The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Angie at Echoes of Laughter.
Hello Org Junkie Readers! Happy February! I am happy to see February arrive because that means that we are that much closer to Spring! That thought makes me so happy!
In January, I was able to tackle some of the organizing projects around my home that were at the top of my list…one being my office nook. Since we live in a smaller sized home, there is not a room that I can claim as an office. However, after looking at an empty nook for a few months, I decided to make it into my very own little cozy corner.
If you look around your home, you might also notice a corner that you can claim for a little office space. I think every mom should have a small office space somewhere in the house to help in managing all of the jobs that us busy moms are required to do! So after you find a small space for a desk, here are my tips for making it work!
3 Tips for Creating An Office Nook
1} Go Up! Yes, find more space by going up and using the space directly above your desk. I did this by adding 3 shelves to hold an assortment of files, magzines and craft supplies.
2} Use Closed Storage! Use an assortment of closed boxes, drawers and magazine files to help keep the space looking tidy so it doesn’t become an eyesore of messy papers. Using an assortment of closed storage options in one or two coordinating colours also helps to keep the space looking it’s best.
3} Make It Pretty! Lastly, make the space pretty so that it becomes a place that you enjoy for sipping a cup of tea while you pay bills or attend to other busy tasks. I have made my space pretty by adding pictures, plants, books and this capriz shell lamp that I found at Home Depot.
And do you know another plus about having an office nook as opposed to an actual room? It’s only a small space to maintain and not a whole room where papers, files and other things can pile up quickly into a larger mess. I like my small, cozy space with closed storage boxes because it never takes more than 15 minutes to tidy up!
So, please tell me…do you have an office space? And if so, what is your favourite thing about it?
Angie’s blog, Echoes of Laughter, is all about filling your home with love and laughter. She loves creative projects, organizing & decorating, cooking, baking, and all things domestic. Angie lives in Alberta, Canada, with her husband and two great kids.