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Creating a home office using a room you already have

If you have a room in your home which is not functional and is simply wasted space or you have never set it up as a form of business space, then learning how to create a home office really is fairly simple to do.

The first thing you need to do is to find a room in your home which you can convert into a home office. It doesn’t need to be a separate room, especially if the room already has a desk in it. The good news is that you can easily utilise the furniture in the room by retrofitting it within the office space.

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Alright, let’s take you through some typical things about home offices.

The Desk

The computer desk is the main central part of any home office. Which means that you’ll want to choose the perfect desk for your home office. Ideally, you want to have your desk face the door with a bright light near it. However, this might not always be possible in smaller homes. At the end of the day, the desk can go wherever you are comfortable. I often see people setting up desks in hall or bedroom cupboards so they can close them away once they are finished for the day. If you work from home permanently then I wouldn’t recommend this, but otherwise, it’s an excellent use of space.

So what should you look for in a desk? You just need to ensure that the table is sturdy enough to support your computer and important paperwork, plus it needs to have enough drawers to store your general office supplies. Before you start buying yet another furniture piece, I urge you to step back and think, “what are you actually using this piece for?”

Setting up your desk

Now that you have your desk or table, place your desk in the room where you would like it, make sure that the room is clean and organized. What you need to do now is start setting up your home office. Take each item on your desk individually and put it in that spot that will work best for you. Remember to incorporate each piece of furniture in the order in which you’ll use them. Such as: putting your computer on the right platform or on one of the shelves above it, then working around it.

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Lightly move through your desk and collect everything and organize it. It doesn’t have to be an act of manicured legwork, a simple look in the corners can do the trick. Consider a stylish organizer for all those tiny items such as pen, paper clip and knick-knacks.


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