Support Local and Optimize Your Work from Home Space Here at Liberty Harbor EastJanuary 25, 2021
Since many of us are working from home these days, it’s important to create a space in your apartment home here at Liberty Harbor East that is optimized for it. We’ve gathered the following tips and ideas for how to make your workspace work for you, all while supporting local Baltimore businesses. General Work From Home Tips Create an Area Just for Work Your home office should be a place where you can focus, minimize distractions and accomplish your goals. If possible, it’s a good idea to have a designated space, versus working at the kitchen table, couch or another shared area. That way, you can replicate your daily “commute” and have some separation between work time and rest time. Better Posture, Better Workflow It’s also important to maximize the ergonomics of your workstation. Not only will you feel more comfortable, adequate ergonomics can even reduce stress and prevent strain and injury. If you tend to be seated during most of your work, ensure that your chair is the proper size. Good posture means that your feet touch the floor, your elbows are bent around 45 degrees to reach the desk, and you are looking straight forward at your computer screen. Make sure that you stand and walk around during the day as well, so that you don’t get too stiff and to allow for proper blood flow. Support Local While Improving Your Office Setup Another great way to improve your office space is to spruce up your office area with new furniture and accessories. There are many excellent local businesses right here in Charm City that sell products that are perfect for working from home. Baltimore Furniture Retailers A new desk is the perfect centerpiece for your home office. Since we might be working from home for the foreseeable future, or even splitting time between the home and the office, purchasing a comfortable (and stylish) desk is well worth the investment. Sandtown Furniture Co. has a gorgeous reclaimed wood desk that would look fabulous in your Liberty Harbor East apartment home. Sandtown Furniture Co was born in Baltimore, when a Habitat For Humanity volunteer project inspired the founder to start a furniture business. Their high-quality furniture can make a wonderful addition to any home office. Since the 90s, Su Casa has brought artisan furniture to Baltimore City. They offer a fantastic assortment of office furniture to make su casa feel like su officina. From beautiful wooden desks, to refined glass-top desks, there’s something for everyone in this Fells Point store. Their selection of office chairs includes swivel chairs, armchairs, upholstered chairs and more. If you’re looking for a new office chair, look no further than Design Distillery in Federal Hill. Striving to bring an eclectic touch to classic elegance, Design Distillery sells modern furnishings that make a splash. Their office chairs are the epitome of style and comfort, with a range of designs that can match any decor aesthetic or seat preferences. They also have other great office furniture, including desks and side tables. If you’d prefer a one-stop-shopping experience, head to MiY Home. Their office packages come with everything you need to create the home office setup of your dreams, expertly paired together for functionality and style. They even have standing desks, which are a great boost for ergonomics. Local Office Accessory Retailers A productive day always starts with a plan. Discover Homebody General Store’s array of notebooks and planners, which are perfect for planning out a day of work from home success. Homebody General Store sells boutique goods from stationary, to gifts, to jewelry and more. You can shop with them in-person or online. Rowhouse 14 is an incredible local stationery store run by a teacher-turned-business owner. They use recycled materials and sustainable paper to create gorgeous cards and stationery. If you’re looking for a new notepad to jot down your work tasks or reminders, you’re certain to find one you love in their notepad collection. Crossing off your to-do’s has never looked so good! Tiny Dog Press is another Baltimore-based stationary store, selling letterpress cards, prints and other accessories for the home. Why not add a touch of our Charm City ambience to your space? Tiny Dog Press has a gorgeous assortment of Baltimore-themed silkscreen prints that will give your walls a lovely reminder of your city. You might also want to check out their Baltimore-themed coaster collection, perfect for your cup of coffee and keeping your new desk pristine. Breathe new life into your workspace with a plant! Plants are proven to reduce stress and increase productivity––plus, a plant can double as decor! B. Willow sells a large variety of indoor houseplants that can make a great addition to your WFH spot. Whether you’re a plant parent by nature, or have decidedly non-green thumbs, B. Willow has a plant you will love and that meets your care experience level. Adding a few succulents to your desk, or a small terrarium to your bookcase, is a great way to add calming energy. #LiveLiberty Don’t forget to share photos of your work from home space with us at @LibertyHarborEast and #LiveLiberty.