How To: Spruce Up Your Home Office
Whether you need to reorganize your work space or create a small homework area for the kids, these tricks on making a small space work are just for you! The good news is a small workstation can work just as well as a larger one. Here are some space-saving tips from 360 ezine:
Make maximum use of space with shelves, overheads and towers, nesting pedestals and tables. Going up? If your real estate is limited, make good use of vertical space with towers, overheads bins, shelves and hanging pencil cups, paper clip trays, etc.
A side table extends your work area and helps keep your main work surface free of clutter.
Two-for-one: A mobile pedestal can double as a visitor seat with the addition of a seat cushion.
Writingcorner.com adds their two cents:
Use a lateral filing cabinet as opposed to a standard vertical cabinet. Lateral cabinets hold more files.
Store older files and research away from your office space. Box, label and store the files in another room or closet. Only keep current projects on your desk. Use stackable file trays for easy access and to save space.
Use a dry erase board to track assignments, i.e. what's due and what's finished. Customize it to fit your needs.
Hope this gave you some much needed inspiration for all your office needs! The wonderful thing about a small workstation is that you can tuck it away in almost any space; under the stairs, in the kitchen, in a closet, off the hallway... your space, your way!