What Are the Most Important Office Desk Accessories for Your Wellbeing?

What Are the Most Important Office Desk Accessories for Your Wellbeing?

James Cooper |

You might not automatically think of your office desk accessories as items that could help your wellbeing, but you’d be surprised at how much difference they can make.

Let’s take a look at some office desk accessories that can help reduce pain, improve your posture and make sitting or standing at your desk more comfortable, whether you are working in the office or at home, studying or gaming.

1) Mouse, keyboard and wrist supports

Mouse, keyboard and wrist supports are designed to help support your hands and wrists when scrolling and clicking for extended periods.

They can be made with silicone gel or memory foam, allowing your wrist to rest comfortably and avoid pain. What you need to know is that it’s the heel of the hand (which has the thenar and hypothenar eminence muscles and the solid metacarpal bones) and not the wrist itself that you need to place on the cushioned support. This is especially helpful for people who carry out repetitive tasks, such as graphic designers and PC/Laptop gamers.

Wrist supports keep your wrist in a neutral position and support the forearm, meaning less stabilising work is required from those muscles.

2) Desk lamps

Desk lamps should help reduce eye strain by lighting up your desk area. Ideally, the lamp should have a flexible neck that can be adjusted in any direction to spread the light to where you need it. Dimmable desk lamps are a great office desk accessory that can create a beautiful room ambience or brighten up a workspace, helping you focus and concentrate on the task at hand.

Sometimes, a lamp is not just a lamp! This lamp and phone holder is ideal for anyone who uses their phone for virtual meetings, selfie video creators, vlogging, or takes regular video calls as it allows you to have your hands free while talking, and you won’t have to strain your neck. The average head weighs between 10 and 12 pounds, so that’s a lot of strain on your neck if you’re looking down at your phone regularly, and it can lead to “text neck”.

You can even get desk lamps with monitor and laptop arms attached, keeping your workstation tidy and compact while allowing your screens to be positioned at the perfect height and distance so as not to cause neck or eye strain.

3) Monitor arms

Monitor arms allow you to set your display at the perfect height and adjust it to the viewing angle you like. You can bring the screen height up or down to your eye level, and some monitor arms will tilt, swivel and rotate, making it even easier to set your screen right where you want it. This dual monitor arm is great for anyone that needs two screens for working or gaming and keeps your desk space organised and clear. Good quality monitor arms will be sturdy and durable enough to take the weight of a 32” screen.

4) Monitor stands

Monitor stands raise your screen to the ideal height to work or play at your desk without straining your eyes and neck. Some also come with other functions, such as USB ports, a wireless charger to easily charge your phone and even UV hand sanitisation — simply place your keyboard underneath the monitor stand, press the button, and a UV light will kill bacteria and germs on the keyboard.

5) Desk mats

Desk mats made of durable PU Leather material prevent your desk from scratches, spills, stains and scuffs. You can use them instead of a mouse mat for smooth, efficient working. The non-slip surface stops your laptop, keyboard and mouse from sliding around your desk. Plus, they are waterproof and so easy to clean.

6) Mobile filing cabinets

Gone are the days of clunky metal filing cabinets that you’d barely be able to get in and out of a room without using a forklift truck. You want compact, lightweight, easy-to-move, and stylish drawers, especially if you work from home.

Mobile filing cabinets are small enough to fit snuggly under your desk, still allowing you enough space to tuck in your ergonomic chair and stretch your legs while being spacious enough for all your desk essentials, such as paperwork, files, and stationery.

The best mobile filing cabinets come with omnidirectional wheels for easy movement and rounded corners to prevent sharp scratches on your legs. Some also have lockable drawers to keep prying eyes away from important documents.

Purus Life has a wide range of ergonomic office furniture and accessories to make you more comfortable at your desk.