Home Office Organization Ideas to Save Space
Working from home has its advantages and is becoming more common in recent years. Whether your work from home schedule has you out of the office once a week or Monday through Friday, it is essential that you have a comfortable and inspiring home office set up. If you have the space, you can turn an entire room into an office. Otherwise, just making a few adjustments to your working space can make your work day more productive and enjoyable.
You don’t have to let this home improvement project take up all of your space. Here’s how you can set up a home office that allows you to transition from work-space to living-space.
Pick the right spot in your house
If your home layout allows it, pick a spot that is away from noise and distraction, especially if other people are home during the day. If your job requires a lot of phone calls or video calls, you’ll probably a working area that has a level of privacy with a door and curtains over any large windows.
TOGGLER TIP: How to Hang Curtains
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Choose a desk that works with your space
You probably need any number of items to be successful at your job, from phones and computers, to office supplies and printers. But the most important item is your desk. It’s where the majority of your work will get done, and it’s a spot you spend eight-hours of your day.
If your working space doesn’t have the room for a full-sized desk, your kitchen table can double as your work desk during the day or you can purchase a floating desk, which can collapse against your wall when not in use, freeing up space when others are home and using the room. There are also portable options, but a floating desk is sturdy and can be put away with ease.
TOGGLER TIP: How To Install a Floating Desk
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Give yourself enough storage without cluttering your space
You might not have ample storage space, so your home office might benefit from portable storage units and wall storage. Lightweight file cabinets with wheels can allow you to move your documents as you move around, or stow them out of the way when they aren’t in use. Wall storage will free up your floor space, giving you more space to move around, add furniture, or keep it clean for when it isn’t being used as an office.
TOGGLER TIP: How to Hang Cabinets
Hanging cabinets can be daunting, but with the proper tools, hanging them can be worry-free. TOGGLER Plastic Drywall Anchors can hold up to 159 pounds in ⅝” drywall, and if installed into a stud or solid wall, it acts as a high-strength wedge anchor. If you need a stronger hold, SNAPTOGGLE holds up to 356 pounds in ⅝” drywall.
While working from home might be the best thing to happen to your career; it can also be a burden on your home life, distracting, and make a mess out of your house. That doesn’t have to be the case, though. Take the time to plan and set up an office space that works for you, your job, and your home – and TOGGLER will be there every step of the way for the extra support.