Desk Essentials That’ll Make Your Work Day Better

Let’s be real for a moment: You spend more time every day sitting behind your desk than you do sleeping in your bed. When you’re spending that much time at work, you may want to feel de-stressed and inspired to unlock your maximum potential. If you feel your workspace is missing that spark, you’re probably in need of some office desk essentials to make your workday better.

The HR Digest’s List of Office Desk Essentials

Grab a few, or grab ‘em all! Here’s a list of 10 office desk accessories to spruce up your workspace. Whether you’re a high-flying executive with neatness issues, or a free-spirited creative with fondness for whimsical accessories, we’ve got you covered.

The Plant

plant desk accessoriesIt can be all too easy, when working behind your desk, to forget about a whole world outside the office. If your workplace isn’t already decked with greenery, you should consider investing in a planter. It goes without saying that adding plants to the workplace can reduce stress, increase productivity, and clean the air.






The Sanitizer

Hygiene Products Icon SetThroughout any given workday, you use your hands to open doors, shake hands with a new client, write up a report and much more. Even worse, poor hand hygiene can spread germs and expose your to sickness. Not to mention, it opens a pandora’s box of workplace absenteeism and reduced productivity. The importance of a sanitizer cannot be overstated.


Stress Toy

stress ball desk essentials accessoriesDo stress balls really work? Yes, they do. A stress ball is an old-fashioned remedy with mood-boosting and stress-relieving properties. When we’re stressed out, our bodies tend to tense up and as a result we physically clench. A stress ball prompts you to squeeze and release, thus leaving you less tense than you started.


Box of Tea

desk essentials accessories green teaHere at The HR Digest, we start our day with a refreshing cup of tea and off-course the noon break cannot take place without a steaming cup of tea. Drinking a cup of tea heightens alertness and beats fatigue. It not only relaxes you but also soothes and uplifts your mood.

Next time you’re feeling stressed or anxious about a project, pour yourself a hot cup of tea and you will feel calmer almost immediately!

Antibacterial Screen Cleaner

antibacterial screen cleaner desk accessories essentialsAn antibacterial screen cleaner is most effective against germs and bacteria. Not to mention it’ll keep all your electronic devices spotless and always sparkling.

      Other desk essentials are mints, healthy snacks, document organizer, desk butler and diffuser. You’ll never go wrong with these items!


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Diana Coker
Diana Coker is a staff writer at The HR Digest, based in New York. She also reports for brands like Technowize. Diana covers HR news, corporate culture, employee benefits, compensation, and leadership. She loves writing HR success stories of individuals who inspire the world. She’s keen on political science and entertains her readers by covering usual workplace tactics.

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