Get the best home office setup for productivity on a budget

If you're one of the many people who have been strapped in for several months of working from home, it might be time to consider upgrading your space to look more like a home office. 

So, what is the best home office setup for productivity and organization? Here’s how Kijiji can help you spruce up your space without spending a fortune.


A case for second-hand office furniture

Are you having trouble eating at your kitchen table because your computer and papers are have taken over precious space? It’s time to reclaim your dining spot and get yourself a proper desk and chair. Having a dedicated home office set up allows you to stay more organized, which will boost your productivity and prevent distractions.

The easiest way to revamp your space without spending a small fortune is to buy your furniture second-hand. Used furniture is aplenty on Kijiji classified ads, from simple office chairs to executive L-shaped desks. You’ll find listings for furniture from brands like IKEA and Structube near you.


Update your electronics

Hopefully, your company has provided you with a laptop, but if not, you’ll find plenty of PCs, Macs and other electronics in your area. If you’re willing to spend a little more on brand-new or refurbished gear, you’ll find office equipment for sale by local businesses.

Looking for more high-tech equipment? You’ll also find projectors, noise-cancelling headphones and aromatherapy oil diffusers to meet all your functional and style needs.


Spruce up the place with plants

Social distancing and self-isolation have made it difficult for some people to escape into nature. If you don’t have a car to travel to your favourite hiking spots, taking public transportation to get there may just be too risky. But if you can’t go out in nature, bring nature indoors. By adding a few plants to your office space, you not only improve air quality, but studies also suggest that you can also increase your productivity and boost your mood. Indoor plants can be enjoyed at any time of year.

There are many ways to get your hands on houseplants. Order them from your local nursery, pick a few up from the market (don’t forget to wear a mask), ask your neighbour for a few cuttings or check out Kijiji’s listings. There are tons of plants for sale in your area, as well as pots, plant food and soil.


How to safely buy second-hand office furniture

While many cities across Canada have begun to ease COVID-19 restrictions, the country is still encouraging its citizens to stay home as much as possible and practice social distancing.

Kijiji lets you complete your home office DIY project with confidence with our safety-centred search filters. We support contactless transactions by letting you find local vendors and private sellers who are willing to do:

  • Curbside pickup
  • Cashless payments
  • Delivery/drop off
  • Shipping

How to safely pick up your home office furniture

If you have no choice but to physically pick up your new office furniture, be sure to follow the country’s health guidelines to keep yourself safe and healthy.

  • Don’t leave your home if you feel sick
  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth
  • Wash and sanitize your hands thoroughly
  • Keep your distance from others
  • Communicate with the vendor about what measures they’ve taken to disinfect the products they’re selling

Your well-being is our number one priority. Stay safe during in-person transactions and visit our Help Desk for more information and advice.

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