Do you have a corner of your home that you have transformed into your home office during the pandemic? Are you struggling to find things when you need them the most? Do you want to stay on top of your productivity game? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, this is just the article for you. No place of work can function without the essentials – STATIONERY!
Whether it is to be more organised, save time or just reduce a bit of clutter, these 5 must-have stationery items are going to take your working environment up a notch! We have also dropped in some of our top picks, so keep an eye out for our favourites!
Daily Planners are great for people of any age, but a daily planner is a must-have for people who work from home. Remote work requires you to separate your work life from your life at home, and a planner helps you to do just that. With work from home, it is very important to have a handle on your daily tasks and deadlines. You cannot afford to run behind schedule at work, and there is nothing better than a daily planner to keep you organised. Planners are an excellent place for records and are known to improve productivity. What’s more, they also save you time – this means you have more time to focus on the activities that you love.
Our top picks: The Sasco Super Compact Year Planner 2021 is a great choice if you work on multiple projects or have many deadlines. If you want something more accommodating of tasks, this desk diary will ensure you stay organised while keeping your desk space clean and tidy.
2. Sticky Notes
Our busy days comprise many small details that have to be made a note of – ideas that need to be put on paper, quick meeting notes, phone numbers or even a grocery list that we need to write down in a matter of seconds. For quick thoughts and notes like these, it is always a good idea to keep a pack of sticky notes (also known as repositional notes) by your workstation. Sticky notes serve as a visual notification and save time.
Our top pick: Tired of seeing the yellow post-its everywhere? Revamp your lists and thoughts with our Rainbow Coloured 100% Recycled Post-it Notes!
3. Cable Organisers
Cable organisers are great investments for your remote workstation. A cluttered desk is a cluttered mind. Cable tidies are game-changers in the sense that they organise your desk and help clear your headspace. There is nothing worse than a bunch of tangled up cables taking up space on your desk or your floor. Contrary to what you may think, organising cables is very simple. The first step is to spend some time and unplug all those tangled cables. The next step is to invest in a cable management system to ensure everything is neat and tidy. To make your work easier, you can always label each cable with a small sticker to know precisely which cable goes where.
Our top pick: Cavoline Cable Management Grip Tie is a great alternative to plastic cable ties which are single-use. It is 20 cm long and can be reused over and over again.
4. Storage Boxes
None of us could have predicted that we would be working from home for over a year. This means we might not have the storage space we need in our home offices. Our drawers might hold the smaller stationery supplies we have, but are definitely not enough when you have many files and papers to store. Sturdy cardboard boxes are great for storing things that don’t belong on your desk but need to be stored safely to access when needed. Cardboard boxes are convenient, reasonably easy to carry and move from one place to another.
Our top pick: The Q-Connect Strong Business Storage Box is great for long-term storage and archiving. It comes with a lid and cutout handles so that you can transport the box hassle-free.
5. Writing Supplies
This one might seem way too obvious, but we had to mention it because we truly think it is worth upgrading to higher quality writing stationery. No home office is complete without a favourite pen that writes smoothly, a pencil that you can use to doodle and a highlighter to keep track of important things. Whether you want to take notes or cancel them, good writing supplies are your best friends.
Our top pick: The Bic Ecolutions Clic Stick is our favourite retractable pen that is made from 62% recycled material. If you are like us and you love everything neat and tidy, check out our sustainable correction tapes here!
Codex is proud to introduce to you our new range of sustainable products, which has over 2000 different items to choose from! If you are looking to replace your everyday stationery essentials with eco-friendly alternatives without any inconvenience, below are our top 10 picks! 🌿 🌍👇