Setting up the perfect home office can be a challenge. Wading through layouts, gear and storage solutions can be overwhelming. However, by focusing on a few key features, you’ll be able to make the most of the space and enjoy your time working in it.
Unless you have a lot of spare rooms in your house, it’s likely that your home office is a multi-purpose space for your hobbies, home gym and possibly even your guest room. To make the most of this space, consider choosing furniture that allows you to keep the layout flexible. Folding tables and fold-down desks are one option, but you can increase the functionality of the pieces you already own by simply adding a rigid caster wheel to each corner of the furniture. This will allow you to re-arrange the room whenever the need strikes, ensuring that it’s easy to use the room for whatever you happen to need it for that day.
Another key to getting the most out of your home office is having an assortment of storage options. The old adage, “A place for everything and everything in its place” really holds true here. If you’re finding it challenging to hunt down the supplies you need to complete a task, you may need to re-adjust your storage solutions. Labeled tubs and bins make it easy to corral loose parts, and wall shelves and hooks allow you to organize larger-scale gear. Regularly audit and assign homes to the items floating around in your office in order to keep clutter at bay.
Another strategy for keeping your home office as clutter-free as possible is to keep a “decluttering box” handy. This catch-all box will allow you to put away items that may not have a home, and that you may or may not even need. You can use this box to collect things that you might be considering getting rid of, or that you’re still deciding whether you can do without. When you put items in this box, you don’t have to commit to banishing them, but you can give those things a place to “live” until you make up your mind about them.
Keeping a peaceful, orderly home office can be challenging, but with a few features, you can utilize the space effectively. Flexible, organized and clutter-free space will ensure you enjoy every moment you spend in your home office.