Do you spend most of your life working in a cubicle day in and day out?  Join the club because I am one of those people.  If you look at it negatively, it could get you pretty depressed knowing that this is what you have to look forward to until you retire.  If you look at it in a positive light, which is what I try to do, there are a lot of people who are out of work who would love to be sitting in your dreary cube collecting a paycheck twice a month.

Another thing that I try to do regularly is to accent my office cubicle with office items that make my working existence better.  When you think of a cubicle, you probably don’t think of the word appliance.  This term is typically relegated to the kitchen.  But, to be honest, there are a couple of appliances that are great to add to your cubicle.  One of those appliances which help my day go by a little smoother is my portable mini fridge.   I bet that if you work in an office, you probably store your lunch in a joint refrigerator.  There is either one in your cafeteria for all employees or maybe you got together with your co-workers and purchased a smaller one for your department.

I’m here to say that the better option is to buy yourself a personal mini fridge that you can store either on your desktop or on the floor under your desk.  I store mine in an out-of-the-way location on the floor under my desk so that it doesn’t clutter up my desktop.  I store my lunch and cold water bottle in it instead of having to head down to the company refrigerator to get it at lunchtime and to be able to drink cold water throughout the day.  I even purchased one of these for my daughter at home so that she can keep cold drinks in her room.

Another small, yet very convenient appliance that I purchased for my cubicle is a one cup office coffee maker manufactured by Black & Decker.  To be perfectly frank, I don’t like the coffee that they give us for free at my work.  I’m happy that they actually spring for coffee for the employees but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.  I am very particular when it comes to my java.  If I’m going to drink coffee, it has to be good!  With this single-serve model, I’m able to buy the coffee that I like and brew it as strong as I like since it’s a drip model.  I chose this type over the K-cup models because it gives me the flexibility to add more or less coffee and to brew the type that I love.  It has lasted me now for over 2 ½ years and still works like a charm.  For a small purchase price of $20, I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of that coffee maker.

Your office cubicle is your home away from home.  Enhance it with appliances and other office items that help make the days go a little smoother.  If you do, you just might start appreciating the fact that you have a personal working space to commute to each day!