10 office hacks you can do right now

If you just started your business odds are you’re not exactly “rollin’ in it” just yet. You may work from home or just about anywhere you can get free WiFi. The smallest financial setback could be the end to your fledgling business and force you to move back in with your parental units. Who wants that (I can tell you they don’t)?

Here are a few office hacks you can try right now to save a couple of bucks and hopefully some time.

1. Sticky note keyboard cleaner

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You don’t have money to waste on fancy air in bottle! Try using something you probably already have laying around the office. Like a sticky note!

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2. Use special characters to beef up passwords

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Not going to protect your computer to save a few bucks? Well, we don’t recommend it but it is your decision. Better make sure your passwords are strong. Try using special characters to beef up those passwords to keep crooks guessing.

3. Paperclip and tape to clean headphone jack hole

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There’s a lot of dust, dirt and grime flying around your office. Some of it will end up in your cell phones headphone jack. A paper clip and some scotch tape should do the trick.

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4. Binder clip headphone storage

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5. Lip balm for paper cuts

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Paper cuts hurts! They really, really hurt. But there’s a apparently a way to treat them and it’s probably already in your pocket. Lip balm heals paper cuts according to scholastic.

6. Use WD-40 to remove ink stains
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Big ink stain on your shirt pocket? Ouch! But don’t worry. According to WD-40’s website the product has more than 2,000 uses. Lucky for you one them involves removing stains.

7. Twist ties to organize wires
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8. Sunglasses to watch who’s sneaking up from behind (like your boss)
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9. Cell phone case as key card holder

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You don’t have money for lanyards. So put your key card in your cell phone case behind your phone. This way you’re key card is protected plus, you’ll never forget it and be lost in a stairwell again.

10. Binder clip hanging folder stops

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About Barclay Pollak

Barclay Pollak is an award winning journalist and proud to be a member of the Corporate Communications team at TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) in Madison, Wis. Barclay joined the team in April of 2013. Before that Barclay worked as an Anchor/ Reporter for the NBC affiliate in Madison. While at NBC-15 Barclay was recognized by several organizations for his contributions to the television news industry. They include the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Radio Television Digital News Association (Edward R. Murrow Regional Award) and the Chicago/Midwest National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (2012 Emmy Nominee). When he’s not working Barclay enjoys cheering for all the sports teams in Wisconsin. Barclay’s a University of Wisconsin-Madison alumnus and a huge fan of Badger athletics. Barclay is fascinated by the ever changing world of technology and spends a fair amount of his free time reading about the latest and greatest developments online. When Barclay’s not learning about technology he’s scouring the Internet in search of freeware. Barclay has an 8-year-old daughter and lives with his girlfriend of almost five years on Madison’s southwest side. Follow on G+.

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