Good (office) vibes only
There’s nothing wrong with making yourself at home in the office, but when your keyboard starts to give you new fingerprints, and your seat starts to reek of last week’s lunch – you know you’ve got a problem on your hands.
Most of us are desk bound for a good 9 – 12 hours a day, that’s way more than we see our significant others in a week! So if you find yourself chalking up quite an impressive collection food wrappers and dust bunnies, you’re in need of an office intervention.
Here are 5 simple hacks you can use to declutter your office desk and instantly become the office favourite – you’re welcome.
1. Binder clips – your new best friend
Forget about holding papers together – binder clips go beyond their ability of just helping you deal with stacks of dreaded reports. Clip them to the side of your table for an instant nifty wire organiser, and you won’t spend five minutes separating your headphones from your laptop and phone chargers anymore.
It’s cool if your keyboard feet decide to break down and betray you too, because part of the binder clip can be used to replace them. You’ll never look at binder clips the same way ever again!
2. Make your own tea strainer
A tea snob knows that tea brewed from loose leaves taste better than the ones from teabags, but things can get a little tricky when you don’t have a strainer in the office.
Instead of waiting a billion years for the leaves to slowly settle at the bottom of the cup, poke holes in a tin foil or paper cup and BAM – a makeshift strainer. Pop it in your cup and pour the brewed tea out – voila!
3. Clear gunk from your keyboard like a pro
If you eat after touching your keyboard without washing your hands, you’ve just found the reason for why you’re sick so often. Keyboards are dirtier than your toilet seats, and experts at hoarding a variety of things – cookie crumbs from the start of time, dirt, bodily oils and plenty of finger grime. I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather not be ingesting whatever lurks behind my space bar.
For a really quick solution, grab some scotch tape or an old post-it and slot the sticky side in between your keys. I tried it out for myself and now I’m cringing at all the times I touched my face after typing.
4. A fuss-free fix for refreshing fabrics
I’m guilty of living in the same jacket for 4 months straight, baking in the smell so much that I don’t even notice it anymore. But hold up. Before you start dousing your jacket with perfume to get rid of the unwanted smell, think of the poor souls around you who’ll drown from the fumes.
Instead of aggravating the odour, why not get to the root of the problem and eliminate the bacteria in your jacket with a quick and easy solution like Magiclean’s Fabric Freshener.
Thanks to its powerful trigger that dispenses the product in a neat cloud of fine mist, you won’t have to spray your office chair or hoodie till your fingers turn blue. Pick your preferred fragrance from their newest range of scents – Pure Blossom, Refreshing Mint, and Fresh & Light Scent – and watch all your problems evaporate. Literally.
5. Draw on the walls
Release your inner child – this is what it looks like to brainstorm creatively! Sure, whiteboards serve the same purpose, but there’s nothing quite like drawing on the wall. Grab some dry erase paint and start sprucing up a wall in your office, then dump a ton of coloured markers and let the ideas flow.
This totes doubles up as decoration for the office too, and there’s really no limit to what you can draw. Bring the fun back into work and it might just encourage your colleagues to share more of their ideas too.
Office dreams are made of these
No, a fresh-smelling and clean office desk is not the stuff of Pinterest boards and home and decor magazines. The solutions are more often than not inexpensive and hidden in plain sight. And it’s only responsible that we take measures to keep our work spaces clean and nice-smelling, especially since we have colleagues sitting a mere arm’s length away from us.
Be in control of your environment with Magiclean Fabric Freshener
If there’s one thing you need in your office right this very moment, it’s Magiclean Fabric Freshener. It might be that hoodie you just pulled off the rack before it could fully dry, or that office jacket that still harbours the remnants of that greasy lunch you had 2 weeks ago – there’s no excuse that makes stinking up a confined, air-conditioned area okay.
As with most Japanese products, you can only imagine the amount of research & development that’s gone into the making of this solid freshener. Specially formulated with natural deodorising extracts to kill 99.9% of the pesky odour-causing bacteria, this convenient handheld spray works to kill germs and eliminate odours from the inside out – preventing odours from returning for up to 24 hours!
It even comes with a spray nozzle that has a wider spray circumference, so that you won’t need to spend 30 minutes sanitising larger fabric surfaces like that grimey office couch sitting in the corner. Especially since tough fabrics are its speciality.
And there’s no need to limit yourself to the office, Magiclean Fabric Freshener works like a dream in your home too. From mattresses and pillows, to car seats, rugs and curtains; it’s so addictive, you might even find yourself constantly on the hunt for new things to freshen up.
This post was brought to you by Magiclean.