Oh the dreaded cubicle. You perfected your resume, nailed the interviews, got the coveted job, and how are you rewarded? With an itty bitty living space! But never fear, there are plenty of easy ways to make your little space your own. In fact, here are five tips you can use to personalize your workspace today!
Adding a few photos is by far the easiest way to put a little “you” in cubicle. (Get it?) For instance, when I received 50 free photos from Shutterfly, I made sure to include a few that I would want to keep on my desk at work — like this one that might just be my favorite of the photos from our wedding!
Chances are you received a calendar at the beginning of the year from some random vendor that your office frequently uses, but where’s the personality in that? I picked up this great calendar with Monet prints (some of which we’d seen in Paris!) for $2 at Staples, which just goes to show that sometimes buying a calendar two months into the year isn’t the worst thing in the world.
I won’t bore you with all of the studies, but it’s pretty much a fact that having a plant at your desk will make you happier and healthier. They’re shown to decrease levels of depression, improve air quality, and reduce stress. What’s not to love? This plant actually belongs to my coworker; I still haven’t solved the great succulent or peace lily debate.
Personalized work accessories
Are you a big sports fan? Get a few pens, notepads, or even a stapler in your team’s colors. Have a favorite quote that inspires you? Put it on nice paper and hang it up proudly. As long as you follow your company’s guidelines, you shouldn’t be afraid to make your space your own!
This way to personalize your workspace may just be the most important: Everyone loves the girl who keeps candy at her desk! It’s a great way to get people to stop by your little space, and we all know that the best friendships are formed over candy! I stole these Dum Dums from the giant bag that Spencer insisted we buy at Sam’s last week.
What do you do to bring out your personality among drab office cubicles?
P.S. I have more wisdom for young professionals in the archives!