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Black Computer Desk
You are currently in the market for a brand new computer desk. You are trying to decide what color would work best for you, and you're leaning toward black. In this article, I will discuss a few of the instances where a black computer desk might not make much sense, as well as some of the ways in which you can find good deals on a black computer desk if you do decide to buy one. This will be followed by a general procedure that you can use to organize your new black computer desk.
When It Wouldn't Make Sense To Own A Black Computer Desk
A black computer desk can provide a nice touch to an office under some circumstances. However, there are a few instances where a black computer desk might not make the most sense. In these instances, you may be better off with a computer desk of a different color. I will outline some of these instances, so that you don't regret your purchase later on.
Will Black Clash With Your Office Color Scheme?
In general, black office furniture tends to flow nicely with most office color schemes. A black computer desk can provide a stunning contrast against white walls. However, if you have a room that is full of bright colors, like red or yellow, then you might want to think twice before adding a black computer desk to the mix. Black just doesn't go with red or yellow very well. A black computer desk in a room that is full of red or yellow would look way out of place. A friend of mine kept a space saving black computer desk in an office that was like this, and it made the otherwise nice desk look terrible. So, before you buy a new l shaped black computer desk with hutch, make sure that it goes well with your office color scheme.
Do You Like Cleaning Your Desk?
If you buy a brand new black wood computer desk with hutch, then you better be prepared to clean it a lot more. This is because a black computer desk will show every bit of dirt and dust, unlike colors like white and tan. I learned this the hard way in my first job as an office worker. I had to clean the desk twice a day to keep the dust off of it. This isn't to say that you can't keep the desk clean, but you'll have to work a lot harder. So, if you don't have the time to constantly clean your desk, then you may want to consider buying a desk of a different color.
Black Computer Desk Might Not Work So Well In A Small Office
If you have a small office, then you may want to consider using a lighter-colored computer desk instead of a black one. This is because brighter colors often create the illusion that an office is bigger than it really is, while darker colors, like black, have the opposite effect, which you don't need in an office that is already small. This is really important if you're claustrophobic.
Black Is Not The Best Color For Efficiency
If one of your main goals is improved office efficiency, then you may want to steer clear of black computer desks. This is because numerous studies have shown that workers who are surrounded by darker colors, like black, usually don't perform as well as those who are surrounded by lighter colors, like white. Not only that, but brighter colors tend to be more uplifting, where darker colors can contribute to a more drab and depressing environment. Not to mention that the color black is often associated with death and the occurrence of other bad things. So, brighter colors are much better for employee morale. This may help explain in part why workers in lighter offices perform better.
Your office color scheme, the appearance of dirt and dust, the size of your office, and the morale of your employees may all be reasons as to why a black computer desk might not be the best option for your office. However, everyone's situation is different, so before you make a decision here, you need to evaluate your own situation against some of the situations mentioned above in order to determine whether a black computer desk is right for you.
How To Find Good Deals On A Black Computer Desk
After reviewing the above situations in which a black computer desk might not make sense, you have decided that none of those situations apply to you, and that you are going to purchase a new black corner computer desk with hutch. Now, you need to decide where you are going to buy it. Here, I will outline some of the steps that you can take in order to get a quality black computer desk at a reasonable price.
Start Where You Work
If you're looking for ways to get a good deal on a black computer desk, then the best place to start might be where you spend eight or more hours of your day, at work. You can look around the office for a black computer desk that fits your desired qualifications. If you find one that suits you, then you can ask the purchasing agent where you work about where he got the desk. He might be able to point you in the direction of a really good deal. Better yet, if your office is going through an overhaul of its office furniture, then you might be able to get your hands on a good used black computer desk.
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Sometimes, A Bad Economy Can Work In Your Favor
With the economy in its current state, people in towns all over America can list the names of every business in their towns that either closed down or relocated. If you know of any businesses in your area that are doing this, then you may want to pay them a visit and ask someone about what they intend to do with their office furniture. Here, it really helps if you know someone who works at one of these places, or at least knows someone who works there. An old friend of mine helped me get a new computer desk from his old workplace for just pennies on the dollar. The neat thing about this office furniture is that companies won't let their furniture get so worn out before they decide to replace it, so you can get a really nice deal by doing it this way, if you know what you're doing.
You Can Always Buy Used
If the black computer desk that you're looking for is going to be used in a home office or another setting where clients won't be visiting, then you may want to consider buying a used black computer desk. You can often get used office furniture for less than 50% of what new furniture items are selling for. So, if you're pinching pennies, then this may be an attractive option for you. You can visit yard sales and garage sales, as well as thrift stores, where you can get quality used office furniture items at bargain-basement prices.
Can You Wait A Few Days? Shop Online
If you don't need to have your black computer desk right away, then you can spend some time shopping online. You would do well to review the leading brands of black corner computer desks for home, and see what consumers are saying about those brands on office furniture forums and related blogs and websites. You may learn about the different brands that produce good furniture as well as about the brands that you should avoid. Once you have identified some good brands, you can shop for them at online marketplaces like Amazon.com, where you can get really good deals. Amazon may even offer free shipping if your order is large enough. You may also want to consider shopping on eBay, and on the websites of some of the leading furniture retailers in order to do some comparison shopping for the best prices.
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Oh, So You Do Need It Right Away
If you do need your black computer desk right away, then you will need to go to a local store where you can make a selection and take it home with you on the very same day. In instances such as this, you may want to visit your local Wal-Mart or Target, as they do have a limited selection of office furniture at reasonable prices. You should check out office furniture and supply stores like Staples and Office Depot. And, you would also be wise to visit any furniture liquidator stores in your area that sell quality furniture at wholesale prices.
These are just some of the many ways in which you can get a quality black computer desk at a reasonable price. Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list, but rather a general guide to help you get started in your quest for the perfect desk for your needs.
How To Organize Your New Black Computer Desk
After reading the last two segments of this article, you may have already gone out and purchased your very own black computer desk. Now, you need to know how to organize it so that it works best for what you are trying to do. If you built your black computer desk, hopefully you’ve already taken some of this into consideration when you designed it. Here, I will discuss some of the ways in which you can organize your black computer desk so that it functions in just the way in which it was intended.
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Get Rid Of The Junk
The first thing that you need to do is to gather up everything that would normally go on your black computer desk. Make sure that you throw away any stuff that you no longer plan to use. It is extremely important with this new desk that you start with a clean slate. Don't just put everything on your desk and then try to work around the mess. Do not try to work around any of the chaos. The purpose of this whole project is to get rid of the mess and the chaos. You would probably do well to dust the surfaces of the desk while there is nothing on them. With a black computer desk, the dust should be quite visible.
Sort, Sort, Sort
The next step is to sort everything else according to similarity. Keep all similar items together so that you'll know where they are when you need them. Keep everything sorted in groups, or piles, in order to keep things separate. Once again, do not hesitate to throw away or give away any items that you no longer need. These things just contribute to added clutter, which is the primary motivation for this project.
Save Desk Space For Frequently Used Items
Once everything has been sorted into separate piles or groupings, you need to decide what needs to stay on the desk and what needs to go somewhere else. Space on your black computer desk should be reserved for items that you frequently use while you are seated at the desk. This will help to keep your desk clutter-free, and keep frequently used items easier to find. A lot of people keep paperwork on their desks that will remain there for weeks or months. Do not do this with your black computer desk. This stuff should be filed away in a file cabinet. Unless it is a frequently used item, it should not be stored on the surface of your desk. Put it in a drawer with similar items, or perhaps in an overhead storage unit like a hutch, if your black computer desk is equipped with that.
Every Item Has A Place, Even Small Items
Small items that tend to get lost amidst the clutter on your desk like paper clips and Post-It notes should be stored in a small container. These types of containers can be found at any office supply store. A popular option for storing paper clips is a small, rectangular container with a magnet around the opening that keeps the clips from falling out everywhere if the container gets knocked over. Notepads and other spare items can be placed in a drawer that some black computer desks are built with or in another cabinet somewhere else.
But, What About All Of The Paperwork?
As mentioned before, some people leave all kinds of paperwork on their desks. Sometimes, it gets dealt with while other times, it does not. It could be that the paperwork is urgent and should not go into a file cabinet until it is dealt with. In this case, you may consider attaching plastic file holders on each side of your black computer desk. These holders can be labeled such as inbox, outbox, urgent, and so forth. Paperwork can then be placed in those holders as opposed to cluttering up your desk.
Designate Space On Your Desk For Each Item You Are Putting There
At this point, you need to assign a space on your black computer desk for each item that you intend to keep on it. Once you have done this, put your items into their assigned spaces. Remember that these items must remain in their assigned spaces while they are not in use. In order for this project to have a lasting effect, you must always put items back where they belong when you are finished using them.
If you find that you don't have enough room on your desk for everything that you need, perhaps you need a different computer desk. A black computer desk with hutch is a good option for overhead storage that keeps everything within close reach. An l shaped black computer desk gives you more lateral room to store desktop items or to spread out paperwork that you are working with. A black corner computer desk also conserves lateral space while giving you more vertical storage options. This option will also save space as it can fit into a corner, utilizing space that otherwise would not be used.
After reading this article, you now know a thing or two about instances in which black computer desks don't make a lot sense. You have a good idea as to how to get a good deal on a quality black computer desk, and you have a general procedure on how you can organize your new desk once you've purchased it. This is more than enough to help you get started in your quest for a computer desk that will suit your needs.
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