Your office is a place you spend a great deal of time, whether you enjoy it or not. You can make the time you spend there more enjoyable by customizing your office the way you want it. You’ll feel more comfortable and be able to work better when you have an organized space. Here are some creative tips on how to get your office the way you want it:
1. Binder Clips
Binder clips are great for holding all your important papers together in order to keep your documents organized. However, they have more uses than just to hold papers together. Attach these clips to one side of your desk to hold the ends of your power cords for your phone, computer and other devices. The ends should go through the metal part. You won’t have to worry about searching for the end of the cord because they’ll all be right there. In addition, none of them will tangle, which you know is a common problem in the office that’s quite frustrating.
2. Cell Phone Holder
You don’t need to spend a fortune on a place to situate your cell phone while you work. Instead, use an old cassette case and flip it so that the part that holds the cassette is sloping upwards. Your cell phone will fit perfectly in this slot. If you don’t have an old cassette case, many used CD places sell them for very cheap. It’s a win win situation since you can purchase a tape that reminds you of your youth while creating a unique space for your mobile device.
3. Color Code Your Cords
If you’re struggling to remember what cord goes to what, use nail polish, colored duct tape, or even bread clips to help keep track.
4. Hair Straightener
A hair straightener doesn’t just have to be for hair. You can use it to get wrinkles out of your clothes. Purchase a cheap one and store it in your office drawer, so you always look presentable.
5. Q-Tip or Tape
Use clear tape or a Q-tip to clean in between the keys on your keyboard
6. Use Dry Erase Paint
Use dry erase paint to create a space on your wall to jot down notes.
7. Clear Shoe Rank
Hang a clear shoe rack on your closet door. It’s an excellent storage space for office supplies. And since it’s clear, you’ll be able to see through it to find anything you want with ease.
8. Never Forget Your Keycard
Put that keycard inside your smartphone case so you won’t ever forget it again. Pretty “smart”, huh?
9. Make Cubbies
Make a small group of cubbies by stacking mason jars in a pyramid and hot gluing them together. They make an excellent space to hold pens, pencils and other office supplies. Not to mention, this looks very unique.
10. An Old Shutter
Paint an old shutter and hang it on the wall in your office to create a space to hold letters.