One of the problems most young people have to deal with at home is finding a great place to study. Since many people feel that there is no space in their homes for a study nook, they often end up studying at the dining table, the kitchen table or on the couch using the coffee table. This can make it difficult to concentrate on your studies if the TV is on, or someone is preparing dinner.
If you do not live in a college dorm where a desk is often provided, creating a study area in the home does not have to take too much space. However, you may have to de-clutter in order to create the space that you need. One of the best ways to de-clutter is to get rid of any old textbooks that you may have sitting on the shelf or some other space that you could convert into a study area.
When thinking about what you need to have a great study area, consider the following basic elements:
Space to store your study supplies, pens, papers and the like
A desk that will meet your needs
A comfortable chair to sit on
Access to an electric plugin and internet connection where necessary
An area to keep your books. Ideally, this should be a shelf.
One of the challenges most young people face when they try to create space for their books is that they have too many books. One of the best ways to deal with this problem is to sell textbooks online so that you rid yourself of the old books that you do not use and leave only your current textbooks. If you want to do this, see where you can make a bookshelf or find an old cabinet where you can store away your old books and if you can’t do this yourself, for sure one of your parents or friends will lend a helping hand.
Now that you have all the necessary items in place, you need to find the space where you can create your study area. It could be beneath a window, the space under the stairs, or even a converted closet.
Place your desk where you need it to be. Essentially, you are creating a flat surface to work on. You can find a do-it-yourself option or get professional help.
Add the storage space needed. This should hold notebooks, supplies, pens, and pencils to keep your space tidy.
Make it comfortable. You want a space that is comfortable, attractive and not cluttered. It needs to be a space that you enjoy sitting in. Add a houseplant or a framed picture to make it welcoming.
With your own study area at home that you love and enjoy sitting at, you won’t have to worry about going to the library every day or not having a place to study once the library has closed. You can enjoy your own space in the comfort and privacy of your home. This works particularly well if you enjoy studying late in the night or in the very early morning hours as some do. Simply make yourself a cup of coffee, sit at your desk and get busy studying for that test, doing that assignment or simply reading up for the next class. This will also boost your self-confidence.