Tips & tricks



For as much as I love decorating, I wouldn’t say my desk area is too exciting (though I’ve actually seen some super cute cubicles/office spaces on Instagram!). However, I try to make sure it’s always stocked with the essentials (plus one or two fun things, just because!).

I always find it interesting to see what other people keep in their work bag or on their desk, and most of the time I see something mentioned that may seem completely obvious but totally slipped my mind. So…if you’re nosy like me or are starting a new job and don’t know what to bring, this is for you!

The most important thing on here? In my opinion, it would have to be the water bottle. I did a really bad job of drinking enough water during the day while at my first job out of college, and I ended up getting sick a lot because of it! I was constantly busy, had little time to get up and refill a bottle (and inevitably run to the bathroom) and did a terrible job at drinking enough during the day. It’s still something I struggle with (water is just so blah to me!), but I’ve done a much better job and am always so much happier when I don’t have a headache at the end of the day!

I’m also big on being well-prepared when it comes to things like bandaids, Advil, lip balm, etc. Everyone in my current office is big on brushing teeth all the time, and I always keep a travel-sized toothbrush on hand in my bag! It’s honestly perfect for when we have dinner events and I just need to freshen up a bit. Snacks are also key for stations like this when you can’t go home before an event starts but just cannot make it from noon to 6 pm without becoming absolutely hangry (anyone else get this way?). Protein bars are also perfect for mornings when breakfast just isn’t happening at home.

You can always find me with a notebook (and a planner for that matter…I write everything down by hand!), and you just can’t go wrong with a cute business card holder and pouch (seriously, how perfect is this brand?! Reminds me of Kate Spade!).

Anything you’d add?


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