Working from home in Dallas can be challenging if you are in a small space. You may not have separation from work, physically or mentally. When you are able to work from your office, it is easier to compartmentalize work and leave it behind at the end of the day. However, when you are working from home this becomes much more difficult. Also, it can be challenging to find the space to even set up a workable environment for your space.
Here are some tips to help find the space in your home for a homework space.
Use Your Kitchen Counter for Your Standing Desk
Many people have embraced the trend of using a standing desk. If you don’t want to purchase a standing desk, try using a box or a storage container. Here are some low-cost options if you don’t already have a workable storage container.
Your kitchen counter is the perfect place to set up your standing desk at an appropriate height. When you are done working for the day, take down your make-shift standing desk so that you can have your kitchen back. Don’t leave it up after work hours. You want to create mental and physical separation between work and home.
Use Your Wall Space
Consider all of your options when looking for storage for your work tools. Add shelving units, hooks, and other storage that can be mounted on the wall. Hanging baskets can be used for notebooks, pencils, pens, and other lighter items.
Additionally, you can consider a wall-mounted folding desk to save space. These can be perfect for a small space and can be folded up when you are done with work for the day.
Separate Your Space Visually
When you are in a small space, it can sometimes be hard to create a division within your space. Here are a few things you can do to help separate your space.
- Use a bookcase as a room divider
- Set your desk behind your desk to separate the space
- Buy a room divider
- Use modular storage as a room divider
- Use curtains as room dividers
Make Your Dining Table an Office by Day
Create your workspace with your dining room or kitchen table. Divide the space by propping up a bulletin board behind your laptop or monitor. Set up pictures and other items that you would normally have in your workspace to make it feel more like you are at work. Once the workday is over, take down your make-shift cubicle and turn your space back into your dining room or kitchen.
Working from home can be stressful for many people. If you need a break from the stress, book a home cleaning to freshen up your space. Valet Maids is a Dallas maid service that checks cleaning off your to-do list. Book online or give us a call at 214-438-4804.