More people than ever are now working for themselves, meaning that there is an increasing need for home offices. This is fine if you have a big house with plenty of space, but finding somewhere to work can prove a challenge, particularly if you are just starting out in business. There are some clever and affordable solutions out there, however, whether you are transforming a small room into a dedicated office or you simply need storage or workstation advice.
A corner workstation can be the ideal solution for saving on space and keeping everything neat and tidy. The Micke Corner Workstation from Ikea, for example, provides plenty of storage and boasts some other useful features such as a whiteboard writing space and an easy way of keeping cables out of sight. Other options include the diminuitive Malibu Corner Office Desk from Argos and the masculine and modern-looking Piranha Large Black Corner Computer Desk from Amazon.
If you are really short of space, how about a pull-down desk, such as the John Lewis Brenta Wall Desk, or a good-value Folding Wall-Mounted Desk with Shelves from Amazon? If a desk is out of the question, you could still invest in an Argos Folding Laptop Tray Table or similar, which will help prevent the aching back and shoulders that can be a problem after a working day.
For a handy paper-storage solution, consider investing in a filing cabinet. A small two-drawer filing cabinet would be enough for a small home-based business and would fit easily on a shelf or even under the bed. This will ensure you spend your time pushing your business forward rather than wasting time searching for the bits of paper that you need.