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Top 5 Old School Office Supplies You Need on Your Desk

Top 5 Old School Office Supplies You Need on Your Desk

Apr 23, 2015

Though we live in a world where apps, electronics and technological advances make our lives easier, sometimes it’s good to remember the basics. We’ve assembled the top 5 old school office supplies you simply need at your desk! 1. Legal Pads When you’re tired of clicking away on your tablet or staring at a screen, it can be refreshing to take notes on a legal pad. Plus, a legal pad just seems more professional than a regular old notebook, right? 2. Paper Clips Even though we’re in the digital age, most of our workspaces aren’t completely paperless yet. A trusty paperclip can be what separates a cluttered desk from an organized workspace. 3. Number 2 Pencils  This might seem pretty elementary (and by that we mean elementary school) but a cup of sharpened number 2 pencils can make scribbling notes or numbers down while you’re on a call ridiculously effortless – and it beats having to use both hands to type! 4. Highlighters We’re talking a rainbow assortment! It’s crazy how organized a schedule, agenda or really any printed document can be when it’s color-coded with highlighters. 5. Sticky Notes The ultimate desk accessory is a stack of sticky notes. They range in size, from small enough to use as ear-marks in a long document, to big enough to take down the lunch orders of everyone in the office. The uses for sticky notes are endless!   What is your favorite store to pick up these desk essentials? Make your work list on emazeMe and share it with your whole...

How to Make Your Happy Hour Happier

How to Make Your Happy Hour Happier

Mar 18, 2015

Happy hour often marks the end of a long work day. You don’t have time to waste on the wrong crowd or menu. We have a few tips to make your next happy hour the best yet! 1. Follow your favorite spots on social media Log onto Facebook, Twitter and more to “like” and “follow” you favorite bars and restaurants near the office. Many will post their weekly happy hour specials, making it easy to decide where to go, and when! 2. Plan ahead Sometimes impromptu plans fall apart, leaving you without an opportunity to unwind after a long day. At lunch time, rally the troops and try to set up a plan for the night. By the time 5:00 rolls around, all you have to do is grab your stuff and go! 3. Ask around From your coworkers to your friends, often the best way to find the perfect place to blow off some steam is to ask for a suggestion! Keep in mind who you’re asking, of course, so you know what kind of crowd to expect.   The best way to get a trusted happy hour recommendation? Ask for one on...

How to Make Your Morning More Productive

How to Make Your Morning More Productive

Feb 11, 2015

The way you start your morning sets the tone for the entire day. Are you setting yourself up to be successful, or is your slow start weighing you down? We have some tips on how to get up, get going and make your mornings more productive. Unplug tonight Your morning productivity depends first and foremost on your night’s sleep. To truly relax and wind down, decide on a bedtime. Stop staring at your phone or computer screen one hour before! Think of breakfast as fuel  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Start fueling your body with good, healthy food. Think whole grains and fruit instead of sugary options that slow you down. Write out your routine  Once you get to the office, it can be too easy to get distracted between your first cup of coffee and catching up with coworkers. Start your day by making a to-do list, and make sure to schedule time for breaks. That way you have a something to look forward to… after you get some work done of...

3 Ways to Simplify Your Work Wardrobe

3 Ways to Simplify Your Work Wardrobe

Jan 7, 2015

1. Go back to the basics. Work wear is all about mixing and matching. To make it seem like your closet is bursting with possibilities, go back to the basics. You can do great things with solid tops and bottoms. You can pair them with almost any kind of accessory, tie or pair of shoes! 2. Clothes should be investments. Especially if you wear them every day! The last thing you want is to be buying a new white button down every couple of months because – surprise! –  it’s worn out already. Splurge on some staples that are quality. You don’t have to spend outrageous amounts, just stop opting for the cheap stuff you know won’t last. 3. Get organized. You may think your closet is organized, but is it really? There’s always room for improvement! If you ever feel frustrated in the morning trying to find something to wear to work, try separating your clothes in two sections: work and… not work! Having a section of your closet dedicated specifically to clothes you only wear to the office puts all your options in one place, and simplifies your decision. Where do you find your work wardrobe staples? Make a list on emazeMe and recommend your favorite...

4 Desk Essentials

4 Desk Essentials

Oct 21, 2014

Forget about the stapler! Here are 4 things you need at your desk for you workday to go by a little more smoothly. 1. Hand Sanitizer A practicality to fight any colds going around the office. Get a bottle in your favorite scent! 2. Mints/Gum No one likes that coworker with coffee breath! It’s always good to keep a pack within arm’s reach. 3. Favorite Photo Over the course of a long workday, it’s nice to look up and find a photo of loved ones, beautiful scenery, or even a poster of your favorite TV show! Think of it as an easy stress reliever. 4. Tissues Ending the list is another practical suggestion. Tissues can be used for more than just blowing your nose. Use them to clean your computer keyboard and screen, wipe smudged glasses, and...

How to Rock Working From Home

How to Rock Working From Home

Sep 7, 2014

Whether you’re a freelancer, self-employed, or anything in-between, working from home can be an adjustment. Here are a few tips to add some structure – and fun – to your home work life! 1. Print your schedule each week Nothing says organization like a schedule and a simple to-do list! Keep your day structured by outlining your week. List your projects or obligations, and include due dates or goals. 2. Decorate your desk, office, or workspace Your office is completely yours, so you have complete creative control! You can make it simple and professional, or go crazy with colors – it’s all you! 3. Strategize your soundtrack Some like to crank out their work with a high-tempo playlist. Others are most productive with instrumental, easy listening, or even nature sounds. Plan ahead and make a productive workday soundtrack and press play! 4. Diversify your breaks There is no limit to what you can do on a break from your home office! You can run some errands, meet friends for a late lunch, or even clean your kitchen. Be sure to schedule in breaks when planning your week....