It’s unfortunate and true that we spend majority of our lives at our desks, in workplaces we may or may not like. They could the type of companies that give you all sorts of gadgets or maybe you have to supply everything yourself. It doesn’t matter which because either way there plenty of office hacks that can make the hours in your office just that little bit better.
Here are our 10 office hacks:
1. Cord labels
Not sure which plug to pull out and they are all white and so you have to tug at each one, only to realise you’ve pulled out the wrong one. Well by using bread ties, you’ll be able to quickly identify the right cord.
2. Phone holder
Don’t through out those old cassettes just yet! Looks like cassette cases can still be useful (and look cool too). Use one to hold your iPhone or iPod so you always know where it is and and keep an eye on those Instagram notifications coming through. Plus you could change the case to match your musical mood say Beetles one week and Nirvana the next.
3. Get organised
Don’t get important letters lost under a pile of paper, keep an eye on them by using a spring from a pen as a letter holder.
4. Keep clean
If you’re prone to eating at your desk, your keyboard is going to need a clean regularly but using a bit of sticky tape or a post it not will help you pick up those pesky crumbs on the spot.
5. Be creative
Using cork cases and containers you can recycle and use them for all types of holders and the bonus is you can pin photos and important notes to them.
Source: Swingline blog
6. Clip holders
Perhaps the most useful item of stationary can be used to organise cords, especially your earphones which get so easily tangled.
7. Bottle opener
That annoying moment when you have a bottle of soft drink or beer and you don’t have a bottle opener in the office… try a macbook charger or the cheaper option with a Stabilo Boss highlighter pen (tried and tested, it works!)
8. Music speakers
Whether you’re in the office by yourself and want to pump up the music or if it’s for an office sign-a-long, putting your iPhone or iPod in a glass will amplify the sound so you can push through your work day.
Source: Lily & Bliss
9. Detangle power cords
With power cords for computers, keyboards, phone chargers and much more all heading to a central power point, it’s easy for them to get tangled and leading to a big annoying mess. However by using a few pins you can arrange everything nice and manageable.
Source: Total Clean
When all else fails, turn to lego to help make your work day easier and also bring a smile to your face. After all, who says you’re too old to play with lego.
Source: Seize the second