Standing Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive.

Awhile back I talked about the benefits of standing versus sitting while at work or doing our daily activities (read the post if you have no idea what I’m talking about). While standing is far superior, many people have had to become creative to modify their current desk situation or else shell out a few hundred bucks for a new ‘standing’ desk (a link to a desk example is here). Personally, I love to thrift store shop and nothing gets me more excited than finding something that I absolutely need at a price that is outlandishly low. Nothing beats spending your money at an organization that gives back to your community such as the Salvation Army, Disabled American Veterans or a church-supported thrift store in comparison with a larger retailer. Plus, you are being a green shopper by keeping old, unwanted items out of the junkyard. Win, win, and win!

So back to the subject of my post. A few months ago I happened to stop on a whim at a church thrift store and the minute I saw this old girl I knew she was perfect for the job.

While she needs some sprucing (a few cans of spray-paint should do the trick) she is functioning well and I couldn’t be happier.  At only $10 I felt like I was stealing. According to Google this is a ‘shop’ style desk and is typically used by mechanics (I found one that retailed at over $300 from Sears). I bought an anti-fatigue mat (which cost more than the desk) that I use to stand on while I work. Some people use a stool instead to take little breaks and rest their legs. This desk has a lockable lift top which is nice for storage but I also added the basket below. This gal never made it into the office as I liked her too much at home. Happy thrift-store hunting!

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