Space Savers for Small Home Offices
Not everyone who works from home has the luxury of a dedicated room for a workspace. If you’re looking to eke out a home office in a corner of your home, stock up on some of these space-saving solutions.
You can’t work in today’s business without a computer. And to run many of today’s programs, you may find you need a desktop computer. Unlike desktops of yesterday, today’s all-in-one computers put all its components into a computer screen. No more towers to take up precious space.
Many trusted computer manufacturers, from HP to Acer, have taken to releasing all-in-one computers, with the HP Pavilion taking some top marks. And unlike laptops or tablets, these computers are available in big screens that make it easy to work with multiple windows open.
Printing is a necessity in business, even in today’s digital workforce. Inevitably you’ll need to print out a presentation, a contract or scan and fax tax forms to your accountant. To save space in your home office, an all-in-one printer is a great solution. Staples customers love wireless solutions like the HP Office Jet Pro or the Epson Expression Home because they are a wireless solution, allowing you to store it wherever you need to, regardless of how close it is to your computer.
With every home office comes the office desk. But with a small space comes the need to be creative. So consider a computer cart instead. A computer cart is a compact desk, often with wheels that you can put in any corner of your home. Most have multiple shelves that store computers, keyboards, and printers in one space.
For a truly compact solution, the Ergotron LearnFit Sit-Stand Desk not only fits in any corner of your home but will also adjust heights so you can easily switch between sitting and standing.
The key to space saving is making things in your home office serve a double duty, like the Quartet® Magnetic Dry-Erase Board. Write notes, reminders or brainstorm ideas in one, highly visible place. And, by hanging a whiteboard in your workspace, you differentiate work space from home space. Reviewers like the duality of the Quartet for writing notes, or hanging ideas, and because it’s easy to install, they can put it practically anywhere.
Just because you don’t have a lot of space, doesn’t mean that, with a few great space savers, you can have a home office that works for you.