Not everyone looks forward to going to work, especially if it’s an office setting. Coming to work everyday to sit in your cubicle can get boring but sometimes your boredom leads to creative ideas.
If you’re like me, you’re always on the search for the best way to stay organized and manage time. Everyone’s heard of life hacks but have you ever thought of creating office hacks to make your work life a little easier?
Fortunately for us, other people have. So for the time being, we can just use some of their hacks before creating some of our own.
#1. Place magnets underneath your desk.
This will make a great place to keep and organize your metal objects and have them easily accessible.
#2. Use a spice rack to store all your small office supplies.
It’ll organize all the different supplies you have in such a cute way.
#3. Control the direction of the Wi-Fi signal in your office.
Who said there were any rules against hogging the faster wifi?
#4. Use a binder clip to hang up your headphones.
Great for a cubicle work space where you use headphones all day.
#5. Or use a binder clip to replace broken keyboard feet.
Talk about life saver.
#6. Or use binder clips and bucky cubes to literally hold almost anything.
Looks like it’s time to stock up on binder clips.
#7. Use a styrofoam cup to create your own tea filter.
Just punch a bunch of tiny holes into the cup.
#8. If you have an old cassette case laying around, use it as a stand.
It can be a holder for either your iPhone or iPod, or any smartphone for that matter.
#9. Hang a basket underneath your desk.
This will help keep cords off the floor, away from legs vacuums, etc.
#10. If you work at a place that requires a key card to enter every time, keep your key card in the back of your phone case.
This way, you’ll always have it with you.
#11. Transform old technology, such as floppy disks, into desk organizers.
Put all your office supplies or whatever you want into them.
#12. When you don’t have a bottle opener on hand, use a Macbook charger as your alternative.
However, we strongly suggest to only use in emergencies!
#13. Add a pocket to the back of your tie.
This will make great subtle storage to your outfit.
#14. Finding time to exercise with your busy work schedule can be hard.
Try getting some exercise done at work by switching your desk chair with a large exercise ball or replacing your sitting desk with a standing desk.
#15. Make a photocopy of the back of whatever you need to hang up.
This way, you’ll drill holes only where you need them.
#16. Use Google as a timer.
If you don’t have anything else to use. Just go onto Google, type in “Set timer for ___ minutes” and voila, you have a timer.
#17. Illuminate your desk and your keyboard with LED rope lights.
You can get them for cheap prices at the store!
#18. Keep a straightener in your office to iron shirts you didn’t have time to properly iron at home.
This is especially great for shirt collars.
#19. Use a wet sponge as an ice pack.
This will help keep your lunch cold without ice melting all over it.
#20. Create a time reminder of what time coffee was made.
So that you’ll never drink stale coffee in the office ever again.
#21. Organize your cords by color coding them with colored tape.
Added bonus: You can write on them!
#22. Mark up your water bottle with reminders of what times to drink throughout the day.
This will help you stay hydrated. Sometimes you’re too busy to remember to drink water throughout your day.
#23. Fix your scratched black shoes with a pen or sharpie.
Just color in the parts that are missing!
Disposable cups plus toilet paper roll equals speakers. So it’s not very visually appealing, but it does work.
The simple iphone speaker. Place your iphone in a plastic cup, make sure the cup is empty, and it will amplify the sound.
Paper clip with a piece of tape will help to remove lint from your headphone jack. Flatten out a paperclip and wrap adhesive tape (sticky-side out) around the top of the paperclip. Carefully insert inside headphone jack.
Two binder clips and a business card make an awesome iphone tripod.
Use a binder clip to keep your headphones from getting tangled. You can also clip them to your shirt or backpack if you’re on the go.
Binder clips can also be used for desk cord organizers.
Need a phone stand? Just grab a large paperclip.
Toilet paper rolls can be used to organize cords.
A spring from an old pen will strengthen the cord.
Need a ruler? Just take a photo of a ruler and use it as your background or wallpaper. When you scale the photo in the edit function, line your phone up with the ruler to ensure it is true to size.
Headphone magnets. This is less of a hack and more of an overlooked trick, but your earbuds actually magnetize to the border of your Macbook display. Did you know that?
Use peel and stick plastic wall hooks to turn your tablet into a wall mounted TV.
Post-its make excellent keyboard cleaners. Use the sticky side to attract lint and dirt.
Use an egg carton to keep your laptop from overheating.
Personalize your charger by using permanent sharpies or design tape.
Beautify your keyboard with tape.
Use bread ties to label power cords.