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    Just 27 Things That Are Both WFH *And* Spring-Friendly

    Spruce up your workspace this spring.

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    1. A compact dehumidifier so that the spring humidity doesn't affect your your breathing or make you feel hot and sticky. It's also super quiet so you won't hear a peep as you work (or sleep).

    Reviewer dehumidifier on table

    Promising review: "This is must have if you don’t like sweating all the time like me. I live in Houston, Texas which is one of the most humid places on earth. At least that's what it feels like outside mostly all late spring and summer days. This dehumidifier is a lifesaver for me. Fans are great but, until you can collect the water in the air, it feels much hotter than it really is. I use mine in my garage since I have no air conditioning there. It allows me to work on my projects without getting sweaty. The price of this product is excellent value for anyone looking to cool down this summer. It is definitely worth buying." —Giril Edakkunnath

    Get it from Amazon for $44.96.

    2. A laptop cooling pad because the weather is only going to get hotter throughout the spring... and so will the bottom of your laptop as it sits on your lap. Add this to cart so you can comfortably work from your couch all season long.

    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." —Trent Thiel

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

    3. A powerful four-inch rotating desk fan that will cool you off without running up your electricity bill. It's the perfect size for your home office and it makes little to no noise, that way it won't be a distraction while you work.

    Reviewer image of mini brown fan on a desk

    Promising review: "I bought this 4-inch table fan because my work area sometimes gets stuffy, and I just need a little air movement. It is BETTER than I expected — it is quiet, doesn't take up much space, and recharges easily at a USB port. (It also comes in different colors — mine is turquoise.) if you're looking for a small quiet fan, this is the one to get." —Library Cat

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two colors).

    4. An adjustable satin-lined beanie to keep your locks silky even when it's humid. The inner texture helps your hair retains moisture, reduces damage, and calms frizz. Plus, it can be worn outside, while lounging, and to bed.

    Amazon, Grace Eleyae

    Grace Eleyae is a Black woman-owned brand that originally debuted in 2014 after the founder experienced excessive breakage. The line specializes in silk and satin lined headwear that can be worn throughout all seasons as sleep, lounge-, and outerwear.

    *I* personally own one of these amazing caps and it has changed my life. My scarf never stayed on my head throughout the night so I always experienced frizz in the morning. I adjust this cap with the hidden drawstrings and haven't experienced that problem since I started using it. The cap is also perfect for rainy, windy, or humid days. A traditional hat without the satin/silk allows the humidity to seep under and cause major frizz or leave me with the dreaded 'hat hair.' With the Grace Eleyae cap, I can style my hair before placing the cap on and when I get to my destination and take it off, it looks exactly as I styled it.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this cap. I have tried many others but this one I always come back to. It is stylish, comfortable, wearable outside the house and it keeps my hair moisturized. The best part is that it’s now adjustable. I’d give this a 10 rating if I could!" —Lynnet Ruiz

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    5. A motivating sign for the work week that reads "don't forget to take a break and just breathe" and fits the spring aesthetic.

    Sign that says "don't forget to take a break and just breathe"
    Etsy/Minna May Studio

    Minna May Studio is a Washington-based Etsy shop established in 2014 that specializes in hand-designed stickers, wall art, greeting cards, and more.

    Get it from Minna May Studio on Etsy for $6.50.

    6. A cold brew coffee maker that has a built-in filter so you can get a high-quality cold cup of java to beat the spring heat, all without having to leave your home. Just add in your fav coffee grounds and water, pop it in the freezer for a few hours, and that's it! You'll have 4 ounces of delicious brew.

    Maitland Quitmeyer/BuzzFeed

    The pitcher is leak-proof and made from BPA-free titan that is stain, cloud, and odor proof.

    Promising review: "This little filter is great. It makes the perfect amount of cold brew for a week for me. I usually steep for anywhere between 12-24 hours depending on how strong I want it to be. Grind your beans coarse and fill with filtered water and toss it in the fridge, can't be any simpler. I used to always drop $3–$4 a day on iced coffee or the VSC cold brew from Starbucks, so I can't imagine how much money this has saved me." —Jacob S.

    Get it from Amazon from $27.99 (available in two sizes and three colors).

    7. An SPF 50 adjustable umbrella with a clamp so you can work outdoors if you feel like you've been stuck outside too long. Get ready to enjoy the nice spring weather without the sunburn.

    Reviewer umbrella attached to a chair shading a laptop on a table

    Promising review: "My husband purchased this umbrella for me as a gift. I work from home and love to work outside, but seeing my laptop screen can be a struggle. This umbrella is perfect for enjoying the outdoors while working. It is adjustable in three points, so you can maneuver it to almost any position you may need. I don't even have to wear a hat to see the screen because it blocks the sun so well." —NYRed

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two sizes and eight colors and patterns).

    8. Sheer green vine drapes to let some sunlight in while you wait for april showers to bring may flowers. Best of all, these give you the look of having plants without having to take care of them.


    Promising review: "I have extra tall windows in my sunroom. I decided to order ten of these panels because they were so inexpensive and because the print would add a nice touch to all the plants, white wicker, etc. I LOVE THE WAY THIS LOOKS IN A SUNROOM. My windows are now bright with leaves cascading down and the whole room is just fantastic because of these curtains." —Janice Briggs

    Get them from Amazon for $9.96+ (available in four sizes and nine colors).

    9. A storm cloud that contains a liquid that changes patterns as the air pressure changes, so you'll know if the weather will be gloomy. Basically, it can predict the forecast for the week.

    Clear cloud-shaped device with wood base
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "Cute little addition to our home office that we now use more than we ever thought we would. It works and it fun to look at it change with the weather." —AI

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $25.

    10. A BrüMate cup cooler to keep your liquids cold for hours so you won't have to toss it in the freezer and wait. Just pop a chilled drink in (no ice needed!).,

    This fits a standard 12-ounce slim can, and was designed to still be able to fit in car cup holders. It'll keep drinks icy cold for several hours, and twenty times colder than a standard neoprene can cooler. Psst — you can check out the rest of BruMate's options for different-sized cans, wines, cocktails, and more.

    Promising review: "Perfect addition to both my purple and white Christmas decor and my cold drink arsenal. Keeps my La Croix sparking and Bai bubbles nice and crispy cold, and performs just as magnificently with Smirnoff slim cans as well as Red Bull. Love the color, love the glitter, love this company!" —Rae Yang

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in 28 colors).

    11. A 12" x 24" hanging window desk that can get you a perfect view of of the in-season may flowers while you pretend to not stress over your impending deadlines. You can lay your laptop on it for a maximum of three to four hours of bliss at a time.

    A wooden desk hung up by ropes and suction to a window with a laptop on it
    Etsy/Monkey Business Desk

    Monkey Business Desk is a Florida-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in hanging window desks. Psst — this items ✨ships for free! ✨

    Promising review: "This was exactly what I needed — a desk solution for my studio apartment so I can teach remotely without feeling like work will take over the whole place. It's sleek, well made, attaches/detaches like a breeze, and shipped quickly. Communication was a breeze. So, so happy I found this!" —Diana

    Get it from Monkey Business Desk on Etsy for $79 (available in five finishes).

    12. A 50-pack of silicone popsicle mold shapes so you can mute and un-mute yourself on Zoom with one hand and enjoy a treat with the other.


    Each purchase includes one 10-cavity popsicle mold, 50 popsicle sticks, 50 popsicle bags, one pack silicone collapsible funnel, and ice pop recipes.

    Promising review: "With the pandemic I really needed to explore different eatables. This fit the bill really well. There is such an abundance of flavors to try and doesn't take long to make (except the freezing part). At first I thought I'd try freezing my homemade carrot and apple juice.. big mistake. I quickly found out that you needed to add some type of sugar to keep the water from being 100% solidified in the freezer. I then experimented with two bananas, a handful of blueberry's, soy milk and honey in my NutriBullet. All I can say is, "WOW!" absolutely delicious, texture came really well. I can't wait to test out some more fruit." —carwash

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    13. A microwaveable hot and cold pack, rice flax heating pad, and neck wrap because by now your posture and non-stop typing is probably causing you pain. This set will instantly relax you whether you throw it in the fridge or heat it up.

    Heat pads in gray with white chain designs
    Etsy/The Ferris Wheels

    The Ferris Wheels is a North Carolina-based Etsy shop established in 2008 that specializes in microwave heat pack, cold packs, rice flax heating pads, and neck wraps in various designs.

    Options for the set include a neck wrap, two wrist wraps, foot warmers, and a neck warmer.

    Promising review: The office kit is awesome! I have used the thermal packs a few times, including heating up the wrist rests on days I type a lot. So stylish and healing! Thanks for making such awesome products!" —Sara Kohn

    Get it from The Ferris Wheels on Etsy for $24.95+ (available in individual pieces or in sets, as well as 10 colors).

    14. Glossier Invisible Shield uses a fast absorbing water gel formula to help you get in the habit of applying your sunscreen every day, even if you're home for at least eight hours — because yes, the light coming through your window still counts as sun exposure.


    Promising review: "I had never used sunscreen as part of my daily routine before. I always knew I needed to, but I could never find one that I didn't find to be too greasy underneath my makeup. This sunscreen is amazing. It is super light and smells amazing, but it actually works! I used this for a week-long beach vacation and my skin was very happy. Would highly recommend." —Anna

    Get it from Glossier for $25.

    15. A time-marked water bottle because it turns out your body cannot run on Dunkin Donuts coffee alone. This beautifully designed 32 oz. bottle has a motivational phrase for each gulp from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Adding this to cart ensures you're hydrated all season long.

    Reviewer holding water bottle in hand

    The Elvira watter bottle is 100% BPA and toxin-free.

    Promising review: "I have had many different water bottles, but I absolutely love this one. I have dropped it, rolled it through my vehicle, threw it in my purse, left it lying on the bed, and it never ever has leaked! Very easy to clean. No teeny tiny areas for mold or anything to grow. I love the wrist strap. Easy to carry this way when I have my hands full, but want to take along to stay hydrated. I really enjoy the markings of time to help make sure you are drinking enough water. Love, love, love!" —Gena Kay Eller

    Get it from Amazon for $14.44 (available in 11 different colors).

    16. A ribbed halter top with a built-in bra — this stretchy top provides maximum comfort and support without any wires. It's perfect for impromptu Zoom meetings because you can even go bra-less so BRB, going to snatch these up in every available hue.

    Klassy Network

    Klassy Network is a woman-owned small business and fashion brand that is most known for their Brami tops. They also sell blouses, bottoms, swimwear and eyewear.

    *I* wish that every top I owned was a Brami top so I could trash all of my traditional bras. I own a few of their shirts in different styles and they are absolutely amazing! Somehow the shirts provide the support of a bra without you having to actually wear a bra. It feels extremely comfortable. The fabric is soft and very well made. I truly do wish that there was a way to apply this fabulous non-bra bra technology to every single blouse.

    Promising review: "I totally love these Brami Halter tops. Being a cup size C; not having to wear a bra was almost impossible for me. With the Brami I am so happy that I do not have to use a bra plus still keep my boobs in place. These are so versatile that I used them every where .. all the time.. even to do yoga. I just love them!" —Zaidy B.

    Get it from Klassy Network for $39.99 (available in sizes XS—3XL and five sizes).

    17. A five pocket pastel file folder that can help you do some spring cleaning at your home office. They'll keep your files organized, pretty, and off the floor.

    Pastel folders with a snap closure in pink, blue, yellow, green, and more

    Promising review: "I was drowning in paper materials that I wanted to sort at work. instead of using a million folders or dividers in a binder, i found this and decided it was perfect! the tabs can be written on if you so choose. These are very durable and it's also such a great way to brighten up your workspace!" —Ashley Collins

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 10 colors).

    18. A 12-pack of liquid ant killer bait stations to nip all those spring pests in the bud. Your little insect problem won't get in the middle of your workday because these pre-filled Borax containing packs do all the work for you.,

    Promising review: "This is my first spring in my new home and around April, my cupboards started filling up with ants. I tried cleaning with bleach, and again with vinegar solution, but nothing kept them at bay for longer than a few hours. I ordered a bunch, and then went down the street to pick up extras from the hardware store. I set out the traps in the "hot spots" above my cabinets and by the kitchen sink. Within 12 hours, hundreds of ants were, I kid you not, SPRINTING to and from the liquid from holes in the caulking I couldn't even see. In less than 24 hours, no ants were bothering with the stray crumbs in my cupboard anymore." —EAC

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $13.09.

    19. Mario Badescu Spritz Mist Trio comes with calming lavender, soothing cucumber, and healing rosewater facial sprays that are perfect for cooling down spring complexions in an instant. Plus, reviewers swear that these are fantastic for setting *and* refreshing makeup throughout the day!

    Three spray bottles

    Promising review: "They are much better than other facial sprays I've used in the past. This made a big difference in my skin. It has more glow and it's evened out my complexion. I use the rose spray after washing my face in the mornings. I use the green tea spray as a setting spray after applying makeup. I use the lavender spray after washing my face in the evening. This is a must-have for beauty and skin care lovers." —Anon

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $21.

    20. A long floral chiffon cardigan you can wear when you open up the window to feel the breeze on a cool spring day.,

    Promising review: "LOVE! The colors are vibrant and light enough to be cool during the summer and heavy enough to where it doesn't feel cheap. I love the slit it has in the side because it gives it a different look. I am 5'9 and it is right above my knees. For the price I am shocked as to how beautiful they are. I agree with everyone else to buy a size up. The length will not change but can be a bit tighter in the shoulder area." —Andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $19.77+ (available in sizes S—5X and 35 prints/styles).

    21. And Rubbermaid produce saving containers to extend the shelf life of those in-season fresh fruits and veggies that you just sliced! These anti-microbial pouches are sealed tight so moisture won't ruin your fresh veggies. You can eat them right out of the bag and toss your leftovers back in the fridge.

    BuzzFeed/Natalie Brown

    Read our in-depth review on these produce saving containers.

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE these! We buy only organic produce which does not tend to last very long and when you pay as much as we do for organic you don't want it going bad so fast. My favorite thing about these is that it keeps my lettuce crisp and fresh for weeks not days. I've been able to buy bunches of lettuce and keep them in the fridge for several weeks. I keep the second container for strawberries, asparagus, blueberries, etc., and it keeps them fresh for way longer now. Not only that but it prevents them from molding after only a few days so I'm not worried about having to eat my strawberries in two days now. Will definitely be buying more in the future. Totally worth every penny and super easy to wash and dry." —Jessica

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $29.99.

    22. A floral undated weekly to do list with a magnetic bottom side, which means you'll never forget your important tasks. Every time you open your fridge you'll be reminded of the things that may have slipped your mind.

    Model writing on weekly to do bad hanging on refrigerator

    This pad has 60 tear off undated sheets that will allow you to plan out your entire year.

    Promising review: "This weekly planner pad is perfect! It's very cute with its floral design and the color-coded days are a nice touch. I like the bubble-style bullets, which you can check off or fill in as you complete the tasks. I especially appreciate that Saturday and Sunday get their own individual boxes, rather than having both days crammed into one small box, like many other weekly notepads do. The weekend is when you have the most chores and errands! It totally makes sense to allocate individual boxes for each day! I especially like the "bonus" Next Week box, since I can jot things to do in the following week (things I would otherwise, forget, guaranteed). The cardboard backing is very sturdy and the sheets are nice and thick. I can actually use an eraser on the paper without the paper crinkling or ripping. I also like that there are enough sheets to last a whole year of weekly planning. I'm definitely buying another one to use for next year!" —sooshi

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+.

    23. A charcuterie board so that you can have your picnic on your desk at lunch. This is so pretty that it could make Lunchables look like caviar, and natural olive wood gives it a unique rustic look that will make snacking feel like a grand occasion.

    Reviewer photo of assortment of fruit, meat, and cheese on serving board

    Promising Review: "In these days of socially distant outdoor gatherings, I wanted charcuterie serving boards that would make individual meals of picnic foods seem classy and appealing. These are perfect. The boards are gorgeous wood, thick but not too heavy, and beautifully cut in natural shapes. I got some small colorful silicone bowls to put on top for dressings and olives. These are exactly what I was looking for, and I highly recommend them. Worth the price." —Ken

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    24. Insect repellent — Now, you won't get bit if you choose to work outside on a cool spring day. The lotion contains 20% picaridin and one application repels mosquitoes and ticks for up to 14 hours.

    Model holds bottle of insect repellent spray in their hand

    Promising review: "This is the best. It doesn't have a strong scent. Once mosquitoes start flying, I put this on after my morning shower, and go out in confidence. A tiny dab on each limb is sufficient, and then tap around my ears and neck with whatever is left on my hands. Otherwise mosquitoes find me even when everyone swears there aren't any out. I'm safe with this all day." —Alvin Lee Copeland

    Get it from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in three sizes, two-packs, and in three varieties: lotion, pump spray, and continuous spray).

    25. A plain shirt dress that's perfect for when you have to get to work but don't feel like getting out of the bed. This feels as soft and comfy and pajamas but looks polished enough to hop on a Zoom call with.

    Reviewer wearing green dress

    Promising review: "I got this when we were working from home. It feels like you are wearing your pajamas but looks great! It's a great value for money." —ina

    Get it from Amazon for $19.54+ (available in sizes XS—XXXL and 19 colors).

    26. A Wi-Fi extender so you don't have to deal with shoddy internet service while working on your patio or balcony. This device covers over 1,200 square feet and can support up to 20 devices at once.

    Reviewer with wifi extender in hand

    Promising review: "This solved our Wi-Fi issue when we're outside. Typically, we have no usable Wi-Fi signal when we are sitting in the backyard. Where we sit is about 30—35 feet from the office where the modem is located. Even with the back door open, we could not watch YouTube or go on the internet. We get the same signal strength with this extender as in the office even with the office and house doors closed." —AC

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    27. A candle that will fill any room with an ocean scent. Now you can pretend your makeshift home office is an Airbnb beach cottage in San Diego instead of the storage room your mom converted your childhood bedroom into.

    Three candles on a white table
    EcoVibe Style

    Each candle has a 40-hour burn time and is made with soy wax encased in ceramic. It has notes of marine ozone, green leaves, lemon rose, red currants, lily, Jasmine, white amber.

    Get it from EcoVibe Style for $24.

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