dearJulius.com

$hide=home

6 things you should always keep at your desk

Your desk is your space at work where you complete your job-related tasks. You should organize your desk in a way that enhances productivity, rather than clutter it with items that distract you. Here are six things, like a good office chair and desk planner, you should always keep at your desk.


By Jennifer Still, Business Insider
Certain desk items like a planner and a good office chair can enhance your productivity.

  • Your desk is your space at work where you complete all of your job-related tasks.
  • You should organize your desk in a way that enhances productivity, rather than clutter it with items that hinder it or distract you.
  • Here are six things, like a good office chair and desk planner, you should always keep at your desk.
When I became a full-time freelancer and transitioned to working remotely about eight years ago, I was terrible with organization.

My "desk" was the couch, and my organization strategy was scribbling notes on Post-Its and randomly sticking them to my laptop, only for them to get lost. A few years of this system resulted in lost emails and forgotten deadlines, and I realized that it was time to buy a proper desk and get organized.

While I do occasionally work in coffee shops or from my bed, most of my working hours are spent sitting upright at my desk. Everything I need to stay organized is at my fingertips, so I'm able to complete my tasks more efficiently.

Whether your working at home or in an office, here are six things you should always keep at your desk to be organized and enhance productivity:



1

A good office chair

The last thing you want is an uncomfortable chair.
Sitting in an uncomfortable chair all day can result in back pain and distract you from concentrating on your job tasks.

A decent desk chair should provide lumbar and pelvic support to remove stress from your back muscles. Since poor posture may lead to headaches or muscle fatigue, a supportive chair is a worthwhile investment.



2

A desk planner


Written to-do lists are great reminders of the tasks you have to complete.
While I often use Google Calendar to note important dates and there are no shortage of online planners, it also can be helpful to have deadlines, appointments, calls, and other reminders written on paper as well.

Keeping a written to-do list near your desk can help you stay on-task, remind you of what's coming up, and help eliminate the possibility of a scheduling error.



3

A wireless printer

There may still be times when you'll need to print something.
While mostly everything is done online these days, from shopping to filing your taxes, there are still times when you'll need a printer.

Going paperless is great for the environment, but when you need to print out a form to send to an employer or you prefer editing with a paper and pen, a wireless printer comes in handy.

A wireless printer also means one fewer cord to get in the way. Plus there are some inexpensive, high-quality options out there.



4

A filing cabinet or folder

Keep everything organized in one place with a filing cabinet.
There may be times when you'll have important documents like receipts or payslips that you'll need to hold onto for the future.

To avoid losing these documents, pick up a filing cabinet or accordion folder to keep important paperwork organized. A folder in one of my desk drawers safely holds all of my paper documents in one place, and I always know where something is when I need it.



5

An external hard drive

Always back up important files!
If you depend on your computer for most of your work, then it's important to back up important files and documents in the case your hardware fails.

External hard drives these days are relatively inexpensive for large amounts of storage space, like this external drive that gives you 2 TB of space for about $60.

You can also opt for a cloud storage service like Google Drive, DropBox, or iCloud, but I'd still recommend a physical external HD just in case you were to ever lose access to your online accounts or should you need to access your work when there's no available internet connection.



6

A phone charging cable

You don't want to be caught with a dead phone during work hours.
Even if you work in an office where using your phone during business hours is frowned upon, the truth is that things come up and an emergency may arise where you may need to reach someone quickly.

You don't want to get caught with no power in the middle of your workday in case the need arises, so it pays to keep either a USB or wall charger at desk at all times.


See more at: Business Insider

COMMENTS



|Featured Content_$type=three$c=3$l=0$m=0$s=hide$rm=0


Made with in NYC
Name

Accessories,20,Bathroom,43,Best Products,1,Cakes,54,Celebrity,17,Celebs,1,Christmas,35,Cleaning Tips,144,Cooking,7,Creative Idea,22,Creative Ideas,37,Decor,23,Decorating Ideas,181,DIY,112,DIY Fashion,31,Education,3,Family,16,Fashion,52,Fashion for Kids,2,Fashion for Man,12,Fashion for Woman,31,Featured,36,Features,222,Food,35,Food and Drink,10,Garden,24,Gardening,277,Gratitude,1,Green Living,5,Grooming,5,Hairstyle,12,Halloween,27,Happiness,14,Health,14,home,31,Home & Garden,205,Home and Decor,487,Housekeeper,8,Indoor Gardening,69,Inspiration,58,Kids & Pets,10,Kitchen,67,Laundry,6,Life Hacks,249,Lifestyle,82,Makeup & Beauty,11,Mind,3,Money,1,Motivation,2,New Year Fashion,6,outdoor,3,Painting,16,Parenting,370,Pets,57,Recipe,8,Relationship,7,Self-Care,3,Shopping,10,Technology,12,Tips,25,Travel,5,Trends,7,Weddings,35,Wellness,4,Women Lifestyle,23,
ltr
item
Lifestyle Magazine: 6 things you should always keep at your desk
6 things you should always keep at your desk
Your desk is your space at work where you complete your job-related tasks. You should organize your desk in a way that enhances productivity, rather than clutter it with items that distract you. Here are six things, like a good office chair and desk planner, you should always keep at your desk.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ehsAGl6lgUY/W8EVTyY8udI/AAAAAAAARF4/WbiM-uVacZArQ9ELZGvO_CwgB1YTwWj9gCLcBGAs/s1600/7.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ehsAGl6lgUY/W8EVTyY8udI/AAAAAAAARF4/WbiM-uVacZArQ9ELZGvO_CwgB1YTwWj9gCLcBGAs/s72-c/7.jpg
Lifestyle Magazine
https://lifestyle.dearjulius.com/2018/10/6-things-you-should-always-keep-at-your.html
https://lifestyle.dearjulius.com/
https://lifestyle.dearjulius.com/
https://lifestyle.dearjulius.com/2018/10/6-things-you-should-always-keep-at-your.html
true
8488952299782896134
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy