Got a new job? Congrats! So, now what are you going to put in that brand new desk of yours? Will you personalize it with some small touches such as photos or décor? Who knows. But there are some staples that every working woman needs. Apart from basic office supplies, we can all benefit from stocking up on the following seven items. Keep these in mind once you've settled into your desk.
Don't be that girl who's asking her new coworkers for a charger on her first day. It's likely that your phone is a huge part of your job, so you don't want it to run out of juice. To save yourself the extra headache of searching for a charger, always have a backup at your desk. If worst comes to worse, at least have the USB cord that could easily stay plugged into your computer throughout the day.
It happens to the best of us. You might spill our lunch onto that new white shirt you bought at the Zara sale, or a pen casually decided to explode all over your pants. The easiest way to solve this inevitable mishap is to have some stain remover at your desk. There are even stain remover pens available now that won't take up a ton of space, and work just as effectively.
Want to be the office hero? Keep some lady products stocked at your desk. You know us working women can't always rely on their offices to be stocked with the good. That time of the month could sneak up on us, and it's essential to be prepared for a worst-case scenario. Prefer specific brands of tampons or pads over others? That's another solid reason to take matters into your own hands.
Look. You never know what kind of day you're doing to end up having. While most would tell you to keep a pair of flats at your desk, we're telling you to keep both flats and heels available at all times. Could you imagine being sent off to an important meeting in your not-so-new pair of sneakers? On the other hand, maybe you love wearing heels but have an unexpected day full of running around ahead of you—that's where your flats come in. Trust us, you'll thank yourself later.
Getting up to go to the restroom every time they you need a tissue is super fun, right? Not so much. Whether it's allergy season or your eyes have a habit of watering up, keep a stash of tissues at your desk. They also make it easier to clean up minor things quickly, and you can always get a cute cover for your box.
Sometimes we just want to throw our hair up, but we can't do that without keeping some hair ties nearby. If you're in a professional setting, it's not a good look to keep hair ties around your wrist, even though we're all guilty of this. Buy a pack of some hair ties at the drugstore and keep them with you at work. Hair dilemma solved.
Of course, we couldn't leave snacks off of this list. We all need that extra fuel to keep us going throughout today and to hold us over until lunch. Some snacks that are great for keeping at your desk are pretzels, nuts, rice cakes, and bars. You won't regret having something to munch on when your stomach is asking for it!
- Makeup (and makeup-remover wipes!)
By: Andrea Navarro
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