How to Set Up a Home Office in a Small Space

      Ryan Fogel    Filed under: Ergonomics at Home

How to Set Up a Home Office in a Small Space

Due to the coronavirus, we have said goodbye to our cubicle and hello to home offices. While working in our yoga pants and PJs sounds fun, the reality of work-from-home is much different. Most of us don’t have spacious studies or home offices to take advantage of. Instead, we live in small houses or cramped apartments that weren’t built for us to live and work in.

Here we discuss how you can set up a home office no matter how small your space is:


Check for outlets

Chances are that you need a workspace with access to electricity. Unless you want cables strewn about your floor, you should aim for an area that is nearby an electrical outlet. If you can’t get near an outlet, then keep the wires and cables along the wall so that they don’t become a tripping hazard.

Purchase the right desk

If you don’t have a large space, then you shouldn’t get a large desk. However, there are small desks that can maximize the space you have. Corner desks, for instance, take up very little floor space but offer plenty of room to work on. You could also purchase a floating desk or a small writing desk that can be pushed up against the wall.

Use vertical storage

Your small desk likely won’t be able to store much of your supplies. Vertical storage can be the solution. Set up a few floating shelves above your desk for you to keep your pens, papers, and other office supplies. This will free up floor space while keeping your home office compact.

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