If you’re working from home or running a business inside of your home, you’ll need your own space separate from your personal life. When you’re on a budget, you don’t have to do anything fancy to jazz up your workspace. Save some money and try these tricks to keep your space professional.

  • Define your workspace. Find a space that can be dedicated to your home office such as a spare room or an unused corner of your living room.
  • Create a floor plan. Measure your space and design a floor plan that will fit your furniture.
  • Determine what you can do yourself. Figure out what projects you can do yourself before you hire a professional. For instance, if you’re looking to paint your area, you can save money by doing it yourself.
  • Use what you have. You’ll save money by using furniture and accessories you already own.
  • Shop around for cheap bargains. You can find bookshelves, desks, and other home office furniture and accessories at garage sales, flea markets, consignment shops, and thrift stores. You can even make them your own by painting them.
  • Accept used furniture. There may be stores that offer used office furniture for sale. You may have to do some repairs, but you’ll save some money.
  • Buy new décor at bargain prices. Discount stores, home decorating stores and more offer items at discounted prices.

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