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    27 Products People Who Work From Home Actually Use

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    1. A bamboo two-tier monitor stand that not only brings your computer to a better height (to help you avoid neck and eye strain) but also has convenient storage space for the random things on your desk.

    Reviewer pic of the bamboo monitor stand on a desk with the lower shelf, five compartments, and a groove for a cellphone and pen filled with office supplies

    Plus, the side compartments are adjustable, meaning you can make it work for whatever supplies you have.

    Promising review: "I ordered this monitor stand because I've recently been relegated to the dining room for work-from-home. All I have is a Microsoft Surface Pro, so no external monitor or anything. To get the screen at a proper ergonomic height I had to put the computer on a shoebox, which rendered the type cover useless. The table was completely cluttered and every time it was needed for something besides my office, I had to move everything piece by piece. Today my monitor stand arrived. It took me all of 10 minutes to assemble. The directions were clear and easy to understand, and it came with all the necessary hardware. It's sturdy and solid, and has room for everything I need to have at the desk with me. I can even keep my tea someplace where it's unlikely to get knocked over or bumped into. If I need to move things off the table, I can just pick up the whole thing and get it out of the way. It also looks nicer than I expected it to. I'm very pleased with this purchase." —J.C.

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    2. Or an adjustable wood shelf to put next to your computer and keep any books or materials you need close by and at the ready.

    The shelf in black with books organized in two shelves on the right and small plants, a clock, and other trinkets in shelves on the left

    Promising review: "I needed some extra shelf space for my home office, especially now that we are working from home for the rest of the year. This was so so simple to set up and holds everything I need without any issues. You can also assemble it as you please which is a great feature!" —Tali1990

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in four colors).

    3. A wall charger with six outlets *and* two USB fast-charging ports to keep all your devices and accessories at 100% and not die in the middle of that team meeting.

    Reviewer pic of the six chargers and two USB chargers with things plugged in to all of them in the lit outlet

    Promising review: "I work from home in a small apartment, and this really made my setup work the way I want it to. I need to use all six plugs, plus I like to keep my phone and Mi-Fi charging while working too. This was the perfect thing for me to get everything plugged in and essentially retrofitted into a built-in apartment wall desk setup that was intended for the large desktop towers of the late 90s. I’m ordering a second one in hopes it transforms another part of my weird floor plan. Bonus: The USB ports seem to fast-charge my iPhone XS Max. I can go from dead to fully charged in about 90 minutes." —Moose

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    4. A Rocketbook smart reusable notebook that takes your hand-written notes and makes them digital so when your boss asks for a recap of that meeting in your one-on-one, you can send it as an attachment and look super on top of everything.

    Reviewer pic of the notebook open on a desk with notes neatly written on either side and two pens sitting next to it

    Promising review: "Why did I not know about this before now??? I am a travel agent working from home and take loads of notes. I am so happy to be able to scan phone call notes with clients into their trip records! If they do not book right away I can scan and save notes to another file and retrieve them without leafing through a load of paper! woo hoo! I can see so many uses for this product for just about anyone who takes notes or even journals regularly. I see that new version was introduced to the market that has lined pages...which I felt was the only thing lacking." —ellen

    Get it from Amazon for $26.34 (available in two styles and eight colors).

    5. A sport-brella designed with SPF 50+ and a universal clamp, so it's actually a really great way for you to be able to work outside without your laptop overheating and the sun making it nearly impossible to see the screen.

    Reviewer pic of umbrella in which attached to a chair shading a laptop on a table

    Promising review: "My husband purchased this umbrella for me as a gift. I work from home and love to work outside, but seeing my laptop screen can be a struggle. This umbrella is perfect for enjoying the outdoors while working. It is adjustable in three points, so you can maneuver it to almost any position you may need. I don't even have to wear a hat to see the screen because it blocks the sun so well." —NYRed

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two sizes and seven colors and patterns).

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

    Reviewer pic of the long rectangle-shaped whiteboard with groove across the top with markers in it in with a keyboard in front of it

    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 marker), and a storage drawer.

    Promising review: "Never thought something analog would be SO useful in my daily routine. I work from home and am constantly project managing multiple complex strategic projects. Having pertinent information directly in front of me and top of mind has done incredible things for my productivity. Never would have imagined it would make such a difference. For a nominal investment, I highly recommend it if you have trouble keeping up with things."—Captainflapjax

    Get it from Amazon for $21.06+ (available in white, black, and floral).

    7. A wireless charger stand to keep your phone at 100% without even having to remember to plug it in. Plus, you won't miss that important call from your client with it sitting right in front of you.

    Reviewer pic of the charger stand by itself and then with an iPhone set in it, charging

    It works with iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, Galaxy Note, and other Qi-enabled devices.

    Promising review: "My wife and I have both been working from home and make a lot of calls on the job, and having an extra set of wireless fast chargers has made things much easier. Highly recommended." —Terrell Coutee-Tyler

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available as a single, double, or double circular).

    8. A Takeya cold brew maker so you can easily pour yourself a glass at 3 p.m. when you normally might have taken a trip to the nearest coffee shop.

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    Plus, it's so easy to make! Just add six tablespoons of your favorite coffee in the filter, fill it with water, and let it sit in your fridge for 24 hours. Then just take the filter out of the pitcher and enjoy your coffee!

    Promising review: "I love this! Working from home, I find this has saved me from going to Dunkin every day." —Tiffany DL

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in two sizes and in black, grey, and white).

    And to learn more, read the full review: "If You Drink Iced Coffee Year Round, You Need This Under-$20 Cold Brew Maker".

    9. A standing desk with shelves, drawers, and hooks, so it's basically a desk and a storage organizer in one that won't take up too much room in your home.

    Wood standing desk with two shelves in the legs, a shelf in the desk and two small drawers and two hooks on the side

    Promising review: "I needed a desk in the kitchen to use for working from home, this was perfect. I love using a stand-up desk, and this is the perfect height. It was easy to assemble and is very sturdy." —JetMom

    Get it from Ikea for $159.

    10. Or a standing desk converter to turn your desk (or even your kitchen table) into a workspace that works for you.

    A two-tier standing desk in light brown and black on top of an actual desk with a laptop and keyboard on it

    Promising review: "When I transitioned to working at home full-time, I knew I wanted to find a way to spend less time sitting. This converter is perfect — easy to move up and down, sturdy, and looks great. It's so nice to have the option of sitting or standing throughout the day." —Lyndsey S.

    Get it from Fully for $299 (available in brown or black).

    11. A magnetic weekly calendar dry erase board with a cork board across the bottom so you can not only remember when you have that important meeting but also pin up any notes or ideas that cross you mind so you can voice them.

    The dry erase board on the wall with a couple of pictures and messages written on it
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This is cute, simple, and exactly as advertised. It's nice to have to keep organized working at home during quarantine!!"—ellaaaaaaarose

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12 or Amazon for $9.99.

    12. A privacy sign great for anyone working from a full house where people like to barge in even when the door is closed.


    Promising review: "I work from home, and if you do too you may also encounter this odd scenario: merely closing the door to one’s office is not actually a reliable method to let others know you are working. I can’t say enough good things about this sign. It is a far better design and quality than expected at this price point. The sign is a dial-style, and really sturdy. The dial even has a click-in-place feature to prevent your status from accidentally moving when the door swings shut. Gone are the days of people thinking you’re available when you’re not! Well, at least you have forewarned them! I am extremely happy with the sign, and can recommend it to anyone who might need a little extra assistance in deterring work interruptions!" —Conscious Consumer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95 (available in black and white).

    13. A memory foam chair cushion with a nonslip rubber bottom to ensure you'll be comfortable all day long — it won't move around when you get up every once and a while to stretch your legs (and maybe pet your dog).

    Reviewer pic of the velvet-like cushion on the seat of an office chair

    Promising review: "I work from home and sit at a desk in front of a computer for a minimum of 10 hours per day. I used to have to get up at least hourly for breaks that never helped to alleviate the 24/7 sciatica pain down my left leg. And long hours at my desk would leave my whole body sore. I've only had this cushion for one day, and my sciatica is barely noticeable, and I woke up today in no pain after using it yesterday. I'm a small person, so I can see how this might not be a good fit for everyone, but for me, it's already had a positive impact. I think because they are just cut foam with gel top and a thin cover that they will probably wear down easily, especially since I sit for so long, but it's a reasonable price and if I get six months at a time out of one, I'll consider that a pretty decent return on my investment. :)" —T. M.

    Get it from Amazon for $32.95.

    14. A selfie ring light for anyone who has found themselves working in less-than-ideal lighting during a marathon of Zoom calls. This small device will make a big difference so everyone can see your beautiful face.,

    Promising review: "Due to the pandemic and mostly working from home, we have to rely on using virtual meeting, such as Zoom. The lighting in my room/office isn't that great, and my face would always look dark in the videos. So I decided to get a selfie ring to see if it helps to lighten up my face on cam. It definitely did the trick. The size of the ring is perfect and the tripod can but set on the floor or on the table which is quite nice. Would recommend to those who needs extra lighting. Only thing is that it has to be plugged in to a USB port instead of a traditional plug, which I think would of been more convenient if there were that options available! My team even asked what I did and then made their purchase right away!" —Patrick.S

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

    15. A velvet open-back office chair that'll not only add a sleek and sophisticated look to your office but also be a comfortable place to hang out in for eight hours a day.

    Pink velvet office chair with a rectangle opening in the back and five silver legs with black wheels

    Promising review: "This is beautiful, easy to put together, and a light but sturdy chair. I love it, and it has already made working from home so much more comfortable." —Hailey

    Get it from Wayfair for $114.99 (available in four colors).

    16. A mesh desk organizer with a three-compartment sliding drawer, tray, and five upright sections designed to fit SO much more than you think it can and make your desk feel clean.

    A reviewer's organizer with an assortment of desk supplies inside

    Promising review: "As a teacher working remotely from home, I needed something to help me organize all of my files, teacher manuals, workbooks, and supplies! Now everything has its place! Not to mention how pretty it looks! Instructions were simple and easy to follow… assembly only took a couple of minutes!" —Lori R.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.87.

    17. A two-tier folding desk perfect for anyone who doesn't have a ton of room for a desk but still wants a designated workspace. Bonus: this one can be folded up and stashed away easily after the workweek is over.

    Two-tier wood-top desk with black metal crossing legs

    Promising review: "I ordered this desk in a pinch. I live in Brooklyn in a smaller apartment where I quite frankly have no space to have a freestanding desk with my other furniture. When my company implemented a WFH policy last week, I took a gamble and ordered this desk because 1. I could collapse it and tuck it under my bed when I wasn't using it, and 2. It was spacious and sturdy looking enough to actually do work on. I received it today, and I am beyond pleased. No setup required — quite literally took it from the box, slid it from collapsed to open, and began working on it. I cannot recommend this enough for the price, functionality, and delivery speed!" —Sydney

    Get it from Amazon for $105.99.

    18. A soundproofing strip to help block out all the surrounding noise so your coworkers can actually hear you speak instead of just the neighbor's dog barking.

    PLUS: This also makes sure that your air-conditioning doesn't escape under your doors, thus saving you energy and money!

    Promising review: "This product works really well! I needed a quick fix to my home office situation. I live in an apartment in Manhattan and never noticed how much sound comes in and out, until I had to be on conference calls working from home! This little tape made a big difference, took me a couple of minutes to install." —Sandra Revueltas

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97+ (available in four colors).

    19. Or a white noise machine that'll drown out any unnecessary background noise with a constant pfshhhhhh or nature sound.

    A hand-sized white noise machine on a bedside table

    This machine has six modes: white noise, thunder, ocean, rain, summer night, and brook. It can run continuously or you can set a timer for 15, 30, or 60 minutes.

    Promising review: "As we're all on COVID alert and working from home, I don't have a 'quiet space' from which to work. So I bought this to drown out the sounds of the TV and other every noise at home. Works great. Can just leave it on or switch to the time mode if using it for sleep. The sounds are pretty continuous so you can't easily identify when the loop starts over again." —db

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in silver, gold, and blue).

    20. A laptop stand to take your productivity to ~new heights~. JK, we can't guarantee it will do that, but improving your posture and not straining your eyes as much will help you feel better at the end of the day.

    Reviewer pic of the silver laptop stand on a desk with a laptop raised on it

    Promising review: "This is an absolute game-changer now that I am working from home. It helps my posture and the colors match my MacBook Pro almost exactly if you don't hyper examine it. It does have a little extra shine, but it is still matte. The stand is very sturdy and has quickly become a favorite to use any time I use my Mac." —George Araiza

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in two styles and in silver, gold, and grey).

    21. A sunlamp designed to mimic the benefits of sunlight to improve your mood and reset your circadian rhythm, if you work off-hours or just can't seem to find time to be outside.

    The rectangle-shaped light sitting on the counter with a pour-over coffee next to it

    It has 10,000 lux, UV-blocked bright white light you can customize to meet your needs.

    Promising review: "I work from home at night. I never see the light of day during the winter. This light has been a joy to have and gives great light at my desk to work with with the benefit of mimicking sun exposure. It’s very easy to use and to replace bulbs." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $68.50

    22. A velvet memory foam foot rest so you feel ~supported~ throughout your long day.

    Reviewer pic of the footrest in black under a desk with an office chair in front of it

    Promising review: "This thing is great! I’ve been working from home for a couple of months, and I usually sit like a troll at my desk so I got this to see if it would help me sit upright and it’s great! I love that it brings the floor closer to me and it’s so soft and comfortable. It’s not too squishy and not crazy hard either. You can also use it to stretch your lower back by laying on it. It feels so good." —Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    23. A double-sided electronics cleaning brush that'll give your computer a good deep clean because when you work where you live, sometimes your laptop becomes a movie screen at night where a few popcorn crumbs somehow get into the keyboard. 🤷🏻‍♀️


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

    Promising review: "I WFH, so my laptop as accumulated its fair share of crumbs, dust, and other debris. This was the perfect cleaning tool. The brush side easily sweeps away particles and the rubbery wedge side helps to scrub out gunk in-between keys. The best part is that it easily fits into the penholder on my desk." —Andrea G.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in orange and blue).

    24. A reversible waterproof desk mat you can put on your table if you really have no place at all for a desk so you can at least make it feel like you're working from one.,

    Promising review: "I'm an art teacher, and working from home during the coronavirus outbreak was going to put a lot of strain on my wood desk (which I keep mostly for show but now am forced to use for work). I ordered this desk pad because mint green is my favorite color, and I wanted something to protect my desk from paint and other art supplies. It arrived today, and it was so cute! It's exactly what I wanted. It's thin enough not to add too much bulk to the desk, the color is so fun, and it wipes off easily. I love that it's reversible, too, so I'll probably use one side for making tutorial videos for my classes and the other for when I'm painting. I was worried that it wouldn't lie flat because it came rolled up, but it lay flat immediately. And it came with a cute little belt in case I need to roll it back up again and store it!" —Jill S

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in six color combinations).

    25. A desk elliptical that'll help you get a workout in and stay active during the day, no gym required. Now you can spend your nights doing other fun stuff, such as bingeing your favorite TV show...again.

    Reviewer pic of the small elliptical under a desk with a chair in front of it

    Promising review: "Worth the wait — took a little longer to get here than I'd have guessed for a Prime item, but the shipping details were accurate and this thing is AWESOME. I work from home and sit at a desk for eight hours a day. This thing does a great job keeping your heart rate elevated, and it's super quiet so you wouldn't be disturbing anyone even if you were in a crowded office. I would give it 6 stars if I could!" —Jon

    Get it from Amazon for $349 (available in black and silver).

    26. Or a balance ball chair to help you ~balance~ it all (i.e. getting work done and strengthening your core without ever having to leave the house).

    Reviewer pic of a green balance ball with a black holder in front of a desk

    Promising review: "I work from home and sitting too long in my ergonomic desk chair would make my back and hips ache. When I would use my standing desk adjuster and work from a standing position, it would be great for a while, but my knees would ache. When I ordered this, it comes with the small ball, I didn’t think I would be able to use it. However, all I had to do was lift the small ball off the base and put a large stability ball on the chair. I use it every day. It keeps my back and hips from aching. Very happy with this!" —Michelle K Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $64.96+ (available in eight colors).

    27. And a charging dock with three slots to keep both your work and personal electronics organized and charging because they're all in the same place now.

    A wood charging station with three different-sized slots to fit electronics, including a phone, iPad, and laptop

    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 four styles).

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