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5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Study for Summer

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Working and/or studying from home has its pros and cons.

On the plus side, having a home office in your house or garden can help provide a better life/work balance and bring you closer to your family.

On the other hand, after the initial honeymoon period, cabin fever can creep in and you miss face to face social interactions with colleagues, if not the stress associated with office politics.

Whatever your view, one thing’s for sure – keeping your study ship-shape will ensure that you feel more organised, in control and productive. And when the sunnier weather reveals the cobwebs, dirt and dust in your nooks and crannies, you know it’s time to take action.

With that in mind, here are five ways to spruce up your study for summer.

Computer desk

If you’re still crouching over your PC or laptop while it’s perched on a makeshift surface like an upturned tea chest or milkcrate, it’s time to stop – it’ll ruin your posture, possibly lead to eye strain and affect your productivity.
Computer desk
But buying an oak hideaway computer desk from a firm like The Furniture Market means you’ve got your own neat and tidy workstation, where everything can be tucked away at the end of the day into a discreet arrangement that resembles a cupboard. Match this desk with an ergonomic chair and you’ll crank out blogs and white papers in complete comfort.

Custom murals

When you’re working away solo without colleagues to chat to and are too busy to interact with family as much as you’d like, you’ll need something to motivate you to keep moving when things get tough.
And customised wallpaper of murals from Pictowall are the very dab – simply upload photo files of a favourite family snap or dream location and this company will convert it into an awesome piece of practical art that’s a constant inspiration.

Record player

If you’re a music lover with an impressive vinyl collection, your study might be the one place to play your classics without fear of family complaints.
Record player
If you’re slightly stuck for space, purchasing a belt drive Bluetooth music centre from Currys PC World is the perfect plan – it features a three-speed turntable, Bluetooth connectivity and has a fantastic retro finish.

Air cooler

The past few years have proven that even British summers can be sweltering, and trying to concentrate while dripping with perspiration is deeply unpleasant.

So splashing out on an air cooler unit is a wise move – find models from brands like iGENIX on the Viking Direct website.
Air cooler

Mat

While vertical desks can mitigate against the health dangers of sedentary working, some of us who already carry out most of our daily duties upright can experience back problems and pains in our legs and feet.

If you work on your feet and it’s tiring you out, investing in anti-fatigue mats from a supplier like Kleen-Tex is a superb solution – they’re technically constructed to reduce stress and improve output.
That’s our list! Share your own study tidying tips in the comments section.

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