We’re definitely guilty of sitting (and slouching) too much at work, but when we learned that standing desks may not be worth the hype, we weren’t about to drop hundreds of dollars to try one. That’s why we love the Oristand, a cardboard standing desk that’s super easy to set up, and best of all, only $25! (Hopefully that’s cheap enough to convince your boss to expense it.)
You might be thinking: “Hey, if it’s really just a tricked out cardboard box, I can make this on my own and save some money.” But you’d probably need a degree in industrial design to come up with something this solid and sturdy. The good news is you don’t need to be handy to set it up. If you can fold a box, you’re good to go.
The Oristand has two levels that look a little like stairs and allow your keyboard to fall in line with your arms while your computer is at eye level. And since it’s made of cardboard, you can do a quick DIY project with paint, markers, or crayons to really make it your own.
Standing all day may not be the fast track to a healthier life (like it’s often sold to be), but it does come with some health benefits (like burning more calories). And at such a cheap price point, why not give it a try?