3 Things This Office Can Teach You About Small Storage

3 Things This Office Can Teach You About Small Storage

Taryn Williford
Jun 29, 2011

Workspaces don't always have to feature computers front-and-center. It's clear that Katie, the author of These Days Blog, gets a lot done in this space, the corner nook of her living room. But what it lacks in tech, it more than makes up for in storage space. Here are three tips you can take away from this office nook.

If you're struggling to find room in your own small cool office space, try one of these solutions:

Build Up
Not even an inch of workable space is spared if you design your office, literally, from floor to ceiling. Mount shelves or a shelving unit as high as your ceilings will allow, saving the tippy top shelves for things you need only occasional access to.

Layer Storage Pieces
Katie squeezed a unit of IKEA's ALEX drawers between the supports of her adjustable shelf system. At home, we have a similar layered configuration in our home office closet. Don't be afraid to stack or layer pieces from different storage systems, like resting a desktop chest of drawers inside one shelf on your bookshelf.

Use Every Available Surface
When her boyfriend moved in, Katie needed to make a quick change to accommodate almost a hundred new books in her their office. She turned to a previously bare adjacent wall, adding wall-mounted shelves to echo her standing structure. If you're pressed for more space, look around for a nearby bare wall or—gasp!—maybe hang a little something from the ceiling.

(Images: Flickr member These Days Blog licensed for use under Creative Commons, TheseDaysBlog.com)

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