Many mompreneurs spend their time working on their dining room tables or—gasp, their laps. It might be ideal for when you are juggling the kids and work, but you can’t run a business properly without a dedicated office space.
If you are thinking, that is all well and good, but I have no room in my home, that doesn’t matter. The amount of space you have doesn’t matter, you can pretty much, create an office anywhere. Even if you don’t have a whole room free, that doesn’t mean you can’t create a beautiful office space.
Whatever space you have—be it a spare room, part of your bedroom or the hallway, we have some tips for you:
Start With a Flat Surface
If you are stuck for space, chances are that you aren’t going to have the room to fit a desk in anywhere, and that’s okay. As long as you have somewhere flat to work, it doesn’t matter.
While some moms use spare shelves and dressing tables as desks, others convert entire wardrobes into an office. However, the type of desk and office you want, will depend on you.
Power Outlets are a Must
Depending on when your home was built, it may have plenty or very few power outlets. When you are creating an office space, this can be a problem, as there are lots of things you will need to plug in.
If the area or room you have chosen to convert into an office space lacks power outlets, it might be a good idea to consult an electrician. Of course, you could just use an extension cable. However, these are prone to causing power shortages.
Your Chair is Key
Of all the things your office needs, a chair is the most important. If you don’t have a supportive chair to use, you can end up with all sorts of neck and shoulder problems.
To find the perfect chair, the key is to try out a few different ones. Some people prefer chairs that are more padded while others prefer a harder chair, it’s a personal choice. Just make sure to choose a chair you feel most comfortable using.
Make it Nice
While the functionality of your office space comes first, it is still important to create a nice office area. Things like adding a printed pillow, mix and match folders, and some of the best Scentsy scents, can make all the difference.
Storage is Crucial
Regardless of how big or small your office space is, having adequate storage space is crucial. Without it, you will end up with a messy desk, with papers and important documents piled high.
Before starting to use your new office space, it’s a good idea to get the storage solutions organized first. Otherwise, you will end up getting in a mess incredibly quickly.
Every successful mompreneur deserves a nice office space to work in, so take the time to design yourself one. Or better yet, hire someone else to design it for you.
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