With more people working flexible schedules or spending a few days per week working from home, it’s imperative to have a clutter-free space for your home office so you can avoid chaos and boost your productivity. The best way to create an ideal home office setting when your space is limited is to start from scratch. Whether you’re designing your home or looking to update your current home office design, consider the following space saving home office ideas before you get to work:
- L-shaped desk: Maximize your available space with an L-shaped desk. These are extremely popular for home offices, as they provide lots of surface space without occupying a significant amount of room.
- Put it on wheels: Find a roll-out desk or file cabinets with coasters so it’s easy to wheel them out from under your desk during the work day and conveniently store them when they are not in use.
- Use the wall space: Don’t neglect valuable vertical space in your home office. An obvious option is to hang calendar to keep track of your appointments or install a chalkboard on which you can quickly jot a phone number. Another great space-saving idea is to install bracketed shelves for storing files, office supplies, pictures and more so you can keep them off your desk and within easy reach.
- Improve the lighting: The right lighting will energize you throughout the day. Update your desk or overhead light. Another great way to improve the lighting in your home office is to install light-brightening curtains, which will enhance the natural light shining through the windows in your home office.
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