5 Must Have Items to Keep at Your Desk
If you work in an office, it is extremely likely that you have your own desk. But what else is laying on it beside your computer? Office cubicles can be a bit boring unless you personalize them. To help you turn your desk into a small home away from home and keep you productive throughout your workday, here are the top five items you should always keep at your desk.
1. Desk Organizer
If you have trouble maintaining a neat workspace, your productivity might be compromised. A desk organizer is a nifty tool that can hold your collections of paper, pens, pencils, sticky notes, and more. Not only can it make your desk a more efficient area, but can make you feel good about getting things done without worrying about clutter. Especially if you have an open plan workstation, your space might overlap with others. To keep everyone happy and working hard without distraction, get organized.
2. Water Bottle and Snacks
Finding yourself making constant trips to the water fountain? It may be time to purchase a reusable water bottle that you can keep within reach. This way, you don’t have to routinely leave your desk or buy costly water bottles for work every day. Plus, it can be a helpful encouragement to drink more water, rather than opting for soda or coffee. When we talk snacks, we don’t mean pudding or candy. To help keep yourself more energized at work, you should keep a few healthy snacks in your desk. Plus, this will also help prevent yourself from getting too hungry around lunchtime. We suggest packing a protein bar, peanut butter, or almonds as healthier options.
3. Battery Charger
Your phone may drain quickly throughout the workday. To keep up with your important contacts (e.g. family, clients, coworkers, etc.) you should have a battery charger on your desk in case your phone needs to power up. This is an especially important item if your job requires you to be frequently on your phone.
If you like to listen to relaxing music while you work, or simply need to cancel out background noise, invest in a good pair of headphones and store them in your desk drawer. However, don’t forget to take them off when speaking to others to avoid seeming rude or unprofessional.
5. Lint Brush and Stain Remover
Armed with these two helpful tools, you can keep your outfit looking great all day long. You will be thankful that you have these when it comes time for your next after-lunch meeting. When your clothes look great, you will feel more confident. Use the lint brush to remove any pet fur, hair, dust, and fuzz that may have collected on your clothing throughout the day. Your stain remover stick can eliminate any breakfast or lunch time accidents (believe me, we’ve all been there).
These are just a few of the essentials that you should have on your work desk. Aside from customizing your office furniture, this is the best way to add a bit of comfort and personality to your space.