A backyard shed can be the perfect home office, far enough away from the main house to allow you to focus while still providing all the benefits of working from home. One of the challenges of a small home office space in a backyard shed can be organizing. These tips can help!
Tips for Organizing your Mini Shed Office
Declutter Regularly and Ruthlessly
No matter how well you organize a space, if there is simply too much stuff in it you will not be able to keep up. One of the best ways to keep your home office shed organized is to ruthlessly, regularly declutter the space. Take time each month, or at least each quarter, to declutter your office by making sure everything in it needs to be there.
Make note of the categories of clutter that have a tendency to build up in your office so that you can be mentally aware of them, always looking for solutions and honestly asking yourself if you need to keep something.
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Take Advantage of Digital Solutions
Digital storage is one of the best solutions to a disorganized space, offering multiple benefits. Anything that can be stored as a digital copy rather than a hard copy will save you space. In many cases, you can almost eliminate the need for physical filing systems when you opt for digital storage.
Addition benefits to digital storage are:
- Less risk of losing your files. You won’t risk losing a hard copy to floor, fire, or accidentally misplacing it when you have digital copies in multiple places.
- Finding a digital file is often much faster than finding a hard copy. Let your computer do the searching for you.
- Sharing information with coworkers, employees, clients, and anyone else is much easier when you already have a digital copy of the document.
Utilize Vertical Storage
A backyard shed may have a petite footprint, but if you take advantage of vertical space you can maximize your storage options in it. Some of the best ways to take full advantage of vertical space in your home office are:
- Hang bulletin boards, white boards, magnet boards, and calendars on the wall to eliminate the need for a larger desk
- Place hooks along the wall
- Hanging baskets can be used to store all kinds of things
- Mount shelves high on the wall for items you do not need to access regularly
Choose Multi-Functional Furniture
As you choose the furniture for your home office, pay careful attention to how it will fit in the space, prioritizing multi-functional furniture that will serve more purposes than one. For example, seating that doubles as storage can be a great way to avoid any wasted space. A corner desk is another great use of space, and any furniture that can be easily moved by being mounted on casters will provide more flexibility for how you use the office.
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