5 Things to Look For When Buying an Office Chair

Shopping for a New Office Chair

If you feel uncomfortable sitting in your current office chair, you probably need to buy a new one. Shopping for a new chair of any kind can be difficult because there are many different chairs that offer plenty of different features. Below are a few features you should look out for if you want to buy the most effective office chair on the market.


Adjusting Office Chair

One of the most important things you should be looking for in an office chair is adjustability. Some of the best office chairs are the ones that allow you to adjust the seat height to your liking. Being able to raise the seat height can help reduce stress on your knees while you work.

You should also look for an office chair that has an adjustable backrest. You will feel a lot comfortable at work if you are able to recline your chair a little bit. Being able to adjust your chair in different ways can help improve your mood at work, and this can make you a lot more productive.

Good Mobility

Close Up of Office Chair Wheels

It would be wise to buy an office chair that offers good mobility. Try to find an office chair that rotates 360 degrees, as it will allow you face different directions while sitting in one place. An office chair like this typically comes with wheels, so you can move the chair around without having to pick it up.

Be aware of the flooring in your workspace when selecting a wheeled chair, because certain wheel types work better on specific surfaces. Soft, rubbery wheels work best when you have either a hardwood floor or a plastic mat in front of your desk. If your office is carpeted, you should go with harder wheels for your chair.

Comfortable Materials

Mesh Office Chair

Getting an office chair that is comfortable is of the utmost importance. You are going to sitting in your new chair for long periods of time, so you do not want to buy one that makes you feel uncomfortable. Different materials can offer different benefits, so always be aware of what a chair is made of before you purchase it.

If you go out to a store, test out the chairs you really like. Just because a chair looks comfortable does not mean it actually is comfortable. When shopping online, read up on the materials a chair is made of so you can figure out if you will benefit from using at your workspace.

Lumbar Support

Keep your eyes out for a chair that offers lumbar support. The lumbar region typically refers to the lower part of your back, and if this area is not given proper support while you sit you could feel the strain in your spine. Chairs with lumbar support give your back support and relief while you sit at your desk.

Office chairs with lumbar support keep your back at a slight arch while you work, which will keep you from slouching. This helps provide your spine with a good amount of relief. If your chair has the adjustable lumbar support you can adjust it in a way keeps the lumbar region of your back within the supporting area.


Adjustable Arm Rests

If you can, try to find office chairs that come with armrests. Armrests are located on both sides of a chair, and they give you a place to rest your arms for a little while. Resting your arms will help relieve neck and elbow strain during work hours.

Try to find a chair with adjustable armrests, as this will allow you to position them in a way that allows your arms to properly relax. Being able to adjust your armrests can also help you stop slouching if you tend to do that while you work.


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Plan Ahead: The Best Calendars for the New Year

The Best Calendars for 2018

Since the New Year is right around the corner, many office workers will need a new calendar for their workspace. There are a wide variety of calendars on the market, so it can be a bit overwhelming to find one that fits your needs. If you are having trouble finding a new calendar to use in 2018, take a look at the following suggestions.

Desk Calendar

Desk Calendar with Refill

Desk calendars are good to use if you want to have a small calendar that you can keep right on your work desk. Each day on this calendar is spread out across two pages, and there is space included for half-hour appointment reminders. In addition, there is free space you can use to write down any additional notes you want to remind yourself of.

One thing to note about this calendar is that there are two separate purchases to make. You will need to purchase a separate calendar base first, then you can purchase the calendar paper that goes with it. One benefit from this is that you can hold onto the base until next year, and you can just purchase a refill of paper instead of buying a brand new calendar.

Monthly Deskpad Calendar

Monthly Desk Pad Calendar

This monthly deskpad calendar is a good choice if you want a bigger calendar to have on your work desk. The calendar was made with a reinforced chipboard back, and also has vinyl corners.

Each date on the calendar is in bold, so they are all easy to identify, even if you put any notes near them. All the sheets are bound at the top and are easy to tear off once a particular month is completed.

Scenic Monthly Wall Calendar

Scenic Monthly Wall Calendar

If you are looking for something a little more decorative for your office space this scenic monthly wall calendar will get the job done. The calendar can hang write on the wall in your office, and each page features a unique full-color image.

Each day is given its own block, so you will be able to write down small reminders that you can use to keep up with specific appointments or due dates. This is the calendar to get if you want to liven up your office space a bit.

Flip-A-Week Desk Calendar

Weekly Desk Calendar

The flip-a-week calendar is similar to the previous desk calendar, but the main difference is that each page focuses on a single week. While you won’t have as much writing space for a single day, this calendar will let you plan ahead for the entire week. When you are done with a page it can easily flip up into a convenient storage base, so you can easily hold onto pages you still need.

Federal holidays are highlighted on this calendar, and you can get a peek at the next two months in the top right corner of each page. Like with the other desk calendar, you will need to purchase a specific calendar base if you don’t already have one.


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The Best Holiday Gifts for the Office Supply Lover

When you are thinking of gifts to give people during the holidays, office supplies may not immediately come to mind. Despite what you may think, plenty of people love getting things like pens, binders and planners. This is because office workers enjoy getting things that can make their jobs easier. If you know people who have office jobs, these are some items you should consider getting them during the holiday season.

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[Infographic] How Much Paper Does Your Business Waste?

Paper is a crucial part of the business world, even if businesses do a lot of work online now. Office workers print out hundreds of documents every day, so it is pretty clear paper isn’t going away any time soon. However, paper is something that is supposed to be recycled. Despite this, tons of paper products go to waste and end up in landfills every year.

Have you ever wondered how much paper is wasted at your business? Read on if you want to learn some facts about paper consumption in the United States.
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Flu Season Checklist: Prevent Germs in Your Office

Many people dread when fall arrives, because it marks the beginning of flu season, a period categorized by a notable outbreak of the influenza virus. The colder temperatures of the fall and winter months help make the virus more stable in the air, allowing it to spread around easily. For some people, the flu can be relatively tame, but for others, it can be a very severe illness. Every year people do whatever they can to not only avoid catching the flu, but to also keep it from spreading. Below are just a few of the things you can do to try to keep the flu at bay in your home and office.

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Fall in Love with NJ: The Best Autumn Activities

To many people, the end of summer is a sad time, because the warm weather goes away, making it hard to do things outside. Even when it starts to get cooler out, there are still plenty of things to do in the autumn, especially in New Jersey. These are just a few of the best activities you can take participate in during the autumn in New Jersey.

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Cool Down Your Office with Filtered Water Coolers

Do you ever get thirsty while at work? Do you ever feel the need to step away from your desk? There’s nothing quite like a sip of cold, fresh-tasting water from a filtered water cooler. With a filtered water cooler, the water is always refreshing and you don’t have to deal with an inconveniently clunky water jug. Water coolers are often equipped with a self-sanitization cycle that stops bacteria in its tracks and are a healthy alternative to tap water. For all these reasons and more, water coolers are a must have addition to your office break room.
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School Supplies That Scream Success

Start the School Year Off Right

As the summer begins to wind down, it’s impossible not to start thinking about the start of the new school year. Though students are savoring the last few weeks, for many school teachers, the work has already begun. Since there’s a lot for teachers to do before the students even arrive, the last thing we want them to be thinking about is school supplies. Since we know how stressful these final days of vacation can be, we decided to help make things a little easier. Below we have outlined some school supply tips for teachers as well as our favorite supplies that are sure to lead to student success.

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