Enjoy Working from Home with Your DIY Workspace

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Taking your work home with you is a dream scenario in our Old Mill apartments, but how can we maintain a healthy work/home life balance? Here are some easy tips to create a DIY workspace in the comfort of your own home.

Transform a Storage Space

Are you missing the familiarity of your work desk? Clean out an unused closet and set up a shop inside. It doesn’t have to be anything too fancy—a simple table, chair, and laptop to start. Once that’s done, the rest is easy. Add a desk lamp and a plant to light up the area and make it feel breathable. Already it’s starting to feel like a great place to be productive.

Decorate the Walls

Get crafty on the walls using stuff from your ‘everything’ drawer. Attach a piece of string from one wall to the other and use clothespins to hang to-do notices up for yourself. And why not get really creative? Draw your own monthly calendars and pin them up, too. That way you can easily check off days as you go, and keep track of your work on a day to day basis.

Re-Purpose Household Objects

Do you have any empty mason jars laying around? Why not turn them into pencil holders? Go the extra mile and separate them into pens, pencils, and markers. Or how about one jar for pens and pencils, another jar for desk tools, like scissors, staplers, and rulers? You can even take a small tray from your kitchen and set your utensils on it to keep them all in a nice, neat space.

DIY Organization Shelves

Something like a shower caddy or stacked clear acrylic drawers can easily be used to shelve things such as loose papers or files. If you don’t have the drills and nails handy to fasten a shelf above your home desk, slide these right underneath! It’s a simple way to keep your belongings organized and your workspace free of clutter.

A DIY workspace with your home office is easy in The Elms at Old Mill apartments. If you have any questions or are looking to join us, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to have you.

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