I don’t know if this is just our household but working from home doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon, in fact it looks like becoming a permanent fixture. With that in mind there can be no more just making do with what we’ve got! Thankfully Lakeland Furniture have a huge amount of choice, so when it comes to finding the right office chair they’ve got your back. Plus they sell all sorts of other chairs and garden furniture.
Before the lockdowns and before Covid was something we even thought about we had built an extension to give ourselves a little more space. Part of that was a very multi purpose spare room, part office, part guest room, part storage. We thought it out well and made sure we had space for a futon for guests. Sorted out a wall mounted desk that could be folded away when not in use. Got a full furniture set so we could use the wardrobe for the clothes that don’t always get worn and had no space and drawers for all my crafting supplies. The only thing we didn’t get was an office chair because it wouldn’t have anywhere to live when the space was being used as a bedroom and I was more than happy using a chair from the dining table for the few hours each day I was using the desk.
Then everything changed.
Overnight our routines were thrown into disarray. The schools were closed and I had to switch from working during the day to working in the evening. All of a sudden the spare room stopped being a space for me to work in peace and quiet and craft. Me and my Chromebook were relegated back to the sofa and it was a full time office, with two monitors and copious amounts of paperwork and a husband thinking he could actually use my stationery! I was actually at work when the announcement was made, so came home to a mild panic and a lot of ‘what on earth will we do’s’.
It was only temporary though. Only temporary.
So my husband drove to his office, gathered everything he would need for the foreseeable future, including his office chair and we sorted out a home office and set very clear boundaries on which paper clips were up for grabs and which pens he could actually touch. So grateful for the extra space we had created.
My day job were great about swapping my hours about to accommodate the childcare aspect and blogging very much took a back seat, I simply couldn’t do it all.
Finally now, things are starting to settle down, things are going back to the way they were. The only thing is home working seems here to stay for my husband, it looks like there will be a mix of being in the office a few days a week and at home for the rest of it. This means the chair he borrowed from his office has had to go back, but he can’t work 8 hours a day from a dining chair either so we’ve had to find a new chair for home.
We’re getting into the swing of things again now.
Thinking that we can’t be the only people who have found themselves in this situation and with a lot of employers becoming a bit more flexible the guys over at Lakeland Furniture have very kindly arranged for one of my readers to win a stunning Oblek Office Chair in Dark Grey worth £139.99! All you have to do is enter your details into the Gleam app below.
Good luck xWin an Office Chair worth £139.99
Disclosure – Lakeland Furniture have kindly donated the prize. I haven’t received any goods or monetary compensation.