If you don’t have one of these five things, your office needs it. Today. Now. Put off everything until you have it ordered. Make it two day express shipping, these things can’t wait.
This is something I DON’T have but desperately need. I bet 9 out of 10 of us (or more) have saved way more documents than we need. That being said, it’s time to clean house. But don’t just toss those old bank statements in the trash! Shredding is the only way to safely discard those sensitive documents. For this I recommend the Fellowes Powershred W-11C 11 sheet cross-cut shredder. At $64, this shredder is perfect for a home office and is capable of shredding staples, credit cards, and paper clips.
2) Bulletin Board
Bulletin boards are perfect for notes, coupons, calendars, and anything else you want to tack on. This 36 x 24 bulletin board may be a bit large for some of you, but even if you don’t have a lot to tack on now it provides space for future use. Unless you’re a hoarder, in which case I encourage you to get a smaller one so that you are forced to clear off the old stuff every once in a while 😉
3) White Board
If you are anything like me, you write down a lot of notes, have daily “to do” lists (for multiple things: home, work, etc.), and write down a lot of information on a daily basis. Dry erase boards can help you keep notes, put your thoughts into writing/drawing, and also give you an excuse to get those smelly markers. The one below is 36×24 and priced at approximately $47.
4) Desk Lamp
I hate nothing more (my wife will second this) than a room with crappy lighting. Of course, expensive lamps aren’t always in the budget but if I could buy any desk lamp there is no doubt it would be the Softech-natural light LED Multi-function lamp. This thing is incredible! It has four “light spectrum” modes with four different brightness levels within each mode. Even at $150, this lamp is a good value.
and just for fun…
Okay this isn’t something you “need,” but it’s incredible how high of quality speakers you can get these days for such low prices. At just $45, the Logitech Z313 speaker system is a steal. With 100 5-star reviews on Amazon (out of 222), subwoofer included, and control pod allowing you to easily adjust the volume and plug in your headphones with ease, this sound system is well worth the investment.
And with that we wrap up office week! You can be sure we will revisit the office at some time in the future, because there is just too much you can do with the space to cover in just one week.
Leave a comment below of something you think everyone needs in their office