If you have the kind of job where you sit in one spot for most of the day, either in an open-plan office or in a cubicle – or perhaps at home by yourself – you’ll know what we mean when we talk about needing to make that space a little more personal. There are many ways to do this, from having photos of friends and loved ones to putting up posters of your favourite films (if that’s allowed, of course). But what about investing in a mini fridge? You might not have considered it before, but it could be exactly the right way to go. Read on to find out why you need a mini fridge for your office desk.
You Don’t Have To Use The Shared Office Fridge
The shared office fridge is, to put it bluntly, a nightmare. It’s full of forgotten and rotting food and Tupperware containers full of who knows what. Plus, people seem to think anything in there is fair game, and you might not have any lunch or cold drinks to come to when you want them. With your own mini fridge on your desk, you can keep all your food where you can keep an eye on it. Plus, it won’t have to sit side by side with the same old salad that’s been there for weeks.
It Won’t Take Up Much Room
Since mini fridges come in various sizes, you’re sure to find one that will fit nicely on your desk and not get in the way. This is important because the received wisdom is that having a tidy desk is better for your mental health. Even if you don’t realise it, sitting and working amongst the mess can be distracting and stressful. When everything is neat and tidy, you’ll be more productive – that means having a mini fridge that fits perfectly and doesn’t infringe on your workspace is a bonus.
You Can Shop At Lunchtime
If you work outside of the home, finding the time to do your food shopping can be difficult. You’ll either have to spend part of your precious weekend searching the shops for food, or you’ll have to go after work, which is exhausting, and no one likes that idea. You can’t go at lunchtime because what will you do with the fresh food you’ve bought? It will get warm and potentially go bad before you can get it home. This is not the case if you have a mini fridge on your desk. You can buy some lovely fresh food for dinner during your lunch break and keep it safe until it’s time to go home. That saves you a lot of time and effort.
You Won’t Skip Lunch
Skipping meals is a bad idea. It’s bad because your body will start to store fat, thinking you might be starving, and it’s bad because you won’t be able to focus on your work, making you less productive and more tired. If you have your food within easy reach, you’ll have no excuses. Although it’s not ideal to eat at your desk, sometimes needs must, and your mini fridge will help.
You’ll Stay Hydrated
On a similar note, when you have cold drinks nearby – or milk for your hot drinks – you’ll drink more, and that’s a good thing. It’s easy to get dehydrated, and by the time you feel thirsty, the problem is already setting in. Having a mini fridge on your desk means you can sip cold, refreshing water all day and stay healthy.