I purchased this cute “Do Not Want To Do List” from Staples earlier this year. If I don’t have a to-do list to write the things down, I will definitely lose sight of what needs to be done. So this is a definite must for me.
If I have a quick note to write down or something that I want to stick on to my desktop at work, I‘ll use a post-it note. I like having them in colors other than the generic yellow. I like to spice it up a bit.
I have a lot of things that I work on at once and if I don’t have folders for my papers and post-it notes to go into, I’m screwed. Right now at my job, I have 8 color coded folders for the projects that I am working on. Without those folders, or if I had one folder for everything trust me I would be so lost.
Pens and Pencils
I know this is something that everyone has, but have over 50 pens and pencils. Mechanical pencils, regular pencils, blue pen, black pen, purple, pink, green, highlighters you name it, I have it. The pen I use definitely depends on my mood (odd, I know).
If I don’t have it in front of me, I won’t drink it. Being that I’m at work for 8 hours a day, it is very important to me that I have all of the water that I need. Yes, it’s annoying to have to go to the bathroom every half hour, but I’d rather keep myself hydrated.
External Hard Drive
As I’ve said before, I work on a lot of projects at once and I also work remotely at times. I need to travel with the big files that I create, so I’ve invested in an external hard drive for that reason. Tip: If you work in media or any other profession where you have to create files and you’re afraid of losing any of those files, please invest in an external hard drive it will change your life.
I’m on my phone and laptop a lot. Running up the battery takes no time. Having my chargers with me saves me a lot of trouble and embarrassment.
What are your workspace must haves?