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29 Useful Products That’ll Make Your Desk A Better Place

You'll never want to leave your desk!

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1. A time-marked water bottle so you'll remember to stay hydrated, even on a super busy day.

Promising review: "Love this bottle. I’ve been slacking on drinking enough water and I’m a total fitness junkie so needed to step up my game. Today is my second day using it and I have drank one gallon and 16 ounces both days. Totally works for me!" —Elina

Get it from Amazon for $15.23 (also available in red).

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2. A waterproof mat that'll protect your wood desk from scratches, provide a comfortable surface to write on, replace your mousepad, and make cleaning up messes a breeze.


This mat is reversible — it's yellow on one side and navy blue on the other!

Promising review: "Spilled coffee on it day one and it was no problem — wiped right up. I write a lot and love the padding underneath my paper — my pen or pencil glides right across. We don't need mouse pads, and it looks great on our desks." —jodi

Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in two sizes and 10 colors).

3. A mini desk vacuum disguised as a charming lil' ladybug to suck up the cookie crumbs left over from your afternoon snack sesh.


It's so cute, you can just leave it on your desk for decoration.

Promising review: "I keep it on my office desk to help clean off crumbs and dust. It's no louder than a hairdryer and has decent suction; sucks up crumbs and dust without any problem. I have also used it on my craft table to suck up glitter and other small paper scraps and again, it worked seamlessly. Great little gadget to have on hand in several situations." —D. Phillips

Get it from Amazon for $10.59 (available in two colors).


4. A cascading wall organizer for sorting out the mess of papers that would otherwise be piling up on your desk.


You can also fold it down and take it to go.

Promising review: "This is the most amazing invention ever. My husband and I got into a habit of piling up all our random papers in the kitchen on top of the microwave, and I was just SICK of it! Could never find anything and things would go missing. Once I set this up, it was a game changer. My kitchen mess is no longer! And I have not lost another field trip form and have a place for all those floating art projects, receipts, and pay stubs." —Kirsten

Get it from Amazon for $10.30.

5. Adjustable shelves so books and knickknacks don't take over your entire workspace.

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Read our full review of these desktop shelves!

Promising review: "The design is sleek and minimalist. I'm prone to clutter, so this shelf gives me a place to put things intentionally so that I don't get overwhelmed in my workspace. I also like that it only took about 10 minutes to fully assemble. If you've ever made your own Ikea furniture before, no need to fear, you'll do fine." —Mary Anne Layus

Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in four finishes).

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6. A very meta bookmark if you do your best reading when you're supposed to be working. This "book tracker" bookmark comes with 50 blank spines that you can use to jot down the titles of the latest things you've read.


Promising review: "Very cute! Adding to my bookmark collection. I would also purchase an option where the details (cat, plant, teacup, etc.) could be colored in as well. Very fun, and I’m enjoying adding in my book titles!"—cfwo48

Get it from britishbookart on Etsy for $2.96.

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7. A memory foam seat cushion and lumbar pillow that'll make sitting down for hours and hours a comfier experience.

The cover is removable and washable.

Promising review: "I am now using my memory foam seat cushion with the lumbar pillow, they perfectly complete each other and transformed my old office chair into a premium orthopedic chair sold in ergonomic furniture stores. The lumbar pillow supports my posture and the seat cushion relieves sitting pain. I don't think I can ever go back to sitting long hours without these two. Planning on getting a second set for my dad as a Father's Day gift." —Mario

Get them from Amazon: the lumbar pillow for $25.95 and the seat cushion for $25.45


8. A heavy cable organizer to keep your cords off the floor and easily accessible.


This organizer is heavy enough to stay in place without adhesives so you can use it on delicate surfaces.

Promising review: "This organizer is heavy for its size. It keeps all the cords coming into my computer neat and tidy without sliding all over the place. I like that there is no adhesive on the back/bottom, which could damage or discolor the maple top of our handmade desk. The cords just pop into place." —Jessica

Get it from Amazon for $16.87 (available in six colors).

9. Or this more colorful pack of leather cord organizers from Etsy.


Promising review: "These are great. They're exactly as pictured and does exactly what I need them to do — keep my cords together and keep everything neat! I was surprised to find that the seller even threw a couple in for free! I really appreciate it because I wound up being able to use the extras. Would highly recommend this to everyone!"—Shawna

Get it from DarrellStanding on Etsy for $3.90.


10. A stick-on hidden drawer for stashing a few extra writing utensils.


Promising review: "This drawer makes things easier. If I need an item(pens, scissors) I can easily just grab it quick from this drawer for quick access." —Kelly

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two colors).

11. A complete desk accessory set so every stationery item has a home.


This stationery set includes a pen cup, mail organizer caddy, paper tray, magazine holder, and sticky note holder.

Promising review: "I love these desk trays — they are sturdy and add a pop of color and interest to my desk at work. There are little rubber feet on the bottom so they don't slide around my desk when I retrieve something from them. I have received numerous compliments on my fancy new desk accessories." —Turtlgrrl

Get a five-piece set from Amazon for $38.97 (available in six colors). Also, check out an acrylic version and a metallic version.


12. A bamboo riser that'll create some extra under-monitor storage space. Plus, it has holding slots to keep your essentials within reach.


Promising review: "It keeps my desk organized while still allowing me to have everything I need nearby. There are compartments that fit my cell phone, pens and a drink (no more knocking it over on the desktop). Plus, I can stash some things underneath if I need to. It looks great, was easy to put together, and is very sturdy, too." —MaraGen

Get it from Amazon for $28.59+ (available in two finishes).

13. An adorable cactus humidifier, if your cubicle is as dry as a desert.


It's USB-powered and automatically shuts off after four hours.

Promising review: "This little thing did wonders for my skin in my office. I'm right next to a window so I often have to run my space heater which dries the daylights out of my skin. This thing is easy to set up, well worth the money, and super cute. My eyes and nose stay moisturized and my skin looks better than it ever does in the winter. It's made for small spaces, so make sure you're within a foot or two of the mist so you can benefit fully." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $13.89 (available in three styles).


14. Pretty coasters made of absorbent ceramic so you can prevent water rings from forming and avoid using a napkin as a coaster.


These actually have cork bottoms to prevent scratching.

Promising review: "I got these for work to keep my desk dry and when I am looking for a distraction, it is fun to pour water on it to watch it absorb. I was skeptical about if it would really absorb but it does so quickly!" —Tiffany

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

15. A rechargeable desk lamp (disguised as a potted plant) that'll provide extra lighting when you work late. Plus, it's a pen holder.


It has three brightness settings.

Promising review: "Since it is cordless, it can go anywhere on my desk at work and the soft light beats the overhead lights in my office any day. It comes with its own USB charger and it sits nicely in the lamp so I don't lose it! The 'stem' also adjusts so you can move it around to accommodate you and your work space." —Elizabeth

Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in four colors).


16. A fluffy faux-fur rug to drape over your office chair and make it feel incredibly cozy...almost too cozy.

Promising review: "Bought this to cover a clear acrylic desk chair that I purchased. Perfect size to drape over the seat and is very soft and comfortable. Doesn't shed everywhere and has my room looking fashionable. Would definitely recommend." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

17. An under-desk headphone mount because desk space is at a premium and your giant, over-ear headphones just don't make the cut.


This mount uses the same 3M adhesive as GoPro so it should be ultra secure.

Promising review: "A simple, elegant solution to keep your desktop free of its much needed real estate. My gaming headset takes up a lot of room, and it's one of those things that is awkward to store without either a stand or a product like this." —Hugh K.

Get it from Amazon for $11.95.


18. A mini Crock-Pot for skipping the microwave line and heating food up right at your desk.


It has a 20-ounce capacity, a dishwasher-safe removable container, and a spill-proof lid.

Promising review: "Love this food warmer. I use it for lunch and dinner at work every day. I meal prep by freezing big batches of food in small freezer-bags and place them inside of coffee mugs so the food is in a shape that will fit in the Crock-Pot. I let the food cook from frozen for about two hours and it comes out perfectly." —Karen w.

Get it from Amazon for $25.68+ (available in four colors).

19. Potted plants that'll bring a little ~nature~ to your workspace.


These plants will come in 2" pots.

Promising review: "Many years ago I had sworn off buying 'mail-order plants' after a few bad experiences and a lot of wasted money. When I was unable to find the small plants that I wanted, I caved and ordered two sets of these plants. They arrived today and they are exquisite — beautiful, healthy, and thriving. They were so well-packed that not even a leaf was damaged or a speck of soil was in the box. I so am thrilled with these cute little plants." —DHNJ

Get five plants from Amazon for $14.99 (random selection).


20. Drawer organizers you can stack on top of each other to create two layers of storage. The more you can fit into the drawers, the less crowded your workspace will be.


Promising review: "Before I purchased this organizer, my desk drawer was a mess! Now it’s neat and organized. The organizers were easy to install and use! A must-have for my office — so glad I purchased these organizers!" —Coder1

Get a six-piece set from Amazon for $12.99.

21. A multi-angle phone stand so you won't miss any important text messages.


There's a hole at the bottom of the holder that allows you to plug in your phone. It can even fit phones with thick cases!

Promising review: "This is one of those items you don’t realize you need until you have it and you don’t know what you would’ve done without it. I have it sitting at my desk next to my computer. I can easily glance over at my phone when I have a notification and not have to pick my phone up and get distracted." —Janeth Garza

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three finishes).


22. Adorable cat pens that'll cheer you up when you're ~feline~ sad on a Monday.


Promising review: "These pens write really well, are superfine, and pretty adorable. I didn't think I would like them so much and was worried they would smear really badly (I'm left-handed), but they don't. The caps stay on nice and tight, are easy to stick on the end of the pen while you're using it, and they don't fall off. Now I just have to make sure people don't steal them from my desk..." —Laurabear

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $6.59.

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23. A pretty mouse pad with a gel rest pad to give your wrist the support it needs. It also has a non-skid backing to ensure it doesn't slide around.


Promising review: "This mouse pad is like Gandalf the White! It has alleviated a lot of my wrist pain and I find myself resting my hand on it even when I'm not using my mouth. It has straightened out the alignment of my hand and I'm no longer lowering my wrist while working with my mouse. I can absolutely tell the difference if I'm on my normal mouse pad at home; it's good (Gandalf the Grey) but it ain't great. I need to buy another one for my home office and for my mom. If you're hesitating, don't. Buy it and your wrist will thank you." —R. Quigley

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 25 designs).

24. A pair of over-ear Bluetooth headphones for blocking out the construction noise across the street that's been going on since last December.


It's our cheap pick for the best over-ear Bluetooth headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!

Promising review: "We have short walls at my job and I needed headphones to keep down the distractions while working. I could not be more pleased with my purchase. I work easier at my desk playing soft music through my headphones without listening to co-workers talking. They are very soft on my ears and the sound is clear. Great battery life. I would definitely recommend these headphones." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $25.49+ (available in six colors).


25. A quiet little desk fan that'll help you stay chill even when the AC is broken.

Promising review: "This fan is a perfect size for my desk, yet delivers powerful cooling air. Love the color, and it's very quiet! As you can see from the pictures, it doesn't take up much room." —BeckieBea

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three colors).

26. A daily planning pad for seeing the entire day's agenda at a glance.


Promising review: "This sits perfectly on my desk directly in front of my keyboard and doesn't take up too much valuable desk space. The binding glue holds it together well. The colors are bright and true. I love that it separates my work and personal to-dos. However, it focuses on work-life balance — not just work — so I can see all of my weekly commitments at a glance — both personal and professional. I can also easily track my water intake, as well. This is great for helping to minimize distractions." —Alicia Taylor

Get it from Amazon for $9.95. Or, check out a weekly planning pad.


27. A desk mirror so you don't have to run to the bathroom to touch up your makeup or check if there's spinach in your teeth.


It folds flat for storage.

Promising review: "I keep it in my desk drawer at work. It is lightweight and folds up flat which makes it easy to store. It opens up to a nice size mirror that easily shows you entire face. I use it to put on my makeup at work when I don’t have time at home." —Shanique

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

28. A beautiful yoga mug to keep you zenned out as you *clack clack clack* away at your desk.

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Promising review: "Makes me smile and breathe in good air each time I open my cabinet....I reach for it a lot! Keeps my coffee/tea hot. Whimsical and inspiring! Great service, quick shipping." —Ksglover1

Get it from TheTriniGee on Etsy for $20.


29. A ceramic cup warmer because you shouldn't have to settle for lukewarm coffee!


Promising review: "I'm a very slow tea/coffee drinker, so having this mini hot plate is amazing. I can have hot tea until the last sip! Life-changing. I use it every day. I'm using it as I write this review. I drink more tea because I know it won't get cold and sad. My roommates all want one now." —PDT

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+.

Now the only thing that could make your desk better is...two more desks.


Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.


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