Whether you are setting up a home office in a spare bedroom, hallway or corner, or maybe you are moving into a new commercial space that is low on square footage, optimising storage is vital in any office area. Here are some great ways to increase storage in any small office space.
Keep it Simple
It is important to remember that simplicity is key when decorating and organising small spaces. For example, if you are setting up a home office in a cozy nook, you don’t need to buy a lot of furniture or bulky. Consider a small desk, that has a large drawer for files. If you can’t find a desk that you like with these drawers, remember the size of the desk is more important you can always get a small filing cabinet for either beside or underneath and pen holders for on top of the desk.
Opt for Open Shelving
Open shelving is a great option for smaller space. One of the best things about these is that they can be purchased for a range of prices and at stores everywhere. Open shelving allows for easy access to folders, binders, reference books and whatever else you decide to put on them. They can be purchased in a variety of sizes and styles as well which makes them versatile and easy to accessories.
Don’t Underestimate the Importance of All-in-One Machines
While these are quite popular, many offices – of all sizes – still have machines that really only do one task. While this might be an option if you have a large office both in population and size, but if you have a small office or a home office you generally do not have a ton of space to be housing all of these machines. Consider looking into an all-in-one machine that will not only print but make copies, fax, email and scan for you.
Make Use of the Wall
Regardless of what kind of office you are setting up, making use of the wall space is key in adding storage to the space. As stated above, open shelving is a great, modern option that keeps things in easy reach. Try to remember that you want the space to also be visually appealing. So, don’t just cover the entire wall in shelving. Try breaking it up and adding other forms of storage to the walls as well. A cork board or a whiteboard can be a great and stylish option.