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5 Essential Items while Setting up your Office

​Setting up an office space requires meticulous planning. After all, you would want to ensure that you have access to everything you need to make your business function smoothly. Sounds overwhelming but if planned properly, it’s not such a difficult thing. Let’s chalk out a list of essentials, starting with the utmost important requirements and then getting into the nice-to-haves.

​Office Furniture 

Setting up your office space efficiently is very important. Whether you want to furnish your office completely or just want a simple desk and chair, you’ll need office furniture to give your space a professional feel. You need to strategically place furniture and other office items such that it does not take up much floor space and at the same time easy to use. Work items that are not used on a daily basis can be kept out of sight.


Decide what suits best for your office space and technological needs and then choose between a desktop computer, laptop or perhaps a tablet. You must select the right technology keeping in mind that it is scalable to accommodate changes and improvements later on as your business needs change; otherwise, you will have to keep spending on improved gadgets every few years.

Consider buying an all-in-one printer and a wireless router to keep all your devices connected with each other and to the Internet. You also need to check if you need a dedicated landline phone for all employees or a single office telephone.


A good desk at the right height is absolutely important to have in an office. Think carefully about where each employee will work and what sort of workstation layout the office space can accommodate. Ensure there are chairs for each staff member in addition to their personal office equipment. 


Shelving and filing systems are necessary for a business to make important documents accessible and retrievable. If you can accommodate storing systems in your office space, great! But, if you think you need more space for storing documents, spare office items etc which don’t need to be used on a regular basis, then consider an offsite long-term storage.

Last but not the least, the following basics supplies need to be available to everyone: pens, tape, highlighters, stapler, folders, drawing pins, paper clips, scissors, a trash can, notebooks, notepads, sticky notes, paper for your printer, whiteboards, markers etc.

Hopefully, with this quick checklist, you can put in place the most basic stuff needed to set up your office. And yes, don’t forget to get an office insurance. In order to protect your office premises and its infrastructure against unforeseen events, it is important to opt for office insurance that can save your business from any financial implications.

Good luck!