Those of us that live in a small apartment or home already know the struggle of trying to fit everything you own into that space. Now, as most of us face the challenge of working from home, we must make room for a suitable workstation as well.
In this kind of situation, utilizing space in creative ways is a must and every square foot matters! Here are a couple ideas on how to set up a comfortable workspace with limited space available.
The corner of a room is easily overlooked when looking for available space. Take a look at the corners of your bedroom, living room or even kitchen. Can you fit a small corner table and ergonomic chair there? By utilizing corners of a room, you could produce a full workstation while occupying minimal space.
Repurposing a small closet or pantry is a great way to create a designated workspace. By installing shelves and/or a small desk, it transforms the space into a cubicle by day and come evening, you can close the doors and enjoy your time “off the clock.” When “rehoming” the stuff that was stored in the closet to begin with, try adding under-the-bed storage units or adding baskets underneath your end tables.
These days can start to feel repetitive and staying cooped up in a small apartment doesn’t help. If you find your productivity level is higher when you move around your apartment just to change things up a bit, then having a flexible workspace could be beneficial. An adjustable laptop riser is a game changer for this kind of working. It gives you the ability to move around from surface to surface and adjust your screen to whatever surface height you will be working from at the time.
Furniture that has a dual design and can be used for multi use is key for those who do not have the room for a designated workspace. My ottoman has been a “go to” seat for me these days. It can easily be moved around the apartment so you can sit at your coffee table, bedroom nightstand, kitchen table, pretty much anywhere. The best part? My ottoman has storage! When the workday is over, I store my work, laptop, charging cords, etc. all inside and step away without leaving any clutter.
Working from home with limited space definitely has its challenges, but with a comfortable workstation and a new dress code of sweatpants, I think we can make it work!