Take a look at these helpful and innovative storage solutions, perfect for the office environment. We’ve combined practical advice with creative ideas to make your office an efficient, yet unique, workspace.
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If your room layout permits it, a corner desk is the best way of maximising work and storage space. While the actual surface area of the desk will be bigger, thus giving you more space to work, having your workstation tucked in the corner will free up the rest of the space.
This is also the best option if you need lots of shelving within reach of your desk, as you have two full walls to play with. Take a look at the range of office desks, including space-saving corner options, online at Viking.
Having a large corner desk also means that you have more space to store things like filing cabinets underneath, which is also going to free up floor space. You can also find a full range of office storage solutions at Viking.
Mug trees are a bit of a nineties staple when it comes to kitchen interior design and I can’t remember the last time I visited someone’s house where one was actually used to store mugs. These days, their most common use if hanging necklaces and bracelets – and what a fabulous use that is!
However, mug trees are also an effective office storage solution. Use one to hang your scissors and small metal buckets that can be filled with office supplies like paper clips.
I’m a big fan of using buckets as storage in the office. This nickel-plated container, available online from IKEA, is actually designed to hold cutlery, but it’s perfect for storing pens and keeping your work surface free of clutter too.
Another kitchen staple, an old spice rack – with the jars cleaned out thoroughly! – is the perfect place for storing miscellaneous office items like papers clips, pins and rubber bands.
If your job requires you to produce large, detailed drawings that need to be stored rolled up, then an old wine rack could be the perfect place for keeping them tucked away. A rack designed to hold six bottles could hold close to fifty medium-sized drawings and won’t take up much floor space in your office.
Okay, so this might not be in everybody’s budget, but constructing a mezzanine floor in your office effectively doubles the amount of useable space. Use the upper level as your workspace and the lower for storage, or vice versa, depending on what you find more convenient. An office space like this one, is relatively inexpensive to construct, but will add value to a residential or commercial property.