Make the Most of Your Work From Home Desk Space
At Wallbeds “n” More, you can make the choice of a wallbed that has a desk functionality on the opposite side. You also have the ability to add a straight or shaped desk to any other wallbed that we offer. These options allow you to have more usable working space within your home, which can come in handy if you and your household are working remotely during this time. Depending on which desk solution you have decided to go with, you may find yourself working with a little less surface space than an oversized office desk might offer. This accomplishes the purpose of freeing up some room within your home, however, you may need to find some ways to make the most of your desk space so you can be as successful as possible while working from home. Let’s take a look at some ways to do this.
In this day and age, there are hardly any reasons to keep a tremendous amount of tangible paper documents laying around. Save yourself the space and convert these to digital documents. There are many services that you can look into that expedite and simplify the process, and there are even options to make your digital documents searchable with keywords. Not only are you freeing up desk and cabinet space, but you are making your job easier and cutting down the amount of time it takes you to search through the papers to find the one piece of information you were looking for.
Minimize Your Belongings
Magazines, newspapers, and more tend to stack up on our desks, serving as nothing more than an eyesore and a paper weight. Go through your belongings on and around your desk. If you don’t think you’ll use it again, get rid of it.
Keeping your desk space clutter free is another way to utilize as much of the surface as possible. The only papers that should be out are ones that you’re currently working on, and your desk should be cleared at the end of every workday. This allows you to remain more focused on the tasks at hand, and also gives you a clean workspace to begin your next day with.
Utilize the Space Underneath
An often forgotten about storage space is the area underneath your desk. While you don’t want loose papers floating around by your feet, if space allows for it, consider getting a small filing cabinet or shelving unit that fits underneath your desk. This can allow for you to move things off of your desk itself, without them being too far away.
With the size of your desk being limited, be mindful of the size of the equipment you are using. Oversized monitors and bulky desk lamps can take up a lot of space, leaving you no room to work. Consider switching to a laptop that can be easily moved around, a thinner monitor screen with a narrow base, and a floor lamp to clear up as much surface space as possible.
Cords Gone Wild
Another thing that can result in a lot of desk space being eaten up is crazy, out of control cords. Chargers for laptops, keyboard and mouse cords, and more can all become a tangled mess, leaving you out of space options and extremely frustrated.
While a wallbed with a desk functionality will save you room within your home, the desk space may be smaller than what you are used to working on in a large corporate office. There are many ways to make the most of your new work from home desk space, however, and may even make you more productive as well. If you haven’t yet invested in a wallbed, and want to see your desk options, check them out here.