You've decided it's time to take the plunge to a stand up desk. But rather than jumping right in to a permanent standing desk you know that it's best to ease your way into the standing world and start with a height adjustable desk that will allow you to stand when you're able and pull your office chair back into play when you need it most. So naturally you've come to UpDesk. As the leading manufacturer of American-made height adjustable desks we are (or should be) your top choice for standing desks.

There's just one catch: while UpDesks like the new SquaredUp or UpWrite Midnight are actually one of the most affordable choices when it comes to electric-powered height adjustable desks we know they're still a big purchase. With quality materials made in the the U.S. and a sleek and innovative design it costs money to make a quality desk and we know that you might have to do some saving before you can buy your UpDesk.

In honor of all you budget-conscious office trendsetters here are a few tips on fundraising for your new UpDesk.

1. Declutter your life.

Go through your bedroom or your office or your house and start selling stuff on eBay. All the homemade sweaters Grandma gives you for Christmas? They could be someone's new costume for ugly sweater Christmas parties. The chairs you found at the flea market still sitting in your attic and waiting - after three years - to be reupholstered? They could find their way to someone else's well-meaning intentions. That "vintage" collection of ceramic bear figurines you've had since you were a kid? Well we don't know what someone would do with those but if they'll pay for them who cares. It's a win-win situation: you get some spring cleaning done (in the middle of summer) and make a little extra cash for your standing desk fund.

2. Act a fool.

Sit down and think of as many completely embarrassing acts that you can. The chicken dance? Yes. Yelling something inappropriate in a public place? Yes. Streaking through your neighborhood? Well...YES. Right them all down on individual index cards then tell your friends and family that they get to pick a card for you to long as they donate to your stand up desk fund. (In retrospect maybe only write down embarrassing things you're willing to do...)

3. Shave it off.

Take donations to shave your head in front of all your friends. Let everyone who donated get one swipe with the razor (set to the safest setting of course). This really only works if you are a guy with a good head of hair. On second thought it would probably work even better if you're a girl with a good head of hair.

4. Tiny Dancer.

Choreograph and perform a one-of-a-kind dance on your lunch break and charge $1 admission to all your coworkers. I don't know about you but I would pay good money to see one of my suit-wearing office mates bust a move. Especially if it's inspired by some of our favorite UpDesk dancing moves and grooves.

With these simple and ingenious fundraising ideas you should have money for your UpDesk in no time. And when you're ready to order give us a call at 615-350-7085 or shoot us an email at and we'll have it shipped and at your door quicker than you can say "standing desk." Plus we would really like to hear how you save up money for your new desk!

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