Whether you’re Mr. Disorganized, the person with a shrine to office gag gifts, or the mysterious type whose desk is completely empty (chills), you might benefit from putting fresh eyes on your workspace this January. We’re not saying you need to Mary Poppins the place or anything, but there are several advantages to sprucing up your grind environment.
One: it makes staring into the void of your computer for 8-plus hours slightly more tolerable. Two: Your boss will see you as someone who has their life together, someone deserving of even more office real estate (see where we’re going with this?). Three: It will help your productivity. When you’re not looking for lost receipts or dealing with dead devices, you’re working on what really matters. Or, you know, sharing premium GIFs with coworkers on the office chat.
Here, we dispense several easy ways to spruce up your space with an hour or Marie Kondo–like organizing and a $100 budget for new swag.