by D Fodor March 30, 2020 3 min read
During these unprecedented times, many of us are now faced with WFH - Working From Home. And if you’re doing this for the first time, you may also be feeling anxious and unsure exactly how to do it. Don't worry, we've got you covered so read on.
To start, here's a few tips to keep in mind as you embark on this new way of working. For one, maintain a consistent, daily schedule, so that you can plan your day and be productive. Get out of your pajamas, and change into an outfit; you'll have a mindset shift when you do, and feel ready to tackle your day! Take several short stretch breaks, so that you're not sitting at your desk all day, and make sure to connect with your co-workers virtually on a regular basis; you'll feel less isolated and more engaged with your team. And finally, don't forget to stay hydrated with water.
We've compiled a list of high quality Made in USA Products to help you create an effective workspace - you'll stay productive and motivated during this WFH time.
Crafted by hand in Portland, Oregon, the Desk Shelf System will take your workspace to a whole new level. With ample room built in for storage, a thoughtful, ergonomic design and maximum functionality, there is a place here for everything your home office needs. Having an organized workspace helps you start off the day inspired and ready to tackle any deadline or project!
Started in Michigan in the early 1900's, Herman Miller produces world class office furniture, equipment and home furnishings. For decades, one of their most popular products has been the Aeron chair. This office chair is environmentally friendly, adapts to any body type and is ergonomically designed to keep your body healthy while sitting. With thoughtful design elements, the chair has been continually improved to meet the needs of today’s workforce.
Based in Denver, CO, Roost manufactures a Laptop Stand that both Jimmy and Steph own and use daily. It's portable, lightweight, and durable, and has an ideal ergonomic design that helps to eliminate the pain that often comes with using a laptop. The stand is collapsible, easy to carry and stylish, while improving productivity and health.
Instead of a traditional desk and chair, you can also retrofit your home office with Imovr’s Standing Desk. Custom built in their Michigan plant, you can select from compact desks for small offices and workspaces to everything in between. They come in various sizes and budgets to meet your specific needs in order to get your work done effectively and efficiently. The standing desk also promotes a healthy lifestyle as sitting down for long periods can be detrimental to your health and well-being.
If you're looking for some extra support for your back while sitting down, our Custom Comfort Pillow will do the trick! The filling is customizable for your perfect fit - you can take some out or put more in depending on how you like it. Hand made in California, this Made in USA pillow also doubles as a comfy lap desk for your laptop or tablet!
Perfect for your desk, this Walker Table Lamp serves both as a task light and decorative accent lamp! Made in Brooklyn, NY, the stylish frame comes with an adjustable swivel to change the shade's direction. You can also choose from various shade fabrics to coordinate with your office decor.
Once you have your workspace all set up, you’re going to need some office supplies. One item that is very useful is a weekly desk pad. Based in Winter Park, FL, Rifle Paper Co creates a wide variety of stationary, in bold and lovely prints and patterns. This one includes 52 sheets, to help map out each week for an entire year. It also doubles as a mouse pad!
Do you have any favorite American-made items that help you work better? If so, please share them in the comments below. Thanks for reading!
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