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Updated on Apr 24, 2019. Posted on Sep 29, 2016

34 Ways To Make Your Cubicle So Much Better

Because your office shouldn't feel like a prison.

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1. Stop bending your neck by keeping your computer at a comfortable height.

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This one is especially nice because it doubles as an organizer.

Get it from The Container Store for $74.25.

2. Add a warm glow to the fluorescent lighting by putting battery-powered string lights in a fun vase.

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Get these copper, battery-powered lights from Target for $12.99. And get a similar vase from Amazon for $27.

3. Tack fabric to your partition walls to get the look of fancy wallpaper.

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Check out the idea here.

4. Dress up your keyboard with pretty but subtle stickers.

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Get this rainbow set from Amazon for $8.99.

5. Keep your appointments at a glance with a two-in-one desk blotter and calendar.

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Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

6. Or use a rug swatch as a desk blotter to keep your keyboard from sliding around.

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Get this floral one from Wayfair for $11.

7. Set out pretty office supplies that don't take up a lot of room.

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Like this clear and gold tape dispenser and stapler set.

Get it from Amazon for $35.

8. Go green with desk-friendly plants that don't require a lot of work.

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Check out a great selection here.

9. Or DIY some neon paper succulents that are ~actually~ impossible to kill.

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Check out the tutorial and get the templates here.

10. Keep the creativity flowing by playing with a set of magnetic poetry.

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Try this extra jargony office edition.

Get the set from Amazon for $12.95.

11. Pop a lumbar pillow on your desk chair to make it extra comfy.

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Because a standing desk is just taking this health thing too far.

Get it from Amazon for $29.93.

12. Increase your space by adding a corner shelf in your cubicle.

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Get it from Amazon for $21.16.

13. And add decorative pushpins to attach the fabric to your cubicle and turn it into a bulletin board.

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Get a set of this geometric wooden ones from Amazon for $9.74.

14. Keep a color-coded flip chart so your co-workers know when you're out of office, in a meeting, or shouldn't be disturbed.

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

15. Hang clipboards on your wall so you can swap out inspirational material, to-do lists, and more.

16. And kick it up a notch by using pretty patterned clipboards instead of boring ones.

Get these from Amazon for $6.74, $16.75, and $8.48, respectively.

17. Keep a six-can mini fridge at your desk so no one steals your LaCroix.

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This one also comes in blue and white!

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

18. Change your desktop background to something that'll put a smile on your face when you close your tabs.

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Created by Jesse Chamberlin for Designlovefest.

Get it here.

Check out 26 other awesome desktop backgrounds here.

19. Brighten up your supplies with neon desk organizers.

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Get them from The Container Store for $9.99-$24.99.

20. Add a privacy screen that'll help you focus on the task at hand.

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Just like...maybe check in with your boss before trying this one.

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21. Turn mason jars into chic pencil cups with an easy DIY.

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Check out the tutorial here.

22. Hang a magnetic dartboard that'll help you vent any post-meeting frustration.

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Get it from Amazon for $14.35.

23. Use a cord keeper so your chargers and cables don't fall behind your desk.

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Get it from Amazon for $7.88.

24. And label your cords with washi tape so you know which things to unplug.

Get the tutorial here.

Get this six-pack of metallic washi tape from Amazon for $12.99.

25. Keep your push notifications at a glance with an iPhone charging stand (that's also a planter!).

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Get it from Stak Ceramics on Etsy for $60.

26. Hang a double hook on your partition to create a space for your jackets and accessories.

Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

27. Make it personal by hanging your favorite (appropriate) photos on a pretty gold photo clips.

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Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16.

28. Transform a boring filing cabinet with decoupage or contact paper.

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Check out the tutorial here.

29. Eliminate the junk and store your important files in this elephant's trunk.

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Get it from The Container Store for $19.99. You can also get the black version on Amazon for $18.99.

30. Keep your important papers organized with paper clips that add a lil' something.

Get this Star Trek set from ThinkGeek for $19.99.

31. Turn clear wall pockets into specialized memo boxes that hang neatly on the wall.

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Learn how to make them here.

Get clear wall pockets from Amazon for $9.69.

32. Unclutter your desk by keeping your headphones on a hook.

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Get a pack of two from Amazon for $12.

33. Inspire yourself with a desk plaque that repeats your work mantra.

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Get it from ModCloth for $29.99.

34. Hang a sweet banner that adds a little glitter to your day.

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Get it from Sis Boom Baa on Etsy for $15.

Now get back to work.

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