Why You Need a Desk Pad When Working from Home
Working can home be great. Even though the world is upside down right now, there are advantages to the brave new world of WFH (working from home).
Working from home comes with its own set of challenges that, for some, can be difficult. Like all types of work, working from home is not for everyone.
How Do You Get Your Energy to Work?
Some people get their energy by being around and interacting with other people, while others get far more done by simply going about their business alone and in quiet (I’m the latter).
It’s all a matter of personal preference, and there is no real right answer. All that matters is finding the type of work that fits you best and then taking steps to optimize that kind of work for yourself.
If You’re a WFH Aficionado:
If you enjoy working from home, one of the things you are going to want to do is make sure you have a clean and tidy workplace.
Allowing your office to become messy or disorganized can spell certain doom if you are working from home… Especially if the other-half sees it!
Whether this means picking up after yourself more often or adding a new filing cabinet, there are many things you can do to maintain your productivity that begin by keeping your at-home office neat and clean.
One such element of home-office organization something very near and dear to us: Desk pads.
What’s So Great About Desk Pads?
Desk pads can do a lot to improve the appearance and organization of your home office. Here are some of the main benefits of using a desk pad.
Desk Pads Protect the Surface of Your Desk
First of all, the use of a custom office desk pad will take away all concerns related to damaging your desktop surface by imprints, indents and scratches from your pen. Of course, having a perfectly flat surface for writing is a basic requirement for any office. Adding a desk pad gives that special ‘flow’ to every stroke of your pen.
A sensational feeling, and you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Desk pads that accomplish this and many other requirements are numerous on our site and can come in a variety of styles and colors as seen in our very own desk pad shop.
Desk Pads Help You with Your Paperwork
Desk pads also help your flow of paperwork by providing a non-slip surface for your work. The selection of a desk pad that provides some resistance to sliding of papers and folders is recommended, especially for busy offices or a busy desk.
If you have ever tried to organize papers on a smooth, slick surface, you will understand the benefit a slightly resistive surface can offer.
Desk Pads Can Reduce Clutter and Increase Productivity
Desk pads can also help work wonders on office and desk-area clutter, helping to enhance your productivity and making you more relaxed throughout the workday.
Some say that organization is key to business success, and desk pads are an ideal tool to contribute to achieving that.
You can use an executive style desk pad for many organizational tasks, such as:
Writing and Drawing Accessories in One Place
Get your writing instruments in one place.
Scattered writing tools is one of the most frustrating things you can deal with when working from home. Sometimes not knowing where your things are can even lead to arguments when you start to accuse the people you live with of “touching your stuff.” Don’t let it happen to you too!
While this is certainly sometimes the case, more often than not, things go missing from your home office because you are disorganized and have accidentally managed to misplace them.
Keep in mind that being organized not only helps you be more productive, it also declutters your mind, puts you in a better mood, and may even improve your relationship with the people you work-err-live with.
Keep Business Cards Handy
Make a special place for important business cards…
While some suggest that print is dead, business cards are still very much alive.
There are few professionals today who do not have stacks and stacks of business cards that they have collected at various networking and social events over the years.
While some of these business cards may just be for pizza places they will never visit again or people they will never call, there are others which are important to keep close. You may not know when you need to contact these people, but when you eventually do, it’s important to have quick and easy access to their contact information.
This is where a desk pad comes in handy yet again. Desk pads can help you keep organized by helping separate your important business cards from those that can go in the trash or somewhere out of the way.
We stock different types of desk pads that can facilitate easy access to business cards by either using the clear plastic overlay, or the desk pad with solid side panes.
Keep important information nearby!
Access Important Documents (Price Lists, Contacts, Instructions)
Organize brief notes, price lists, or instructions that you find useful in your business activity and keep them visible at all times…
Certain desk pads offer a great place to store quick daily notes and to-do lists when you do not want to forget something or if you want to physically cross things off your list as you accomplish them throughout the day.
Tuck them beneath the clear overlay to never fall off track or lose focus. With important information always accessible, you can make yourself act like you have a photographic memory of your company’s affairs.
Win for you, win for WFH, and win for the company!
Matching Accessories for Practicality and Style
Organize your tasks with a daily agenda that can be included in the desk pad…
Some people like digital planners, others keep things in their heads, and still, others prefer to use agendas or journals. Find one that matches your desk pad.. In fact, we may consider offering such products here on The Pad Place in the future.
Some say the physical process of writing things down can be powerful when it comes to increasing your productivity—and with this, our desk pads are pleased to play their part.
Desk Pads: The Ultimate Work From Home Accessory
Using desk pads can not only improve your productivity, but they can also help you get and stay more organized and focused, as well as improve the appearance of your at-home office.
The saying goes that you feel the way you look and while that may not be entirely true, when it comes to at-home offices, there is certainly something to be said for taking the time to properly organize your space.
When you are working from home, the only person you need to be accountable to is yourself, so it is more important than ever to take small steps like using desk pads to ensure your consistent long-term comfort and productivity…
Plus you may need to be ready for that video conference… If they can ever figure out the software :)