Anyone with a home office knows how easily the area can fill-up with papers, files, and other work-related materials. Perhaps you are finding it difficult to be productive in a home office that is overcrowded and disorganized. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can create more space in your home office.
One effective way to make some more space in your home office is to use your office furniture for more than one purpose. For example, instead of putting a fax machine on your desk put it on top of a sturdy file cabinet. The file cabinet is supporting a piece of office equipment while fulfilling its original purpose of storing files. A bookshelf can also serve a dual purpose. Besides holding your collection of work-related books, one of the shelves can hold pens, paper, paperclips, envelopes, and other related items. Consequently, these items will be out of your way, yet still within your reach.
Another way to make space in your home office is to purchase furniture with a practical design. For instance, many computer desks have a rollaway space for a computer keyboard. You can roll the keyboard out from beneath the top of the desk when you need it and roll it back when the work is done. Another useful piece of furniture in a home office is a chair that you can roll beneath the desk. Rolling the chair beneath the desk makes space in the office when you are completing other tasks. A chair that doesn't roll beneath the desk takes up too much floor space! Some people like to put lounges in their home offices. This is fine as long as they don't take up too much of your floor space.
A bulletin board is a great tool for saving space. Instead of putting your messages or to-do lists on top of the desk where they are likely to be lost, you can attach important notes to the bulletin board. Also, it's wise to hang the bulletin board above your computer desk or in another central location. As a result, you will always have access to the notes on your bulletin board.
Finally, you can create some space on your desk by hanging photos of family and friends on the walls of your home office. This is an ideal way to enjoy a collection of photos while preserving space on your computer desk.
Sam Martin is an Interior Design Consultant/Stylist, for Super A-Mart - Australia's leading Furniture Retailer, who writes about interior design and loves to help people transform their homes, rooms and spaces into their ideal living spaces. If you have any questions feel free to contact us for information about choosing the right Computer Desks.