As the landscape of the business world changes, many employees find themselves working remotely or on a hybrid work schedule. Not everyone has the space for a full office suite in the home, so if you find yourself needing to revamp your living space to accommodate a home office, you may be wondering what options you have.
At Blue Mountain Self Storage, we understand that needs are always changing, and we recognize that having flexible work and home spaces is more important now than ever. To help you create a productive work space, we've created this list of tips to organize your home office.
Select a Dedicated Work Space
The most important thing you can do is to choose a dedicated place to work. It might be a guest room that now doubles as your office, or it might be the corner of your kitchen, or simply a spot in the basement that is used only for your work. Having a specific work space serves two major purposes. The first reason you should have a dedicated place for work is because you can train yourself to transition from a home to a work mindset when you are in that space. The other reason is that if you have all of your work supplies in one place, the rest of the household will understand they are off limits. You don't want your children using your work supplies for art projects, or your roommate rifling through sensitive work documents.
Prepare Your Work Space
When setting up your home-office, you want to make sure you are prepared for anything and everything. You need to decide what furniture and supplies are necessary to be productive. What technology do you need? Should you invest in a dual-monitor system to make video-conference calls more efficient? Perhaps you need noise-canceling headphones to block out traffic or neighborhood dogs. You'll probably want a good filing cabinet if you have a lot of files, documents and contracts. Of course, your basic office supplies, like a stapler, pens, and post-its should be easily accessible. Figuring out your essentials will help you keep your at-home office organized, and help you stay on task.
Design Your Space with Purpose
After choosing a space and getting your necessary furniture, equipment and supplies, you can arrange and decorate your space. Decide if you want your desk to face a window so you can enjoy the view, or away from the window if you think you'll be easily distracted. Add a touch of personality with a framed picture on your desk or wall, or choose colorful accessories to brighten up your space and make it feel more cheerful. If your home-office is sharing space with another room, you might consider decor that helps the separate spaces flow together seamlessly for a cohesive look, so you don't feel like work is always following you home. However you decide to decorate, you simply want to make sure that the space stays functional so you can remain productive.
Make Room for Work with Self Storage Units
When you are setting up your new home office, you will undoubtedly have to rethink some of your storage needs as you rearrange and make room for your office. Blue Mountain Self Storage offers climate-controlled self-storage options that can help you declutter and organize your space quickly. Whether you need additional storage for seasonal home items, or extra business supplies or products, our self-storage units will provide you with ample space to help the transition to working in your home office go smoothly. With convenient locations in Parker and Loveland, you'll be pleased with our state-of-the-art units and the exceptional customer service we provide. Contact us for more information about our indoor self-storage units and we'll help you find the right unit for your needs.