Tips for Designing a Home Office
If you’re buying new office furniture, choose tall and leggy pieces to make the space feel lighter and less cluttered.
If you have the space for it, go for a bigger screen! At least 24 inches is recommended so that you can maximize your productivity on the computer. A bigger screen makes your work feel less overwhelming, with fewer overlapping tabs and more space to have more open at once. Even better than one screen is having two! Even if you only purchase one screen, you can still split the screens between a laptop/tablet and the desktop screen.
Declutter. Keep only your essentials in sight. Anything else can be relocated or tossed. A less cluttered workspace will help you to be more productive and less overwhelmed by chaotic surroundings! This will also help to keep you from getting distracted by items you don’t need to get your work done.
Make sure you have adequate storage space. The easiest way to stay organized is to make sure everything has a place!
Contain your cable mess. Cables make a space look messy and cluttered. Wireless Bluetooth and battery powered devices are a simple way to get rid of part of the problem, especially for desktop items like mouse, keyboard, lamps, etc. For other cables, use zip ties to tie them up off the ground and tuck them wherever you can. For extension cords, minimalist cable boxes look much neater and can fit many cables.