5 Workplace Hacks for the Office
Sometimes the smallest things can make our lives much easier. With simple items that might be lying around, we can transform a cluttered workspace into a place where we can flourish. Here are 5 workplace hacks that offer some extra organization and productivity to your space.
Hack #1: Lego Holders
Cords are messy, and with all of our chargers laying around it can make for a clutter zone on our desks. Legos are a perfect (and fun!) solution to hold those pesky cords and keep them from taking up precious space. Most desks have a circular cut-out area for cords to be more accessible. Try placing the Lego friends by these holes to have easy access to your chargers when it is time to use them. Your inner child will thank you for this hack.
Hack #2: Other uses for Binder Clips
Binder clips may be among the most common items you will find laying around the office, but there are more uses for the clips besides keeping your papers nice and neat. One of the best things you can do with binder clips is clip to them around your workspace to hold everyday work items like rubber bands and pens. Another great trick with binder clips is using them to fix your keyboard if the stand is broken! Also, if you need to make a quick stand to hold your cell phone, look no further than a trusty binder clip.
Hack #3: Bread Tag Labels
Chances are, at the bottom of our desks near our power strip we will find a tangled mess of cords. There is also a good chance that we are using almost every single socket on our power strip. It can be confusing to know which cable runs where, and what is safe to unplug. With simple bread tag labels, we will know know exactly what each cord is and never have to worry about unplugging our desktop computer when we meant to unplug our laptop charger!
Hack #4: Keyboard Cleaners
Unfortunately, our keyboards can get really dirty really fast, and we might not think to clean them or even know the proper way how. One of the easiest ways we can clean our keyboards is with some scotch tape. By sliding a strip between the rows on our keyboards, the adhesive side of the tape will automatically pick up things like computer dust and crumbs. Other useful items to clean keyboards include Post-It Notes and Q-Tips.
Hack #5: Cereal Box Dividers
Before you recycle that next box of cereal, you may find some uses for it at your office! By keeping your cereal boxes, you can turn them into a storage bin for your items or even dividers for your desk drawers. This is the perfect inexpensive solution for stashing all of your desk drawer items and keeping them organized. Here is a handy guide on how you can make the cereal box dividers.
Do you have any hacks that makes your life easier at work? We would love to hear about them!