With summer drawing to an end once more, it's time to start preparing for school routines, extracurricular activities, and, of course, homework. Having your child sprawl out their school books and projects across the dining room table each evening may have been last year's norm. But creating a comfortable study station in your home can help them stay on task. They can also learn more without cluttering your living spaces with piles of school supplies. If you'd love to design a practical homework space in your home but don't know where to start, Murphy Door is here to help. Check out these five tips to create your ultimate at-home study station.
Choose the Right Space
If you're lucky enough to have a spare room or office space in your home, there's no question where to set up your child's study station. For most people, however, designing a comfortable, practical space to do homework will require a bit more planning.
Before you start clearing out a room to transform into a home workspace, it's important to consider the space you have available. Transforming an area of a large space in your home, such as a family room or dining room, is a great way to meet your child's study needs. It also means you don't have to redesign an entire room elsewhere. Just remember, consistency is key. To ensure that your child can stick with a routine and be productive as possible, whichever space you choose should be:
- Away from distractions
Clear Out the Clutter
You might not have a space to use specifically as a study station in your home. If so, it may be time to maximize the room in your home by clearing out the things your family no longer uses. Letting go of excess clothes, toys, and even home decor may be all it takes. You'll make your home feel open and spacious while getting your creative juices flowing.
After organizing, you'll see just how much room your home has without being bogged down by belongings you don't need. You may be surprised by how many options you truly have for a workspace. This includes in a bedroom, in the corner of your living room, or even in a large closet.
Keep Supplies Handy
Having your child sit down to tackle homework only to get up repeatedly and find school supplies is a problem. To remedy this problem, it's helpful to have all of their school supplies easily accessible in their workspace. Consider storing their pens, paper, books, and anything else they need in a convenient place that is clearly labeled. This small step can make a big difference in keeping them focused on their school. It can also prevent unnecessary distractions that are sure to pop up while finding a missing pencil.
Keeping an orderly workspace is essential to maintaining a successful homework station. Here are some tips to make sure your child's home study station stays as neat and tidy all year long:
- Keep your child's school supplies separate from all other household belongings.
- Store things neatly in bins, drawers, and cabinets to prevent a messy workspace.
- To keep the space stylish, hide supplies in trendy baskets that match your home's existing decor.
Keep Your Workspace Hidden
Once you've found the perfect spot to lay out your child's at-home study station, a Murphy Door can help keep it beautiful, organized, and, of course, hidden. Whether you choose one of our quality, customizable Flush Mount Bookcase Doors or Dresser Doors, your homework space is sure to be charming and comfortable. To find a gorgeous hidden door option to complement your home study station, visit Murphy Door online today.