Written by beconrad
Whether you are struggling in a tiny cubicle, trying to make your tiny office more impressive or looking for a way to make the most of your home office space, there are things you can do to maximize the room you do have. You might not be able to rip out the wall next door and make your office space physically larger, but you can utilize every square inch you do have more effectively.
It does not matter if your office is in a tiny corner of your home or ensconced in a large office park. Making a few simple changes can make a world of difference. Here are some smart and practical ways to make your small office space look (and feel) bigger.
Take Your Whiteboard Online
You do not need a huge whiteboard taking up valuable wall space in your tiny home office. Just jot your ideas down in an online tool like Pinterest or set up a Word document or spreadsheet to hold your inspirations.
The great thing about taking your office whiteboard online is you can share your ideas with others. Even if you are working from home with no one else around, you can bounce ideas off your coworkers and get instant feedback – all without giving up valuable space in your office.
Keep Track of the Things You Actually Use
A cluttered office will look even smaller than it actually is, so take inventory of what you have and keep track of the items you actually use. Chances are you use only a small fraction of the items cluttering up your office or cubicle space.
A simple way to keep track of the things you use most is to take everything in your office and cubicle and place it in a box under your desk. Go through the box and pull each item out as you need it, then leave it on your desk. You may be surprised at how full the box remains even after a busy week of work.
Use Your Wall Space
Chances are desk space is at a premium in your home office or cubicle. That means you need to make the most of the other space you have available, most notably the space on the surrounding four walls.
If your office space allows it, adding a pegboard is a great way to make the most of your wall space. You can use the pegboard to hang just about everything, getting it out of your way and making the most of the space you do have.
If a pegboard is not feasible for your office or cubicle, look into wall-mounted hangers and other space-saving items. From in-boxes and trays to coat hooks, there are plenty of ways to maximize your wall space and clear the clutter off your desk.
Whether you work from home, own your own business or hang out in a cubicle all day, making the most of your available space can make your job more enjoyable and even boost your creativity. If you are not blessed with a huge office, you need to look for creative ways to work with what you have. The ideas listed above will give you a good starting point, and you can let your own creativity take it from there.