Sometimes people grow frustrated when they are living in a small space and need to set up a home office. For many, it’s their first time with a work-from-home or WFH arrangement. But there’s no need to fret. Here are suggestions to help you organize your home office even when space is limited.
1.Work under your staircase:
Just because you don’t happen to have a spare room to turn into a full-fledged home office, you can set up a nice workspace in the area below your staircase. Instead of leaving this area barren, it can become a place to earn an income.
2.Try using a dividing wall to distinguish work from home:
This is a time-honored method to make the most out of cramped quarters. Keeping the non-work area out of sight helps you to concentrate on the tasks at hand.
3.Opt for a loft bed:
You only sleep for about 1/3 of your life, so why let valuable space be devoted to a bed when it’s not in use? This is where a loft bed can make a big difference. It lets you sleep out of the way while having plenty of room for an office below. Of course, you will need to be comfortable about going up and down stairs or a ladder to get in and out of bed.
4.Manage your cables:
A tangled mess of cables for your printer, computer, fax machine, and other pieces of equipment make the office less easy to use. Gather cables with a series of ties to keep them out of the way. Using colored labels helps you quickly track a particular cable to its device.
5.Set boundaries with the people you share the space with:
Other people living in your home, whether family or roommates, need to be aware they should respect your work time and workspace. Tell them your working hours and ask them to avoid knocking or otherwise disturbing you. If you are working in a common area
6.Mount furniture on the wall:
A murphy bed is another approach if you want to save space but do not have a loft. It folds into the wall when not in use. You can also install wall-mounted cabinets or shelving, or even mount a desk to a wall.
7.Adopt wireless tech:
For those who cannot abide by loose cables spanning their desk and office floor, a wireless mouse, keyboard, and headphones mean you have less stuff to clutter up the area.
8.Use a desk-riser to make a standing desk setup:
Not only will you be in better shape from standing more than sitting, but you also make more use of the limited room in your office area.
9.A Comfortable Home Office to Do Your Best Work
A clean, organized space with good lighting and a comfortable chair positioned so you can view your computer monitor without turning your neck is essential for work-from-home success. Using these tips, from wall-mounted furniture to freeing up the room with a loft bed will make your home office a much more pleasant place to work.