A guest post by Jason Miner
Turning your home into your personal writing workspace isn’t as daunting of a task as it sounds. You don’t need a whole office to write or a giant room to pen your thoughts. All you need is a comfortable and quiet location in your home that you can escape to. Here are some suggestions on how to make that happen:
The first step is to find your spot and stake your claim. This is probably the most difficult part of the task so search high and low for a space in your home that isn’t being used to its full potential. Common spaces are: a bedroom, corner of a room, dining room and a closet/pantry.
The spare bedroom down the hall that has become your storage closet for things you ‘may need later’ is a good starting place. Face it; it’s just going to sit there another six months. If you want to keep that room for a guest as well, consider a nice pull out sofa or a day bed that can act as a lounge sofa in your writing room.
Do you have an empty corner in your kitchen or living room? Instead of dust bunnies collecting, visit stores like IKEA or Home Depot and find/build a desk to fit the ‘L’ shape corner. You will have enough space to work and be out of the way of the hustle and bustle of these rooms.
The dining room is that room most families use twice a year for holiday dinners. Dining rooms are something your mothers and grandmothers needed but this day in age, consider moving your family dinners to the kitchen area.
Even the smallest spaces like a closet or a pantry can be used for home offices. Remove the doors and instant space! With proper lighting and some paint you will forget you are working in your old food pantry.
Keep organized by assessing your wants and needs. Keep in mind that your new writing space is limited and you don’t want it to become the kids’ toy box or the post office. Make it clutter free with bookshelves, rolling file cabinets, wall mounts and drawers. Places like The Container Store and Target have great options. Now get your necessities that best suit your needs: a good computer, comfortable chair and natural lighting.
Remove all distractions and add privacy. Screaming kids, day time television and whining pets can take you away from an important moment. Prevent interruptions by adding curtains, wall practitioners or consider creating ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs. If children are a problem make a friendly sign to hang, for example: “Shhh, I’m trying to write’
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