Five ways to prepare your office for reopening after the pandemic

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The pandemic had everyone working from home, which meant the office spaces were neglected. Finally, as a sense of normalcy returns, many people are now reporting back to the office. Unfortunately, after such a long time of neglect, your office space may not look like it used to in the past. To ensure that your coming back to the office is smooth, here are a couple of things that you can do.

Replace the flooring

After such a long time away, your office is in dire need of a makeover. The best place to start with is your floor. In case you have chipped tiles, it is best you change them. You can choose something different and shop laminate flooring. The whole floor will look brand new, and you will not have to spend as much money as you might spend getting the same effect using hardwood.

Paint the walls

Nothing brings a whole new dynamic to a home than having the entire wall repainted. You do not have to do any fancy things a fresh coat of paint would do. The good thing about repainting the wall is that you can do it yourself and even get your coworkers to help out. It would be a great back to the office activity for you and the people you haven’t seen in person for such a long time.

Install Handwashing Stations

The pandemic has shown us that we need to wash our hands more often than we do. Having more handwashing stations will help you ensure that this happens. You can install a few stations at the entrance of your office and add soap and water. In doing this, anyone who comes into the office does not carry germs from the outside.

Change the Furniture

Working from home meant that you were either on your couch and sometimes working in bed. As a result, it might be difficult for you to adjust back to the office furniture. One of the things you can do to help with this is to change the furniture in your office. Getting comfortable chairs will ensure that people can work without an issue, even with the adjustment back in the office. You can even get a discount if you choose to change the furniture in the entire office.

Add Some Plants

Nothing brings in the outside than plants. Office plants can change the appearance of the entire office space. Some plants thrive even with little care, so you do not have to worry about killing these plants. You can start with a few plants and increase the number as time goes by.

The pandemic shifted the way everything worked around us. Even though it has taken a while, there is a small degree of normalcy that is being realized. It will be a long time before things go back to the way they were before the pandemic. However, by replacing your floor, painting walls, installing hand washing stations, adding office plants to improve air quality, and changing your furniture, you can ensure that the adjustment back to the office is smooth and easy. 

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