Home offices can be as organized as typical corporate offices—you just need to treat the home office like it’s a formal workplace and keep distractions at bay. To get work done in an area that may sometimes seem lonely because no coworkers are around, you must feel happy and comfortable while spending your time there. Depending on the space available, arrange things according to priority so your home office can be a productive workplace. Follow the tips below to achieve the home office of your dreams.
Customize the Work Space
This is your space—it’s free of restrictions and office protocols. Therefore, you should keep your personal comfort and work style in mind while planning the office’s layout; organizing furniture and other accessories is an important part of office design. Consider using space-saving shelves and desk organizers so you can utilize plenty of vertical and horizontal spaces.
Organize the Work Desk
The desk is your home office’s center, so choose a design that’s functional; the desk should be able to fit in the room comfortably. Getting a customized table, one that can fit into an empty corner of your bedroom or library, is ideal; these usually come with custom closets on both sides. You can also consider a free-standing table, one that’s attached to a counter, window, or wall; use drawers below this table to hold essential stationery. Once the work desk is arranged, place your laptop on top, stock writing accessories and work organizers, and get a comfortable chair, one you won’t have a problem spending hours in.
Find Space for Essentials
If you use printing and copying equipment on a regular basis, you’ll need storage for these items. Use separate wall shelves or a table to keep these items away from your immediate workspace. Set up open shelves or drawers below the table to store printing paper and stationery.
Create an Inspirational Environment
As you are likely to spend between six and seven hours daily in your home office, it should be filled with things that inspire and motivate you to work. If there is a wall behind your seat, decorate it with inspirational mementos and awards; use adjustable shelves to hold precious items.
If you want to have a single place for storing all your office essentials (files, stationery, essential documents, agreements), then you should have custom walk-in closets built for your storage needs. Use drawers with organizers to stack writing tools and mailing stationery; these can also hold staplers, hole punches, and other office essentials. Even in the digital era, most business people don’t work without files; place a filing system on one side of your desk for regular clients’ correspondence and a safe locker on the other side for private papers.