The unexpected work-from-home trend which sees people using THIS household object as a desk

People are getting inventive with the tools at their disposal
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  • It’s a crazy world we live in at the moment and we are constantly adapting to new challenges that present themselves — such as working from home for the foreseeable.

    But many people who live in smaller properties have found that they don’t have a workspace to set up their ‘home office’.

    Whether it’s because they share a flat (so can’t use the communal table), or they simply don’t have a desk area in their homes — numerous individuals have found it challenging to move their office into their homes.

    But, in keep-calm-and-carry-on-style, many have resorted to a unique way to work. Which involves using an everyday household object… an ironing board.

    Related: Our favourite home office set-ups on Instagram – for self-isolating inspo!

    Trending: Ironing board desks

    People all over the world have been posting their improvised ‘ironing board’ desks on social media — so much so, the hashtag #ironingboarddesk is already starting to pick up attraction on Instagram.

    Being long enough to fit all the essentials, such as a laptop, notebook and even an extra screen, the humble ironing board has proved the perfect solution to those without a big table.

    Many have shared pictures of themselves working at their makeshift desks, either in their lounges or bedrooms — some with lovely views out of the window — along with the hashtags #QuarantineLife, #workingfromhome and #homeoffice. Others have even posted photos of their pets joining them on their newly-created workstations.

    For those who can’t sit down for long periods of time, the different heights available with an ironing board make it the ideal alternative to a standing desk — which, in many ways, is more appealing than a regular table anyway.

    Who needs a standing office desk when you have an ironing board eh?

    Ironing board desk trend during self-isolation

    Image credit: Trevor Richards

    Another trend: Follow the rainbow! Have you seen the heartwarming window trend sweeping the globe?

    Do you have an imaginative alternative desk? We’d love to see you photos from home. Share them with us over in our Ideal Home Room Clinic group – a place for sharing and caring during these difficult times.

    We love to see individuals getting creative in these difficult times!

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