Top 9 Desk Essentials: Items To Keep At Your Workplace At All Times

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Tired of all the innumerable paraphernalia accumulating on your desk? If your answer is yes, keep in mind that your desk is a space that should always be clean and free from clutter, especially if you want to boost your productivity.

The best way to avoid the chaos of unnecessary items (and making the most out of your workspace) is keeping a list of all the desk essentials you need at hand.

Check out the top 9 desk essentials every working 20 or 30-something years old people need at their office:

Notepad

Although your phone is a good place to keep all your info and things to do, recording all of your important thoughts and ideas before they slip away with a trusty notepad is a better idea. Why? Because keeping them in a separate place will force you too actually write down what you need.

If you need to complete several tasks, a to-do-list is a good option too: that way you won’t forget about all the stuff you need to do, and will keep an eye on it while you work.

A Personalized Mug

A personalized mug is a great choice if you want to keep others from drinking your coffee—your coworkers can’t say they confused theirs with yours if you have a unique one! Personalized mugs also make cute decorations, and can be used to store pencils, pens, and other things. Just don’t use the same mug for both purposes!

Desk And Files Organizers

Fill your desk organizer with working pens, pencils, staples, clips, and highlighters. Don’t forget about file organizers—otherwise you might end up with a big mess of papers and folders. Also, keep in mind the size of your desk when selecting the organizers!

Grooming Items

Whether you’re meeting a client, or just going out after work with your coworkers, try keeping in your desk drawer some grooming items like lip balm, a hair brush, some makeup items, tissues, hand cream, deodorant and a small mirror.

Headphones

If you’re not in a social mood and want to avoid chatting with your coworkers, don’t forget to bring in your headphones, since loud music coming out of your speakers is a no-no in the office.

Water

Being hydrated is essential if you care about your health. Many desk workers always forget the 8 mandatory daily glasses of water, which can be problematic in the long run for your kidneys—and even for your skin. Always keep a filled water bottle by your side. There’s more to hydration than drinking coffee non-stop!

Snacks

Snacks are a must. And not just any kind of snack—it should be healthy ones. We tend to get a little hungry from time to time while working so give peanuts, granola bars, and other non-perishable products a try.

Desk Plants

A mini desk plant is a nice decoration that can relax us just by looking at them.

Cable Tidy

If you want to retain the order in your desk, by making it free from unwanted wires everywhere, a cable tidy is the perfect option for you. They will also preserve and maintain your cables in perfect shape.

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