Whether you work at an “office space” type of campus or you call Google HQ home, instilling your slice of the office with the best technology and coolest toys can make your day much more bearable. If you’re really lucky, you work for a company that promptly adopts the latest and best technology, and makes it possible for you to do your best work.
Unfortunately, that’s not often the case. Small budgets (and small minds) can make for an unhappy workplace.
Take back control of your nine-to-five and get the good stuff yourself. While you’re pitching to your boss about getting Daptiv for the office, there are improvements you can make to your own space.
Check out these office must-haves, and don’t be afraid to use them to personalize your space.
1. Clip-on cup holder
Tired of constantly spilling your coffee or Mt. Dew? The clip-on cup holder is just what it sounds like.
It’ll make you feel as if you’re really in the driver’s seat as you tackle Mario Kart of GTA on your breaks. It stops spills from happening and frees up most desk real estate for all those TPS reports.
2. What’s-for-lunch planner
Can’t decide between Chipotle and Quizno’s again? This handy lunch decider lets you customize it so you can make it as indulgent, weird, or healthy as you like.
All you have to do is spin and the decision is made for you. It’s kind of like when Sheldon on TBBT rolled a D&D die to decide his every move, except when you make the rules, you always win.
3. Silent mouse
Can’t stand the idea of hearing your mouse click even one more time? Designing a noise-less mouse was surprisingly challenging, but they’re finally available and able to give you the peace and quiet you need.
It’s amazing just how much work you can get done when you’re not distracted by those tiny yet unmistakable interruptions.
4. Floppy-disc sticky notes
If you’re vintage, you probably miss the old days of floppy discs (although most of us couldn’t stand the idea of actually using them again!). However, what about sticky notes that look just like floppy discs but are much more functional?
Suddenly writing notes is fun again. Or just leave one blank and tape it to a colleague’s desk. Sit back and watch as he tries to pick up the “disc” and figure out where this blast from the past came from.
There are endless trinkets and gadgets to enliven your workday. When’s the last time you treated yourself?