LIFE HACK

Give new life to any workspace

Deck out that desktop.

Most of us are at our desks eight hours a day, essentially making the office our home away from home.

That’s why it’s time to give it a makeover. Beautifying your work environment can improve your mood, which means improved efficiency. You owe it to yourself (and your workspace).

Paperless is more

Most of our desks are plagued with paper: stacks upon stacks of old documents, notes, post-its and business cards. If you can get rid of two-thirds of it, then you’re already half way there. Try these two apps to help reduce the piles crowding your desk.

Paper is not the most effective medium in this digital age, especially documents with no real long term value.

Point Scanner Pro at any document to make a digital duplicate you can mark, annotate, and sign, then archive and search for future reference. This way you’re improving efficiency while saving headaches and trees.

    Scanner Pro: PDF Scanner App

    Scan to PDF, OCR, Fax

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Sticky notes are great for jotting down stuff – until your workspace is covered in them. Time to get those ideas organised the easy way. Take a single picture of them all, and Post-it® automatically recognises each, allowing you to organise them in any order you want. They’re even editable and sharable online, hopefully ending all that sticky chaos.

    Post-it®

    Brainstorm. Capture. Share.

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Feels like home

Now that your desk is free of clutter, time to focus on what’s missing. Perhaps a few small potted plants to help lift your spirits? If that sounds too high-maintenance, try giving your cubicle a more lived-in feel with some artsy-craftsy accents.

Pinkoi is your go-to marketplace for stationery, lighting accents and other items from independent designers around the world (even small potted plants). Having a few pieces of these unique and creative designs on your desk can perhaps make your working environment a bit less stressful.

    Pinkoi

    Shop for unique crafts & gifts

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Some might prefer photos and art to add that personal touch. Print Studio helps produce an array of customised works, including magnets, metal and wood prints, framed prints, photo strips and grid posters. Pick a size, upload your photo and tap Order. It’s that simple.

    Print Studio

    Print Your Heart Out

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Change is never easy; but instead of sitting in a cluttered desk feeling sorry for yourself, why not take action? Go ahead, start creating a comfortable and efficient environment to make work a more pleasant experience.