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    33 Genius Products That’ll Actually Help You Get Some Work Done At Home

    Time to upgrade your office sitch.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A 30-pack of cable clips that'll save you from crawling under your desk to retrieve fallen cords. They have an adhesive backing, so you can stick 'em to almost any smooth surface.

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    The set includes 16 single cord clips, eight double cord clips, two triple cord clips, two quadruple cord clips, and two quintuple clips in a mix of pink, green and yellow.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.99+. Available in four colour combos.

    2. A corgi mousepad with a padded booty that'll give your wrist the support it needs for a long day of scrolling. The little pillows create the perfect rest, so you'll never leave your desk in pain again.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99 (originally $19.99). Also available in blue.

    3. An adjustable draft stopper that'll keep your workspace at the perfect temperature by keeping air from escaping under your door. It's also awesome for dampening sounds, so it'll come in handy if you've got noisy roommates.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.98+. Available in five colours.

    4. A handmade "do not disturb" sign that'll (hopefully) stop anyone from barging into your room when you're on a video call.

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    Get it from WoodFinds on Etsy for $25.04+. Available in ten styles.

    5. Or this slightly fancier version with wood-burned accents, if that's more your style.

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    Get it from CalligraphyKE on Etsy for $21.

    6. A pair of protective glasses holders that'll save you from wasting precious time hunting for your specs. The soft lining will keep them from getting scratched up and bashed around on your desk.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99. Available in six colours.

    7. A memory foam seat cushion that'll keep your booty comfortable when you're stuck in your office chair all day. Reviewers say it helps alleviate a ton of butt and leg pain and even love using it in their cars.

    A person sitting on a chair with the cushion under their butt
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99 (originally $46.89).

    8. A keyboard-cleaning kit that'll help you get all the crumbs and dust out of your keyboard, meaning your keys will finally stop sticking. It comes with two tubs of cleaning gel, plus a soft brush, hard brush, wiping cloth, keycap puller, and an air-blowing tool (aka everything you'll ever need).

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.99 (originally $19.99).

    9. Two tubs of screen-cleaning wipes that'll make all your electronic gizmos look like they're fresh out of the box. The solution dries super fast and won't leave behind any annoying streaks or lines.

    A person's phone before and after using the screen-cleaning wipes
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    Get two packs (each with 30 wipes) on Amazon Canada for $24.99 (originally $38). Also available in a four pack.

    10. A pair of Apple AirPods Pro, so you can block annoying noises while you get down to business. They'll last for nearly five hours on a single charge, meaning they won't die on you in the middle of the day.

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    "Here's the main thing you need to know: the noise cancellation on the AirPods Pro is genuinely, alarmingly effective. The first time I put these on and toggled it into noise-cancelling mode it was like the whole world fell away. Like, walking down the street I felt like Anne Hathaway in an early 2010s rom-com because I genuinely could not hear one thing on a busy crowded New York City street except pop music in my ears. And while it's a full mood that I appreciate while I'm out walking, it's gone from 'wow, neat!' to 'oh, cool, I can't exist without these' when it comes to working from home. They're also super comfy and stay put — and I am saying that as someone who wears them pretty much all through my waking hours. I take them on long, absurdly sweaty runs and they don't budge." —Emma Lord

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $262 (originally $329). Also available in the original version.

    11. A practical lil' desktop whiteboard that you can scrawl all your work-related notes on (or use for doodling during lengthy conference calls). It has an open base, so you can store your markers and erasers underneath.

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    Grab some colourful dry-erase markers for it here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $40.70.

    12. An industrial-chic side table with a tiltable top that'll help you turn your couch into your office space. Reviewers say it improves their posture and is great for anyone who gets aches and pains from slouching over their laptop.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $69.99.

    13. A portable Bluetooth keyboard, if you don't love tappin' away on your tablet screen. It has a slot that you can use to prop up your device, making everything easier to see.

    The Bluetooth keyboard with a tablet in the slot
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $41.99+. Available in four colours.

    14. A bougie balance board that'll keep your legs entertained while you work away at your standing desk. It comes with an attachment that makes it even more difficult to stand on, if you're up for an extra challenge.

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    I have one of these and it is so fun to use. It's especially great if you love fidgeting, but hate traditional fidget toys. Plus, it's great for working out, when you want to kick your stabilizer muscles into gear.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $269. Also available with a plastic top.

    15. Or, if you prefer standing on a flat, steady surface, an anti-fatigue mat that'll support your tired arches. It has a soft foam interior and anti-slip exterior to keep you both comfy and vertical.

    A person standing on the anti-fatigue mat
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $41.23+. Also available in brown.

    16. This handy power strip, so you won't have to charge your gadgets one at a time. It has three three-pronged outlets, three USB ports, and a slot in the middle where you can rest your phone.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    17. A handmade wrist rest that'll be an adorable addition to your work-from-home situation. If your arms ache after long days at your desk, you probably need these in your life.

    The hedgehog wrist rest in front of a laptop
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    Get one long and one short wrist rest from goodzyk on Etsy for $38.24. Available in eight colours and five animal styles.

    18. A portable sound machine that'll save your roommates or partner from interfering with your peace and quiet. You can easily adjust the soundscape and tone to create your ideal work environment.

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    The ring around the edge lights up, so you can also use it as a nightlight.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.84.

    19. A genius reusable notebook that can make electronic copies of everything you jot down with the help of a free app. Using it is simple: when you're done writing, just hold your phone above the page. The free app detects and captures each page, creating a digital copy that looks identical to your handwritten notes.

    A person writing in the reusable notebook
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    It comes with 36 reusable pages, a microfibre cloth, and a pen. Reviewers love it because they can jot down notes in meetings or class and send them out to friends and colleagues in a flash.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $46+. Available in two styles and eight colours.

    20. A bamboo monitor riser with built-in slots for your phone, mug, and office supplies. Reviewers say it keeps their computer screen at eye level, so it might help alleviate stress from your neck, too.

    The monitor riser with various things in the slots
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.99 (originally $37.99).

    21. A password logbook, if you can never remember your login info for anything. It has spaces for websites, software license numbers, and home network settings (basically, all the important stuff).

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.99. Also available in solid black, map, watercolour, and floral patterns.

    22. A petite wi-fi range extender that'll make browsing easy, no matter where you are in your house. Now your internet won't cut out the next time you're trying to get some work done from the comfort of your couch.

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    I have a dead zone in the lower floor of my house, so I bought this to keep from embarrassingly dropping out of Zoom meetings. Now my signal is crystal clear. It gives me five bars, so I give it five stars.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99 (originally $49.99).

    23. A tiny desk vacuum that can tackle petite messes, like cookie crumbs in your keyboard and pencil shavings on your notepads. Reviewers love that it doesn't take up much space in their drawer and say that it also comes in handy on camping trips.

    A person holding the vacuum while it sucks up crumbs
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    It requires two AA batteries (not included, but you can grab them here).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99. Available in five colours.

    24. A tear-off productivity notepad that'll help you stay on track with everything you need to do. It's divided into three sections: things you really need to do, things you kind of need to do, and things you hope will get done (but it's OK if they don't).

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    25. An electric mug warmer that'll keep your coffee or tea warm for your entire workday, so you won't have to microwave it every half hour. Reviewers love that it keeps their beverages at the perfect drinking temperature, so you'll never burn your tongue.

    An electric mug warmer with a patterned mug on top of it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.98.

    26. A pastel phone stand that'll keep your group chat in full view and put less strain on your neck. It's also great for FaceTime calls, Zoom meetings, and binge-watching episodes of Schitt's Creek while you attempt to get some work done on your monitor.

    The stand with and without a phone in it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.44. Available in four colours.

    27. A pair of cushy armrest pads that you can fasten to your office chair to make it even more comfortable. They have cooling gel inserts that'll save you from working up a sweat on warmer days, too.

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    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $26.95.

    28. An Alexa-enabled Echo Dot that'll become your electronic personal assistant and answer all your stupid questions. It's also a speaker, meaning you can use it to catch up on podcasts or listen to playlists, too.

    A person holding an echo dot
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    Don't feel like Googling the weather forecast? Want to put on a playlist without using your hands? This lil' gizmo has you covered. It makes everything a lot easier and answers all the questions I'm too lazy to search for the answers to.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $44.99 (originally $69.99). Available in three colours.

    29. A pack of index cards and cases that'll help get you prepped for your presentations ahead of time. The protective cases will save them from getting crushed or smudged, so you'll never ruin your notes again.

    A index card case filled with index cards and dividers
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    The set comes with four cases (each with five dividers and ten divider stickers) and 400 notecards.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.03.

    30. A dry-erase calendar with a gold frame that's equal parts practical and pretty. It comes with a marker that'll clip right onto the board, so you won't have to worry about it going MIA.

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    Grab some colourful dry-erase markers for it here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $36.82. Also available with a silver frame.

    31. This gigantic desk mat that'll turn any flat surface into a mousepad (and keep it from getting scratched, too). Now you can seamlessly move your setup from your office to your coffee table.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $24.99. Available in 13 patterns.

    32. A four-port USB hub that'll transfer documents between your devices at lightning speed. It has nearly 7,000 positive reviews and people love how compact and lightweight it is.

    The USB hub plugged into a laptop with two USB cables attached to it
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    33. And finally, a 12-month work and life planner that'll keep on top of all your goals. Not only does it breakdown your schedule by the day, but it also keeps track of your habits, personal to-do lists, and weekly wins.

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    It comes with six sheets of planner stickers

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $49.99. Available in sixteen colours.

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