Thursday, July 28, 2011
How To Create a Simple Ergonomic Workspace
When I first had the idea to create a "home office" space (really, just putting a desk next to Alan's in a nook in our living room), I had grand ideas about what tchotchkes I'd put on my desk and how I'd decorate it. Soon after I got my West Elm Parsons desk though, I quickly realized that what was most important was getting it ergonomically set up. Pretty geeky, I know, but when you spend as much time as I do on the computer, it really matters! Because your forearms should create right angles with your upper arms when you type, I knew I needed some kind of sliding keyboard tray underneath my desk. The problem with the Parsons desk is that it already has sliding drawers. My solution: the Ikea Dave desk. For just $19.99, this little desk fits perfectly underneath my desk and is big enough to comfortably fit a wireless keyboard and mouse. Since it has its own leg to stand on, there was no drilling or installation required. I love it!