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Just landed a new job? Congrats! As a fresh face in the office, you’ll certainly want to make a great impression. This means bringing your professional ‘A’ game, sharing your friendliest smile, and – of course – coming prepared with the right supplies. Check out the desk items below that are a must for your new job.
The number one key to success at any job? Organization. A good calendar with plenty of space to pencil in due dates and reminders will be your best buddy at your new gig. Whether you prefer a large desktop calendar or something you can hang on the wall of your cubicle is totally up to you.
A Few Personal Care Items
Sometimes the biggest workday distractions end up being the littlest things—like chapped lips or a painful hangnail. It’s definitely worth grabbing a few personal care items for your desk drawer as a quick fix to these little nuisances. Think of things like hand lotion, nail files, chapstick, and even extra contact lens solution.
Sanitizers and Disinfectants
There’s not much you can do when your sniffling coworker stops by your desk to brief you on an upcoming project. Fend off any colds and viruses (and save up those precious sick days!) by keeping some disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer within reach.
A messy desk is sure to drive stress when you’re juggling important tasks at work, but that’s just the half of it. Your managers, coworkers, and possibly even important clients will catch a glimpse of your work area from time to time, and a cluttered desk isn’t exactly the best impression in the workplace! Keep your quarters tidy with organizational desk tools like supply holders and organizer trays.
Reusable Water Bottle
The water cooler is the ultimate office hotspot. You’ll take frequent trips there making sure you’re getting in your eight glasses a day, or just as an excuse to give your eyes a break from your computer screen. Either way, your own reusable water bottle works much more conveniently than those little plastic cups sitting atop the cooler.
Even in the corporate world, your desk doesn’t need to stay stark and mundane. Why not add a little touch of personality? Show your coworkers your personal style by embellishing your desk or cubicle with decor that really displays who you are. You’ll be spending a lot of time there, anyway. Might as well make the space feel homey, right?
Did we miss anything? Let us know what desk items you think are absolute “must-haves” in the comments below.