While the states’ status on reopening differs across the country, some businesses are already starting to open their offices back up. If you find yourself getting ready to make your way back to your cubicle in the near future or are the type of person who plans well in advance, it’s never too soon to start thinking about how you’ll refresh your workspace so it works best for you.
From keeping clutter at bay to bringing in some fun desk accessories for added personality, here are some of our favorite tips for how to organize your desk office or cubicle at work.
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Start With a Clean Slate
While your job was put on pause or you had to adapt to a WFH situation, you probably got used to what life was like outside the confines of your little cube. You might have learned what you really needed to be efficient, as well as what was simply a waste of space.
One benefit about being away from the office for a while is that you can look at your whole space with fresh eyes when it’s finally time to go back! Start by getting rid of what you never really needed, and you’ll have a nice clean slate to work from.
Find a Home for All Your Essentials
After you’ve KonMari’d your space and purged everything that doesn’t have a function or bring you joy, try your best to find a home for each of your essential items. Think about what types of tools you use most often and make sure they’re within easy reach. Items you only take out every once in a while can be tucked away until you need them.
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Consider investing in some storage solutions for your essentials, like small filing bins, so you never have to dig around trying to find something you misplaced. Your employer might even foot the bill for these, so don’t forget to ask!
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The design of most office spaces is, in two syllables, BO-RING. Between the basic beige desk, the bristly gray carpet and the harsh overhead lighting, most cubicles are completely devoid of personality. Instead of letting this less-than-colorful foundation deplete you of your creative spirit, why not jazz up the parts of your space you have control over!
Taking the time to decorate your space and make it your own is one of our favorite tips for how to make work fun and increase productivity.
- Your desk essentials don’t have to be as “blah” as the space you work in. Instead of sticking with the standard options, why not pick bold colors or silly shapes for your stapler, pencils, ruler and tape dispenser?
- Funny sticky notes will certainly help make you smile throughout the day. You can also leave little “love notes” for your colleagues to brighten their spirits, too!
- Even if you can’t work from the porch anymore, bright potted plants can bring some freshness to your space and a little bit of the outdoors inside, to you.
- Even if it was super distracting to have to work while home with family, it’ll be weird to be back at the office without them. To help make the transition a little easier, get some cute frames or magnets to display your favorite pictures at your desk.
Fun desk accessories breathe new life into an otherwise stale office environment. For our site, we choose to curate cards and sticky notes from the brand Emily McDowell & Friends. Their witty messages and bright colors are the perfect match for all the other fun gifts and accessories we sell online.
Express Yourself at the Office
Once your desk space better reflects your personality, why not go one step further and express yourself at the office in other ways, like how you dress or spend time with your team?
As sock fairies, we are huge fans of hosting crazy sock day at work, but there are so many other celebratory events you can bring to the workplace to help the days feel more fun. If you’re returning to the office after a while, it’ll feel extra special to finally get to see your coworkers in person, and this in and of itself is worthy of a celebration!
Keeping Your Cube Looking Cute
As sock fairies, we acknowledge we’re not trained interior designers or experts in workplace organization, but we are pretty great at helping our friends find ways to bring little touches of joy into their lives! It’s a magical power we like to think transcends the world of socks. Whether you’re looking down at your feet or the funny sticky notes sitting at your desk for your daily dose of humor, what matters most is that you’re smiling!