Need More Space? A Large Desk

31 Days of Home Office Organizing TipsTip #13: A large desk gives ample space to work.

(Part of the 31 Days of Home Office Organizing Tips)

Like to spread out while you’re working?  A corner computer desk may not be best for you.  A larger desk may be your answer.  I have a dining/kitchen table as my desk.   Here’s why I like it, and why you might want to consider a large desk in your home office:

  • It has enough space to spread out and not feel cramped
  • Space for a computer monitor, desk phone, task light, keyboard and mouse + space to write
  • Larger projects are ok, because there is room to spread out

If you have a smaller home office, and not much room for a large desk, there are some options.  A wall-mounted folding table can be installed right next to your desk, folded out when needed, and folded away when it’s not.  A credenza with wall mounted shelving can also be a great multi-tasker with room for storage.

Use your creativity, and shop around.  If you want a larger desk, there are lots of them out there!

(Want more tips? Pick up my ebooklet, “101 Tips for Your Home Office” HERE.)

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6 thoughts on “Need More Space? A Large Desk”

  1. I think this is a really cool idea. I definitely like to spread out, but sometimes I feel like having a bigger desk gives me an excuse to be messy! I want to make sure that although I’m spreading my papers and appliances out that I still have enough storage to put things away when I’m finished. Thanks for sharing these wonderful organization tips!

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  2. Aha! Fold out fly-leaf table here I come! My credenza is under the window but I have a set of drawers and filing cabinet on the left of my desk and a table over those two would be a fabulous solution. Thank you thank you!

  3. Having suffered through a small computer desk, I agree that a large desk is the way to go! The best thing I have found for my needs is a 6 foot folding table. Plenty of desk space and great leg room. Plus, its much cheaper than anything with that amount of work space in the desk category. Sure, its not elegant, but it works great.

    Responding to Alec, yes a larger work space does give opportunity to make a mess. That is why you need to have a plan to be organized. I make use of hanging files to organize my paperwork and have a place for all of my accessories. Plus, I never end a day without cleaning off my desk. In the end, having the workspace is a greater benefit for me, so I make sure I keep it clean! I have a short article about it called

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  4. Alec, I can see how you would feel that way. However, if you vow to clean off your desk at the end of the day, it won’t be a problem. Boundaries will help, and even eliminate that problem altogether. 🙂

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