I know exactly what you’re thinking…What in the world is a cloffice?
It is actually pretty simple – it is a closet turned office, the perfect work from home setup if you’re lacking space. Learn how to build your own closet-office combo with these 5 tips to design your own cloffice in your home.
The Need For The Cloffice
Cloffices are trending all over Pinterest and other social media at the moment and are actually predicted to be a huge trend in 2021. Thanks to the current world situation, most of us have been crammed into our homes with our work.
We get to deal with the distractions of procrastination, a messy, half set-up couch work area, and the noises of family life.
Yes, working on the couch was fine for a little while. It was only supposed to be for a few weeks, but then weeks turned into months, and it seems months are turning into years (gasp!).
So, here we all are looking for some sort of space to carve out as our own. The bedroom, the patio, or even in this case, inside the closet.
It is well-known that having a quiet, dedicated space to work can make a big difference in your attitude and overall productivity in your work.
The problem is that not everybody has an office in their homes.
So what is the solution? Make your own space and work in a cloffice.
Even if you don’t believe you need a cloffice in your life, you are probably wrong! A cloffice is NOT just for a traditional work-at-home office setup, it could be a homework spot for the kids or the shared family computer area. Everybody has a need for a cloffice.
Whether you choose to use a walk-in closet, a coat closet in the hall, or a tiny guest room that is no longer getting guests but is just about big enough to do your work in, they all have the potential to be designed into a great, stylish cloffice!
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5 Cloffice Ideas For Your Home
Tip #1: Choose The Right Space
This is the most important tip. When you are looking around your home for the perfect cloffice space, look for a closet or area in your home that you don’t use or is full of junk. (You probably already have the space in mind).
Make sure that your area is not in the middle of where other members of your family usually walk through. This will only cause distraction and is not ideal for a working environment.
Tip #2: Pick The Right Equipment & Accessories
Making sure you have the right appendages for your workspace can make a huge difference in your work day and could result in either a really frustrating one or a productive one. Keep reading to see what I recommend for your space!
Tip #3: Make The Space Your Own
Decorate your space to your heart’s desire. The more you love your space and the way it looks, the more you will be encouraged and excited to get working! For inspiration on decorating your cloffice, take to Pinterest or Instagram!
Tip #4: Keep It Organized
There are tons of options to keep your files and work organized. Storage bins, dispensers and letter holders are all great ways to stay organized and uncluttered.
Tip #5: Get Good Lighting
Good lighting is so important, especially if you are one of those work-at-home people who can’t leave the ‘office’ and work late into the night or if the cloffice is for your children and they need to study or do homework. If you don’t have much natural light, make sure that you have good overhead lighting.
Essentials For Your New Cloffice!
Having your cloffice set up and geared with all the items you need (and want) will make you feel more relaxed and in turn, you will be more productive.
Check out these items that will make your new cloffice more convenient, practical, and stylish!
Lighting is important, especially if you are reading, writing, studying or doing computer work. A good desk lamp should provide a clear and bright light that is easy to work under.
Lazy Susan Organizer
This amazing storage bin is everything you need in a storage solution! (Not only for the office but anywhere in your house!) It will help keep things tidy but easy to reach.
Organize your cloffice and keep it stylish with this woven letter holder. It’s beautiful rattan woven texture is so beautiful, you will want to have this front and center on your desk. This holder is perfect for letters, bills, receipts and anything else that needs filing away.
Dry Erase Calendar
This calendar is such an easy and useful design that everyone needs in their home. The dry-erase glass is easy to erase, so you can reuse your calendar each month. The clear glass and stunning design will add a touch of style to any room.
Dry Erase Board
Out with the chalk board and in with the dry erase boards! Apart from the mess of chalk and the dust it makes, dry erase boards are versatile, healthier (no chalk inhalation), and easier to read and clean.
Marble Sticky Notes
Take your sticky notes to the next aesthetic level with these stunning marble design ones! They are perfect to take down quick reminders. These are notes that you will want to leave out on display.
Everyone loves a good candle, even if it is just for decoration and never lit. They smell great and are a simple and effective way to jazz up a space and make it more stylish.
Finding a perfect spot for your large computer screen or laptop can be difficult in a small space like a cloffice. This space efficient computer riser reduces the amount of clutter around your desk and space needed, so that you can have a neat and tidy work area.
Okay so you might think you don’t need a mouse pad – you are wrong! Mouse pads still serve many important functions. For one, they protect your desktop from scratches caused by the constant friction of your mouse, and two – your wrist won’t be happy resting against a hard desk or being at a weird angle all day.
Nothing beats the design aspect of a natural, fresh green plant in your home. Second best? – A real-looking plant like this one that can last and last and last, adding similar beauty to your small space, and it’s upkeep free.
Stapler, Tape Dispenser & Pen Holder Set
Check out this stunning matching desk set with all the things you need as part of your work from home set-up. This simple, yet elegant set is so versatile and will match with most designs.
There are many reasons why you should have a clock in your workspace. A clock can improve the look of your workspace, especially if it is a stylish one. It will make sure you are always on time for meetings and probably most important, it will help you lay boundaries and make sure you ‘clock off’ and finish work, instead of working late into the night.
Your cloffice should inspire you to do your best work. Write down those brilliant ideas with this cute pen set! Keep your notes neat with no-bleed ink. The best part – each pen has an inspirational quote! Pick your mood for the day and cross off those to do’s.
Large Storage Bin
These super cute storage bins are a perfect size for books, remotes, and anything you want to keep organized (but out of sight). They are handcrafted from tightly woven rattan and match perfectly with this letter holder.
This stylish hourglass is filled with the prettiest fine pink sand and is accented with a brass stand that turns with a simple flip. This is a decorative item as well as a handy timepiece and it is a perfect addition to your new cloffice workspace.
We all know our worst nightmare is watching your battery drain in front of your eyes and your charger is nowhere near you. Perfect for your cloffice, this wireless charger is a stylish way to charge your phone. Lay it on the charger and let the battery refill, no plugging in required.
Final Thoughts On The Cloffice
With strategic use of a small space in your home and the right equipment, you can turn just about anything into a beautiful workspace. A lot of us are still working from home and having a dedicated workspace is a must.
Don’t settle for a chair at the dining room table, or the couch. Find a new space, no matter how tiny, be creative and make it your own private space where you can get the work done.
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