A little over six months ago I lost my office space when my youngest moved in with her sister, and we demolished my under-the-loft-bed office desk. So I’ve been working in the living room off a laptop stand. I tried to use a repurposed thrift-store armoire and it was an ergonomic nightmare because it was made to be a closet, not a desk. I needed something budget-friendly, useful (please no teeny desks with zero shelf space for me!), and preferably stylish. Enter Sauder.
Shopping on the Sauder website was easy – you can sort by collection, personal style, or like I did, according to room. I sorted by Office > Computer Desks and then started looking for something that would fit the bill. I settled on the Computer Armoire from Sauder’s Harvest Mill Collection.
I love the oak finish, LOVED the closing door design so I can keep the kids out of it, and the vertical design takes up less space in our smaller-sized home. And it was reasonably priced.
The furniture arrived within the week after purchasing and my husband was able to set it up in just a few hours. And that’s with help from the kids so it probably could have gone together even faster. 😉
We moved it to the unfinished laundry room so that my kids could be in the living doing free-time-fun-stuff without disturbing my work, and I can sit here and see down the hallway to watch their school area, and peek out the backyard window and see them playing out there. It’s a brilliant set up. I wish I would have done this weeks ago!
Now I can work at the computer without giving myself a migraine. Or making my chiropractor insane with my crazy back issues. There’s definitely something to be said for having the right piece of furniture for the function you need when you’re trying to work.
The Sauder computer desk has some nice extras too – the shelf for my printer is nice because it slides out so I can access to scanner. I also like the magnets on the doors to help keep them closed when I’m closing up for the night. The shelves hold everything I need tech-wise, and I can stack my research for various projects on top for easy access when I’m working on different projects.
I’ve used Sauder furniture before but I had never ordered off the website. I liked that I had a lot more options available than a store would typically carry, and I could see all the specs on the furniture I was considering. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy to find the right desk – I needed something without a large footprint, that was kid-proof, had shelves for me, an ergonomic design, and looked good. And didn’t cost a fortune.
Not asking too much right? Well turned out it wasn’t too much to ask at all.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.