When starting work at a new job and/or lab, your first tasks typically revolve around learning "how we do things here". I've been managing the Perry lab modern space for a little over a year, and it shows a bit (as you'll see on the right). I love labels and standard systems for organization. It makes training and acclimating researchers that much easier if they are confident they'll be able to find everything on their own - no one enjoys feeling like they're bugging you with silly questions.
I also am a big fan of checklists (see below). Ticking boxes and crossing things out makes me feel like I'm accomplishing stuff, even if it's little steps in a protocol.
One of the benefits of reusing protocols in a binder such as mine is that it makes your lab notebook a lot less cluttered. For those who are unfamiliar, researchers almost always have a logbook that stays in the lab space in which they record exactly what they do/observe/change. Such a practice is meant to reinforce the idea of repeatability - if the results of an experiment are unusual or controversial or particularly interesting for whatever reason, another researcher could repeat exactly what you did to see if they achieve the same results. If you use "laminated" protocols like me, you could keep said protocol with your notebook and then only have to worry about recording sample IDs, alterations you made, and results :D
Speaking of digital records, I am a big fan of annotating any bioinformatics codes I write. That said, the result is almost always something that makes sense to me but might not be the most accessible to others. There's a slim chance you'd know what all that gray text was talking about on the right, but it's not easily kept in check.