How to clear space for a home office


So, 2021 has already presented us with some challenges that we all need to face. Something many of us never could see happening was working from home, either part-time or full time. There are however some great benefits that we’ve all enjoyed from being at home such as avoiding that one co-employees terrible jokes and not having to put up with the long commute time.

However, there are some definite drawbacks – mainly we are struggling to concentrate sitting on our beds, in the living room and perched at the kitchen table while the dishwasher is running. This is especially difficult if you live with others that are also at home.So how can we all ensure that working from home will work for us? One of the most important things to do is to create a dedicated workspace. Why not read on to discover how to create the perfect space just for you.

Rework some unused spaces

Do you have a room you were going to set aside as a guest bedroom but never got around to it? Or is there a corner of the sitting room currently overtaken by some furniture you never use? If you have areas of your home that aren’t being effectively used, they could be a great place for setting up your office! Even if you don’t have a whole room you can use, you will find that a small space can be well utilised for more effective working.


Now you’re based at home, you have probably noticed that it feels a little untidy than you remember. Why not make some charitable donations? If every area of your home feels like, toys and books, old clothes are taking over, it will be harder for you to concentrate, as well as it being impractical for you to work with no room. Get rid of things you don’t love or are not useful any longer. You will have a tidier, cleaner home and you’ll feel more able to focus. And don’t worry – for seasonal items you don’t need year-round, you can always keep them in a storage unit so they’re out of sight but not gone entirely.

Invest in some multifunctional furniture

If you live in a smaller home, it can be difficult to find room for a desk. We all take our desks at work for granted, but they aren’t that practical for our houses. Multifunctional furniture is an excellent way to make a small home office work – for example, a dining table can double as a desk, just add a nice comfortable chair. A desk in your bedroom can also work as a dressing table. If you have a lot of paperwork or stationery associated with your job, home office organisation can feel impossible. But a smaller cabinet can also create some more surface space for a printer or scanner. Think small and you can make some huge space savings.

Are you feeling ready to get stuck into your workload? Pull up a chair and get comfy in your own home office.For all your self-storage requirements look no further than the team at Ask Active. Call us on 01270 215 200 or email