How to Create a Home Office for Teenagers

Do you have lots of homework? Do you need a place to come and relax at the end of the day? Are you fed up of using a hardback book as a 'desk' on your bed? Even as a teenager, you can create your own office for homework, gaming and creating.

Steps

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    Ask whoever looks after you. Always check with your parents/guardians if it is ok to make a racket for a small while. Make sure your room has at least 1 windows for ventilation (or 1 vent). Make sure your room is big enough to accompany a desk without creating a fire exit blockage.
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    Know your measurements. Measure up your room. Find a suitable area where you can put a desk and measure it up. Go out and choose a desk that will fit into that space without damaging the desk, walls or causing an exit obstruction.
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    Choose suitable furniture. Don't choose a chair with a colour you won't like in a year. White or black furniture go well in most places.
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    Get office equipment. You'll need supplies like USB Memory Sticks, a laptop or desktop PC (which doesn't even have to be expensive), a printer, pens and pencils, rulers, staplers, hole punchers, glue sticks, sellotape, labels, date stamp, files, filing cabinet, and so on.
    • Buy at least 100 pieces of A4 plain printer paper, 100 sheets of writing paper (or buy a pad) and lots of plastic wallets.
    • Make sure all your pens, stamps, pencils, etc., are working.
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    Set up your desk. You'll want the items you use the most to be very easily accessible. As you use your home office, you might develop more thorough systems for organization and storage; for now, just set things up in the way that seems most logical to you.
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    Always keep it tidy. As you use your home office, keep it organized. It's much easier to find items if they're kept in their place, and it will make the whole room appear neater and more professional.

Tips

  • Use lighter colours rather than darker colours because lighter colours create an illusion of a bigger room and make it look cleaner.

Warnings

  • When wiping down surfaces with liquids, leave to dry or wipe dry before placing on electrical equipment.
  • Do not overload plug socket extension cables.
  • Be careful when carrying around heavy equipment.

Things You'll Need

  • Desk
  • Plain Paper
  • Lined Paper
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Rulers
  • Stapler
  • Staples
  • Computer (optional)
  • Hole punch
  • Labels
  • Printer (optional)
  • Stamps
  • Sharpener

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Categories: Youth | Working from Home