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Get Your Workplace Summer-Ready with Our Office Furniture Buying Guide

July 23, 2018
Get Your Workplace Summer-Ready with Our Office Furniture Buying Guide

Throughout winter, we long for sunny days. Come summer, the warm days become uncomfortable and long. It’s much worse if you are confined to your desk from dusk until dawn.

It’s true that the fun goes out the window when you spend your entire day in a stuffy office. This is why we decided to create a Summer-Office Furniture Buying Guide for you. Use these clever tips and tricks to keep cool this season and add a summer vibe to your workspace, to keep your team’s morale and productivity levels high.

Add Summer Vibes with the Right Office Supplies

Here are a couple simple things you can do to create a pleasant atmosphere for your staff.


Paint your office green by bringing in plenty of fresh plants and flowers. Nothing says summer better than a vase of sunflowers, orchids or lilies at each desk.

Office Supplies

Lift spirits by offering your staff vibrant stationery and office supplies. Buying in bulk doesn’t cost a fortune and you’ll soon see that the results are worth it. Ditch the white and grey, instead use stationary such as bright ball pens, rainbow notepads and multi-colored desk organizers.

Crites & Riddell’s Suggestion: Decorative Magazine File


Move the furniture around to give a more spacious look to your office. If possible, create a workspace in the courtyard to offer the option of working outside for a day.

Crites & Riddell’s Suggestion: ThinkPad E575 Notebook Computer

Air Conditioning, Dehumidifiers & Fans

Colors and plants can surely help boost morale. However, there is no denying the fact that providing a comfortable work environment for your employees is your basic duty. Invest in fans, dehumidifiers and A/Cs. Either place the fans at prime locations throughout the office or provide desktop fans to individuals.

Crites & Riddell’s Suggestion: TFN508 Tower Fan

Water Dispensers

This one may seem quite obvious. It’s important to remember that to stay hydrated, keeping a supply of cool, drinking water is necessary to keep your team both comfortable and healthy.

Crites & Riddell’s Suggestion: The Design Chug Bottle

Ergonomic Office Furniture

Conventional furniture may be the norm in every office, but to create a motivating and productive environment for your workers, ergonomic office furniture is the way to go. Having user-friendly and practical furniture would mean less hassle, and accidents, for your team. This, in turn, would result in an increased level of efficiency and productivity. Not to mention, a greater return on investment for you!

Crites & Riddell’s Suggestion: Adaptabilities L-Shape Workstation

A Few More Ways to Keep it Cool

Most offices have a significant number of computers and electrical equipment. When these remain switched on for long hours at a time, they raise the temperature of the atmosphere around them. Turn off the machines when not needed. Also, encourage workers to dress in comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing.

Bring the summer spirit straight into your office by following these tips and tricks. Remember that to create a pleasant and productive work environment, keeping your team happy should be a priority. For all of your office supplies need, check out our online store today!


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