Choose Your Office Chair Wisely

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Looking to revamp your home office? Start with a good solid chair.

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There are so many plus points to working from home. There are downsides of course, for example at this time of the year I look like a crazed courier fan with so many of them knocking at my door (I receive the odd parcel for work so they all know I’m at home which means any of my neighbour’s Christmas shopping deliveries end up here until they come home).

One of the key upsides for me, after flexibility and being your own boss of course, is being able to work where you want and how you want.

I use a laptop for work so sometimes, on days like today when it’s nippy and I’m that way out, you’ll find me working on the sofa in front of the fire. Once or twice I’ve worked on (or in) my bed. Now while these perks do tickle me from time, as someone who works full time from home as a freelance copywriter I can tell you that a proper office space is a must.

I’m not saying you need an extra room in your house even however, having a dedicated area to work is important. It helps keep you motivated, improves productivity and above all is better for your health.

If you spend as much time on the internet (Pinning office pictures on Pinterest) as I do you will no doubt have come across some beautiful examples of home offices that really do look gorgeous. I fawn over them as much as the next person however, I’ve got to say that the most important piece of furniture in my office is my chair. Not the most sexy choice but a decent chair and an ergonomically designed desk is perfect for posture, reducing eye strain, reducing the risk of RSI and more.

I don’t have fabulous posture, I have a rotator cuff injury that I’ve been told is RSI / work related (the way I sit and the hours I work) and both of these could be helped with a decent and properly set up chair.

My faithful office chair has been fabulous however it has seen better days now and doesn’t quite offer the same support. I’m in the market for a new one and to be honest want one that looks as good as it feels (I spend enough time in the office so deserve it). While I’d love one of these swanky boardroom tables my space and my business does warrant it just now, which probably means convincing Roy that I need one of those huge refillable water dispensers isn’t going to happen either.

Joking aside, a decent chair is important, as this fantastic ebook shows (lots of pictures and not too long so worth a look) for the practical as well as the mental. So my sage advice for today is to look after your bottom first when reorganising or furnishing an office.

VILEDA WINDOMATIC WINDOW VACUUM CLEANER

 

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For ease of use, convenience, and brilliant design I hereby award this wonder window vacuum a 5* out of 5* rating.

When it comes to washing windows I’m very much a white vinegar and newspaper kind of gal and always have been. I was approached recently and was asked to have a look at the Vileda Windowmatic Window Vacuum Cleaner and write a review on my findings.

If I’m being 100% honest I expected this to be a write-up which informed readers that while it was a good idea, that it was a gimmick and something of a lazy gadget for window cleaning haters. Nothing ventured, nothing gained though so I agreed and the review parcel was promptly delivered.

How wrong I was!

Not only does this really easy to use Vileda window vac help to dry windows quickly and without streaks (a must when you live in a house our size with large original bottle-glass sash windows that are very unforgiving), it is fabulous for use in the car, for getting rid of condensation (saving oodles of kitchen towels) and even helps with spills.

There's nothing quite like a quick and efficient quick-fix to a rather grim and wet bedroom window on a morning.

There’s nothing quite like a quick and efficient quick-fix to a rather grim and wet bedroom window on a morning.

For more information on how it works its magic, view the infographic below. I have to say though that if I was giving it star rating it would get a firm 5*/5* stars.

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*I was sent this item to review and keep, regardless of the content of my review. My thoughts and feelings are my own and are based on my personal experiences of the item I am asked to review.

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