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    31 Things That'll Make You Look Forward To Starting Work In The Morning

    A bomb workspace can change your morning.

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    1. A ~far out~ desk organizer with three slim drawers to set the tone for a groovy day with its colorful swirl design. The compartments offer space to hold your various desk essentials — including your mini candy bars. 

    the organizer in a swirl colored pattern
    the slim drawers
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "My desk area at work is so cute now! And organized. I really adore these. They are a good size, not too big but not tiny either. I wish they had handles but other than that I think they are great. I may attach a little sticky thing on the sides or bottom so that they stick together as they do jiggle a bit. I think I’m going to buy more of these because they look perfect. I even use them for housing tea <3" —MadMel

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16 (available in two patterns). 

    2. A three-piece cactus pen holder set sure to put a smile on the most prickly morning grumps. Some reviewers even use them in the bathroom to hold their toothbrush or makeup brushes. 

    Promising review: "These are so cute for my desk! It really pulled my theme together!" —Kyleigh

    "These are so stinkin' cute. I use them for toothbrushes and makeup brushes! The opening at the top is a little small but they are a great size." —Kaje

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95

    3. An adorable bluetooth speaker in the shape of a mini computer that, despite its tiny size, packs a wallop of sound. The screen actually works and displays the time and fun pixel art while playing music. 

    a reviewer photo of the bluetooth speaker in blue
    a reviewer photo of the bluetooth speaker in pink

    Promising review: "I was so AMAZED at this little device!!!! It’s so cool!!! It can do so many things and it’s so cute!!!! I got the pink Ditto and I am VERY satisfied and would definitely buy from this company again!!!! Definitely high quality and well made!!! A legit tech product! The sound is very clear and the bass is great!!!! I love the radio portion of it so that I can listen to many stations from around the world, even Jewish music! You access it through the app and it plays on the Ditto and shows you what song it is!!! It even came in a mini fridge!!! How cool is that?!?! Honestly I could go on and on about the features and that’s what I love about this device!!!! So worth the money and a great addition for my desk with my purple iMac and such!" —Natalie Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $99.90 (available in six colors). 

    4. A pack of erasable highlighters in case you get a little too carried away coloring your page and need a do-over. Reviewers say these highlighters are amazing and can erase what you highlight like magic! 

    erasable highlighters in yellow pink green orange and blue

    Promising review: "It's wonderful to be able to erase something you highlighted. It works like magic." —Jane Innes

    "These highlighters are so cool. I love that I can erase it when needed and you can’t even tell." —NostalgicMomma

    Get it from Amazon for $10.50

    5. A mini trash can, a perfect fit for any nook and cranny space you have open on your desk. Now you can throw all of your fruit snack wrappers inside the bin so they don't end up all over the floor during the work day. 

    the mini trash can open in yellow with snacks inside
    the mini trash can closed in yellow

    Promising review: "Awesome desk trash can! It looks exactly like the advertised picture and comes with tiny trash bags. It's the perfect size, and doesn't take up too much space. It also holds a surprising amount of trash! Great desk accessory!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon $24.91 (available in four colors). 

    6. A froggy light, a *toad-ally* cute way to add extra illumination to your work area. How can you be mad at that email from your passive-aggressive coworker while staring at this little hopper? 

    someone holding the frog light
    the frog light on a night stand
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This was a gift for a friend who loves frogs and now he is a good little friend to keep on her desk :)" —LayaC

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $22 or Smoko for $22.

    7. A laptop stand so you can elevate your laptop to eye level and reduce neck strain. I use one of these for work, and it's super helpful if you use a dual monitor, too.

    Promising review: "This laptop stand is amazing! It's honestly the fastest and the easiest assemble you can ever do for a laptop stand. It is just straightforward. I have an Asus laptop that is 15 inches in width and about 10.5 inches by length and it was able to hold it in place. It's roomy enough for me to put things under the stand with my laptop on it and it actually helps the laptop with ventilating properly. Came out of my class that was about two hours long and when I touched my laptop it was cool as can be. So I definitely recommend you get one." —Alejandro Alvarez

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99 (available in 10 colors).

    8. A vertical laptop stand in case your desk is already filled to the brim with an assortment of office supplies and other knick-knacks. This will make it easy to have your laptop on your desk in a space-saving, efficient way, especially for those who use their laptop docked.

    Promising review: "I love Omotion products, and this is no exception. It's sturdy and well made and anchors the weight of my laptop with no worries about it toppling one way or the other. I leave the clamp slightly loose so I can dock/un-dock and take my laptop away, and it's great. Freeing up that desk space is so liberating!" —David Curtiss

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in four colors).

    9. A sheep magnetic paper clip holder — it's ready, ~wool-ing,~ and able to hold your paperclips for easy access and cleanup. (It's super cute even if you hardly have any use for paper clips anymore.)

    a reviewer photo of a sheep magnet with paperclips stuck to it and the paperclips make the sheep look like it has wool
    a reviewer photo of the sheep on a desk with paperclips stuck to it and the paperclips make the sheep look like it has wool

    Promising review: "This thing is the BEST. The magnet is STRONG. I just have to toss the paper clips at the sheep in order for them to stick. If I have several clips on my desk, I can wave this guy over them to pick them up. Best of all, this thing is cute, and brings a little bit of fun and efficiency to my office. I love my little sheep." —S.H.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    10. Or, a marble paper clip holder complete with 100 gold paper clips that'll not only hold them but will also add a chic accent to your desk decor. 

    the marble paperclip holder
    a reviewer photo of the paper clip holder sitting on a desk

    Promising review: "Love this new addition to my home office desk. Such a pretty accessory too. Keeps my paper clips at my fingertips. Highly recommend this dispenser — you will love it!" —Lydia McMorris

    Get it from Amazon for $9.89.

    11. A sleek desk charger that'll charge your phone and Airpods at the same time. And, the holder can rotate so you can view your phone in landscape so it's easier to watch YouTube tutorials while working. 

    the charger in tan on a desk charging a cell phone and airpods at the same time
    gif of someone rotating the charger from vertical to horizontal

    Promising review: "I've been looking for something like this for months. Perfect for office and personal Facetimes while charging. No more propping up against the wall and seeing the phone slide down mid-call." —Rachel

    Get it from Courant for $100 (available in three colors) or from Amazon for $89.99+ (available in eight colors). 

    12. A desktop vacuum cleaner to help you keep your desk tidy, mainly because it's so cute you'll constantly want to use it. Plus, for a place you sit at every day, it sure gets crumby quickly. "I don't even remember eating Doritos!" 

    A reviewer before and after photo of a desk with cat fur and then without it
    A gif of a reviewer using the vacuum on a mat

    Add two AA batteries for a cord-free experience! BTW, batteries will last around 90 minutes, but you can always just plug the vacuum in and use it like that.

    Promising review: "Holy geez where was this all my life? This is the perfect crumb catcher/sweeper for your table. Have little ones who leave toast crumbs everywhere? Or a husband who drops little bits of stuff? This will vacuum it all up and voilà, clean table! It’s a nice compact size and can pick up sizable crumbs easily. I’m gifting these for Xmas!" —Kestrel

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in two colors and five styles).

    13. A monitor memo board for holding sticky notes, a photo of your bestie (aka your dog), and your phone. Plus, there's a hole at the bottom so you can charge your phone.

    Clear plastic memo board attached to a computer monitor with a photo, two sticky notes and a lip with a cell phone on it

    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 $21.99.

    14. A hand warmer mouse pad perfect for people who are always cold, especially when they have to leave the warmth of their bed to mosey over to their desk. When that brisk cool air slips under the door in the morning, your click finger will be nice and toasty.

    a reviewer photo of someone with their hand inside of the warmer as if using the mouse

    15. A pack of dry-erase sticky notes you can place all over the house because they're great for leaving notes, reminders, or labeling. Stick them on stainless steel, cabinets, glass, or plastic, and simply rinse the back to make them sticky all over again.

    A reviewer photo of the sticky notes in pink, yellow, blue, and green colors on a fridge
    A gif of a reviewer sticking the post it to a surface and then removing it

    Promising review: "Love the reuse factor, ease of use, durability, and size (cut a couple of 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" into fourths for smaller notes). I washed them off when they lost a bit of their stickiness and they continue to attach really well to walls, computer screens, cellphones, mirrors, doors, the fridge, car dash, wherever I used to put paper stickies. M.C. Squares stickies actually stick better than paper stickies on some surfaces! I also use them at the school where I work to leave notes for teachers and students on desks, laptops, doors, etc." —KJP

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four sizes).

    16. A portable monitor so you can free yourself from the shackles of your desk and still have dual monitors for maximum productivity. It's thin like a tablet so it won't take up much room in your carrying case if you want to take it on the go.

    a reviewer photo of the portable monitor connected to their macbook pro
    reviewer photo of the monitor connected to a laptop

    This portable monitor has a mini HDMI and USB-C port as well as speakers, just like other external monitors.  

    Promising review: "I was hesitant to buy this monitor because I had never heard of the brand and am always a skeptic. I wanted a portable monitor for when I work from home. I also utilize this as a third monitor with my laptop and second monitor. I've had this product for almost a year and can only say great things. It works perfectly. It comes with a foldable case, which can double as a stand. It also comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable, a mini-HDMI to HDMI cable, and a power adapter (with a USB-A to USB-C cable). I couldn't have asked for a better portable monitor! Don't hesitate!" —A. C. Pham

    Get it from Amazon for $189.99.

    17. An external monitor for your stationary desk setup, ideal for creatives who edit film and photography in their day to day. This 27" inch monitor has 4K UHD resolution, high contrast, and brightness so you can trust the colors you're seeing. 

    the monitor

    I've had the opportunity to test out this monitor and it has great quality. It's super easy to set up out the box. I didn't even look at the instructions. The best part is that it's Mac-ready, with thunderbolt connectivity. 

    Promising review: "For some inexplicable reason, Apple only put 1 thunderbolt 3 controller in the 2021 iMac. so if you attach an LG ultra fine monitor, it grabs both channels to get the bandwidth it needs, causing the second port to turn off. This monitor supports DP 1.4 and the LG only supports DP 1.2. If you want to run two high resolution monitors on your 2021 iMac, this is about the only way you'll get that done. Plug in and go —thunderbolt 3 high bandwidth cables is all you need. As for the monitor, it's beautiful. You'll have to tweak the color settings a bit to get it to match the temperature of the iMac, which is a bit colder (more toward 6500k and the BenQ defaults a bit more fun the middle around 4000k), but the BenQ displays the entire Rec709 color space, and does it beautifully. Great monitor. Great price." —JL Morgan

    Get it from Amazon for $899.99

    18. A Dalmatian-print desk mat if you're looking for something that'll make sitting at your desk more enjoyable. Adding a little print will liven up that workspace in no time.

    a product shot of the Dalmatian desk mat with a keyboard and mouse on top of it
    Blush & Thorn / Etsy

    Blush & Thorn is a small shop that makes fun and beautiful desk mats to bring your workspace to life. 

    Promising review: "Super-cute mat. Perfect for my desk at work to match my boho theme!" —tarahowlett1

    Get it from Blush & Thorn on Etsy for $11.25+ (originally $15; available in five sizes).

    19. A set of armrest pads your elbows will thank you for as they rest in cozy office luxury atop these cushions. You might actually start to enjoy sitting at your desk again.

    a close up photo of the armrest pads on an office chair in gray
    the armrest pads on an office chair in black

    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." —Kindle Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two colors).

    20. A mechanical bluetooth keyboard because for some reason, the nostalgic sound of clickity clacking on a keyboard makes typing that much more fun. And you can use the keyboard with a variety of your devices: Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and Linux. 

    the mechanical keyboard on the desk

    Promising review: "I am really impressed with what they have done. The switches are really smooth and not very loud. The function keys are perfect for the size of the keyboard. It's like a really cool blend of gaming and productivity." —Bryan Fugate

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99.

    21. An assortment of people decor to add a little humor to an otherwise mundane work day. How can you not look at the little peeps trying to escape your team meeting and not smile 😊?

    some of the little people that look like they are climbing over the computer and another is standing one is lying on its side and one is sitting on top of the computer screen
    Meow 3D Store / Etsy

    Meow 3D Store is a New York–based small business that creates unique decor. 

    Promising review: "Freaking adorable. Love these little people. Such a great fun way to look up from my desk during work and see them. Everyone at my work loves them too! And they love to move them around." —rizzyrozay

    Get a set of four from Meow 3D Store on Etsy for $10.80 (originally $12; available in 15 colors and also in a set of eight).