AUTHOR:
Reynolds Careers

DATE:
October 19, 2017

CATEGORIES:
On the Job,
Success from the Start

READING TIME:
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12 Desk Items You Need but May Not Have

AUTHOR:
Reynolds Careers

DATE:
October 19, 2017

CATEGORIES:
On the Job,
Success from the Start

READING TIME:
2 minutes

Your first day on the job offers a new adventure and a new workspace. Take a moment to survey your area in between learning new responsibilities. Look at what supplies are provided, and note what you need to bring the next day.

Reynolds and Reynolds has supply closets near cubicles to help keep desks stocked. If your new workspace has a supply closet nearby, see what’s inside. Here are a few items outside of the normal office supplies you may want to have on hand:

  1. Pencil Holder

Keep your writing utensils organized and easy to reach when an important phone call comes in.

  1. Mugs

Drinking coffee or tea out of reusable mugs helps cut back on waste.

     3. Organizational Tools

Many people rely on planners to keep themselves on track. They are helpful with scheduling, prioritizing, and keeping information organized. Most offices don’t provide planners to their employees, so a trip to the store may be necessary.

  1. Gum/ Mints

Forgot to brush your teeth? Having gum or mints in a desk drawer is a quick fix to this smelly scenario.

  1. Lint Roller

Having lint on your clothes from a busy morning can leave you looking disorganized. Keep a roller around to stay looking clean and professional.

  1. Portable Sewing Kit

The last thing anyone wants to hear when they bend is a rip. A travel-size sewing kit will allow you to sneak away and repair the damage without leaving work.

  1. Hand Sanitizer

A little sanitizer can go a long way when it’s cold and flu season.

  1. Tissues

A desk necessity. Tissues are nice to have for allergy season, and if you are feeling under the weather.

  1. Pain Medicine

Aches and pains can sneak up on anyone. Keep a little over-the-counter pain medicine at your desk to help relieve discomfort.

  1. Lotion

Dry hands can become painful and make it difficult to work. A little lotion can help reverse the damage.

  1. Chapstick

It won’t matter if (when) you lose your daily chapstick tube if there is another one at your desk.

  1. Headphones

If you are allowed to listen to music at work, invest in a good pair of headphones. Not everyone will like your music taste, so make sure you are the only one who can hear what is playing.

Over time you can accumulate items to help showcase your personality in your work area. The essentials listed above will help provide a solid foundation for creating your workspace. Good luck!


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