For a work-at-home mother or a freelancer, your home office is the place where you manage your business matters. As with any office, it should be a conducive environment that encourages productivity and be void of distractions. If your home office is cluttered and unorganised, it will not only take away its appeal, it will hurt your performance and the productivity of your staff, if any. So how can you make your home office a place where you can feel comfortable and productive throughout the day?
Let’s explore some ways to maximise your existing office space and make it an ideal place to work:
Use Negative Spaces Wisely
Whenever you are constrained with office space, it is always a wise idea to explore ideas on how you can maximise your current space. Many offices in Singapore fail to use their office walls efficiently. By using creative accessories to mount things on the office walls, you can easily free up some valuable floor space. Try replacing tables with shelves, this way you can put a lot of things like your books, binders or files on the top of the shelves and file cabinets. Similarly, the idle space underneath your office table can be smartly utilised to put a cabinet for your office stationaries.
With the passage of time, papers and office supplies will start to pile up and eat into the valuable space in your home office. It will make your home office look tiny and unprofessional. Get rid of all the unnecessary papers and office supplies as soon as they start piling up. Use a paper shredder to get rid of all the unnecessary papers or documents and put office supplies on proper shelves. De-cluttering is the only way you can save your home office from looking like a junkyard.
Space-Saving Office Furniture
Say goodbye to mahogany desks and other over-sized or dark-coloured office furniture, try using light-coloured and light-weight workstations and task desks. While large, heavy-duty wooden office furniture may last long, look good and reflect your stature, today’s offices are trading them for lighter, affordable and multi-tasking office furniture. Extendable tables, corner office desks, expanded chairs, and shared workstations are some of the latest office furnishings that can clear up much space in your home office.
Keeping your home office space tidy and neatly organised amid piles of unnecessary documents, files and office supplies may seem like a real challenge, especially if you have limited space. Self storage facilities in Singapore are great alternatives to your storage problems. At Work+Store, storage spaces come in a range of sizes from 6sqft to 445sqft and are secured with a 24 hours access card security system and under CCTV surveillance. Through our one-time digital access via our mobile app, you can even authorise anyone to retrieve whatever you need remotely without worrying about passing the key around. You can even opt for our Work +Store valet storage service that provides temporary storage along with pick up and delivery services for your items. This way, you need not go through the hassle of calling for an external courier or logistic service separately, bringing more convenience and savings for you. Before you manage to add some extra room in your office or move to a bigger office, you can consider storing your unused office items and other important possessions in our storage units till you need them.
While it may not be a feasible option for you to add some extra square feet to your home office, you can use the handy tips shared above to maximise your existing home office space without going through a lot of trouble.