The Problem: Entering passwords for your numerous online accounts turns each log-in into a time-consuming guessing game.
The Gadget: Keep track with the Password Keeper, a booklet that organizes accounts alphabetically, and includes sections for URLs, PINs, and renewal dates. ($7.99; amazon.com)
The Problem: The disorganized stacks of papers on your desk are making it hard for you to complete a single task without getting distracted by another.
The Gadget: Colorful yet practical Task Clips labeled Urgent, Important, Can Wait, and Trivial will set your priorities straight. ($7.99 for 12 clips; perpetualkid.com)
The Problem: Sloppy cell-phone, PDA, and iPod cords have your desk looking like a sea of rubber snakes.
The Gadget: The Socket Pocket holds your electronics neatly next to the outlet while you charge them. ($14.79; organize.com)
The Problem: You’ve piled on all the layers you can without committing a serious fashion faux pas. And you’re still freezing!
The Gadget: This silent Foot Warmer Mat hides discreetly under your desk, uses less energy than a space heater, and won’t upset cold-blooded neighbors by overheating the whole area. ($49.95; solutions.com)
The Problem: Every time you need to unplug a desk device, you’re in for an hour of detangling cable clutter.
The Gadget: Cable YoYo organize deskbound cords in their own place, making plugging and unplugging a cinch. ($18; charlesandmarie.com)
The Problem: You’re half asleep when you start your day, and inevitably burn your tongue when you guzzle your first big gulp of coffee.
The Gadget: The Hot Cold mug is saving tongues everywhere. When your beverage is hot, it turns white and reads “HOT” in big black letters. Then it gradually turns back to black as the temperature decreases. ($25; charlesandmarie.com)
The Problem: Cookie crumbs and pencil shavings have settled in the far reaches of your keyboard cracks.
The Gadget: This Flexible Keyboard is coffeeproof, dirtproof, washable, and portable. If that’s not reason enough to get one, consider this: Unkempt keyboards can carry more germs than toilet seats! ($29.99; adesso.com)
The Problem: You reach for a single paper clip and pull out a wiry web of four from the cup.
The Gadget: This adorable magnetic Chirping Bird Paper Clip Holder will keep clips untangled while adding a little spunk to your office space. ($14.99; perpetualkid.com)
The Problem: The dust has settled…everywhere!
The Gadget: These Mushroom Desk Mini Cleaners can be used to remove lint from a garment or dust from your desktop. Or they can just sit there and look pretty!
($12 each; gadget.brando.com)