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    30 Things That'll Seriously Freshen Up Your Workspace

    "Maybe if I buy cool things for my desk I will want to work more," I say as I gaze out the window...

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    1. A bamboo monitor riser designed with tons of compartments for all your office essentials, because it can be a challenge to work among clutter β€” plain and simple!


    Promising review: "This shelf is super sturdy, great looking, and exactly what I needed for my 28-inch monitor. The custom storage cubbies are excellent for keeping my frequently used items close at hand. Couldn't be any happier with this product!" β€”Itsmelt

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99.

    2. A personalized calendar and brass easel stand that'll display your favorite memories. Now you can see a cute new photo each month *and* know what day it is. We love.

    Artifact Uprising

    Get it from Artifact Uprising for $55+.

    3. A file organizer so you can actually find the one document you're looking for when you need it. *Gasps* β€” I know, that can really happen!


    Promising review: "I got this for work and love it so much! I like that it can stand on its own so I didn't need to hang it up. All of my files are easy to get out which is the best part." β€”Valarie Sherrill

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99.

    4. [Read in Price Is Right's Drew Carry voice] A braaaaaand new deeessskkk! But really, if you work from home frequently, a simple desk designated specifically for work can help your productivity and keep from taking midday naps on the couch.


    Promising review: "This thing is far better than I expected! When I bought this I was expecting some cheap-o build it yourself thing that I would eventually end up tossing. Much to my delight, I was wrong. It is heavy, and very sturdy! It was easy to put together (I'm a mid-20s chick, and I did it by myself). I couldn't be happier with this desk, and it looks great with my decor in my office!" β€”Deana M

    Get it from Amazon for $86.90 (available in 10 colors).

    5. A customized business card holder that'll do two things: One, make you and your desk feel fancy as HECK, and two, motivate you to actually get updated business cards.


    Get it from Glass Ladder & Co. on Etsy for $26 (available in multiple font styles and three engraving colors).

    6. A desk accessory organizer set so every pen, paper clip, and notepad has their very own home that's not the bottom of a messy drawer.


    This set comes with a mail sorter, sticky note holder, pen cup, letter tray, and a magazine holder β€” plus a ton of different colors and styles!

    Promising review: "This organizer is very cute and it made a huge difference in de-cluttering my desk. The sticky note holder is a little too large for my sticky notes but it is easy to re-purpose it (I use it to hold calculators in addition to my small sticky-notes). I use the letter-organizer to hold up my planner, notebooks, and clipboard. The letter tray helps me work on each task and stay focused on my workload and I can visualize my work being done as I eliminate things from the tray. Having this set encourages me to stay organized and helps me stay productive." β€”Christina C.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.97+ (available in 11 color and style combinations).

    7. Marble contact paper to transform your dull, dated desk into a luxe space you'll actually want to spend some time at.

    Promising review: "I wanted to revive my desk as the top was beginning to look dated and scratched up. I’ve never used contact paper before and found this incredibly easy to use. I had absolutely no issues." β€”cc0294

    Get it from Amazon for $6.63.

    8. A rose gold clock for the sad, lonely wall (or cubicle!) that has nothing on it. I think it's about ~time~ you treat your office space to some new decor...I'm sorry, but you knew that pun was coming!


    Promising review: "WOW!!! Such a good buy! I love it so much! I have been searching what feels like forever for a clock to put in my bedroom that doesn't tick. The quietest ticking drives me crazy at night. This clock is dead silent and looks so good!!" β€”Shannon Bluhm

    Get it from Amazon for $17.77+ (available in four styles).

    9. A notepad ball that'll make you seriously wonder why you've been buying boring sticky pads this entire time.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12.

    10. A pack of sleek, ballpoint pens guaranteed to give you the confidence equivalent to that of Kelly Kapoor, aka the Business B*tch. I mean, these pens! They're so fierce!


    Promising review: "These are beautiful! They truly look luxe. They also write smooth and look great on any tabletop. I kept four for myself and am giving one away as a gift but am considering buying more sets for the holiday season and 'no occasion' presents." β€”Geckotashore

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three finishes and two ink colors).

    11. An in-depth planner with a marble-pattern cover that'll work double time to keep you organized while also looking incredibly dreamy on your desk.


    This planner comes with a personal mission statement prompt, yearly goal setting page, weekly scheduling templates, goal setting and tracking pages, 2019 vision board, major holidays list, notes pages, contacts/address book pages, inspirational quotes, monthly reflection questions, and tons more.

    Promising review: "I cannot speak highly enough about this planner. It has EVERYTHING I needed. Goal setting, check. Vision board, check. Habit planner, check. All of these extra fun inserts on top of your regular planning and scheduling. I love the size of this book, not too big but big enough. The monthly calendar and weekly are both the perfect size for jotting down whatever you may need. I bought a companion pack of stickers, and they are so incredibly cute!" β€”Miko

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

    12. An inspirational card set and wood stand because we could *all* use some good ol' fashion encouragement...especially when we have to give a giant presentation to a room full of people.

    In the Daylight / Etsy

    Comes with a lil' stand and 12 interchangeable quote cards.

    Get it from In the Daylight on Etsy for $22.05.

    13. A pair of velvet accent chairs to cozy up your work area whether it's your actual desk or at the breakfast table. (The extra chair will be for your pet, obviously.) /

    Promising review: "I don't normally review items that meet their intent, but these chairs are worth a review. For the price I was expecting loose staples, unaligned drilled holes, snags in the fabric. I was very surprised with what I received. Fabric is thick and luxe, legs are metal with wood finish that isn't going to chip anytime soon, very comfortable. Perfect dusty rose color to match my room. I would highly recommend these to anyone who likes modern mid century lines and quality." β€”Katie

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $125.99+ (available in five colors).

    14. A printed cork board that's about ten steps above the sad fabric in your cubicle. Time to break up all that gray with a bold print and all your favorite photos!

    The Home Depot

    Get it from The Home Depot for $26.70.

    15. A set of faux succulents in cute' lil bowls that'll add some charm to your desk. Plus, there's no chance of them slowly dying under the dim fluorescent lighting in your office because, well, they're fake!


    Besides, you have enough responsibilities at work.

    Promising review: "Just know that they're cute in size and would be perfect for floating shelves but not as centerpiece items. But they look very realistic and beautiful. A friend who visited with us even thought they were real. Good value for the price." β€”May@36

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two style sets).

    16. A llama tape dispenser and do I even need to sell this thing?! It's a LLAMA TAPE DISPENSER, it basically sells itself. 😍


    Get it from ModCloth for $17.

    17. A funky wireless mouse because if ya use one all dang day, it should be as fun and colorful as this guy:


    Promising review: "I have owned a few of these wireless mouses and I like this Logitech brand the best. In fact I have gotten this same model before. Last time I bought a different brand and I finally ditched it and bought this one. I love how responsive it is, no cord, and it connects automatically with no issues. It also fits great in my hand and I absolutely love it. It only uses one AA battery and comes with one installed. I will stick with using this from now on." β€”Becky Brooks

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 17 colors/prints).

    18. A simple desk lamp you'll appreciate having around on late nights. And hello, the design of this is enough reason to buy it!


    Promising review: "This is a great lamp. The quality of light is so nice β€” unlike my old LED light that had annoying multiple shadows, this lamp has a pure, soft clear light that illuminates my work. The styling of the lamp is simple too. The head, base and and the arm feel strong and well-made. Worth buy it!" β€”xdeluxe7x

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99 (two lightbulbs included).

    19. A desk letter board you can use to creatively display to-dos, inspirational quotes, or appointments β€” but really to leave out funny, sarcastic messages for your coworkers.,

    Comes with 690+ letters, numbers, and characters, plus a bonus sorting tray!

    Promising review: "Love my board! A few times per week, I put up a fun phrase, a quote, or something slightly sarcastic. Lots of people come by my desk just to check out with the quote of the day is. It’s a fun activity for me to do, and my coworkers seem to really be enjoying it as well." β€”Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in two sizes and five colors).

    20. A crystal-looking bottle with a lock lid and place for a straw that just may inspire you to drink more water throughout the day. It's also just super pretty, and I wouldn't mind leavin' it out on my own desk.


    A matching straw is included!

    Promising review: "This pretty cup makes it MUCH easier for me to drink five of these a day than any other bottle or glass I've had before. Maybe it's that it's see-through and easy to drink out of with a straw, like some type of psychological trick, but it works! I usually have water with fresh lemon in it and carry it around with me. Highly recommend." β€”Jana Schuberth

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in six colors).

    21. A set of cable clips so you never again have to crawl under your desk in search of the cable that tragically slipped behind it. Not only will it preserve some sanity, it'll keep your desk free from a cord takeover.


    Promising review: "I use these cable clips all over the house: at my desk (see photo), by my nightstand, by my chair in the living room, and at my work desk. I like the different colors, which allows to coordinate with your furniture. The adhesive is strong enough that the clips don't fall off or come unstuck, but can also be repositioned without damaging furniture." β€”Mathieu Debic

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.59+ (available in three colors).

    22. Dinosaur erasers that'll obliterate any typo big or small β€” just like the comet that struck earth 65 million years ago. But on a lighter note, you'll never get tired of having these cuties out on your desk!

    Urban Outfitters

    Get a set of four from Urban Outfitters for $12.

    23. Expandable folders to not only liven up your space with fun colors, but to give you some solid organization for the slew of papers overrunning your drawers.


    Each folder can hold 200 pages!

    Promising review: "Love these file folder. I use them for everything now and they fit nicely into my desk drawers. They're very durable and can hold quite a bit of papers." β€”Jennie McFarlane

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 each (available in eight colors).

    24. A compact trash can that can easily slip in small spaces under your desk β€” although this one is so cute (a trashcan? cute?!), you may not want to!


    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in eight colors).

    25. A bb portable humidifier because office air can feel like a desert one minute, and then a tundra the next β€” and you deserve the finest of air while you work, yes you do!


    Promising review: "I work in a cubicle and the air during the winter is so incredibly dry. I thought I would try this out, and I'm glad I did. I've used this for a few weeks, and it's still going strong. The air comes out strong and the colors are fun. It's made a difference for me in my office. I definitely recommend it!" β€”AR

    Get it from Amazon for $13.98 (available in seven style/colors).

    26. A monitor memo board for keeping all the things you regularly misplace in one very obvious place. May you never lose your phone or forget an important task again.


    There's even a hole at the bottom so you can plug in your phone!

    Promising review: "I love my memo board! I was able to attach it to my computer monitor with no issues, and after weeks of use, it still remains securely attached. The materials are sturdy feeling, no bending or warping of any kind. I've got all my important reminders on it, which has been super helpful and keeps me from missing any important deadlines. I've also been able to write on it with a dry erase marker, and then wipe it off with a tissue. Many of my coworkers have commented on how useful it seems and have said they would be purchasing their own." β€”razorsharp77

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three styles).

    27. And for bigger items, a wall grid that'll give you ample space to hang up artwork so your cubicle feels more personalized, instead of like a sad gray blob.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it on sale from Urban Outfitters for $49 (originally $59; available in two colors).

    28. A corgi butt mousepad with a squishy padding (yay for ergonomic support!!!) because LITERALLY why not? Life is too short to use a boring mousepad β€” it just is.


    Promising review: "I ADORE this mouse pad!!! I work as a software developer and was starting to experience the beginnings of carpel tunnel. This has totally stopped the numbness in my hand! And as a corgi mom of two bouncing corgi boys, this was a must have!" β€”LP

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two styles).

    29. A waterproof desk mat to amp up your desk's vibe while providing an easy-to-clean surface that you'll appreciate when you spill your coffee for the umpteenth time., Amazon

    Promising review: "Very pleased. It is exactly as depicted. I have it on my dining table as a protection for when I use my laptop. The size is just right and holds a laptop, a typing stand and room for a mouse, glass, etc.. The color even fits our decor. Sturdy product and good quality. It came rolled up and it rolled out flat. It can easily be rolled back up and stored in a small space." β€”RJ

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in two sizes and 10 colors).

    30. And a wall-mounted acrylic calendar with a notes and to-do section that's basically art in itself. Not only will you be prepared and organized, your workspace will feel ever so chic.

    Circle & Square / Etsy

    Get it from Circle & Square on Etsy for $99 (available in four sizes, and black and rose gold lettering).

    May we all one day love to work as much as Leslie Knope.


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