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37 Things You'll Probably Want If You Work From Home

Just a little something to upgrade an average workday.

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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. A rotating timer ideal for people who get overwhelmed by long lists and deadlines. This timer will help you focus on one project at a time, and ensure you get a break time, too. It could even be fun to reward yourself after every hour of work with an activity to give your brain a rest.

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Promising review: "I seriously want to rave about this timer / clock. It's the funkiest most awesome clock and timer. I bought it to specifically GET MY KIDS OUT OF THE HOUSE TO SCHOOL ON TIME. They consistently won't be ready every morning without me hollering 10 minutes! Five minutes! If I missed these call outs, no one was ready on time. Now, the alarm goes off and they know what that means. I flip the hexagon to 15 minutes then beep beep beep! It's loud but not obnoxious and everyone can hear it from the bedroom. Flip again for five more minutes. When it goes off again, I'm going for my keys. Better be ready, kiddos! LIFE IS BETTER with my ZNEWTECH HEXAGON DIGITAL Timer & Alarm!!!!" β€”77Keys

Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in 30 and 60 minutes and in six colors).

Check out my coworker's hexagonal productivity timer review for more on how she uses this to get more done and help the day go by faster.

2. A magnetic pen that doubles as a fidget toy and is able to transform into different shapes to make mini people, animals, and other objects.

the pen in the multicolor option and a person chair and animal made using the magnets in the pen
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Promising review: "Hours of enjoyment! Practical and engaging. You can both play with the magnets and have a pen to use. Win-win!" β€”Allyson Parker

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

3. Reusable 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.

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Promising review: "This is one of those things that you think, 'How did I live without these?!!?' OK, maybe not that extreme but they are brilliant. In addition to not destroying the planet, they have an added benefit β€” they lay flat all the time! Sticky notes often curl up at the bottom after a while. These don't! And they really do stick to everything. I have them on laminated drawers in my office. When you first peel off the backing it almost seems like they're not sticky enough but THEY ARE. So good. So so good. I also love the larger sizes. Bigger than a sticky, but smaller than, hmmm, well...they're just right! Buy them. Be happy. That is all." β€”Amazon Customer

Get a pack from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in different sizes and quantities).

4. A decision maker paperweight for when you just don't feel like making anymore decisions. Throw caution to the wind and let this paperweight decide the day's fate.

the paperweight that has decision options that reads maybe reorganize no tomorrow sit on it yes today and pass the buck
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Promising review: "Great help at deciding how my day will go. I no longer have to think for myself!" β€”Kass

Get it from Amazon for $13.28.

5. A water dispenser so you can video chat your co-workers and imagine you're all standing around the water cooler like you used to in the office. This dispenser turns any large jug of water into a fountain of hydration.

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Promising review: "I have being using a manual water dispenser for years, until I started feeling pain in my hands and fingers and decided to give this item a try. I charged the same day and it is still going on, even thought I replaced the five gallon empty water bottle several times. It works fantastic, is very nice, and very easy to use. Everybody in my household loves it and appreciates me more for getting it! Thank you very much to the inventor." β€”Marta S. Gallego

Get it from Amazon for $9.89.

6. A Wi-Fi extender to boost the signal in your home, covering those dead spots where your YouTube videos always seem to stop. Now, you can stream Chris Evans' funniest moments during your company meeting without interruption.

the wifi extender
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Promising reviews: "When I first started working from home I was having trouble with the audio and video quality of my web meetings and even lost the connection to them at least twice a day. I decided to try this and in the two months I have had it I have had ZERO connectivity issues. I'm in a ranch-style home with the router in the basement and my office on the ground floor as far away from the router as I could be. It didn't seem like that should be far enough to make a difference since each floor is only 1,200 square feet. However, I plugged the unit into a socket in the hallway outside my office and it has made a fantastic difference in my office as well as on the TV in the bedroom across the hall. No stuttering on the TV, no issues during Zoom, Webex, or Microsoft Teams meetings. Absolutely worth every penny. And I am not being compensated in any way for this review." β€”Baker & Candy maker

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

7. A portable monitor so you can free yourself from the shackles of your desk, and can 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
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This portable monitor has a mini HDMI and USB-C port as well as speakers, just like other external monitors.Β Β 

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!" β€”A. C. Pham

Get it from Amazon for $219.99.

8. A 20-pack of reusable magnetic cables with unlimited possibilities, from holding reminder notes on a refrigerator to organizing cables and cords.

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Promising review: "These have totally helped me reorganize the mess that was my office with the extension cords, an old mouse, etc. Plus they work great for sorting leggings, tights, and socks for easier finding early in the morning." β€”Jules 57

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

9. A pair of silicone ear hooks because I can't be the only one who always loses an ear bud at the most inopportune time. Yes, mine have ended up in the toilet. *hides face* 😝

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Promising review: "So if you have a pair of AirPods you already know the AirPods slip out of your ear fairly easily when moving around, working out, yawning, sleeping with them, and so on and so forth. So, I looked for a pair and these ear hooks popped up. Let me tell you, they hold those expensive little pods in place nicely. It's a snug fit and they don't hurt after long periods of time. They don't fall out unless you pull them out. Plus, you get three pairs of them in case you lose them. Whenever I wear them out in town, people always ask me what that is in my ear. They give me stories about how they have lost an AirPod and so they really like what I have on. So, I tell them about this product. I highly recommend them." β€”Chris

Get them from Amazon for $10.95+ (available in four colors).

10. A rechargeable lighter to be prepared the next time you want to remix the vibes in your workspace by lighting your fave candle. There are few things worse than wanting to burn a candle and not having anything to light it with.

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Promising review: "This is seriously the coolest device. It makes lighting candles a breeze. Yes, there is a weird crackling noise, but that's a super minor annoyance. It's a super intuitive device. Plus the lighter with the USB (included), charge for a bit, then pop it open and light ALL THE THINGS; well, candles. I don't know how well it lights cigarettes or whatever. However, for my personal intended use, it's awesome!" β€”Jee W

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

11. An Ember Mug2 perfect for the days when you have a serious to-do list. When you finally get a chance take a breather, you'll be happy to come back to your mug and find a hot cup of joe. This smart mug will keep your coffee or tea at your desired drinking temperature.

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Promising review: "My wife has one cup of coffee all morning β€” now it gets to be the same one cup. Working from home meant that there was a lot of grinding going on as she kept having to make her 'one morning cup of coffee.' Now, she grinds it once and can drink from it all morning. She says she loves it and that it lasts. I mean it's a gift so she could be just being nice, but I have seen her use it multiple times since I bought it last month. So I think it's a winner. Totally recommended." β€”Nathan Moss

Get it from Amazon for $129.95 (available in four colors).

12. A perfectly pastel mug warmer you can use with your own coffee mugs to keep your coffee at the optimum temperature for sipping through the day.

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Promising review: "Easy to use. I have purchased cheaper coffee mug warmers in the past but this one tops them all. The cheaper ones are made of plastic and always worried me about getting too hot or accidentally leaving them on. This one is metal. The cheaper ones were also not wide enough on the heating element pad for some of my larger cups. This one is. Nice colored controls letting you know which of the three heat ranges to have it set for. It automatically turns off in four hours which is why I also decided to buy it. Even after it turns off manually or automatically, the heat color light changes to let you know that the pad is still hot. I like it so much I have purchased three more for Christmas gifts for my grown kids." β€”Gatlin

Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in eight colors).

13. A compact milk frother so you can make an Insta-worthy cup of coffee that'll put your local barista to shame. You may never buy a cup of coffee again. Who am I kidding? You definitely will, but on days when you don't have time to make it, you can get close to your favorite latte at home.

A black handheld frother propped next to a frothed cup of coffee
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Promising review: "I wanted a hand frother that would be light, quick, easy to use, and something that I could easily hide away in my minimalist kitchen. This battery powered frothed fits that bill and we are so impressed. It takes two AA batteries, which were super simple to install. The frother works perfectly for single or double serve drinks, and creates a perfect froth in SECONDS! The motor isn’t too powerful, but powerful enough to mix liquids in depths of up to about 5/6 inches (the deeper the liquid, the more friction on the frother). SO. GLAD we added this to our kitchen gadgets, despite being such minimalists! Coffee/latte making is a BREEZE!" β€”Katie B.

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 39 colors).

14. A sheep magnetic paperclip holder that's ready, ~wool-ing,~ and able to hold your paperclips for easy access, and easy cleanup.

the sheep magnet with paperclips stuck to it and the paperclips make the sheep look like it has wool
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Promising review: "This thing is the BEST. The magnet is STRONG. I just have to toss the paperclips 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." β€”S.H.

Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

15. A tiny handheld vacuum to help you keep your desk tidy, mainly because it's so cute you'll constantly want to use it.

the small lady bug vacuum
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Promising review:Β "Best little handheld vacuum ever. I use it for everything: coffee table crevices, eating areas, dusting my tables. I used it for a horrible glitter spill, when I cut glass for art projects. Super easy to use, store, and empty. It's one of the best purchases I ever made, seriously." β€”Gila Hammock

Get it from Amazon forΒ $10.99.

16. A hanging window desk to step out of the conventional corner desk setup for a portable office with a view. This hanging window desk can also be sit down or stand up depending on how high or low you hang it.

the hanging desk on a window with a laptop and mouse on it
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Monkey Desk is the small Miami-based biz behind this unique desk.Β 

Promising review: "I ordered this desk for a small corner of my sunroom. It fits perfectly and securely on the window and provides just enough space for my laptop and a small notebook β€” exactly what I needed! I received an email from the seller letting me know they were working on my order; it was such a nice surprise! Shipping was fast and setup was a breeze. I’m super happy with my purchase!" β€”Jill

Get it fromΒ Monkey DeskΒ on Etsy for $74.40 (available in five colors).

17. A Rocketbook smart reusable notebook that'll make it easy to store your handwritten notes and doodles on your computer or cloud storage. It's just like writing on real paper, only once you're done and have uploaded your notes via the Rocketbook app, you can wipe your pages clean and start again. It's a fun and eco-friendly addition to your workflow.

Reviewer pic of the notebook open on a desk with notes neatly written on either side and two pens sitting next to it
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This notebook comes with one black pen, but here are a few more Rocketbook pen options that'll help bring your notes to life.Β 

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." β€”ellen

Get it from Amazon for $32+ (available in two styles and nine colors).

18. An adjustable laptop stand conveniently designed so that you can use your laptop while sitting on the couch, working at a desk, or standing. Even better, it folds super thin making it easy to take with you on days when you feel like working at the local cafΓ©.

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Promising review: "I am ultra portable with my Lenovo T14s laptop computer. I have two different offices in my home, and I also use it for field photography work. I became interested in standing while I work on the computer but wasn't interested in an expensive dedicated standup desk so I was looking for some kind of alternative and came across the MOFT Z platform. The price was right so I decided to give it a try. Now the MOFT Z is with me wherever I am with my laptop. I use it while standing extensively. I also use the 25 degree configuration at my sit down desk and the 45 degree laying on my bed. The MOFT Z folds up nicely in my carry around computer sleeve right along with my laptop without risk of damage to either device. For me it has been a perfect solution. It is well built good leather exterior quality, and the built-in flat magnets are a key component toward stability.If anybody is wondering...it works as advertised." β€”Dave Gibbs

Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in four colors).

19. A pack of smart plugs that'll let you command your electronics to turn off and on like a boss. They're compatible with and without a smart hub, so if you haven't transitioned your home to be fully smart, you can still hold the power.

a reviewer photo of something plugged into the smart plug
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Promising review: "They're very easy to set up and use on a daily basis. Makes me almost wonder how I went without them before, seriously, no joke! The Alexa implementation is flawless, and it has a physical button in case of emergency, or just your personal preference. It also works offline through the app. I primarily use it on a small air conditioning unit and I have it programmed to automatically turn off after 30 minutes of use to save energy when I fall asleep. My air conditioner is very old and it's absolutely amazing that I can turn this old device into a 'smart' device. I can definitely say I will forever keep some kind of smart plug with me wherever I go!" β€”Sal

Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

20. A dual-USB charging station made to wedge between your couch cushions so you can continue to charge your devices while working as a couch potato.

The triangle-shaped charger tucked under the couch cushion, with wires going up and down, connecting a phone to an oulet
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Promising review: "This is a simple, low-tech tool that keeps my tablet fired up and ready to go at my favorite spot on my couch. It stays put and is easily re-located. Solved a problem I didn't even know I had." β€”Elaine

Get it from The Grommet for $14.95.

21. A cord organizer so you won't be distracted by the chaos of cords on the floor behind your work setup. It doubles as a safety precaution, too, if you have pets or children that you want to keep away from the plugs.

A before and after picture: on the left, a bunch of black cords tangled on the floor, and on the right, all those cords now nicely disguised in a light brown wood box with white sides.
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Promising review: "I had a mess of cables on the table next to my bed, and if you pulled one too much, the chargers would fall. This keeps everything in place. It is very LARGE, I didn't expect it to be that big, but it holds a full-size surge protector, and I'm able to plug in everything in there! It's very helpful!" β€”Patrick Pflaumer

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

22. A stylus you can use with your iPad to write, draw, color, and more. No more awkwardly stabbing your iPad with your finger and accidentally clicking the wrong thing.

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The stylus is compatible with Apple iPad 2018 and 2020, iPad 6th Gen, 7th Gen, 8th Gen, iPad Mini 5th Gen, iPad Air 3rd and 4th Gen, and iPad Pro.

Promising review: "This was the first pen I purchased for my iPad. I never thought I needed one until after I used it and realized what I was missing. Photo editing is a cinch on the iPad now, and giving my child something to actually color with instead of just using their fingers is priceless. Does it have a magnet to hold it to the iPad? No. Was that a deal-breaker for me? Absolutely not. I carry my iPad in a backpack with a low-profile case anyway. I would recommend this to anyone for the price point." β€”Ryan Jorgensen

Get it from Amazon for $31.99.

23. A tiny Bluetooth speaker simply here to bring your office a tiny bit of ✨joy✨. What it lacks in size, reviewers say, it makes up for in sound quality.

small oval speaker in gold the size of a shot glass
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Promising review: "This little thing is legit. Pumps out mad sound at full blast. I will say that battery dies faster at full blast, but you can leave it plugged in while playing, and honestly, you can't beat having a party speaker in your pocket." β€”D. Salcedo

Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

24. A pocket-sized wine aerator because after a long work day, you deserve to not only have a glass of wine, but a glass of wine packed with all the flavor. This wine aerator has three preset modes for white, red, and port wines. In 15 to 45 seconds, your glass of wine will be enhanced so you can experience its full character.

A small black device resting on a glass of wine with a metal tube in it, aerating the wine
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Promising review: "I bought one for myself and really noticed the difference in the taste of wine, especially red wine that had been opened at a previous time. I then decided to give them as gifts to my wine-drinking friends. It's compact and so easy to use. I like the timing device set for white, red, or port wine." β€”MLV

Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

25. An eye mask with built-in headphones so you can listen to your morning meeting while still laying in bed, or catch up on your audiobook before bed.

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The headphones can connect to your phone via Bluetooth with controls between the eyes, so you don't have to touch your phone to adjust the volume. It also has a rechargeable battery that provides more than eight hours of playing time.

Promising review: "This is a great idea! I’m used to go to bed listening to music but having my phone under the pillow was an unsafe thing to do. I’m glad I found this product because it doesn’t only plays music, it also gives me a complete black out so I can fall asleep even if there’s light (like when I get to nap during the day). I think this product is very well made, super soft and plushy, quite comfortable, and if a leave it a little loose I can actually sleep on my side." β€”Lissette A

Get them from Amazon for $22.59.

26. A rapid egg cooker so you can boil, poach, scramble, or even make an omelet super quick. Now, you can finally fit breakfast into your morning routine. Picture perfect eggs every time, just look at the picture below. πŸ‘‡πŸ½

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Promising review: "This is the best kitchen appliance I have bought in a long time! Super easy and quick to use. I have a busy schedule and I make egg salad a LOT to take with me...this saves me SO much time and effort. Set it and forget it, but the super loud continuous buzzer/alarm will NOT let you forget it, which is a nice safety design. Takes exactly 16 minutes to boil eggs and they are perfect. They're also REALLY easy to peel! I've never peeled eggs so easily before. Huge plus that I hadn't even considered. This little contraption is also pretty small and stores easily. Even if you only boil eggs once in a while, it's worth it!" β€”Jaime Bosworth

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

Check out our Dash rapid egg cooker review for more deets!

27. A dual hair dryer and brush that'll cut your hair styling time in half by drying your hair as you style it. That means more time to rest before having to get out of bed. You might even have time to catch up on this week's episode of American Horror Story before your team meeting.

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Unlike other hair dryers, this one can be held closer to the roots and scalp for a higher volume and lift, and helps you curl hair at the end while it dries. It comes with three heat settings and is designed to work on all hair textures β€” reviewers with 2a through 4c hair mentioned it working for them, and especially noted that it helps cut down on drying time!

Promising review: "I was trying not to get my hopes up based on all the positive reviews, but holy moly, this dryer brush is amazing! I feel like I’ve missed out on years of great hair up until now. I have long, fine hair that needs some extra help to get more volume. I’ve typically relied on volumizing dry shampoo and not washing every day to do that β€” which has helped a lot but felt like I was missing a step when drying my hair. I could never manage the professional-looking blowout...until now! I even have setting curlers and am using Boldify spray. It is easy to use, even on my first try. The settings are easy to access, and no worries about hitting the switch because you twist instead. It dries fast and isn’t too loud. I love it and will be using it from now on!" β€”Lacey Dias

Get it from Amazon for $41.99+ (available in six colors).

28. An under the desk hammock you can rest your feet on and imagine you're swinging between two palm trees on a tropical island far, far away from work. It comes with a hook to hang your headphones, too.

a reviewer with their feet resting on the hammock under their desk setup
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Promising review: "When I installed this foot hammock (which took all of two minutes), I told my husband, 'Oh my gosh! I am in short people heaven right now!' I was able to lift up my chair so my hands rest better on my desk for typing and because that would tend to make my legs go numb, I can now rest them on the hammock and it feels so comfortable. I love how adjustable it is as far as height and the clamps work great on our custom made desk. I was concerned about the metal base but I was pleased when I took it out of the box and saw the felt. I considered getting a foam rest that would sit on the floor but what I like about this is I can easily slide the hammock off if I want to pack it away to make the desk area look neat." β€”T. Marie

Get it from Amazon for $23.

29. A laptop table that'll help you to be super productive from the comfort of your own bed.

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BuzzFeed Writer, Marquaysa Battle, has and loves this laptop table. She says:

"The ULTIMATE laptop desk tray β€” I own it and I can promise that any student who works from bed (listen, sometimes it's like that) will enjoy every single feature. I don't know where my back and neck would be without it. This baby has three adjustable heights as shown in the photos. On top, it has a spot for your laptop and a mouse pad. Both sections lift up and reveal a storage spot inside the tray for pens, pencils, notepads, etc... The tray also has five USB ports, an LED light, and a laptop fan. Of course, all that runs on three AAA batteries. Simply put, this laptop desk tray has all the bells and whistles for a student to work comfortably and have what they need in less than arm's reach."

Get it from Amazon for $43.99.

30. A Philips SmartSleep Wake-up alarm clock complete with five natural sounds and an FM radio. This smart light simulates sunlight to ease your wakeup, and simulates sunset for a smooth transition to sleep.

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Promising review: "This thing is a game-changer! I got it because I got tired of being owned by my phone. It used to be the last thing I checked before going to bed, and the first thing I would check in the morning. No more! Now I can leave the phone charging across the room (or in a handbag even. Who cares?) I can set this for the 'sun to set' at 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes later. So I set it, and I get in bed and read a book for an hour. Then the 'sun goes down' gradually, and I go to bed. Eight hours later, the 'sun' starts coming up gradually. So gradually, that at the beginning, you don't even notice. And you can set sounds in addition to the 'sunrise' effect: birds chirping, ocean waves, classical music, or FM radio (although why on earth would you choose FM radio?). You can set two different wake-up 'alarms'. It doesn't even feel right to call them alarms, because it's not obnoxious or loud. It doesn't jolt you awake. You wake up gradually. This thing is perfect. I'm reading more, sleeping a lot better, and I don't even remember anymore to grab my phone to check social media in the mornings. In fact, sometimes I'll be at the office, and it'll be noon before I realize I left my phone in the car. Drop the dependency on cellphones. It's ridiculous. We're like that movie, Wall-E. Get this and improve your life and your quality of sleep." β€”Mimi 5000

Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

31. A smart water bottle that'll keep track of your daily water intake. Sync your hydration progress with the app, which calculates a personalized daily water intake goal. And, the bottle will glow when you're getting behind on your water goal. It's never good to be too thirsty.

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Promising review: "Our family has a number of reusable water bottles from different brands, but this is by far our newest favorite! After my wife saw me use my water bottle just for a few days, she had to have one and we ordered her one as well. The simplicity with which this water bottle tracks your water intake is perfect. You don't have to even think about it β€” just fill up, drink, refill, repeat." β€”James77

Get it from Amazon for $59.95 (available in six colors).

32. A tablet and phone stand that clips onto your headboard so you can rest in bed hands-free while catching up on your emails.

Reviewer photo of the stand in black clipped to the bedframe and holding an iPad above a pillow
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Promising review: "For years, I saw my wife watch her Korean dramas and YouTube videos in bed, lying on her side with her phone or iPad propped on a pillow! This was not comfortable or easy to move around if interrupted. Got her this and we like it so much I bragged about it and purchased another one for a family member!" β€”Z

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in black and white).

33. A webcam cover so you don't have to worry about logging onto your video meeting and forgetting to turn off your video. While your Golden Girls pajamas are lovely, they aren't exactly work attire.

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Promising review: "I love these cover slides! Since I am doing a lot of work from home and participating in meetings, it gives me peace of mind that I can control when I am seen. I was a little worried that you would be able to see a shadow around the camera, but it is a perfect fit. The thickness is also perfect where it does not cause issues when closing my laptop. I now have a slide on my work computer and home computer." β€”Tayler T

Get a set of three from Amazon for $5.29+ (available in six color combinations and pack sizes).

34. A bamboo two-tier monitor stand with cubby holes and compartments to store pens, remotes, tablets, laptops, and other office supplies.

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
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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." β€”J.C.

Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

35. An OXO double-ended laptop cleaning brush to clean the crumbs out of your laptop keyboard after a late-night work session fueled by Cheetos and lattes.

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BuzzFeed editor Katy Herman says: "I have this at my desk in the office (and now at my kitchen table workspace for WFH) and love it! It has a microfiber tip on one side and the WORLD'S SOFTEST retractable bristles on the other. Like, I use this thing more as a fidget toy and for petting the bristles than for cleaning. My laptop is so gross that it's a little past hope, but this has tools have definitely helped make clearing out crumbs and erasing smudges easier and cleaning my computer more fun. It's extra handy for the rest of my desk and swiping away post-lunch debris!"

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

36. A wall charger that's built to hold large chargers. It comes with six outlets and two USB ports. There's a light you can turn on to turn the charger into a night-light, too.

Reviewer pic of the six chargers and two USB chargers with things plugged in to all of them in the lit outlet
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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." β€”Moose

Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

37. Some cable clips to keep your chords from sliding off your desk onto the floor every time you unplug them from your device.

Small black circles with a slit down the center that stick to a surface to keep cords in place on a desk
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Promising review: "This is another fantastic product. I have a lot of electronics along with a lot of cords and cables. These do a great job of keeping things organized and available. No more crawling under the bed or behind the desk to recover the dropped cable!" β€”Ken Gunville

Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $5.95.

You absolutely crushing it at work while enjoying a beautiful day on your patio.

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Some reviews have been edited for clarity.

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