As information from school districts around the country continues to evolve regarding the return to in-person school versus remote learning for the fall, I’ve heard from many friends who are struggling to find small, affordable desks for their kids to create a dedicated school-at-home work space.
Just about everyone I know has made IKEA their first stop, which makes sense because you can’t beat the price, but from what I’m hearing, desks at IKEA are almost completely out of stock. In fact, it seems that small desks are the new toilet paper, because they are sold out just about everywhere. A quick Google search yields frustrating results, because most of the inexpensive desks that pop up at the top of the search are also out of stock.
Since I know this is a challenge facing a lot of families right now, I decided to dig a little deeper, and I’ve come up with more than a dozen options for kids’ desks to fit various space, style, and price needs. In the list below, you’ll find student desk options broken down by price category, including under $100, under $150, and under $200, and I’ve included basic size details. Each of these desks are in stock and available as of the publishing of this post, but obviously desks are going fast!
Struggling With How to Fit a Desk Into Your Kid’s Room?
If you are struggling to figure out how you’ll fit a desk into your kid’s room, or even how to create a dedicated work from home space for yourself, consider using a small writing desk in place of a night stand.
In this post about home office ideas for small spaces, I show you how I created a compact but efficient work space for myself in the corner of our guest room, including tips on organizing the desktop to make the most of the small space.
Affordable Small Desk Options for Remote Learning and Homework
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SMALL DESKS UNDER $100
Small Desks Under $150
Small Desks Under $200
Search Tips If None of These Small Desks Fit Your Needs
If none of the desks listed above fit your needs, try using the search terms “writing desk,” “laptop desk,” and “mini desk” as you shop online. Also keep in mind that many websites will allow you to filter your search results to just those desks that are currently in stock, as well as filtering by those under a certain price or size requirement. Using these tools can speed up your search for the perfect home schooling desk and let you get back to the business of enjoying your summer!