Tuesday, August 12, 2014

5 Tips To Create the Perfect Dorm Room Workstation

August is here, and it seems like everyone is headed back to school. However, for some students, the next grade is one of the biggest steps they will ever take in life. Making the jump from high school to college is always fraught with new experiences, but never fear. Here at OfficeFurnitureDeals.com, we're dead set on making this transition all the more easier for you. For all the all-nighters you'll spend over textbooks (and all the ones you'll spend surfing the web), here's what you'll need to set up the perfect dorm room workstation. Enjoy!

A Versatile, Compact Desk Set

The most important ingredient in setting up a stylish work area in your dorm room is always a cool compact workstation. Since most college students are forced to share the space with up to four other individuals, the "compact" part is definitely a must. Thankfully, with discount ergonomic workstations from great brands like Mayline Office Furniture, finding an affordable desk to fit comfortably in a small space is no problem. We recommend searching through Mayline's Eastwinds collection, or through a few Flash Furniture office desks in order to find the right thing. Both brands offer amazing compact desks for far less than most competitors. Save that tuition money while you can!

Ergonomic Monitor Arm

Having adjustable monitor arms for computers are a must to save space in the dorm room. For those of you that don't know, monitor arms are meant to hold up a computer screen in a way that's efficient and healthy for the user. The ability to stretch out, retract, and tilt to meet the needs of viewers makes these devices indispensable - especially for those that suffer from back pain due to slouching to see a computer screen. The problem sounds petty, but for anyone that's ever experienced it, monitor arms are lifesavers that will last for years. All that extra desk space for textbooks is just an added bonus!

CPU Holder

For those of you that aren't tech savvy, efficient computer CPU holders are one of the best money-savers (especially if you're prone to accidents…) Anyone that's ever spilled a cup of coffee on their computer's hard drive knows the terror of lost data and an expensive trip to the tech store. (Now try imagining dad on the other line when you tell him from the dorm - yikes!) In order to save yourself potential trouble in the future, we recommend adding an inexpensive CPU holder - or hard drive holder - to your workstation. Not only do they keep hard drives off the ground and out of the disaster zone, but they also make rewiring a snap! In fact, they're so efficient that some ergonomic desk sets even come with them built in. And by the way? Super affordable!

Stylish Storage

Crammed in a 10-by-10 foot room with an irritable roomie? Then efficient storage is an absolute must. Finding a place to put all those accessories and school supplies is just one more problem you don't want to deal with. Instead, take the initiative and figure out what sort of storage device is best for you. Some more affordable options are bookshelves, small storage cabinets, and shelving to keep things off the floor. Desk pedestals are always efficient ways to store any extra pens and paper. To save money, try to find a workstation that already has one built in. They shouldn't be hard to find.

Cool Accessories

Finally, we get to the fun part! For most college kids, decking out the dorm is one of the best first experiences to have in college, and choosing some cool office accessories is just icing on the cake. To start off, let there by light with a cool desk lamp to keep your style ball rolling. Mouspads, computer mice, and fun USB hubs will help you stay connected with mom until she's finally okay with you leaving (which should be about halfway through your fourth year). And lastly, never forget the desk organizer! Not only is it an efficient way to stay neat, but they're also an excellent place to hide snacks from a mooching roommate. We hope you enjoy your first year!

Congrats Grad!

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