How to Create a Home Office That Fits Your Needs
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I am excited to say that I’m officially launching my business brand this week!
(UPDATE: I launched this a few days prior to COVID-19 Quarantine) Because I already work from home with clients, my new business will be from home as well. It took years of hard work to get to this point so I am very excited that this has become a reality. I’m hoping (and I am sure you are too) that we get back to normal very soon as this is already impacting small businesses and even large corporations. It’s going to take a lot of patience for sure. :/
With that said, let’s talk about home offices.
Do you have a home office? I can honestly say that I do not as we have a small house but I have a makeshift one so-to-speak! Since we are also a homeschooling family I have made myself an area where I can do my work and homeschool as well. It’s definitely a little cramped but I have learned to make it work. You have to work with what you have and just not complain or you will never get where you want to be. Trust me, lesson learned a hundred times over.
It’s basically a small desk my uncle made for me when I was a young girl and I used it until I got married.
Fast forward a few years…
We brought it up from the basement in awesome condition and now it’s my desk again but as a mom and mompreneur. Amazing, right? It sits right up against an open wall, kiddie corner to our homeschool learning table (dining room table). 😉
I would love to be able to have an all-out home office one day! Sites like FurnitureBox have given me the inspiration I need even if I don’t have my own office space. But again, you create and work with what you have.
Because I have an empty wall that could have easily had something else placed there, my desk was the perfect size along with some files and bins. Because I recently painted, that part of my wall is bare so I will be hanging just one small picture to give it a little character.
The nice thing about my little “home office” is it doesn’t take up a lot of space.
Sure, it’s still cramped, but the desk isn’t bulky so it fits my needs. Our living room and dining room are connected so there’s a nice walkway between my desk, my husband’s computer desk, and one of our chairs facing the living room.
Ultimately, I would love to finish our basement and turn a section of it into my home office but it’s currently meeting our needs for storage so that’s not an option.
If you don’t have a spare room for a home office you can always find ways to make little areas for yourself. Honestly, I’m a little jealous of my daughter’s room as we finished it for her and she has a new bed and desk furniture. It’s her learning space and it’s perfect. Think she will let me have it when she goes off to college next year? 😉 LOL!
What does your home office look like? Feel free to share any tips you have to create a home office space.