It’s the space where you spend 8-9 hours per day—staring at the same three walls day in and day out. Why not make the most of it? Unless you’re like some people who like to keep an empty cubicle! There’s a ton of ways that you can make your cubicle your own.
If you take the time to personalize your cubicle by adding your taste in décor, such as wall art, and organize it in a way that makes sense to you, you can lead a much happier day-to-day work life. The following are some suggestions about how to make the most of your cubicle space.
Stylish calendar: Calendars can help you add a personalized touch and organize your monthly tasks at the same time.
DO: Hang a medium or small sized wall calendar with appropriate photos or images of your choice. Motivational calendars are a great touch for office spaces.
DON’T: This is not the time to indulge in your guilty pleasures—so leave your Rebecca Black poster calendar at home.
Dry-erase checklist: Hanging a dry-erase board is a great way to make efficient use of your cubicle space while keeping track of your daily tasks.
DO: Create a list of things that you want to accomplish that day on your white board every morning in order of urgency, and then erase them as you finish. It’s also a great tool to use to time how long each task takes and try to increase your productivity.
DON’T: Clutter your cubicle with an oversized dry-erase board.
Wall décor: For fun color and a soothing work environment, you can hang wall art of anything you like, granted that it is workplace appropriate.
DO: Ask HR about wall décor policies and stay within the guidelines of your office work environment.
DON’T: Overdo your wall art—stick to only one or two different wall décor to avoid decoration overkill.
Photos of friends & family: Need a little help from your friends to get by? Decorate your cubicle with pictures of the ones you love.
DO: Mount your photos using pushpins on a small cork bulletin board, which are sometimes already prefixed in modern cubicles. Alternatively, get a few stylish frames to place on your desk.
DON’T: Display any photos of you and your friends doing inappropriate—or worse—illegal things. Keep your pictures clean and fun.
Plants & flowers: To bring your dull, white cubicle to life, add a hint of fauna and flora to your desk and bring your cubicle to life.
DO: Use an elegant vase for flowers to enhance the beauty and liven up your cubicle.
DON’T: Overdo the plants and create a forest-like work space. The smell of your plant or flowers should not be potent enough to radiate across cubicles.
Leaving your cubicle bland might contribute to a lack of motivation and overall workplace unhappiness. So, take steps to make the most out of your cubicle space and embellish it to your taste.