6 Ways to Create Extra Space If You're Working From Home
Updated: Jan 23
Now that more of us than ever are working at home, a lot of people are tripping over things and over each other.
What are some of the ways that you can get extra space in your apartment or house to give yourself more room to move around—especially when you're lacking in storage areas?
Here are six ideas, any of which can be used in combination with the others.
1. Give things away
NextDoor.com is a good site for selling things or for giving them away. You can post your free items without publishing your street address. Just ask people to private message you in the description of your post.
2. Take stuff to the town dump
When you can’t give something away for free, that’s a good indicator that the item should be included in your next dump run.
3. Build a storage shed
Need a project? You can build a shed to house some of your things. Here’s a time-lapse made by iCreatables of Santa Rosa, California:
Keep in mind that certain items will not do well inside a shed during the summer heat.
4. Move yourself into a shed
Vendors of prefab sheds like Tuff Shed have many customers who work out of their sheds. Of course, you’ll need to provision the space for an air conditioner during the hot summer months.
You can also build a backyard home office from the ground up.
5. Rent a Storage Pod
Storage pods are a good short-term solution. However, they are unsightly for you and your neighbors. The inside can have oven-like interior temperatures during the summer months.
6. Move some of your items into a self-storage unit
Your guest bedroom, which is now your office, may not be visited by a guest any time soon. But you don’t want to dispose of a bed frame and mattress. You just want to get them out of the way for a while.
Taking items like a bed frame and mattress to a climate-controlled self-storage facility will give you a lot of extra floor space and wall space. It will also save you from banging your shins on the side of the bed.