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Just 32 Things To Help Improve Your WFH Experience

A functional home office... even if your office is a cramped corner of your bedroom.

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1. An ultra thin electrical cover because the only outlet in your entire bedroom is covered by a heavy dresser. Say so long, farewell to wiggling furniture out in order to make room for bulky plugs: This cover is connected to a power strip that lets you charge six devices at a time.,

Promising review: "The design of this is great. I always hated putting plugs behind furniture and either not using the plug, or the furniture being inches away from the wall. This is the perfect solution. I have a few of these now behind couches and dressers in the house and they are great. This is more expensive than some other flat extension cords but I think the look and quality of these is worth it." β€”Adam C.

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

2. Wireless Bluetooth earbuds with 80,000+ reviews because your roommate is on their 90th Zoom happy hour of the week and the walls are paper thin. These are sweat-proof, block noise, last up to four hours on a single charge (the case itself has 14 hours of charging time), and don't cost a small fortune β€” aka your heart won't break when you forget to take these out of your jean pockets on laundry day.

Reviewer image of two black earbuds next to their charging case

Promising review: "The earbuds worked seamlessly and well out of the box. I use them while hiking the hills with my dogs and when working at my desk – I can still hear outside noises when needed for safety, but can listen to music without disturbing others. The earbuds are comfortable even during exercise, and they fit securely. Using the earbuds as a headset with my cellphone is easy as well. I do have to experiment with how they handle the Google assistant. The audio quality is at least stereo hi-fi, and the earbuds paired easily with both my phone and laptop. Wireless charging and having a large backup power source for the phone are terrific features." –Jawpar

Get it from Amazon $29.98 (available in five colors).

3. A six-outlet wall charger with two USB fast-charging ports *and* a night-light, because your entire apartment has a single outlet and considering all the devices that need to be charged... that simply won't suffice. Luxury is being able to juice up my phone, laptop, and earbuds at the same damn time.,

Promising review: "Love this. I have many items to plug in now that I have to office at home. There’s plenty of room to plug in two laptops, a computer, a monitor and my Alexa safely. It’s a little bulkier than I was expecting but that is due to the room your items will need." β€”Jennifer

Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

4. A wooden block calendar if you, like me, have not known the date since last March. This aesthetically charming organizer means you'll actually have an office supply slot *and* won't constantly be glancing at your iPhone to determine if it's Monday or Friday.

reviewer photo of the wooden desk calendar

Get it from Amazon for $23.13.

5. A two-tier folding desk because living in NYC and working from home = typing emails in a space so tight, your elbows can't stretch too far from your side. This designated workspace doesn't take up a ton of room because it can thankfully be folded when not in use. *adds this to shopping cart*

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 β€” 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!" β€”Sydney

Get it from Amazon for $65.99Β (available in seven colors).

6. A USB-powered cooling pad if your laptop overheats so often, your upper thighs feel permanently hot. This genius gadget is equipped with three fans and is so lightweight, you'll feel like it's not even there.

Promising review: "Best purchase I have made in years. Only had it two days, but the first words out of my mouth to my wife were, 'I can work for hours like this.' If you work from home and like to work on the couch, recliner, breakfast nook, patio, etc, and you have your computer in your lap, this is an absolute must have. Not only does it keep your legs and lap cool, but it also keeps your computer cool and able to process much more efficiently." β€”Trent Thiel

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in three colors).

7. Button extenders that add an extra 1" to your waistline and can be used on jeans, slacks, and Jake from State Farm-inspired khakis. Read my lips: No more metal buttons digging into your belly button!,

Promising review: "We all have those favorite pair of pants or shirts that we look absolutely great in; you gain a little weight and goodbye to those favorite pants and shirts. That was BEFORE running across this product on Amazon. That pile of clothes that no longer fit are no longer a problem because I get all the 'extra space' I need by applying one of these comfy things. If you are like me and have clothes that no longer fit, this product is a better investment that spending on a new wardrobe. Buy this product and tell all your friends your new secret." β€”Paganni's Ghost

Get a set of six from Amazon for $7.95 (available in three colors).

8. A memory foam seat cushion to take your uncomfortable childhood desk chair and turn it into something that you can actually sit on for eight+ hours. An ergonomic design prevents bad posture, plus a gel layer provides ultimate support.

the u-shaped pillow on chair

Promising review: "This seat cushion is SO GOOD. I have had a lot of problems with pressure on my tailbone and resulting back problems, and they've been getting worse. I will be honest, I have only tried the old-fashioned medical donuts, so I don't have much to compare it to. However, this cushion is nicely thick, and the cutout and contours are so perfect and they take all pressure off my tailbone. After working for a few hours, I got up and for the first time in almost a year, didn't have pain. Normally, the pressure on my tailbone becomes pretty bad while sitting, but produces an even sharper pain upon standing. Feeling so great for the first time prompted me to buy another for work so I could keep this one at home and never be without it! Hopefully, reducing the pressure on my tailbone will also help it heal, but even being free from pain is wonderful." β€”CSC

Get it from Amazon for $35.95Β (available in two colors).

9. A long-sleeved jumpsuit that requires absolutely πŸ‘ no πŸ‘ effort πŸ‘. Finding a matching top and bottom before your morning cup of coffee? Inconceivable. Slip this cozy one-piece on instead.

Model wearing jumpsuit

Promising review: "I love this jumper. Super comfy, perfect fit. The waist is a string tie (not elastic!), which I really like. Elastic waistbands can sometimes be too tight even on comfortable clothes so the string is great. The ankles and wrists are stretchy with the perfect amount of 'give' so I can get my feet and hands in and out easily. The fabric is lightweight and easy to move, dance, yoga in. Of course, it's a V-neck so I wear a cami, sports top or halter underneath. And pockets!" β€”Debbie

Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and 18 colors).

10. Silicone ear grips for your favorite pair of prescription frames. These anti-slip holders basically ensure that your glasses stay put, meaning constant re-adjusting and slipping down your nose? A thing of the past! Plus, these won't dig into your skin and give you a headache.

tortoiseshell frames with black silicone grippers

Promising review: "My new glasses were constantly slipping down my nose, even after being adjusted. These were a lifesaver. It took a bit to work the ear hooks onto the arms of my glasses as mine are thick, but once on, they stayed put. Glasses don't budge on my face now, at all." β€”thesoftparade

Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $5.93Β (available in five colors).

11. An open front cardigan so β€” honestly, scratch that. It's not a cardigan. It's a blanket with pockets and sleeves. And it deserves our admiration and respect.

reviewer wearing the grey blanket hoodie

Promising review: "Oh man, this thing is SO soft and smooshy... I LOVE it. I'm usually a 22/24 and I'm really happy with this cozy little jacket. It still manages to be big and slouchy and it's just SO SOFT. I can't decide whether to just wear it around the house or out β€” it's definitely a casual look, but it would work either way." β€”Wrenn M.

Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 21 colors).

12. A Logitech wireless keyboard so you can avoid the frustration (and inevitable spelling mistakes) that come from typing out a ~professional~ email on your iPad. Autocorrect! It usually does more harm than good! Plus, this lightweight home office staple can even connect to your cell.,

Promising review: "You can easily write between your Mac, iPad, and iPhone. You just have to press the button for the right device and that's it. If you write long posts for social media, it's essential, the keys are very soft and noiseless. I think this was one of the best purchases I made in the last months β€” it also makes my set up SO cute!!" β€”Ana C.

Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two colors).

13. A balance ball chair to (surprise) improve your balance, engage your core, and prevent you from slouching over your laptop. This feels lovely on your tush but also prevents back pain β€” if this balance ball chair were an exam, it'd receive a perfect grade of A+.

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!" β€”Michelle K Smith

Get it from Amazon for $69.98 (available in seven colors).

14. A reversible waterproof desk mat that cackles in the face of coffee rings. Plus, don't have a space large enough to accommodate a fancy WFH set-up? Same. Slap this bebe on your living room coffee table to at least give the *feeling* of typing away at a genuine office desk.,

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!" β€”Jill S

Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two sizes and six colors).

15. A Wi-Fi extender because your bedroom is inexplicably an internet dead zone and holding your laptop up in the air [cue every scary movie scene in which someone's car breaks down and they're stranded in the middle of nowhere] won't cut it. This strengthens Wi-Fi connection throughout your entire home to ensure you don't freeze mid-Zoom call.

Reviewer holding their phone up to the rectangular-shaped router that's plugged into the wall

Promising review: "This is a great product. We live in an old farmhouse and even though we have the fastest and highest internet service, we just couldn't get the signal throughout the entire house, or even our upstairs. But once we plugged in this range extender, we now have our 5G throughout the entire house and even the garage! It was super easy to install. No hassles. Easy-to-follow instructions." β€”Jennifer

Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in two styles).

16. A jar of Museum Gel to keep the small desk you've shoehorned into the corner of your bedroom (aka your home office) in tip-top shape. This clear gel is great for ensuring monitor stands, mouse pads, supply organizers, and more stay in place β€” and if you have cats, I'm not sure how you've managed so long without this.

Promising review: "I love my cat but god he's a jerk. This has been a godsend for my sanity, especially while working from home. I've used it to adhere my pen cup to my desk, small planters to the counter, and, BONUS (and not cat related), my silverware divider in my drawer so it doesn't slide everywhere. This holds everything in place without the permanence of glue!" β€”RynWil

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

17. A chunky knit cardigan perfect for adding warmth to any WFH 'fit. This basic layer has batwing sleeves, pockets, and comes in a few colors (including lots of neutral hues that won't ever clash).

reviewer wearing the cream cardigan

Promising review: "I love this sweater. It’s a true sweater so it’s thicker than a light cardigan. It has an oversized fit with a drop sleeve and POCKETS! This will be so cute for the fall, winter or spring." β€”Busy Mom

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and 26 colors/prints).

18. A soundproofing strip because that upstairs neighbor is practicing tap dance routines, your roommate has been blasting the same '90s Spotify playlist since 7 a.m., and I can really go on but don't want to. Buy the damn soundproofing strip. You're welcome.

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." β€”Sandra Revueltas

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

19. A mason jar cold brew maker for quick java that doesn't require A: leaving the house and B: one trillion dollars for a single cup. It's equipped with an airtight lid to keep everything fresh, contains about 12 servings, and is easy as heck to operate β€” just add your favorite grounds, pour in water, and leave it in the fridge.

The large cold brew maker with stainless steel spout
Willow & Everett

Promising review: "This cold-brew coffee maker is fantastic. It takes less time to set up a brew than it takes to load the Mr. Coffee for regular coffee. And the brilliant feature of this coffee brewing system is that it makes enough to last several days. I enjoy the ease with which I simply 'turn the tap' to pour a glass." β€”Mr. Donald L. Stevens

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

20. A color-changing LED string for extra lighting if your room is best described as dungeon vampire chic. This has six levels of brightness ranging from warm to light, takes minutes to install, is 32-feet long, and adds a bit of oomph to any WFH corner.,

This even has a remote control so you can adjust the light settings from your bed (or office chair).

Promising review: "These lights were so much easier to install than I thought they'd be! The tape on the back is really strong and the lights themselves are brighter than the main light in my room. Everything was really dark and bland before, but these really made everything feel prettier than it was." β€”Shayna

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

21. A 2021 easel calendar featuring some very, very good boys. This will put a daily smile on your face thanks to the top tier models it features: a Frenchie wearing glasses, a dachshund donning a sweater, a boxer in rain boots.

Paper Source

Get it from Paper Source for $4 (originally $19.95).

22. Pull-on Levi Strauss jeans – they look like your typical hunk of denim, but you've been duped! These are just as comfortable as your favorite leggings but look about a trillion times more put-together, so slipping these on at the beginning of a particularly important day is highly recommended.,

Promising review: "I never write reviews, but these are easily the best jeans I have ever owned in my life and I had to share!!! They fit perfectly in every way to the point where I can't believe these aren't custom made for me. They are incredibly comfortable without sacrificing the look of real jeans and the tummy panel is FANTASTIC. On top of all of that, these are more comfortable than my leggings. I'm in love with these pants and will be purchasing the rest of the colors to replace every other pair of jeans I own." β€”Anonymous

Get them from Amazon for $17.57+ (available in sizes 2-14 and in short, regular, and tall lengths and eight colors).

23. A handy-dandy sloth planner pad to map out the day. Staying on top of your assignments is so much easier when you jot it all down, plus the satisfaction you'll get whenever you cross out an accomplished task? Bliss.

BuzzFeed Editor Emma McAnaw holding sloth checklist
Emma McAnaw / BuzzFeed

Promising review: "I, like many of you here, have a sloth-obsessed friend who I knew would love this gift. She had a wonderful reaction to it and really loved all the little details of this to-do list. It is a good size (a little smaller, but not by too much in comparison to a piece of standard notebook paper) and the paper is of a good thickness." β€”Jasmine Hall

Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

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24. A cable management box to hide unsightly wires that cause heartache by just looking at them. The tangles! The never-ending tangles! They're more than I can personally handle, so I will be hiding them with this box: It's the more efficient tech equivalent of "the chair."*

before pic of a messy cable strip then after of the box containing the same power strip but looking much neater

*THE chair that becomes the spot in which you store all of your clean laundry for weeks on end.

Promising review: "This box does the trick. I'm able to place a few cords in here and the only thing I would change is to make it so the top stays on; maybe a groove it has to slide through so it can't fall off. It looks nice and it works well." β€”Gigi

Get it from Amazon for $16.59. Check out an option that'll blend in with wood floors.

25. A clear water bottle so sleek, every sip you take will feel luxe. This even has time markers that act as a subtle reminder to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day β€” because we love a product that makes us feel accomplished for doing mundane tasks.

Promising review: "The only water bottle I sincerely love! It keeps me on track with my water intake. I love that it fits in my car cup holder so I can take it everywhere and it’s easy to clean. I’m buying more!" β€”madeleine

Get it from Amazon for $20.99 (available in three colors).

26. A sunlamp because *breathes in the same air that's been trapped in my bedroom since March* nature. This mimics sunlight to boost your mood, improve focus, and help your body create a more consistent sleep schedule. (Psst, this is especially great for night owls who prefer working late!)

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

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." β€”Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $59.99

27. A liquid-free, reusable rolling screen cleaner so you can see what your phone, laptop, and tablet looked like pre- permanent fingertips. A few quick swipes = no more smudges staring back at you whilst you respond to emails.

Promising review: "This little device removes the oil from your screen. Often, when you are 'cleaning' your screen by wiping it with a cloth, you are simply pushing around the oil into a thin enough layer to see through without noticing it as much. This device actually lifts the oil and removes it. My screen feels like new, which is great because I am picky about my devices. Also, this is much better than cleaning the screen with some kind of wipe since repeated cleaning with most wipes will damage the screen over time. Unbeknownst to me, my wife was cleaning her screen daily and now her screen collects oils far too quickly because she wore off the protective layer. With this product, you don't need to worry about that. Clean it as often as you want/need and you can continue to enjoy that pristine screen without fear of wearing the oleophobic layer off prematurely. I would highly recommend this to others." β€”Alex

Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

28. A Dash rapid cooker to take the ~hard~ work out of delicious egg-based dishes. Starting your day with a real meal = giving yourself structure that WFH life often lacks.

egg cooker with red base and clear glass cover

Dash rapid egg cooker: All you'll have to do is fill this cooker with water, add up to six eggs, and breakfast will be served. This handy gadget holds up to six eggs, has an automatic shut-off feature, and the removable parts are dishwasher-safe.

Promising review (egg cooker): "The claims are true. This is the easiest and fastest I have ever hard boiled eggs. I just got it, and I haven't tested it for making anything but hard-boiled eggs, but oh man is it great for that. It was easy, it was fast." β€”Apoc

Get it from Amazon for $17.65+ (available in seven colors).

29. A faux marble granite adhesive for an easy way to spruce up your work space. This quick DIY project is waterproof, stain-resistant, and *much* cheaper than purchasing a new one altogether.

white desk with white marble adhesive

Promising review: "I took a chance and bought this originally as a 'Band-Aid fix' to re-finish a desk. I had looked in stores in the adhesive paper aisles, but all of them were just that ... paper. THIS item is actually a thin sheet of vinyl (?) with adhesive, and I ended up liking it so much I bought more and re-finished my kitchen countertop with it as well! Highly recommended if you want to change the look of your counters but you don't have the money for a full remodel just yet. It can be cleaned with dish soap and water just like a real countertop." β€”Z

Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four sizes).

30. High-waisted leggings, aka the bread and butter of any WFH wardrobe. These provide awesome compression, come in a variety of fab solids and prints, *plus* have over 7,000 positive reviews.,

Promising review: "These are the best pair of leggings I own, period. I've been a Fabletics fan for quite a while, but these are the new favorite. I'd say they're similar to the Lululemon Align, but that's not being fair to these leggings. The Lulus were not squat-proof, lighter weight, not a good fit, and didn't look good. These look amazing, feel amazing, and are squat-proof. I'll definitely be ordering more." β€”Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in women's sizes XS–XL and 28 patterns).

31. Reusable cable ties that will let you put all "this charging cord is tangled beyond help" situations to rest. These simple velcro hooks are an easy (but genius) solution that keep everything from chargers to USB cables in check. Your tangle-induced heartaches = gone.

Promising review: "Best purchase I’ve ever made. Literally so convenient to have so many of these for such a cheap price! Absolute lifesaver. Also, I know it’s trashy, but just an example of another one of their uses β€” you could loop some of these together and make yourself an 'emergency belt' and it would work wonderfully." β€”Abacus

Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in seven colors).

32. An ergonomic foot rest that gives you no choice but to improve your posture. Not only will this prevent you from slouching over your laptop, but it also helps alleviate the back and foot pain you'd experience as a result of said slouching. Say it with me: a win-win scenario.

reviewer using black foot rest under desk

Promising review: "When working from home, this really makes a difference. Keeps the back straight and helps prevent fatigue." β€”Benefits Lady

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

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The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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