How to Share Your Workspace with the Family Room
by Kylie Jones
Having your workspace in your home can be a challenge, particularly if you are sharing it with the family room. Here are a few strategies to help you easily transition from work space to family room.
Instructions
The best work space is one you don't have to pack up and set up each time you want to work. But in your home this can look really messy and if you have kids or animals it can be dangerous.

To keep projects on the go that can be quickly packed away I use small plastic flat containers. I use a separate one for each project. I buy the same brand so they stack on top of each other. Because they all look the same I label each one so I can quickly get back to work and not spend precious time trying to find things. Storage cubes give you lots of space to stow away your supplies. In the family room they can be hidden with a shawl or decorative throw.
Kylie Jones's How to Share Your Workspace with the Family Room - , General Education, Design, bins
Kylie Jones's How to Share Your Workspace with the Family Room - , General Education, Design, bins
Another trick is to Invert tubs and use the lid as a tray to work. When finished, just put the body back on top and your work is safely stowed and ready to go again. The handles lock everything away from little hands and paws. These can also be stacked, even though they are upside down, and covered with a throw.
Kylie Jones's How to Share Your Workspace with the Family Room - , General Education, Design, tubs
Kylie Jones's How to Share Your Workspace with the Family Room - , General Education, Design, tubs
Room dividers do a very good job of separating a space away from the family room and create a barrier to people interrupting you. They can be folded away when not needed.

Home work spaces can quickly go from tidy to train wreck. I always have an empty large tub which I can quickly cram everything into in case of unexpected visits by the landlord etc..

Kylie Jones's How to Share Your Workspace with the Family Room - , General Education, Design, room divider

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