What Do You Keep In Your Desk Drawer?
Have you ever actually pondered how much time you spend at your office? I mean REALLY pondered.
Think about it in terms of a week. And then a year. And then 5 years. 10 years. 20 years. AHHHH. THAT’S A LOT OF #@^#%!^#% TIME!
It wasn’t until I deeply contemplated this sad concept that I began to care what I kept at my desk. Instead of counting down 8 hours a day, I began to think, “how can I make this more enjoyable?”
I started by stocking up on products that would trump the one thing I hate most – “work breath”. A toothbrush, toothpaste, and specifically a pack of Dentak “Easy Angle Floss Picks” (I’m addicted) immediately made my day 100% more refreshing. Since having this realization, I always make sure I’m stocked on snacks, beverages and hygiene products.
I would go into detail and give suggestions, but I found the responses from the Twitter Office a lot more helpful (and amusing).
DISCLAIMER: Keep things at your desk at your own risk. (Every office has a rat).
In case you don’t like pictures…
cubicletroll: Promotional junk, Baseball hats, fanny packs, knives, a John Deere outdoor thermometer, fishing lures…lotion, Windex, swiss army knife, Airbourne, loose change, pens, business cards, brush, white out…
LeDASHa07: hot sauce/ketchup packets, unpaid bills, an old ipod, work I dont feel like doing so I hide it, stale poptart
Anti_Leadership: My desk must haves are: Tinted lip gloss, measuring tape, a wide variety of colored pens and my rubberband ball
MsShare: Sanitizer, gum, menus, and Post-Its
ohdearitsLayla: Deodorant, floss, advil, a pair of underwear, chopsticks, tea bags, tampons, magazines, and stupid work things.
nyssssa: antacids, aspirin, silverware, rubbing alcohol (wink), tissues, paper towels, static guard
heardinHR: What do you keep in your desk? -> HR pros keep mase, tissues & extra vacation days..
OfficeDiva1: Lots of snacks, cleaning supplies, Wet Ones, manicure set, Bandaids, drugs, socks, t-shirt, deodorant, & crayons. #nftc
ActuallyItsAmy: … kits, The Office desk toys, candy on my side table, cough drops, hand sanitizer, old Christmas decorations, etc…
sassy_secretary: my giant stash of post-its, pistachios, true lemon packets, dwight schrute memo pad, a lint roller, clorox wipes…:)