6 Desk Items You Never Knew You Needed

Desk flat lay with Sarasa Grand Gel Pen, mug warmer, cell phone, and blue light glasses

While stocking up on desk accessories generally doesn’t rank high on the list of office priorities—it should. Most Americans spend more than 40 hours a week sitting at office desks. Adding some interesting gadgets and having a well-thought out work area can help you produce your best work and keep you organized and tidy.

Go Wireless

Say goodbye to the phone charging cables that are cluttering up your desk or taking up space in your office drawers and say hello to wireless charging. A wireless mobile charging pad is sleek, sophisticated, and gives you one less cable to deal with every day. It also gives you the ability to grab your phone quickly without hassle when you’re running 5 minutes late to that important meeting.

Feeling Blue

Do your eyes feel tired at the end of the workday? According to the Vision Council, about 60% of Americans surveyed experience some symptoms of digital eyestrain due to extended time in front of computer screens from due to blue light. Investing in a pair of blue light glasses can help relieve some of the unnecessary strain on your eyes—and even help you get a better night’s sleep, as blue light can disrupt natural sleep patterns.

Stand Out

Nothing’s more reliable than old fashioned pen and paper—but that doesn’t mean your pen has to look old fashioned. Choose a pen that empowers you to Choose Different in your professional career. The Zebra Pen Sarasa Grand Retractable Gel Pen features a smooth and sleek metal barrel that’s available in five fashionable colors. It’s the perfect pen to make a statement without sacrificing quality. If you’re looking for something more rugged and durable, try the STEEL F-701 All Metal Ballpoint Retractable Pen. This pen will help you get through any tough situation without giving up on a comfortable writing experience.

Keep it Warm

There’s nothing worse than making yourself a hot cup of coffee and letting the craziness of the day take over and turn your cup of joe to ice before you’ve had a sip. The best way to avoid cold coffee (unless you like it like that—this is a no judgement zone) is to find a mug warmer. Keeping a mug warmer at your desk will allow you to keep your beverages at optimum temperature throughout a busy workday.

Stress Relief

Toys aren’t just for kids. When the stress of the day begins to feel overwhelming or you find yourself mindlessly scrolling on your phone instead of focusing the task at hand, a fidget spinner or stress ball can help. Studies show that fidgeting may occupy parts of your brain that otherwise would distract the rest of your brain with random thoughts. Keep one of these at your desk for the next time you need to focus on the important things.

Detangle the Mess

Between the phone, laptop, computer monitor, tablet, and however many more electronic devices you may have, there’s already enough cables and chords to make a tangled mess. Keeping a cable organizer at your desk gives each cable their own specific spot so you can get rid of the chaos happening underneath your desk and keep a clear mind.

Your desk needs to be somewhere you can focus and get your work done without unnecessary distractions. Whether you work in an office or from your personal desk at home, these essential items are sure to make spending all those hours at your desk a little easier and more enjoyable.