Essential items to have at your work desk

You spend a lot of your time sitting down at your workspace. Sure, you may have motivating pictures of your loved ones pinned or framed, and your stationery items are easily within an arm’s reach. But what are you going to do with the rest of the best? To maximise your productiveness, here are some items that would upgrade the quality of your time at your work desk.


In an office environment, sometimes you may get distracted by some distant chatter, or being able to hear someone else’s phone call. Other times, you may just want to listen to your favourite music to energise yourself with your work. Thus, a pair of good quality headphones will be useful in blocking out unnecessary disturbances and increase your concentration.


It is always handy to have a box or packet of tissues at your workplace because you never know when you might need to blow your nose or quickly wipe up a small spill. It also saves you the time and effort to go to the bathroom to retrieve some tissue, or ask your coworkers if they have any.

Healthy snacks

Office munchies is a real thing. Sitting at your desk all day, looking at a screen and typing away can make you feel the crave to chew on something. To combat those pesky hunger cravings, have some dried fruits, nut trail and/or vegetable chips at your table so you can satisfy your appetite but also stay healthy.

Wrist cushion

Having a wrist cushion to ensure your wrist is in a neutral, relaxed position is important to prevent the exhaustion of the muscles in your wrist, especially if you are sitting at your desk for long periods of time.

Water bottle

It is important to stay hydrated while you work as being dehydrated can decrease your productivity and make you feel sluggish. Having a small cup to drink from may make you feel lethargic to keep refilling it. Make sure to have a large water bottle at your side as a constant reminder to drink that H2O.