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Closet Turned Home Office

Having a dedicated work space is so important. Whether you’re a freelancer, a student, a CEO, or just a homeowner simply trying to keep track of bills, it can be easy to get thrown off without the proper space and organization.

home office

Not all of us are lucky enough to have a spare bedroom that can be converted into an office. But if you can manage to free up a closet, you can transform it into an office nook that accommodates all work needs. The best part about this office hack? You can easily hide desk clutter or important documents behind closed doors. Remove the rod and add the items below.


home office shelving

Mount shelves at least 1 foot apart using standards, which can hold up to 70 pounds per foot. Try: Sand and Platinum Elfa Office Shelving in a Closet, $303.37; Container Store.


storage boxes

Keep stationary and other miscellaneous items stowed in stackable boxes. This is a more attractive solution for desktop clutter and labels will help keep things in order.

Cork Board

cork board for home office

If you don’t have folding doors, hang cork board on the back of the doors to collect and display important notes, bills, swatches, and photos.

Dry Erase Board

dry erase board for home office

Hang a dry-erase board for an accessible to-do list at all times.


desk for home office

Insert a narrow desk with slim drawers for sleek storage that doesn’t carry visual weight.


lamp for home office

Install a ceiling fixture, prop up a desk lamp or hang string lights.


chair for home office

If you can fit a slim chair pushed in behind closed doors, or tuck a stool below the desk, supplement seating in this nook. Otherwise, keep a chair close by in the room that can be used as needed.