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    Updated on Feb 25, 2020. Posted on Feb 25, 2020

    29 Things For Your Desk That'll Basically Work As Hard As You Do

    Who needs an assistant when you have your desk?

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    1. A memory foam wrist rest and mouse pad to truly give you the support you need through the day (even if your colleagues can't be bothered).

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This worked out very well for me. I have tendinitis in my wrist and thumb joint. This mouse pad has given my wrist the right amount of support I need and is still comfortable to use with a mouse. I like that the pad is longer than many other memory-foam mouse pads as I move my hand around a lot." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three colors).

    2. A portable USB-powered humidifier because dry office air is the worst and you should never sit and suffer.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I work in a cubicle and the air during the winter is so incredibly dry. I thought I would try this out, and I'm glad I did. I've used this for a few weeks, and it's still going strong. The air comes out strong and the colors are fun. It's made a difference for me in my office. I definitely recommend it!" —AR

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98 (available in six colors).

    3. A glass dry-erase whiteboard you can write your important reminders and "I CAN'T FORGET" notes on instead of using paper.

    Amazon

    The environment will even thank you for reducing your paper use. The whiteboard also comes with a dry-erase marker, accessory channel (to hold the market), and a storage drawer.

    Promising review: "OMG where was this 20 years ago?I have terrible ADHD and would always misplace To-Do lists, or misplace clipboards with reminders on them. They would get lost in the shuffle. Smartphone reminders are more of a hassle than they are worth with some informal lists that you think of spur of the moment (though sometimes they are great). Unlike other boards, I can put this in front of my FACE under the computer screen so I never overlook or forget it like every other system I've ever used in my miserable life. This acts like a much more stylish and effective anchor or central "office" for my quick VIP reminders. THANK YOU!"—D Louis

    Get it from Amazon for $24.37.

    4. A mug warmer so you'll never come back to your desk to a cold cup of coffee or tea after getting pulled into an unexpected meeting or discussion for 30 minutes.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was on the fence about this item, but finally decided to splurge on a little gift to myself. This makes so much difference in my comfort level at the office. I often have to leave my desk to visit other departments and hated coming back to cold coffee, tea, or hot cocoa. I especially stopped drinking tea because by the time you let your bag steep, it's cooled down. This product is simple but awesome, and it makes me super happy." —marymodern

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    5. A chair cushion to basically make your seat into a royal throne. You may not even want to leave work at the end of the day because this baby is so comfy.

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    Promising review: "This pillow has been a godsend. My boyfriend suffers from severe numbness in his left leg and severe sciatica pain. Within an hour of using this coccyx pillow, he said the numbness was essentially gone. I am so glad I found this pillow! I also suffer from back pain due to bad posture since I am sitting and leaning over for hours at a time running my own business. If you have sciatica pain, or back pain or really any pain associated with sitting for long periods of time, I implore you to get this item. I’m even going to get another one for my other office." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    6. And armrest pads because your elbows deserve just as much love as your butt does! They're sitting in their chair for the same amount of time!!!

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    Promising review: "I have a desk chair that I live in at work that I have tried various configurations on the arms to keep from bruising my elbows. Nothing has been much help. I am very glad that I gave this a try! The covers are super-soft, and the memory foam works extremely well. I have only had the covers in use for a week, but already I can feel a difference. This is a product that will continue to be appreciated by my elbows." —Der Dachsy

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in black, blue, and grey).

    7. A document holder that'll keep papers upright and easy to see. This is great if you spend time transferring information into a computer.

    The Container Store

    Promising review: "I regularly enter recipes into my cookbook software, and this little gizmo keeps the printed original standing straight and tall so it's easy to copy from. It would work well with a marked-up draft, or even to answer a letter. Takes up almost no desk space, and performs its specific function perfectly." —tmw925

    Get it from The Container Store for $7.99.

    8. A pair of anti-UV glare glasses to protect your eyes when you stare at a screen. Plus, they're so cute, you may even end up forgetting they're on and wear them out in public.

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    Promising review: "These glasses are great. They look sharp, and they're not tinted so much that they alter color perception. I work in an office setting, and after just one day of wearing these glasses, I noticed an improvement in my eye health. My eyes no longer hurt, water, itch, or feel bleached out after staring at a computer screen for hours on end. I highly recommended!" —Ariele Monzo

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available seven magnification sizes).

    9. A personal space heater to keep you warm and cozy in the winter...wait, who am I kidding, you'll probably use this even more in the summer because that's when offices are usually -1,000 degrees.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I am happy with this personal heater. It does a great job for as little as it is. It puts out enough heat in the area that I need it to. It's cool to the touch and never trips a breaker with its low watt power. It won't warm up an office but will personal space because that is what it was designed for." —Joe_D

    Get it from Amazon for $19.20.

    10. Or a heated mouse pad if you find your hand to be one of the only parts of your body that can't stay at a proper temperature during the workday.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $19.95.

    11. A reusable idea surface you can stick basically anywhere, turning unused flat surfaces into a white board.

    The Grommet

    Get from The Grommet for $24.95+ (available in sizes 8" x 11" and 36" x 24").

    12. A monitor memo board with a spot to hold your phone so you never miss another important text or call.

    Amazon

    Plus, there's a hole at the bottom so you can plug in your phone!

    Promising review: "I love my memo board! I was able to attach it to my computer monitor with no issues, and after weeks of use, it still remains securely attached. The materials are sturdy-feeling, no bending or warping of any kind. I've got all my important reminders on it, which has been super helpful and keeps me from missing any important deadlines. I've also been able to write on it with a dry erase marker, and then wipe it off with a tissue. Many of my coworkers have commented on how useful it seems and have said they would be purchasing their own." —razorsharp77

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98+ (available in two styles).

    13. A battery-powered mini mushroom vacuum to clean up all the ~shiitake~ that somehow ends up on your desk all the damn time.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This product is effective, useful, not to mention... adorable!! I used it right away on my desk to get rid of eraser bits and it cleaned it right up. It's small enough so it doesn't take that much space and it's stylish. I love it so much! I really recommend it." —ForLo

    Get it from Amazon for $8.47 (available in red and green).

    14. A foldable laptop stand so you can turn *any* desk into a *standing* desk.

    The Grommet

    It can support 20 times its weight and folds flat for easy storage.

    Get it from the Grommet for $23.95+ (available in four sizes).

    15. A duster you'll have no prob-llama using to keep everything clean. Plus, this little guy is a cute work mascot!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "A few of my coworkers chipped in and bought our department mascot, whom we've dubbed 'Larry' the Llama. We love this little guy! And bonus: He's quite functional. Our desks get pretty dusty, and Larry helps get all that muck off our desks. He's adorably handsome. He can be bent into three different positions: 90 degrees, 45 degrees, and completely straight. This makes him more effective at cleaning our desks, and allows him to be positioned in a few different ways when he's just chilling out watching us work." –Vegan-ish Mom Geek

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

    16. Some egg-shaped stress balls to help keep you calm when you're about to ~crack~.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I work at a desk about 11-12 hours a day with TONS of typing. Since using these, I've noticed less pain and strain in my wrists and hands, and they are also a great stress-reliever. I've got people at my office hooked. I really like the yellow and red one, but I have smaller, weaker hands so I'm working my way up to the firmest blue one. In terms of size, I also think they're perfect. Pretty much what I expected, I think they're totally worth the price." —Petite Loeb

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in three sizes).

    17. An electronics cleaning brush that'll get in every nook and cranny (even getting those crumbs that have been annoying you for months).

    Amazon

    The soft bristles help sweep away dust and crumbs. Plus, the bristles retract for optimal storage.

    Promising review: "I was quite surprised at the quality of this little cleaning tool. The brush is super soft and very useful for swishing dust and food debris (glad you can't see me blushing...) off the keyboard. And the pointed rubber end works great for spots on the screen as when one sneezes abruptly (and have food in one's mouth... more blushing). On top of this, the brush mechanism can be retracted so it doesn't fray or the filaments don't get bent. A lot of good for such a little thing!" —Trish Fitzpatrick

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    18. A pair of noise-canceling headphones to block out all the noise around you (including that desk neighbor who will not shut up).

    BuzzFeed

    These are a godsend for anyone that works in an open-concept office.

    Promising review: "These are my favorite headphones. I bought these to use at my office. The noise-canceling when playing music pretty much drowns out all other sounds so I can focus on my work. My co-worker, who is an extreme audiophile, listened to them and was very impressed by the sound. I usually plug them in before I leave for the day, so I haven't had the chance to truly test the battery life, but I haven't gotten a low battery alert during the day. It would be nice if they folded up more, but that's okay." —Scott

    Get them from Amazon for $99.

    These were our pick for best low-price noise-cancelling headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    19. A privacy screen for your monitor so noisy Cathy in marketing can't see that you're on Facebook...again. Your business is not her business, and everyone needs a break. Jeez.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "If you're like me, you got those nosy coworkers who like to peer at your monitors as they walk by. Listen, if I wanna be on BuzzFeed all day checking out what kind of pizza I am, that's my business, not yours. Tired of clicking the minimize button at every sound of movement in the cubicles behind me, I finally plunked down the $$ and bought two privacy screens and OH MY GOD THE FREEDOM!!!!! These things are AMAZING!!! I can literally be checking Facebook with my boss standing to the right of me and she has no clue what I'm doing." —Erin

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in 29 sizes and four styles).

    20. A desk elliptical that'll help you get a workout in, no gym required. Now you can spend your nights doing other fun stuff, like meeting your friends for drinks...or sleeping.

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    Promising review: "I am so glad I purchased this. I sit at a desk all day, so I am pretty much completely sedentary during work hours. I will use this to keep moving throughout the day and keep my metabolism up. I have a thyroid issue, and I've found that I see much better results with shorter more frequent workouts, so this is perfect. I'll use this at work and at home I have a recumbent bike. It was very easy to put together, and it is whisper quiet. People come into my office and cannot even tell I am using it. Very very sturdy and well constructed. Yes, it's a little pricey, but it's worth it. Highly recommend!" —Amy D

    Get it from Amazon for $349 (available in two styles).

    21. A USB desk fan to keep things ♫cool, real cool♫ if your office decides to crank the heat.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is the best fan for my desk ever. Whoever worked my desk before me left a 4-inch Hawaiian breeze fan, and it was so terrible. It made a bunch of noise and was ugly. This fan is great! It plugs right into the USB port on my desktop at work, and it is so quiet (compared to my previous one) so it doesn't bug anyone in the cubicle next to me." –Lauren Bolton

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    22. A foot hammock that'll give you a true leg up on everyone else in the office. They'll all be stopping by your desk to see what this magical thing is.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This product is brilliant. It gives me the opportunity to stretch my legs when I work. I’ve tried a few of these items from different vendors but was unsatisfied because they didn’t have an acceptable mounting option for my particular office desk setup — until now. This one has easy hooks on the sides, which are versatile and are perfect for my particular situation. Now, the extra hours will be more enjoyable." —E

    Get it from Amazon for $19.89.

    23. A charging dock with three slots to organize all your electronics and keep them at 100% so your computer won't suddenly die in the middle of a very important presentation.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I am not sure how people can hate this. It is so simple. It required no setup and the magnets that hold the bottom compartment on are strong. I literally did zero work for this product to help me out so much in my everyday life. It clears up my desk clutter and charges my electronics. Plus, it looks and feels quality for the price without paying a crazy amount for such a simple concept. I use an iPad Air, an iPhone 6s, and an iPhone 7. Because I work from home, my work and personal electronics have to mix but stay organized. This holds them all. I don't have problems with it not holding phones or anything like others have mentioned." —Rachel R

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in seven styles).

    24. Some cable clips so you can organize all the cords you have on your desk and not spend 10 minutes fishing out your computer charging cord that fell behind your desk...again.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These are great. I was able to organize my office desk with ease using the multi-slot pieces to keep all the cords tidied up. I also love the single slot ones for my husband and my nightstands' for our phone plugs so we always know where to find them." —Jessica Capell

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $5.38.

    25. A planning pad with different sections to not only write your to-do list, but also keep track of important meetings, what you're eating and drinking, and something to be grateful for. You'll feel totally on top of things and put together using it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I loved it! Everyone who comes into my office wants a page! I love that you can track water and meals in addition to what needs to be done for the day. It keeps me on track." —LaToya Powell

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95 (available in 13 styles).

    26. A keyboard cover to prevent any damage from accidental spills. We've all been there.

    Amazon

    I mean, I spent about three years in college using the left shift key because my right one didn't work from water damage. If only I had had this cover then...*sigh*. This one is compatible with a 13 or 15 inch MacBook with or without retina display.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 28 colors).

    27. A water bottle with helpful guides so you can stay on track of your water intake each day.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great way to help encourage myself to drink enough water during the workday. They are clean and don't leave a smell or taste to the water and they are easy to wash. Plus, they're a great price—for two!" —S. Sparkman

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.99.

    28. A pack of divider sticky notes that'll make any organization freak squeal with joy. They'll keep you on top of your to-do list.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These sticky notes are excellent. The colors are quite bright and the tabs are neat and noticeable at any angle. I think every student or teacher should own these, and businesspeople should too. They're extremely useful for taking down important notes, planning, and generally recording important information in a place that won't get lost in your planner or notebook. I'll keep these in my bookbag and definitely repurchase as soon as I'm close to running out." —malik

    Get a pack of 60 notes from Amazon for $4.91.

    29. A ball chair designed to turn sitting at your desk into an active experience. No more slouching. Your parents will be so proud.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my Zenergy Ball. I have been using it daily for months at work, and it has done wonder for my posture, completely eliminating the shoulder pain I used to always have. I am 5'4, and the height is perfect for me. I am extremely happy with my purchase." —Shan

    Get it from Amazon for $137.99 (available in two styles and eight colors).

    Me on Sunday night realizing how much work I have to do in the next five days:

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