A number of people in my office have been moving to sit stand desks. They’re all attachment style ones which allow for a small work space, keyboard, mouse, and two monitors while using the same desk you have always used. A simple tug on a handle brings the system up or down. I didn’t have one at work because I’m only part time and I wanted those who are full time to have first dibs. A coworker is pregnant though and isn’t going to be using hers for the next few months. I get to borrow it over the summer starting tomorrow.
It’s an ideal time to get a trial at work, as last night I ordered a sit stand desk for at home from Ikea. I need a work space in the soon to be finished craft room/study. My husband and I both use laptops, so sharing a desk between sewing, crafting, writing, and working isn’t difficult. There are several reasons I wanted a sit stand desk at home. They include:
- When I’m cutting fabric for quilting my back starts to ache from the awkward bent over position. Now I can have my fabric at the perfect height with a few turns of a handle.
- When sewing on the dinning room table I find the sewing machine just a touch too high. Now I can adjust as needed. I can also try sewing standing if my cords have enough give.
- When writing I tend to sit very poorly. Forcing myself to stand sometimes might help with my poor posture, or it might allow me to shuffle my feet when writing faster paced scenes.
- My husband sometimes works from home and it would be nice if he had a good work space that wasn’t the dinning room table.
Have you used a sit stand desk at work or home? Would you recommend it?