When it comes to organising your home office space, one of the biggest hurdles to overcome is making the most out of the space available to you; and when working with a smaller office, it becomes more and more difficult to get the most out of this limited space. In the following article we will share some of our top home office storage ideas and tips to help you to maximise your space.
1. Hiding Clutter
With the wide variety of different pieces of equipment found in most offices; from stacks of files, documents and paper, to pieces of stationery, to desktop computers and more, a home office can easily become very cluttered over time; which can limit the space available to you. One way to prevent this, is to ensure that your clutter doesn’t encroach on your office pace by being keeping out of sight and out of mind.
With dedicated, minimalist storage cupboards, you can neatly tuck away all of your excess clutter to easily conserve space; while also making your office look sharper, too. With products like our Filing Cabinets and Office Cupboards, you can hide away clutter while enhancing the look and design of your home office space. Our storage boxes on wheels ensure you have an easy way to move your items around the office when needed!
2. Repurpose Drawers
Something that many people have in their home offices, is a printer. Depending on how your printer is set up within the layout of your office, printers can be very ungainly and clunky, and can take up lots of unnecessary space in your office. By removing one of the bottom drawers from your office chest of drawers, you can actually slot away your printer easily in these drawers, while still retaining easy access to it. The same effect can also be achieved with things like computer towers, scanners and more.
3. Keep Office Storage Flexible
Another great home office storage solution to take note of, is to look for adaptable storage systems that can grow and be altered as your storage needs change. Even if your work is largely paperless, the unavoidable creep of bills, post and archived documents needs to be considered when looking for storage solutions.
You can keep your office storage solutions flexible by, for example, buying adjustable office shelves that can be easily repositioned for any changing storage needs. This allows you to maximise the available space, fitting the shelves to your items, rather than being left with wasted spaces.
4. Save Space with Office Desks
For a clutter-free office space, you could always be on the lookout for a more streamlined office desk with space saving drawers and other useful features. Or if you’re looking to better optimise a tighter office space, you could opt for a bespoke shaped desk, to better fit the layout of the room; perhaps a cantilevered (wall-mounted) one, or a corner desk. An office desk that better fits the layout of the room is an effective way to being more economical with your office space.
5. Create Space with Office Accessories
A final way you can create more space in your office, is to make use of space-saving office accessories. For example, with products like computer screen mounts, you can double the amount of space you have on your desks by freeing up the space that would be taken up by your computer, and with things like giant cork boards, you can have a novel way of storing important pieces of paper like files and documents, without creating clutter and losing space.
That concludes this short blog article on how some of the different ways that you can save space in your home office. There are a variety of office furniture pieces, accessories and ideas out there that you can use to make your office a much more organised and ergonomic space to study in. You can also view our range of Office Storage products here.