Stuff We Love: Five Awesome Desktop Accessories To Help You Keep Those New Year Resolutions

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It’s that time of the year when we open fresh new appointment books and day planners, eagerly filling our future with agendas, to-do lists, resolutions and the odd inspirational quote. You’ll probably buy yourself one big leather diary, fill it with elaborate plans, for exactly two weeks. After which the diary and all the promises scribbled in it will die a natural death on a shelf somewhere. You’re more likely to stick to your plans if you have fun ways of reminding yourself of these goals you want to achieve, the things you want to do, the places to have sworn to visit, etc. Here’s a look at some look quirky, cool office or desktop accessories that will help you gently remind yourself of all these starry eyed ambitions.

1. A big ol’ bag of chips

Potato chip memo pads from Its Our Studio
Potato chip memo pads from Its Our Studio

You probably downed a bowlful of greasy potato chips at every one of the parties you attended last year. Each time assuring yourself the low-fat yogurt dip you ate with them somehow compensated for all the deep fried goodness. I’m sure lots of you have sworn of these crunchy delights after your January weigh-in. This Potato Chips Memo Pad can be like your nicotine patch, easing you towards healthier eating habits! Keep a packet of these on your work desk, and while your co-worker with the washboard abs bites into a burger, you can plan your weekly workout using these potato-chip shaped chits! Buy one these at Its Our Studio.

2. Happy Hippo Helper

Bianca Memo Holder, image courtesy Propshop24
Bianca Memo Holder, image courtesy Propshop24

Wondering where to pin a note? Hire a helper. Keep one of these hippos on your desk and he’ll keep reminding you to “Invite Morris & Warola over for dinner” or whatever it is you want to be reminded about. If the hippo doesn’t catch your fancy, maybe a green dino or a red reindeer will. You can buy these fun animal shaped memo holders from online accessory store Propshop.

3. An idiot-box with a difference

White Telly, image courtesy Propshop24
White Telly, image courtesy Propshop24

Have you sworn to not watch as much junk television this year? Well then, invest in a T.V. of another kind. This vintage T.V. shaped memo holder, also available online at Propshop, is a quirky and neat way of leaving reminders for yourself on your work desk or on your dressing table. The holder comes with a 210 paper sheets, but if you run out, a standard post-it fits perfectly!

4. Chalkboard wall decals

Skateboard decal, by Shelly Walls
Skateboard decal, by Shelly Walls

I don’t know whether you’re office will appreciate you doing this, but it’s certainly a fun way to make lists. Shelly Walls, is a wall art brand that specializes in making decals of all kinds. Especially unique are their chalkboard decals, which act exactly like your school backboard. You can stick them on any flat surface, write on them with regular chalk and then rub it off with a duster. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including blurbs, trees, animals, and these especially cool skateboarding silhouettes available at Design Deal.

5.Tick-its instead of post-its

Tick-it from Happily Unmarried
Tick-it from Happily Unmarried

I strongly believe that no office would function without post-its. But everyone uses these same mellow-yellow sticky notes, which has made them certifiably yawn-worthy. The alternative? Happily Unmarried’s Tick-its, which are so much quirkier! They look like the Bombay bus tickets of yore which honestly I have been missing dearly ever since the new soulless digital ones replaced them. Thumbs up for innovation & nostalgia!

If I had all of these awesome accessories on my desk right now, I’m sure I’d have no problem remembering stuff. My problem would be entirely different. I’d probably spend more time making lists and planning ahead that actually doing things. Shop all you like, don’t say I didn’t warm you!

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  • Amtosh Singh

    Thank you for the feature!
    Amtosh, PropShop24