Become an efficient worker with these stationery items
Stationery items like pens, pencils, and notepads, help you get your work done every day. However, stationery can also contribute to the quality of your work. In fact, these 10 common stationery items will help increase your productivity by keeping you on track with your tasks, saving you time and facilitating your creative thinking.
Phone and laptop chargers
Nowadays, many people with office jobs use computers and/or laptops to work, and the last thing you want to happen is for your device to run out of power. Therefore, it’s important to always have your laptop fully charged, especially since power cuts are common in Tanzania, and not every company has a generator.
Moreover, you may also use your mobile device to check your work email, call clients, and connect to the internet (through hotspots). So it’s equally important that you keep your phone charged during work hours.
A multi-socket plug or extension cable
To keep all your devices charging, you will probably need an extension cable, as most power outlets don’t have enough space to charge a phone, laptop, lamp, fan, and whatever else may need an electrical connection on your work desk.
While you may create lists of tasks you have to accomplish on your phone, laptop, or notepad. Placing sticky notes on your work desk, and even on the side of your laptop keyboard to remind you of urgent tasks, is an effective way to visually keep track of work you need to complete.
Using highlighters to mark key points in books and documents you are using will make it easy to locate important details later on. And save you time, as you won’t have to skim the document all over again when looking for the information.
Headphones not only enable you to block out noise or conversations between other co-workers, you can also play music that helps you concentrate. Moreover, you can also use them during phone or Skype calls with clients.
Planner or diary
Once again, while many people save their tasks and set reminders using their phones, actually writing down the things you have to do in a planner improves the chances that you’ll get them done. In fact, studies show that writing things down helps us remember them more. So it’s worth to also write about your goals and ideas related to your work in your planner.
Whiteboards are a great way to brainstorm on projects and have them visibly displayed for you to think more about throughout the week. So before you have pictures or art on your walls, you should invest in a whiteboard.
Whether you work from home or an office, having a printer in your room can save you so much time in the long run. Think of all the times you had to wait in a queue for other people to finish printing their work, or when you had to quickly photocopy something but realised you don’t have a machine in the office. So while a multipurpose printer may seem like a costly investment, it will make your work life way more convenient.
Everyone needs a stapler but no one ever seems to have one. Well, you should invest in your own stapler so that you don’t have to go hunting for one in the office, the next time you need to staple some papers. Remember, efficiency is all about saving time.
You don’t want all your important documents to be scattered everywhere on your desk, or worse, go missing. Luckily, this can be easily avoided by placing your documents into folders for safe-keeping and overall better organisation of your work.
Make your work life easier
Most people have demanding jobs that require them to work efficiently for many hours. So, instead of seeing your stationery as items that you use to accomplish miscellaneous tasks. You should view them as tools that can greatly support your work efforts. And these 10 stationery items will surely make a difference in your everyday productivity.