5 essential items to have at your office desk

You spend the majority of your day at work sat at your desk, so it only makes sense that you have some comforts and necessities on stand-by that you can grab for in case of emergencies.

Here are 5 essential items that everyone needs.

1. Something to wrap up in

The office air conditioning and heating situation will never be right, so be prepared to stop yourself freezing over with a blanket or jumper that you can whip on to keep you warm. Also handy for that mid-afternoon slump where you just need to feel a bit more cozy.

2. Re-charge

There’s no doubt that you’ll leave the house one day without having your phone charged, or if it’s more than about 6 months old, then it will only last for about 2 hours anyway. Keep a charger by your desk to re-juice your phone while you’re working away.

3. Smarten up

Just been asked out for after work drinks or have a surprise meeting with some rather important suits? Keep a brush, a tie, a pair of heels, some lipstick, or whatever it is that makes you feel confident in your desk drawer, and never be caught off guard again.

4. Elevenses

Ward off hunger and boost motivation with some smart snacks. Whether that be some nuts and dried fruit bursting with yummy goodness, or your favourite hot drink to keep you going through the day.

5. SOS

Whether it’s being ill or a bad head from the night before, there will be a time when you need the help of something medicinal. Allergies, migraines, sore throats – having a mini pharmacy at your disposal will mean you’ll be ready for anything, or least be a guardian angel for the next person who comes in with hayfever.

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