One of the most important rooms in the office tends to get overlooked – the breakroom. Did you know it could impact your employees both physically and mentally? Physically because sitting over a desk can take a toll on your lower back if you don’t use the proper ergonomic furniture and mentally by affecting productivity. Having a happy and inviting breakroom where employees unwind can go a long way toward increasing your employee’s morale.

Tips for Creating a Functional Breakroom

  • Make it convenient. By having all the necessary amenities in your breakroom for workers to use, you are allowing them to enjoy themselves without the headaches of wondering where to heat up food or store it. You don’t need to break the bank either – start with a mini refrigerator, a coffee pot, and a microwave. If your budget allows get a full size fridge, complimentary coffee, and vending machines.

  • Make it fun. A simple way to make your breakroom more inviting is to splash its walls in a bright color. Offer magazines or newspapers so employees can detach themselves from the Internet and give their eyes a rest. Don’t forget about brain games like crosswords to keep minds stimulated. Also try offering coloring books and crayons because they have been proven to relieve an adult’s stress.

  • Make it edible. Complimentary coffee is one way to show employees that you care about them. Encourage a healthier workspace by having healthy snacks on hand. Just by stocking your breakroom with free snacks and drinks, you are encouraging employees to enjoy their break time and go back to work refreshed.

Breakroom Supplies Checklist

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Avanti 4.3 CF Refrigerator

Microwave Oven
Avanti 1.1 Cubic Foot Capacity Stainless Steel Touch Microwave Oven, 1000 Watts

Toaster Oven
Coffee Pro Multi-Function Toaster Oven with Multi-Use Pan, 15 x 10 x 8, Black/Stainless

Coffee Maker
Coffee Pro Home/Office 12-Cup Coffee Maker

Electric Water Cooler
Avanti Tabletop Thermoelectric Water Cooler

Plastic Forks
Dixie Heavyweight Plastic Forks

Plastic Spoons
Dixie Heavyweight Plastic Soup Spoons

Plastic Knives
Dixie Heavyweight Plastic Knives

Soak Proof Foam Plates
Hefty Soak Proof Tableware, Foam Plates

Chinet Paper Bowl
Chinet Classic Paper Bowl

Folgers Coffee
Folgers Coffee, Classic Roast Regular, Ground

Hot Drink Cups
Solo Bistro Design Hot Drink Cups

Wooden Coffee Stirrers
Royal Paper Wood Coffee Stirrers

Sugar in the Raw
Sugar in the Raw Unrefined Sugar Made From Sugar Cane

Boardwalk Paper Towels
Boardwalk Paper Towel Rolls

Marcal Small Steps 100% Recycled Luncheon Napkins

Dawn Dishwashing Liquid
Dawn Dishwashing Liquid

Solo White Paper Water Cups
Solo White Paper Water Cups

Rubbermaid Deskside Plastic Wastebasket, Rectangular

Trash Bags
Handi-Bag Super Value Pack Trash Bags

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