Home Office Storage Tips and Ideas

A lot of people have had to adjust to working from home in the last year. This can pose a lot of challenges, especially if you’re not used to working without your boss and colleagues around to keep you accountable. One thing that can make it easier to stay focused and motivated while working from home is to create a dedicated workspace. Working in bed or on your couch and in a room with your TV and other fun things makes it much easier to become distracted.

Whether you’re new to home working or not, having a dedicated home office can help you stay productive throughout the day. And making sure that your home office is tidy and well organized also helps to keep your mind focused and helps you work more efficiently. Here are some storage and organization tips for your home office.

A work desk with storage

You have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a desk for your home office. Even if you don’t have lots of space for a large desk, choosing a desk with plenty of drawer space can help add space-saving storage to your home office. Desks can have slimline drawers underneath the edge of their top surface or a stack of drawers on one side of the desk. Both are great for storing stationery, paperwork, and other home office essentials.

A desk caddy

A tidy desk is a tidy mind, so having the top of your desk well organized can help you stay focused. For all those things you need on hand, like pens, paperclips, and post-it notes, a desk caddy can help to prevent them from cluttering up your desktop while remaining easy to access.

Add shelving

Whether you want additional storage space or you want to add some personality and cheerfulness to your home office through decorations, a shelving unit is the ideal solution. You can install shelves on the walls or bring in a free-standing shelving unit. Both options are great for storing books and other office essentials, or you can add photos, ornaments, and small potted plants for some decoration.

Stacked storage containers

If you have a lot of documents and files that need organizing and storing safely, a filing cabinet is usually the go-to storage solution for offices. But filing cabinets don’t tend to be the most attractive piece of furniture, and this is your home office so you can decorate and furnish it however you like. Stacked storage containers are a great alternative to filing cabinets. You can buy them in lots of shapes, sizes, materials, and colors to suit your tastes and storage needs. 

A custom closet system could work perfectly in your home office, where you can mix and match shelving, drawers, and storage containers to store all your work essentials. contact The Kitchen Center for our storage design and installation services around Winston Salem, NC.