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From Shed to Office: Using Self Storage

16 / 07 / 24

Notice your shed sitting all alone at the end of your garden? Transform your dusty shed into your new home office using self storage!

In this article, we share some decluttering tips, how to transform your shed space into a home office and how invaluable self storage is in a situation like this.

Harness potential

Converting your shed into a usable space for your new home office is no mean feat. It can involve a lot of time and effort, but the results are absolutely worth it!
There is so much potential to be unlocked from making the most out of the extra space your garden shed can provide.

Allow plenty of time

Make sure you set aside a decent amount of time for this project. It might sound obvious, but also ensure you choose a day when it’s not raining!

Although it might seem like a small task because of the size of the space, it’s a wonder how many items you can accumulate and manage to store in your shed over time. Maximise your project time with a rigorous plan to make sure this process doesn’t take longer than it needs to, enabling you to begin working from your shed as soon as possible.

Don’t forget to declutter!

We recommend clearing out your entire shed, laying everything out in your garden and sorting it all into four piles: keep, storage, sell, bin. Organising your belongings in this way will help you to free up so much space for all of your office needs. It will also make sure you can have a bit of a spring clean and dispose of anything that’s either broken or no longer needed.

You could also, during this process, group similar items together, for example, gardening tools and seeds, in your keep and storage piles. This will enable you to access everything more easily in the future.

Make the most of self storage

This is where using self storage comes in.

The beauty of self storage means you don’t have to throw important items away in order to create space for your office supplies. Instead, you can keep them in a secure unit and access them at a later date.

Ultimately the belongings you remove from your shed in aid of making space for your home office will need to be stored somewhere. Investing in a self storage unit is the perfect solution to keeping your possessions safe and easily accessible.

Weatherproof!

Weatherproofing is an essential step in transforming your shed into a home office space. Mould and damp can not only be damaging to your possessions and office supplies, it can also be incredibly detrimental to your health, so ensuring your new working space keeps out the elements is not a step to be missed!

Installing a ventilation system for example, like a dehumidifier, would encourage airflow and deter mould from growing. Additionally, having a portable room heater will assist in keeping your shed from getting damp and keep you warm during the winter months.

Dedicating space

You might find it beneficial to keep a section of your new office space dedicated to your garden tools or other smaller items you might need more regularly. Of course, labelling the spaces you decide to keep them, for example on shelves or in boxes, will be invaluable to your future self. Saves future you rifling through ten different boxes to find what you’re looking for!

The fun bit

Now it’s time to set-up and style your office!

You could be simply transferring your current home office set up into your shed. In which case, why not spruce up your shed office with a pop of colour, a hanging plant or a cool cushion for your desk chair?

Starting from scratch is equally as fun! Invest in some furniture and accessories that make your working day brighter, creating a welcoming and invigorating environment to work in.

Transition seamlessly with Apex Self Storage

Make sure you get the most out of your home using self storage. Converting your shed to a home office could just be the beginning of your home renovation projects. Using self storage makes the whole process so much easier and stress-free.

Get in touch with us today to find out more about the potential of your self storage unit and how we can help make your house a home.