List one item that costs less than $20 that has made your job substantially easier or more enjoyable.

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Are we crowdsourcing “pick me up” associate gifts? If so, don’t bother with less than $20.

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In that case, coffee. Nothing else is needed.

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Cigarettes and the safe space for smokers that is the Financial District

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I used to buy a carton for less than $10.

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PBR

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Coffee mug warmer for my desk - amazing use it everyday

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Electric blanket for my freezing office.

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I thought I was odd man out here! Glad there is a group of us!

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I just thought really hard for you and the cheapest thing I can think of that I actually ENJOY using that makes my life easier is my moleskine notebook. It was more than $20 though. 🤷‍♀️

Being a lawyer has made me bougie I guess.

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A19, good tip! Thanks!

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Wireless mouse for at home work.

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This plus the keyboard (though that one was considerably more) for the office and home/travel.

Red Swingline stapler. It makes me happy to look at it.

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Nice! It always reminds me that if things get really bad, I could burn down the building.

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Cheap liquor

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Stress ball🙃

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A little USB charging cable that has all three main charger types (iPhone, C-USB, mini USB).
Ear piece.
A new Trackpoint.
Multi color pen and 2" x 4" notepad.
Super fast boiling tea kettle.

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Cheap diffuser from Amazon.

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Slightly more than $20 (but it goes on sale):

Quartet Glass Desktop Computer Pad, 18" x 6", Whiteboard, Dry Erase Surface, White Surface (GDP186) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M2DADUX/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_0BD52YAMC4RJD4QKRH89?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

I use it as a To Do list by my keyboard. It looks nice and it feels good to erase tasks when they're complete.

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I have one. Love it!

Wine

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Go to Aldi if they have it in your area. They have good inexpensive wine.

Mousse jiggler to stop Laptop from locking itself.

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When I used to go into the office, my usb desk fan

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I had both! Some parts of the day, the space heater was on, and other parts, the fan. Why can’t it ever be comfortable??

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Erasable pens! I buy them in all colors from Amazon and they keep me neat and organized, and allow me to enjoy some brightness.

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Yellow sticky tabs. And sharpies

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Bullet journal. It’s the first system for keeping track of tasks that I’ve ever used for more than a week.

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