You Need Your Own Workspace


Pictured above: something a little more drastic.

The Covid-19 outbreak is causing a lot of disruptions, especially for every day workers. Where possible, it’s been most effective for people to work from home. Thanks to the internet, there are many jobs you can do from home now if you need to. The question is: what good is working from home if you’re constantly distracted? Your kids are also home from school. Your spouse can’t go anywhere. They’re all bored and in need of entertainment, while you need to focus. It can be frustrating. You need your own workspace if you’re going to get any work done. What to do? Here’s how a shed can help you.

1. A Shed Can Provide A Personal Workspace

It can be impossible to get work done when your family is constantly interrupting you. Even if they aren’t coming into your office, they can make a lot of noise to distract you. You can yell all you want, but kids will be kids. You can try something a bit more drastic, but your spouse might feel obliged to object. Or you could get your own workspace.

We can build a pre-made shed in a couple of days and set it up for wi-fi access. Set up your desk in the shed, plug in your computer, connect to the network and work. While your kids enjoy themselves in your house, you have your own private office where no one bothers you. It’s great for temporarily working from home due to the covid-19 pandemic.

It’s also good for permanent remote work. If your job allows you to set up for permanent remote work, you have a permanent office to work from. That way, you get the benefit of having a private setting just for work where you can focus. It’s just like going into the office without needing to go anywhere at all. Under certain circumstances, it may even be tax deductible as a business expense.

2. Let Your Kids Play In It

If you don’t want to move all your home office equipment to a new location, a shed has other uses. Consider setting up the shed as a place for your children to play, for example. Add some tables, some shelves, and move in a few toys for your kids to play with and presto! The shed is now a kid’s playroom. Best of all, it’s a playroom outside the house! The kids can make as much noise as they want and you won’t have to deal with it. Let them have their fun while you get your work done. Just like converting the shed into a home office, this becomes something you can continue to use even after covid-19 has run its course.

3. Save Money

According to the New York Times, 1 in 10 Americans rents storage space.  Let’s face it, we own A LOT of stuff. So much that we often have trouble figuring out where to put it all. That’s why storage space started becoming available for rent in the 1960s. We just needed a place to put all of our things.

But storage space isn’t cheap. The national average cost is a little more than $85 per month, or about 1$ per square foot. That can vary wildly depending on a number of factors, including where you rent and what extras the facility offers. Depending on these and other factors, rented self-storage can cost anywhere from $20 to $200 a month. Possibly even more!

When the economy is struggling and many of us need to cut costs, paying that extra expense might be something you can’t afford. If you buy a shed, however, you’ll only put down a one-time payment. The shed is yours for as long as you need it. Given the average cost per month of rented storage space, a shed will pay for itself in just a few years.

4. Make SpaceShed Workplace

If you aren’t renting storage space, consider how a shed would free up space in your home. Is your garage loaded with stuff? I know my own parents always parked their cars out in the rain and snow because they overloaded their garage. Move things from the garage to the shed and park those cars inside. Maybe it’s your basement that’s full up. Move things out and suddenly there’s room for your kids to play downstairs, away from your office.

While you’re moving stuff to your new shed, it will help you organize those possessions you’ve been storing for years. It’ll be a great opportunity to go things and see what you have. Even more, it will help you make better decisions about what you can bear to part with. Maybe you’ll find something you aren’t using, but somebody on Ebay is willing to pay a lot of money for. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as they say.

A Shed Is A Worthwhile Investment

Whether your looking to have a home office, want to create a play space for your kids, or just need to make extra space in your own home, a shed can solve a lot of problems. During this covid-19 outbreak, where we’re all being cooped up together, we need as much space as we can get to avoid cabin fever. Not only that, it can increase the value of your home.

If you’re looking to take advantage of all a good shed offers, feel free to get in touch with us for a price quote. Want to look at our goods, but don’t feel like coming in? You can schedule a digital tour, or visit our online shed gallery. Take a look and see what we’ve got to offer.