One of the primary goals when it comes to my working life is to make my office cubicle the best it can be. And I do that in a number of ways. I keep myself organized, I surround myself with motivational quotes which you can read about in this article, maximize the limited amount of working space that I have with cubicle shelves, and I invest in what I call cool office supplies. I think you have a good idea of what I'm talking about. Ya know, those items that give your office space a little bit of levity or uniqueness. I work next to a girl who just recently purchased a cubicle window at my suggestion just so she could add a little flavor to her dull office walls. Another cool desk accessory for the cubicle that I recently wrote about in this article is called The Daily Mood. It's just another way to add some fun to the office.
I love it when people walk by my office cubicle and comment on my flat panel cubicle monitor hanger (which you can read about here), my flat panel copy holder (can see and read about it in this article), or my No Button (which you can hear in this article). They certainly know right off the bat that I don't just go through the motions when it comes to my cubicle decor or my office organization for that matter. I talk about three of my favorite flat panel monitor computer accessories here if you want to read more.
Starting with my desktop, fun desk accessories will make a difference but there is one caveat of which you should be aware. Fun office supplies are great but be careful that you don't accumulate too many desktop accessories or they will tend to clutter up your working surface which could hinder your productivity. I try to be choosy when it comes to what I put on my desktop because in order to focus properly on the work at hand, I need to have a clean, uncluttered desk. If you are interested in some cool office supplies that you can strategically place on your working surface, check out the items below.
Fun Desk Accessories
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I can't say that I own all of the cute office supplies above but I do have a No Button, a cell phone holder, a USB plasma ball (you can read about it in this article and that's mine in the image above), and I've had a Chia Guy in my office. As I said earlier, you have to be a little bit conservative when it comes to what you place on your desktop since you don't want to end up cluttering it up. I use my cubicle shelves to move small personal items off of my desktop but, as you can see from the images above, these items do not take up a lot of room so having a couple of them on your desktop is entirely cool in my eyes.
I have a few cool computer accessories that I have shared in recent articles. My flat panel monitor cubicle hanger and my flat panel copy holder are featured below. I love them both and use them every day. The flat panel monitor cubicle hanger allowed me to take back more of my cubicle desktop and the copy holder is excellent for holding my To Do Lists or any paperwork to which I need to refer. I recommend both items highly and I know you won't regret either one if you decide to pick either one or both up for your office cubicle. Since I wrote this article, I recently picked up a monitor mirror which attaches to the side of my flat panel monitor. You can read about it in this article. For really short money, it has also been a great addition to my cubicle.
Cool Computer Accessories
Another way in which you can really add some cool office supplies to your office is to consider products that relate to your taste buds. Yes, your taste buds! When I get into work each morning I NEED my coffee! Without it, I am lost. I admit to being addicted to caffeine but I am a believer in everything in moderation which is how I treat caffeine products. I purchased a Brew N Go one cup coffee maker about two years ago which I wrote about in this article.
This small office coffee maker is still going strong and I use it every morning to brew my favorite Starbucks coffee. I need strong coffee each morning and with this drip coffee maker, I am able to brew it as strong as I like. Believe it or not, my company does provide us with coffee, tea, and hot chocolate at no cost but it doesn't match my favorite brand of coffee each morning. It is worth the investment in coffee and the coffee maker to have what I want each day.
Another way I have been able to add some cool office supplies to my office cubicle is with a small refrigerator. This article talks about the one I bought and also suggests other options which may be of interest to you. Both of these products have certainly added to the environment in which I work because they have allowed me to feel at home without having to head down to the cafeteria for coffee or for my lunch in the company refrigerator. You can check out the two items below.
Cool Office Supplies to Help Satisfy your Palate
There are so many different options for cool office supplies out there in the marketplace. You can even use a common binder clip in unique ways such as cord management in your office cubicle as I discuss in this article. Do your homework and add to your office what makes sense for your working style. Don't get into a rut in your own working environment. Add some life to it with some cool office supplies and it will pay dividends in the long run in your productivity and your attitude! If you have any questions about any of the products in this article feel free to ask a question in the comments or go to my Contact Me page.