You spend a great deal of time at work, and that time should be as pleasant as possible if you are to remain focused and productive. Just because you work inside a cubicle doesn’t mean your workspace has to be dull and boring. Here are some easy ways to spruce up cubicles so spending time in them can be much more enjoyable.
You’ll naturally be more productive when your office space is free from clutter. Take a few minutes to get rid of paper, and then set up a system of organizing everything so your desk will continue to be clear. Create baskets for paperwork to make it easier to stay organized in the future.
Creative Storage Ideas
While you are organizing, take time to find a place for all your office supplies. Taking ordinary office supplies and creating unique storage ideas for them will automatically make your space more festive. A few ideas anyone can use includes:
- Using a spice rack to store rubber bands, paper clips and thumbtacks
- Hanging a shoe organizer on one wall and placing note pads, ink pens and other supplies in it
- Painting small tin buckets a festive color and then hanging them from a pegboard
- Stacking Altoids tins on their side and placing in a drawer
- Covering soup or Pringles cans with scraps of wallpaper to make pencil holders
Lighting is sometimes an issue in cubicles, but adding one or two small lamps can help brighten things up a bit. Use low-watt light bulbs to cast a soft glow (around 40 watts is typically ideal). You could also string some miniature lanterns or Christmas lights around the perimeter of your cubicle as well.
Add Elements from Home
Add a few items from home to give your cubicle a personal feel. Be careful not to overdo it, as adding too many things can make your space feel cramped and make working in it distracting. One or two photographs in nice frames or a souvenir from your travels is all that’s needed to soften the look.
These are just a few ways you can make your cubicle space more pleasant to spend time in. To see the huge selection of cubicles we have available, contact us.