This is a guest post from Sabrina’s Organizing site. Of course, it is me (Sabrina from Sabrina’s Organizing) since I own both of these blogs. I hope you enjoy this post.
As a small business owner, we all been there. Where do we put an office in our home? Especially, if we do not have a room that we can designate to an office.
I feel your pain, my home office is a part of my family room. Yes, my family room. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have my desk right in the middle of my room. I use a corner of my family room. Though it gets a little difficult when I need to take calls and the kids want to watch TV. But, since my kids are in high school now. My office has become the entire family room. Then, on weekends, I lock my work stuff up and it becomes my kids hang out area.
To help you make your home office even better, I listed six tips below to make a space for you in your home.
6 Home Office Tips
Find a wall that is clear of any furniture. It can be near an entryway. Look for space where you can actually put up shelves on the wall to add storage.
Look for wasted space. Look underneath steps in hallways and below high windows.
Use an unused closet. Convert your unused closet by adding shelves, desk space, and filing cabinets to help organize your space. You can remove or keep the doors too.
Look for furniture that doesn’t look like office furniture. It will help you hide the fact that you have an office in your home. There are lots of filing cabinets that look like china cabinets these days, you just need to look for them. Also, look for cabinets that have doors. When you are not working, you really don’t want to see your work, right? If you can hide the home office space, it will help you detach from work. Here is one from Amazon. (affiliate)
Use decorative bins with labels so you don’t have to see the stuff in your office space. Wicker bins, cloth bins, and wood boxes work great for hiding the storage. Click on these to buy at Amazon. (affiliate)
Use a tall armoire or shoji screen can hide your office too, like this one from Amazon.com.(affiliate)
Wherever you place your home office, be sure to keep everything at arm’s length or at most 5 feet away for easy access. Make sure you have at least one locked cabinet for that sensitive paperwork and be sure to lock them up every day at the end of your workday. I hope this helps you get your home office functioning even better than it did before. Best of luck to you. Please leave a comment or question below. I would love to hear about your home office space.
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