desk to have a neat appearance by eliminating the small accessories that often get piled up and creating more space for other more significant items. Pencil drawers often have a small and sleek design that will be imperceptible from the view of others when looking at your desk. Another benefit is that pencil drawers are very inexpensive and will not put a damper on your budget. A good pencil drawer can be purchased for less than $75 with free shipping if bought over the internet. There are also laptop security drawers available, which can store your laptop when not in use with the added security of a lock and key that are needed to open the drawer.
One common annoyance that many people experience in their office that can lead to a messy appearance is the amount of cables and cords that are strewn about their desks and work areas. Most would not even think of a way to conceal wires and cords, and do not have knowledge of a very inexpensive solution available for this problem. Cable management accessories are readily available to house and route cables, power strips, and ballasts. They offer protection for technology, order for users, and easy installation for almost any surface with just two screws or double-sided tape. The system keeps technology and cords off the floor to maintain an organized work area and facilitate cleaning under desks. Cable management accessories come in different sizes and widths to accommodate wires of differing thicknesses, from thin computer connecting wires to thick phone wires. They can be installed in countless configurations to accommodate each user and unique work environment.
Having an organized office is beneficial for yourself and your employees by creating a more comfortable work environment and therefor also creating a more productive environment. With the number of distractions that take place at work on a daily basis, one less worry can be eliminated by having a clean and organized work space. If your business has clients or guests visiting on a consistent basis, they will also be left with a more favorable impression of your company if they step into a pristine office environment. After all, the state of your office area is a reflection of your business and who would not want to leave both your employees and guests with a favorable impression? Office organization supplies can be purchased online for affordable prices by reputable manufacturers. They do not require much research, so you will be able to rest assured that what you purchased will be exactly what you receive, all while being able to shop within the convenience of your own home.
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If you are creating a new office environment, you probably want it to be attractive, yet comfortable enough to be productive. Striking a balance between cozy and aesthetically pleasing can be a challenge, but it is definitely not impossible. Here ar
One way to infuse some character into your office environment without sacrificing comfort and productivity is by adding a shot of color to the scheme of things. Color can convey a number of different emotions and moods. For example:
- Red can energize and draw attention;
- Blue and green can calm and soothe;
- Yellow can cheer the mood of anyone within the office’s vicinity.
You can choose a lot of different kinds of office supplies by color, such as executive chairs, conference seating, reception chairs, filing cabinets and much more. It’s possible to get matching sets for a very cohesive color scheme, or you can just add accents here and there to punch up liveliness.
Another more subtle way to be coordinated is to use corresponding wood tones and types. There are a few different types of wood available for office furniture and accessories. Choose from light wood, dark wood, medium tones or red hues.
You can also choose wood color based on the eras and aesthetics that you like, color aside. Light-colored wood like pine is typically more modern, calling to mind 1950’s aesthetics. Dark woods like oak are timeless and classic, recalling the early 1800’s. Cherry woods and mahogany are red tinted, which is reminiscent of turn of the 20th century Victorian decor. No matter what your preferences, you can impart a certain style with wood selection.
Of course, comfort should be a consideration if you spend a lot of time in the office you are furnishing. One way to make sure that your great looking office is also comfortable is to purchase all ergonomically designed furniture.
You can get chairs in many different materials and colors that provide lumbar support, armrests, neck and head support and mid-back back up. It’s easy to find something that looks great and gives you the support you need.
4) Adding Fun Office Accessories
What would a great office be without cool accessories to finish it off? No matter what your decor and furniture selections, there are great extras like aluminum desk lamps and bamboo chair mats to keep things looking sleek and fresh.
Some websites offer free shipping if you spend over a certain amount, so it can be beneficial to buy your decor all at once.
With the first decade of the millennium coming to an end and 2010 just around the corner, we found it appropriate to give acknowledgement to the top ten chairs and accessories sold on the Sitbetter website the past decade. It was stiff competition to come out on top amongst hundreds of items sold on site but these ten prevailed over all others, and for that we think they deserve a little extra attention and recognition for obviously having quality, style, comfort, and of course appeal.
10. Ergonomic Knee Sit Chair
Another hot item that everyone seemed to want along with their office chair was the Office Star Ergonomic Knee Sit Chair with Dual Knee Pads. A way to work for those who prefer a different way of sitting. Designed for short periods of time, the knee sit chair puts the back into a more natural position.
The Knee Sit Chair is made for people who want break from traditional sitting, and want some temporary relief on their back. Featuring the comfort of Memory Foam on the Seat and knee cushion!
Perfect to use alongside your regular office chair and for a low price of $89!
Find out more about Knee Sit Chairs by clicking here!
9. Under-desk Pencil Drawer
These have been a huge hit recently and at only $50, anyone could use and under-desk pencil drawer to stow away all those unnecessary items that clutter the desk.
Click here to find out more about under-desk pencil drawers!
8. Humanscale – Switch Mouse
The Switch Mouse is an innovative mousing solution that boosts comfort and reduces the risk of injury. This groundbreaking peripheral device integrates two major innovations- a V-shaped base, which puts the wrist and forearm into a natural position, and size adjust ability to provide a perfect fit for any computer user.
Click here to find out more about the Switch Mouse!
7. Big and Tall Bariatric Chair With Caressoft
The Boss Big and Tall Bariatric Chair with Caressoft vinyl is designed exclusively for our big and tall customers’ needs.
The 2 paddle spring tilt mechanism can be locked in any position and there is a 5-inch thick padded seat for comfort.
Contoured cushions improve posture with built-in lumbar support. Pneumatic seat height adjustment with adjustable tilt tension and tilt-lock is another feature of the big and tall chair.
Big and Tall Chairs generally cost upwards of $400-$600 for all of the features mentioned above. For the low price of $239 you will definitely get your bang for your buck for this chair, which is why these flew out the door all last year!
Find out more about the Boss Big and Tall Chair!
6. Heavy Duty Stacking Chairs
The durable design is what made this chair so sought after, and it comes in a pack of 4 for only $389.
If you need to seat a large event or gathering the Essential is perfect for you.
Find out more about the Essential here!
5. Kore Rocking Stool
The Kore rocking stool was a surprise hit this decade and has taken off in popularity just in the last year.
Taking stool technology to another level, the Kore Stool embodies an ergonomic feature long touted by ergonomists as a bedrock of proper ergonomics: Continual motion of your body while at work.
The Kore™ Stool allows the user to flex side to side and front to back – with its patented anti-tip system and gently rounded ergonomic base.
The stool allows you to move and flex without falling or leaving your seat.
The Kore™ Stool great for exercising your legs, back, and abdominal muscles, while also relieving and preventing soreness and stiffness!
Find out more about the Kore Stool!
4. Boss Deluxe Posture Office Task Chair
The Boss Deluxe Posture – Office Task Chair with Loop Arms has a thick padded seat and back with built-in lumbar support.
The waterfall seat reduces stress to te legs and the back heigh and seat depth are fully adjustable.
The 5 star nylon base allows smooth movement and stability along with the loop arms. Available in four colors: Grey, Burgundy, Blue and Black tweed; complete with a Six-Year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty.
The best part about the chair and what makes it so popular is that you can work a full day in this chair comfortably for $66.
Available with or without arms, both were just as popular.
Find out more about the Boss Deluxe Poster here!
3. Emc2 Advantage
The Emc2 Advantage placing in the top 3 chairs of the decade doesn’t come as a surprise.
The Advantage Series Ergonomic Mesh Chair provides complete ergonomics with 4 way adjustable lumbar and padded, 4 way adjustable arms, breathable mesh, 2:1 syncro tilt knee, satin nickel base with foot-guards, and smooth roll casters.
Not only is this chair great quality but it also comes at a great price of $189. In my opinion, one of the best deals you can find for an office chair anywhere because the price definitely is less than it is worth in reality.
I personally spend 8 hours a day sitting in this chair and it has given me no problems so far, only guaranteed comfort daily! With the growing popularity of this chair, they are nearly out of stock so get them while you still can!
Find out more about the Emc2 Advantage here!
2. Mid-Back Guest Chair with Mahogany Finish
Coming in strong at second place is the Boss Mid-back Guest Chair with Mahogany Finish.
Most purchases of this chair were in bulk, an ideal use for lobbies or reception areas with its classic retro styling. Although most were purchased in bulk, also perfect if used as a guest chair for offices.
The chair is comfortable, made of durable black caressoft vinyl and molded polyurethane armrests.
Be sure to impress your guests, and at only $119, these are perfect to buy in large quantities at an affordable price.
Find out more about the Boss Mid-back Guest Chair here!
1. Allseating Inertia
Our best selling chair of the year was the Allseating Inertia, and for good reason. The Allseating Inertia High-back is both comfortable and affordable. It also fits in with practically any office environment – not to mention any budget. At only $321 it comes as no surprise that the Inertia landed our number one selling chair of the year.
Also available in a midback version, mesh conference room chair, mid-back mesh drafting stool, mesh back side chair, mesh back bar stool, and leather conference chair.
Feel like Christmas and the holidays always seem to sneak up on you at the last minute? One minute you are enjoying the summer sunshine and the next it seems to fast forward to Christmas. Instead of worrying about the hassle of making your way through the crowded aisles of the mall or camping out on the street before the big sale, Sitbetter has created our very own holiday gift guide for the 2009 season. The best part of all is you can get all your shopping done while sitting on your computer in your pajamas! So take a look at some of our top picks for our holiday gifts under $200.
The Kore™ Stool allows the user to flex side to side and front to back – with its patented anti-tip system and gently rounded ergonomic base, the stool allows you to move and flex without falling or leaving your seat.
The Kore™ Stool is great for exercising your legs, back, and abdominal muscles, while also relieving and preventing soreness and stiffness!
Good posture and core strength are the best insurance against back injury – the Evolution Exercise Ball Chair embodies those principles. While use of the Evolution Ball Chair began with dentists, the benefits are obvious for anyone looking for core improvement. Either by simply sitting correctly, or by taking time to do simple exercises throughout the day, the Evolution Ball Chair has helped lower pain sufferers in all offices!
Contoured lumbar supports have all the benefits of the regular lumbar supports, with a contour shape to hug the back. All the lumbar supports include an adjustable strap for easy attachment to user’s chair or car seat.
The Jobri A6005 Premium Molded Foam Lumbar Support is one of Jobri’s most popular lumbar support with contoured molded polyurethane foam. Strap allows unit to be secured around any chair or car seat.
Price: Starting at $28-$119
The (VL441) high back executive office chair comes with contoured arms, tailored padded back designed for lumbar support, seat height adjustablility, tilt tension and lock control, and a sturdy black frame.
The chair is also quick and easy to assemble. Plus a 5 year warranty. You also have a choice between four different color options to customize the chair for your liking.
The Advantage Series Ergonomic Mesh Chair provides complete ergonomics with 4 way adjustable lumbar and padded, 4 way adjustable adjustable arms, breathable Mesh; 2:1 syncro tilt knee tilt infinite locking mechanism, satin nickel base with footguards and smooth roll casters.
Chair offers great lumbar support that is very adjustable and firm. The S contour shaped back pushes on your lumbar providing you with back support.
Available in blue and burgundy, the Advantage Series is great all around office chair. Get the comfort advantage with the Advantage Series!
The C15 is the perfect mesh back tasking or conference chair – with features like the 2:1 Mid tilt infinite locking mechanism, an aluminum accented back and arms, breathable Mesh back and adjustable lumbar support, on top of the chrome alloy base and height adjustable arms.
A comfortable chair for any purpose, that brings you the stylish freshness of mesh and a modern feel with value!
Available in four different colors: red, black, gray, and blue.
Great chair for a great price!
Sleek and Stylish Personal task lights are an important part of any workstation. Whether they are for use on the desk-top or under the cabinet, proper lighting is a must for any workstation user.
See work in a whole new light. This task light is energy efficient and most importantly, allow the user to see full spectrum color.
The ESI ACPD01 Pencil Drawer provides ample storage space under the desk. The duarble 16″ ball bearing glides allow the 2″ slim molded tray to slide under the desktop and out of site. The “L” brackets make installation simple and easy.
Anji Mountain Bamboo Rug Co.’s® “Natural” and “Dark Cherry” Bamboo Roll-Up Office Chair Mats meld beauty, style and function to create an alternative to the bland, utilitarian vinyl chair mat. There is no product like this in the marketplace!
These Bamboo Roll-Up Office Chair Mats are incredibly durable and will add an elegant touch to any office or home office setting.
You see, the globe included with the Levitron Revolution World Stageopens up, and you can remove the magnetic platform inside. This platform can then be levitated by itself. But that’s not all! It can support up to 3 oz of additional weight, which means you can put whatever you want on top to float too!
These sheets are nearly identical to a standard Post-It® Note, except that the Jumbo StickIt sheets are 36 times larger! Just like a standard Post-It® Note, there is a band along the top of the note that is sticky.
Ensure your messages receive the attention they deserve with these outrageously oversized sticky notes. Could also be used as a gag gift for those of you that enjoy putting a little bit of humor in people’s days.
Feel like Christmas and the holidays always seem to sneak up on you at the last minute? One minute you are enjoying the summer sunshine and the next it seems to fast forward to Christmas. Instead of worrying about the hassle of making your way through the crowded aisles of the mall or camping out on the street before the big sale, Sitbetter has created our very own eco-friendly holiday gift guide for the 2009 season. The best part of all is you can get all your shopping done while sitting on your computer in your pajamas! So take a look at some of our top picks for our holiday gift guide for the eco-friendly office. Don’t forget that all of our green products are made of 95% or more recyclable materials!
Breathable mesh synchro-tilt backrest, molded foam waterfall seat are combined with adjustability for out of this world comfort and state of the art control.
Available in five fun colors: blue, green, orange, red, and black. Includes height and width adjustable arms, pneumatic height adjustments, comfort, and a modern design.
Comfortable enough to sit in for more than 8 hours, and like all other eco-friendly chairs is made up of 95% recyclable materials!
Satoo offers both design and comfort. With its internal back height adjustment and back angle lock, it provides flexibility to create the ideal ergonomic fit for most individuals.
What’s more, it is ready to ship in 72 hours! Also available in a high back option.
The Satoo comes complete with height adjustable arms, seat height adjustable, back height adjustable, basic tilt with back angle, and tilt tension and lock control.
The Atri can hold up to 350 pounds, comes with a 5 star nylon base, has pneumatic gas lift, adjustable tension control, and a tilt lock swivel mechanism. It also comes in either black leather or magenta depending on preference.
Not only is this chair comfortable enough to sit in for a full day of work, it is also greenguard certified meaning that it is made of 95% recyclable materials.
With a plethora of available options to go along with many standard ergonomic features, the geoCentric Series by Ergocentric combines all these features in an attractive and fully adjustable chair to provide a premier ergonomic seating solution.
A unique feature on the geoCentric Series is the wing curvature of the back, which hugs the user’s back for more ergonomic comfort. The extra high back is ideal for tall users and/or users with neck pain.
The Geocentric comes complete with: 5″ Patented back height adjustment system, fully upholstered dual curve backrest, dual density molded polyurethane foam, eight ply hardwood seat structure, infinite lock free float seat pan, syncro 2:1 recline ratio, and adjustable spring tension.
A great chair for tasking or managerial work, the headrest option allows for maximum ergonomic options within a simple yet comfortable design. The simplicity of design and function makes the ergonomic chair an effective performer.
Features include: Enersorb foam for maximum comfort and reduced fatigue, smooth syncro mechanism, contoured back with Ablex Mesh for lumbar support and maximum airflow, black nylon base and frame, and a neat storage caddy behind the back.
By minimizing the need for manual controls, Freedom maximizes natural, spontaneous movement, which is essential for a healthy body and a comfortable day’s work. Freedom’s many features can be enjoyed with virtually no effort.
Humanscale’s Liberty and Freedom chairs contain 54%-85% recycled content roughly 50% more recycled content than most competing chairs and are made predominately of 100% recycled and recyclable aluminum. Specifically designed to weigh less and use fewer parts and manufacturing processes than similar designs in the same class, all Humanscale products can help projects earn valuable points toward LEED-CI Certification.
Features: Comes in black with a chrome finish frame, has adjustable tilt, massage rollers, and has a sturdy design.
One additional benefit to a footrest is for people who are not tall, allows them to rest their feet comfortably, relieving stress on the back of the knees and actually allowing them to use the whole of the chair.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of all: this footrest is extremely ergonomic!
With the basic 2G mechanism that combines independent height and tilt adjustment with unmatched stability, along with a swivel mouse system with your option of right side or dual side swivel mouse pad, the 2G Swivel mouse system creates an unparalleled ergonomic typing system at a very nice price. Works for both right and left hand users
SimpleTech’s resource-conscious R500U 500GB Turbo USB 2.0 External Hard Drive takes eco-friendly to the next level with a host of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and high-performance features. Featuring an elegant case made from naturally grown bamboo and recycled aluminum, the [re]drive offers a fast, reliable, and green way to save and transport your files, music, and photos.
Side panels crafted from renewable, naturally grown bamboo and a durable case made of recycled aluminum come together in a unique, stylish design that helps keep the [re]drive cool without the use of a fan. This saves energy and ensures that the drive will be a quiet, unobtrusive addition to your work station. Other energy-saving features include a low-power hard drive, an auto-sensing power feature that turns the drive on and off with your computer, and an Energy Star certified AC power adapter.
The Voltaic Messenger features a ruggedly reinforced and padded chassis designed to carry and protect a notebook computer and its associated components, as well as a full compliment of other digital devices. Each Voltaic bag includes a set of 11 adaptors for interfacing with the most popular cell phones and digital devices. A full range of optional adaptors for nearly any electronic device is available here. Securely embedded in an exterior panel of each bag are 3 lightweight, tough and waterproof photo-voltaic (solar) panels which are arrayed to generate up to 4 full watts of power. An internal Li-Ion battery pack stores the power generated by the panels, so it’s available when you need it – not just when the Sun is shining.
Bedol Water Powered Clock. Don’t be fooled by the fun look of this clock. It has a serious side, too. It can actually help save the planet. Powered by a splash of water and a dash of salt, it keeps perfect time with no batteries. Sounds like magic, but its just simple science. Electrodes harvest energy from the water.
A clock that improves the environment inside and out. We also recommend that cut a lemon in half and squeeze some lemon juice into the water tank. This procedure will enhance the power generated by the clock and make it work more efficiently.