Why The Cloffice is the Best Work From Home Setup!
Channel Your Inner Boss Babe with a Cloffice
Working remotely, virtual school, being home, well … it’s the new norm. Not all of us can dedicate a room to a glam, Devil-Wears-Prada-like office space. This is why the Cloffice (closet + office) is quickly gaining popularity. Take advantage of an underutilized closet in a guest room, hallway, or under the stairs and try this compact set-up. Tiny but mighty, a basic, clutter-free workstation can keep you organized and inspired – maybe even sane. Read on for tips on how to create a workspace to call your own, and why the Cloffice is the best work from home setup! Come on lady bosses, let’s do this.
Do you have a cloffice or a tiny office? If so, how do you make the most of your space? Please share in the comments!
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Cloffice Work Surface
First, depending on the size of your closet space, you need to select your work surface. Try a wall-mounted desk, floating desk or small stand-alone desk. Alternatively, you can install a pre-cut or custom wooden shelf. Also, ensure you have enough room for your computer and a place to write and spread-out paperwork. Of course, you’ll want to push a chair under the desk surface so measure accordingly.
Next, make good use of your small space. If working with a narrow but tall closet, you need floating shelves for storage above your desk surface. This Etsy retailer offers custom shelving for the perfect fit. If you have a wide area, consider a set of drawers or shelves beside your desk. A ladder shelf would also be perfect in a Cloffice space.
Up next, storage and organization - super necessary when operating with a compact area! Storage baskets, bins, and drawers keep your surface area clean and orderly. This small office prep cart from Pottery Barn would be great in a Cloffice and even has wheels. Use rattan baskets to hide unsightly supplies and metal baskets for prettier items like books or magazines.
Additionally, good lighting is essential for a productive workspace so make sure your Cloffice is bright, especially if natural light is limited. If wiring is an issue, use a battery-operated or rechargeable puck light. Using their adhesive backing, you can attach puck lights to a wall or under shelves. They can also adhere to the inside of a light fixture. Wait, no electrician? Yes! Insert a puck light inside a Cloffice-worthy adjustable wall sconce, then use the remote control to turn it on/off. To ensure it's secure, use a glue gun or gorilla glue (not the adhesive back) when affixing to a light fixture.
Finally, if it looks good, it will feel good. Make your space pretty, comfortable and enjoyable. Replace that old mug pencil holder with a glam desktop organizer. What makes you happy? Music, candles, peel and stick wallpaper, a pretty whiteboard and most definitely a vision board are my go-to office essentials! Put some YOU into your office space!
Susan has been in the magazine publishing industry for just over 25 years focusing on marketing, circulation, and editorial and is currently the Managing Editor for the Where Women Create series of magazines. Susan resides in sunny San Diego, CA with her husband, teen boys, and pathetically perfect pup, Rusty. With a passion for pretty things, witty words, travel, and all things family, writing HOME content comes naturally because, truth be told, her homebody game is strong! There’s no place like home!
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