You may be thinking to yourself, “What’s up with this blog post on ‘keeping up’? I have a work badge!” But the truth is, even if you have a badge, there will still be days when you put it on, and you don’t feel like picking it back up. This post will talk about six different ways of keeping your work badge on so that those days become few and far between.
1. Buy and Wear a Badge Puller
Many people find that the badges they have are just a little too thick to put on their collars without damaging the badge itself. Some badges are so thick that they won’t even fit through your collar all the way around, which can make it more difficult to get the work badge off when you’re done. Wearing a badge puller is an easy way to keep your badge accessible but also not have to keep up with it throughout the day.
2. Pin It
It is a pretty basic solution for keeping up with your work badge that requires only a little bit of planning and effort. If you pin your work badge to your shirt, you really won’t ever need to worry about whether or not you have it on. All you have to do is pin the badge to your shirt every day, and you’ll never have to worry about it again.
3. Put It Somewhere You Can See It
If you have a place somewhere in your house where you always stop before leaving for work, this is a great place to put your work badge. If that location is right beside the door, you won’t have any excuse for not putting it on when you leave. It’s also smart to have it close by so you can quickly grab your badge when you feel like putting it on.
4. Use a Binder or Ring
You don’t have to use your work badge as a badge. You can use it for something else that is related to work. For example, you could use it as a ring if the material is stiff enough, or you can use the badge as a binder in smaller pockets to hold papers or other materials.
One of my favorite things to do when I’m at work is to pull my badge out of my purse and put it on the right before leaving. It is great because it gives me a sense of security. It feels like I’m almost touching my badge with my hand right before I leave, and that makes me feel better knowing I’ve got it on.
6. Wear It as a Necklace
It is essentially the opposite of using a binder as a badge. You can use the badge as a necklace if you’re wearing a long enough shirt and you have it in the right place. It is a great solution for people who might wear a dress shirt because the badge will be worn around your neck instead of behind your shirt collar.
If you’ve looked at these solutions, you might be thinking, “Do I need badge pullers or necklaces? What about opinions?” Remember that it’s smart to start with the simplest solutions if you’re starting. Start with one of these methods and see how you like it! You’ll probably find yourself wanting to try something new after a while, though.