6 Ways to Free Up Space While Working at Home
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 free up space in your apartment or house to give yourself more room to move around?
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 giving things 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 strong indicator that the item should be included in your next dump run. Many town and county disposal facilities have remained open during the pandemic.
3. Build a 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 shed. 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 free up a lot of floor space. It will also save you from backing your shins on the side of the bed.