How to Create an At-Home Office You Love
The space that you work in needs to be designed with productivity and efficiency in mind. Office spaces are constantly considering these two things when designing their space, but when you work from home, you don’t always have the same setup. While working on your kitchen table or from the comfort of your couch are options, they’re not exactly the ideal workspace. With that being said, when you work from home, creating an at-home office that promotes the same work environment is a must.
Not only does an at-home office serve as a space for you to work, but it also helps to create boundaries within your home — something that needs to exist to optimize productivity and workflow. For those that work at home, you know just how important it is to have a space that is solely dedicated to the work that you’re getting done and the headspace that you need to be in to focus.
In today’s blog post, the team at EZ Storage® in St. Louis is going to go over a few tips to help you create the perfect home office. Let’s get started.
Designate a Space
If you don’t already have a home office, the first thing that you need to do is designate where your office will be. This may require you to do some reorganizing and cleaning. Maybe there’s a guest bedroom that never gets used or a finished basement that’s been primarily used for storage up until this point. Whatever it may be, designate a space so that you can start to work on how you’d like to organize your at-home office.
Once you have determined which space you’re going to turn into your home office, it’s time to declutter and clean. Given that this particular space wasn’t, until very recently, a designated home office, there are likely some items and pieces of furniture that you need to move. Whether you decide to shuffle them into different rooms in the house or you wind up investing in a storage unit for these pieces, you’re going to need to figure out the best solution so that you’re able to make the most of your new office space.
Figure Out a Layout That Works
Now that you’ve opened up your space, it’s time to work on creating a layout that works. As we mentioned earlier, you want to have an at-home office that promotes productivity and efficiency when working. Take into consideration where you’ll place your desk, what types of storage you’ll need, and any other factors that need to be incorporated into your at-home office to get your work done. Play around with the layout until you find the one that creates a highly productive workspace for you.
When the layout is complete, you can start to add some final touches to the home-office to really make it your own. Pictures, office supplies, rugs, and the like can help create a space that you feel comfortable in and, ultimately, that you can be productive in. These details can also come into the home office in the form of the furniture that you select. At the end of the day, these details are there to create a space that you enjoy spending time in.
If you have clients that will visit your home, a home office is even more important. These details can provide your clients with an idea of who you are while also making them more comfortable, so it’s certainly something that you want to spend some time thinking about.
Trust EZ Storage® With Your Items
If you find that you need some additional space to store what was once in your home office or maybe even a few of the things that you need for work (like boxes of inventory), look no further than EZ Storage® in St. Louis. We offer a variety of storage unit sizes for you to choose from so that you can find one that accommodates your belongings. Whether you need a mattress stored or a bunch of filing cabinets, our team would be more than happy to help you figure out which storage unit will best suit your storage needs. Contact our office today and the team at EZ Storage® St. Louis will get your storage needs taken care of.