My home office space is about 12 square feet. How can I make best use of the space I've got?
We moved into our new house this summer. It's wonderful, but it doesn't have a lot of space, and so I've been on a decluttering-and-organising kick recently. That brought me to my 'office' (pic
), where... well, I'm stumped.
As you can see, my desk and computer are set up in one corner of a fairly small room. There isn't really anywhere else in the house I could relocate to where I'd have much more space, and plus, I do like the glorious amount of natural light I get here. We rent, so there are limits to what I can change. But there have got
to be ways to organise this tiny little space so it's more functional and less ugly and cluttered!
* Although I'm willing to spend a little bit of money on this, I'm not looking to buy new furniture on the level of desks and bookcases, just make the most out of what I've got. (Buying smaller things would be okay, and I could possibly salvage a couple of Ikea Fira
boxes that are storing junk elsewhere, too.)
* I don't need much desk space, although sometimes I have books/papers out propped against the monitor.
* Putting up shelves is out due to the terms of our lease, but there are several bookcases in the room where I can keep work-relevant books, so they're less of a problem. The main issue storage-wise is all the clutter you can see accumulating on the surfaces.
* That's another bookcase behind the desk. I quite like it where it is, serving as a room partition, but the chipboard backing is a bit ugly. The top surface just serves as space for more clutter accumulation, at the moment.
I appreciate there is probably a very limited amount I can do to make the space less cluttered and more pleasant-looking, without putting up shelves or buying new large pieces of furniture. But I have a dismal lack of imagination about what might
be possible here! Your ideas would be very welcomed.