If you are setting up an office at home permanently or for an undermined but likely lengthy time because of COVID-19, then the ideas below are sure to inspire you. Find creative DIY solutions to make your office more manageable and keep it clutter-free to be as productive as possible there.
1. Glue Mason Jars Together
Create your own cubbies by hot-gluing mason jars together. Fill them with pens, pencils, and highlighters. Then keep the jar organizer at the side of the desk to easily reach for a writing utensil when you need one!
2. Pegboard Wall
Make great use of vertical space by putting up a large pegboard or a pair of smaller ones on the wall closest to your desk. Pin to-do lists, quotes to motivate you during the workday, family photos, and more to the board. You can even hang a small shelf on it via a set of peg hooks.
3. Paint Your Office Chair
Working from home, you know the importance of a good chair with back support. But how come they are usually only black rather than a more fun color? Use this easy tutorial to paint the chair to match your décor. When everything matches and looks attractive, you’re more likely to look forward to being in the space.
4. Wire Baskets for Papers
While a paperless office is ideal, it’s probably not the reality. For those important papers that you want to keep organized, put them into industrial wire baskets, with each one having a specific purpose, such as “to do today” or “ready for filing away.” Stack the baskets on top of one another to save space.
5. DIY a Desk from Butcher Block
Yes, you can even DIY your desk! If you have room at home, create a large desk rather than a small, cluttered one by following this clever guide for a butcher block desk. Setting the piece of butcher block on two file cabinets on each side and then securely attaching it will provide you with hidden storage space and a great work surface.
6. Create a Printer Station
Are you having trouble finding space for all your books, extra cords, and more? If so, consider making a printer station in your home office that is functional and looks great too. Simply take a small bookcase and fill it with few closed boxes that hold your extra supplies. Use the top of the bookshelf like a table for the printer. Leave enough room between the wall and the back of the bookcase to hide any unsightly cords.
7. Use Chalkboard Tape for the Ultimate To-Do List
Do you work off a to-do list daily to stay on track? If so, then consider attaching geometric pieces of chalkboard tape to your desk. Then, simply write the important tasks to do today onto the tape using a chalk marker. At the end of the day, wipe off the activities you’ve done and start fresh the next morning.
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