If your office is like many around the nation, space in the common areas is probably in short supply. Fortunately, there are solutions that you can use to maximize your common spaces.

Today, we’re going to go over a few excellent and easy ways to save space in the common areas of your office. How many of them can you enact?

Get Clutter Out of the Area

Clutter is the opposite of saving space. It’s also the opposite of the way that most offices would like to portray themselves. Clutter is unprofessional and can easily make your office look messy. One of the best ways that you can save space in common areas is to identify and remove clutter as quickly as possible.

Have the office manager do an audit of all current common areas and look for anything that’s simply taking up space. Look for things that are not adding any value to the room and simply get rid of them.

Once you have gotten rid of clutter, you can move on to space-saving techniques, such as adaptable furniture or using accessories in vertical spaces.

Begin with Adaptable Furniture

Adaptable furniture is somewhat new — it aims to make the most of your available space by giving you more control over your areas. An example of adaptable furniture might be a group of desks that form up to create a conference table and then break apart to form individual workstations.

Most adaptable and flexible furniture like this comes with wheels, too. When it’s not needed for the current project, you can pack it away with ease, as well.

Use Vertical Space

Vertical spaces are everywhere, but many offices fail to use them. Consider buying several rows of shelving for that empty wall or a few hooks that you can combine with a hat rack to make a clothing area. Many common areas, such as the place near reception, would be a great option for vertical space-saving practices.

Empower the Office Manager

Does your office have an office manager? If nobody is in charge of managing the office itself, consider creating that position today. The office manager will play a vital role in saving space throughout the office, including the common spaces. It’s their job to keep everything running and looking great.

With a little time and effort, you can make the most of the common areas in your office. Make sure to eliminate any clutter. Everything in a given space should have a clear purpose.

If you are in need of some new space-saving solutions for your office, contact the team at Office Furniture Direct today.



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