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Revamp your desk with these personal office supplies


by Grace McGettigan
05th Sep 2018
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Did you know employees who put at least one picture or plant on their desk are 15% more productive than those who don’t?

Even better, the research by Craig Knight (a psychologist and founding director of Exeter) shows employees who completely personalise their workspace are up to 25% more productive than those in neutral spaces.

Related: Is friendship appropriate in the workplace?

It seems subtle changes can improve an employee’s motivation and focus. Decorating your desk with personal items (such as family photos or children’s drawings) can give workers a greater sense of ownership and control over their space. A study published by the Association for Psychological Science says, “Individuals may consciously (or subconsciously) take comfort from the items with which they surround themselves at work.” With that in mind, we ought to revamp our workstations immediately. Here are 13 personal (and pretty) office supplies available to buy right now.


Happy Dots Notebook
€10 from Moss.ie

Hardcover, 100 pages, 157 gram ruled

Polka dot notebook from Moss.ie

Grey Marble Planner
€3 from Penneys

Hardcover, lined pages

Marble planner

 

White storage basket
€1.49 from Home Store + More

Dimensions: 25cm x 20cm x 11cm

 

Storage basket

 

Personalised Wooden Pen Pot
€18.45 from Etsy

Handmade to order

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Rose Gold Stapler with Staples
€4.53, Etsy

Gift wrapping also available

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PLEJA Letter tray
€9 from Ikea

The plastic feet protect the surface underneath from scratches and help the letter tray to stand steady.

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Rapoo 3510 Plus Wireless Fabric Mouse
€22.99 from Argos

Approximately 12 months battery life. 1 x AA battery included.

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Letter and magazine holder
€4.06 from Sostrene Grene

Available in four colours

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Argos Home Unar Table Lamp in Antique Copper
€13.99 from Argos

Size H46, W16, D22.5cm. Suitable for use with low energy bulbs.

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Llama desk plant
€4, Flying Tigeroffice supplies

Kate Spade Large Planner – Spotty 2018-2019
€40 from My Shining Armour

Comes with monthly and weekly spreads, gold foil stickers, an inside pocket and laminated dividers.

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I Am Very Busy Ceramic Mug
€12 from Moss.ie

Ceramic with copper foil, 11 oz. capacity

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Addison Ross rose gold and gals photo frame
€25 from Brown Thomas

Rectangular frame with mirror finish, glass insert, and velvet sides. Dimensions 5×7.

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More like this:

  • Your office space might be making you less productive… click here.
  • Is friendship appropriate in the workplace? Click here.