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It’s kind of weird how the little things (like a malfunctioning pen) can become the big things fast. (Is it so much to ask for a pen that works?) Here, seven items on your desk that are sabotaging your happiness—and productivity, too.
It’s true—investing in (or expensing) a better lamp for your desk can dramatically improve your office life. Why? Overhead fluorescent lighting is a drag compared with a softer (and more focused) glow.
If every time you go to reach for something to write with, the ink is dried up—or worse, the feel of the ballpoint isn’t to your liking—it can make you feel, well, sad. So consider it a reason to treat yourself to a pretty pen.
If you haven’t updated them in, say, seven years, it might be time for a refresh (your children no longer wear diapers, for example). Another option: A mini-photo calendar, filled with 365 pages of tear-off pics.
Ugh, you’ve got about four weeks' worth set aside just waiting for that next expense report. A better plan: Download an app like Evernote to seamlessly scan and digitize your disorganized paper trail.
Ditto your receipts. If your paper to-dos are cluttering your desktop, now might be the time to go digital—and make them much more portable—with an app. (A running Google doc also works in a pinch.)
Yes, your laptop, phone and iPad chargers are a lifeline. But if they’re getting in the way of your mouse pad—or constantly slipping behind your desk—it might be worth splurging on (errr, asking your office manager for) a game-changing cord clamp.
How often do you really spin the wheel in search of a paper card with contact info? Scan business cards into an app (we repeat, Evernote) and ooh and ahh over the newfound real estate on your desk.
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