At Red Thread, we try to keep our blog content diverse and topical, and in 2018, our bloggers tackled a variety of topics including workplace trendstechnology-enabled work spaces, office protocols, creative spaces, and even personal experiences. A new year always leaves me reflective, and as the Digital Marketing Analyst at Red Thread, I can get a little nerdy about data, so I thought it would be fun to round up our top performing blogs of last year. Below is a top 10 countdown of our best blogs of 2018. Enjoy! 

10. Packing checklist for an office relocation

While exciting, an office relocation can be tricky business and can come with a lot of stress. In this blog, you’ll find a lot of helpful hints including organizational ideas and tips on taking inventory. In addition, since packing needs differ depending on what you are packing, we have also provided packing tips by item. If you are thinking of, or are undergoing, an office relocation, then this blog is for you!

9. Glossary of office furniture terms

At first glance, this may not appear to be the slickest topic, however our glossary of furniture terms covers 105 definitions so you can speak like a furniture pro! Acoustical panel? Back pitch? Off modular? Radius styling? We cover all of these and more. I am not ashamed to admit that even I learned a new definition or two when I re-read this blog! 

8. Modular carpet tile patterns 101

Another blog with an educational aspect to it, our modular carpet tile patterns 101 blog covers basic ways to lay out a carpet, and includes really cool strategies to incorporate color and pattern into your design. It even goes so far as to show examples of how the way you cut your carpet tile can impact your design, creating really intricate patterns. Take a look! 

7. A brief tour of the Steelcase historical archives 

Want to learn more about the history of Steelcase furniture? Then this blog was made for you! In this blog, you’ll discover major milestones in the history of Steelcase, including the first desk sale, the new paint colors that took the industry by storm, and about the Series 9000 launch. Take a stroll back in time and explore these archives with us.  

6. What is a workplace transformation and why is it important?

Workplace transformation lies at the heart of what we do here at Red Thread, so when we saw that this blog was our 6th most popular blog of 2018, we were pretty excited! Workplaces are evolving now more than ever with more complex work, new generations entering the work force, and technology continuing to evolve. Take a look at our blog for more on the shifting landscape of work.

5. 10 considerations when choosing a sit-stand desk

With more companies concerned about well-being for their employees, sit-stand desks (height-adjustable desks, stand-up desks) have become extremely popular. However, deciphering if sit-stand desks are right for you, and if so, what kind, at what price, and what features you need can be difficult to determine. In this blog, we break down the 10 things you should consider when buying a sit-stand desk. 

4. Top 10 office protocols for the open plan 

With open office plans becoming more popular, having a few guidelines in place is extremely important for the happiness and well-being of employees. With so many different personality types using the same spaces, things can get awkward fast. In this blog, we outline 10 rules every open office plan should abide by. Take a look, some might surprise you!

3. 4 Reconfigurable power options including flat wire technology 

Technology is essential to being productive at work, and with the rise of open office designs, yesterday’s technology just won’t cut it anymore. Technology needs to be as flexible as today’s offices. Flat wire technology provides several seamless, flexible options so you can achieve your power needs. In this blog we provide 4 options using this technology so you can gain more power with ease.  

2. Walls 101: Demountable, Movable or Traditional 

Our 2nd most popular blog of 2018 is around a topic that can be a mystery to many. Our blogger takes on the differences between demountable walls, movable, and traditional walls, and explains the impact your choice can have on your bottom line. Read on to discover the pros and cons of each wall type, as well as specifics on price, flexibility, and acoustical privacy. 

1. Three options for getting rid of used office furniture

A newer topic for us to tackle, our top blog of 2018 attempts to unravel the mystery of just what to do with that old office furniture once you have undergone a remodel, a move, or a complete transformation. When we were doing our initial research, we found that there was just not a lot of information out there on what to do with used office furniture and equipment, so we set out to provide a few solutions. In this handy blog, we discuss three options for those looking to get rid of old office furniture. 

We hope you enjoyed looking back at our top 10 blogs of 2018! Is there a topic that you would like to see us cover in 2019? Let us know by commenting below! 

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