“Cloffice” kind of sounds like… I dunno, maybe an equine venereal disease. But sound it out with me and you’ll see we’re actually talking about offices built in closets. It’s genius, right? If you have a small space or you don’t need an office all of the time, putting your workspace in a closet might be a perfect solution.
If you haven’t seen a cloffice before, you’re probably thinking, “What the hell, Cat. I want my office to be a pleasant space to work, not weird and dark and cramped like Ryan’s closet desk on The Office.”
It’s okay! Take a look at what Martina from MyMcLife did with her little cloffice:
So, if Martina can do that with a small linen closet, think of what you could do with a walk-in closet. Lucky us, we can also see what Anna Bergquist did with her cloffice:
Plus, Anna was nice enough to send along her most important advice:
- Identify what needs to be stored in your cloffice. The items you use regularly should be easily accessible, while other items can be stored away.
- Most importantly, make it visually fun — adding pops of color will keep it from looking and feeling tiny or unpleasant.
If you’re now plotting your own cloffice, you could do a build-out — but after I pitched this post I went to a rummage sale and picked up something exactly closet-sized, so I wanted to plant an idea for the interested: school desks.
The desks that show up on eBay currently are all older and smaller, but I’ve seen desks in this ’60s/’70s style in lots of local sales. If you really want one — try a Craigslist ad.