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    31 Things To Get Rid Of All Your WFH Pet Peeves

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    1. A helpful sign to let everyone in your household know you're in a meeting, so unless the house is on fire, whatever they need to tell you can wait.


    Promising review: "Absolutely perfect for working from home with kids in distance learning. A savior!" —Jennifer M.

    ILegoDesign is a small Etsy shop based in Pittsburg, California.

    Get it from ILegoDesign on Etsy for $9.95.

    2. Or this sign you can hang on the front door so the UPS person won't knock and get your fur babies all riled up while you're in the middle of a Zoom presentation.

    Work-from-home stone on pebble background

    Promising review: "This actually is working!!! UPS and Fedex quit ringing my doorbell! I’ve had a sign up for two years not to ring my doorbell because it makes my dog bark/baby sleeping... and no one paid attention to it and still was ringing the doorbell. I’m running meetings everyday during the lunch hour which is exactly when FedEx and UPS come.. and exactly when my dog goes nuts. Usually I’d let him out for the meetings but sometimes they won’t leave my packages if it’s not my regular drivers that know my dog. Anyway! They finally quit ringing my doorbell! Yay!!! And the sign is pretty! And easy to see and read!" —JKVinylAndWoodDesign

    JKVinylAndWoodDesign is a family-owned small business specializing in wood, vinyl, and UV printing.

    Get it from JKVinylAndWoodDesign on Etsy for $12.95+ (available in two sizes).

    3. A cushioned laptop desk with a special spot for a mouse and your phone so you can basically turn your couch into your home office., Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this work surface. I was actually expecting it to be a lot bigger and bulkier and to my surprise it's fairly nice and compact. It holds your phone and tilts it at a perfect angle, even with a phone case. The mouse pad is large enough to easily navigate your screen without having to the lift the mouse and start in a new section. There are so many other lap work surfaces out there but what I love about this one is that it doesn't have that awkward cushion where your wrist sits. I would't have that wrist pad working on a desk so I wasn't going to risk the awkwardness of having one attached to my work surface. This product is awesome. I can now comfortably work in bed on my laptop and have the convenience of having my mouse right there with me." —elizny

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

    4. Or this folding portable table so you can feel a little less guilty about working from bed. There's even a little cup holder that's perfect for your afternoon coffee break ... or for when work is finally over and it's time to switch to wine.

    Lap desk placed upright on bed with laptop, coffee mug, iPad, mouse, keyboard, and iPhone on top

    Promising review: "This comes in handy when I want to relax on my bed and be on my computer. It’s sturdy enough for light use and the legs fold in when you’re done with it and easily stores. Also holds phone upright." —M

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in three colors).

    5. A 10-foot lightning cable that lets you charge your iPhone and iPad from basically anywhere, because there's nothing more annoying than realizing your phone's about to die and you're nowhere near an outlet.

    Model on couch plugging in 10-foot charger corn into iPad

    Promising review: "You can never go wrong with extra long charging cables! My wife and I use these for charging our phones on our nightstands so we can use the phones in bed without over stretching shorter cables.

    The braided cables are nice and the red connectors add a little pop of color. We’ve had other brands of cables fall apart at the connector in a short amount of time but these seem pretty solid." —Mr. D

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in five colors).

    6. Or this retractable cable with lightning, micro USB, and USB type-C connectors all in one easily portable design so you can stop fumbling around with a bunch of tangled charging cords.


    Promising review: "We love these, they help keep things clean and organized. They are great quality and now we only have one cord for all our devices. We also use these in the guest bedroom so that way no matter who stays or what device they use, they have a charger by the bed." —TawTaw

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.99.

    7. A vertical outlet tower that not only looks way cooler than your standard power strips, it also guarantees you'll have enough outlets to charge your laptop, phone, tablet, AirPods, and everything else you need to get though your work day.


    Promising review: "I have a very small house so having a plug that is vertical instead of taking up floor space is great. Especially great for those big smart plugs that would take up more than one spot and you can’t use the plug next to it. I like that you can turn one or all on with just a touch of a button. My house is old so I don’t have a lot of outlets but this makes up for it." —Linn

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in two colors).

    8. The iconic BedShelfie, which is exactly what it sounds like: a shelf for your bed. Say goodbye to losing your phone, headphones, and remote in your sheets on those inevitable work-from-bed days.

    BedShelfie attached to bed frame

    Promising review: "As soon as I saw the BedShelfie I knew I needed to get one. I have bedside tables but the layout of the room with windows and floor vents requires me to have these a couple feet from the bed so they are not really convenient for items I want want access to while I'm in bed. Beside that, I do not like the cluttered look of having remotes, glasses, phone, books, tablets and such on these tables. BedShelfie is a much better alternative for me. It easily attaches to the sideboard and is a perfect place to store the items I want to access without climbing out of bed. I have one with a charging station for my phone and tablets, another for glasses, remotes and books. All these items are easily accessible from bed, and they are basically out of sight." —P. OBRIEN

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

    9. A rolling lap table that can slide underneath your couch or bed so you'll have a perfectly sized mini desk for your laptop and phone. Or your coffee and snacks.


    Promising review: "This snack table is perfect. I wasn't sure about the wheels at first. But it's awesome, I can roll it nice and close to me and push it around the living room without lifting it, even tho it's lightweight. The table was easy to put together in about 20 minutes. The directions were easy and all the pieces were labeled. It fits my Chromebook, a cup, and snacks perfectly!" —Vaneska

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in four colors).

    10. A super cute and easily washable desk mat that will bring you one step closer to having the Instagram-worthy home office you truly deserve.

    Floral desk mat placed on desk

    Promising review: "Perfect for my new work from home desk! So glad I bought it - feels like good quality and love the design!" —Emily Peeler

    LoomandBlossom is a small Etsy shop based in Chicago, Illinois.

    Get it from LoomandBlossom on Etsy for $9.19+ (originally $12.25+, available in six sizes).

    11. A portable screen you can connect to your laptop and easily take from room to room. It might just fill the void left in your heart from when you had to leave your second monitor behind at the office.

    Reviewer photo of second portable monitor placed next to laptop

    Promising review: "I use this wonderful little monitor for editing photos, writing scripts, and playing my Playstation 4 at a desk, and it works perfectly for all of these things. The picture quality is great and surprisingly high-res. I love that you can orient it however you want – horizontal or vertical. The vertical is super useful for writing documents, because you can see a whole page and a half at a time." —AttackOfTheFries

    Get it from Amazon for $189.99.

    12. A selfie ring light you can attach right over your laptop's webcam so you look perfectly glowing and illuminated in all your meetings. You're the main character of your team — you should be lit like one.


    Promising review: "I got this light for my Zoom meetings. I needed something very small for my cramped quarters. This little light did the trick! I just clipped it onto my computer (right next to my camera). It has three levels of brightness and boy does it put out the light! All I needed was the level two setting. The light lasted up to about three hours of Zoom meetings before I needed to recharge it and then, it didn't take long at all to recharge." —Lalena

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    13. A sleek desk lamp with two USB ports and one outlet so you can stop complaining that there just aren't enough outlets in your home. The lamp also has two slots for a phone or tablet, so you can also eliminate some of that clutter on your desk.


    Promising review: "Of all the products I’ve ordered from Amazon over the years, this might actually be the best one ever!! Perfect for my spot and excellent quality. The touch feature and three-way brightness are amazing and I love that I can plug two devices directly into it as well as having an electrical outlet, too. I can’t say enough good things about it!" —iambb213

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

    14. A webcam cover to help ease the paranoia that all your co-workers can still see you even though you hit "end call" and the meeting is definitely over.

    Promising review: "I didn’t think I would love this product as much as I do, but it’s amazing! I previously used white tape, stickers, or small sticky notes to block the camera on my computer, monitor, and iPad, but they all left a sticky residue that was difficult to clean. These webcam covers are easy to install, look sleek, and function perfectly." —Diane L. Mucha

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.99.

    15. A sleek folio with enough space to fit all of the important documents and mail that you have scattered all over your desk right now. If you're not going to get rid of your mess, at least contain it in a pretty package!

    Model holding Noted by Post It folio

    Get a pack of two from Target for $5.99.

    16. A Friends-themed weekly planner so you can actually keep track of the days for once. And because it's always important to check in with yourself, there's even a little spot that asks "How You Doin?"

    Friends-themed weekly calendar placed on desk

    Get it from Toynk for $18.99.

    17. A bed pillow to keep you sitting up and focused instead of slowing sinking under your blanket and taking an accidental nap.

    One gray sitting pillow placed on bed and one navy sitting pillow placed on window ledge

    Promising review: "I decided to give this a shot because I wanted to be able to sit up comfortably in bed. This is exactly what I've been looking for and I wish I bought this sooner. It feels amazing to lean against this when I have lower back pain. Great for relaxing and watching videos on a laptop or my phone!" —Katie Lee

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

    18. A two-tiered organizer so you can finally start utilizing every inch of space on that way-too-small desk you panic-bought at the start of the pandemic.

    Floating shelf organizer placed on table
    Bespoke Post

    Get it from Bespoke Post for $30.

    19. A subscription to Atlas Coffee Club for anyone who is really missing their office's unlimited coffee supply right about now. They'll send you bags of coffee from different countries every month, so you can get a taste of the world without ever leaving your home.

    Two Bags of Atlas Coffee Club Coffee on table
    Daniel Boan / BuzzFeed

    Coffee basically runs through my veins at this point, so I absolutely jumped at the chance to try Atlas Coffee Club. As much as I love caffeine, I'm not really much of a coffee snob and can never really tell much of a difference between different brews. However, the two blends I tried from Atlas definitely made an impression. I was clearly not in Kansas anymore, and by Kansas I mean the generic store brand coffee I was previously drinking.

    I received a bag of ground coffee from Papua New Guinea and one from Honduras. The Honduras blend was my favorite of the two — a strong brew with notes of roasted almonds, cinnamon, and dark chocolate that instantly woke me up in the morning. The Papua New Guinea blend had notes of red apple, chocolate, and walnut, which gave it the kind of smooth flavor that's perfect for slowly sipping all afternoon.

    So basically, if you love expanding your coffee horizons and the idea of treating yourself to a surprise package every month, Atlas Coffee Club is a no-brainer.

    Get a monthly subscription from Atlas Coffee Club starting at $9 a month (available in half bag, single bag and double bag options).

    20. A pair of noise-isolating headphones that will help you drown out your co-workers... even if your co-workers at the moment are just your noisy neighbors.

    Model wearing noise-isolating headphones

    Promising review: "I waited over a month to write this review because I thought no way could these headphones actually be this good for the price. But I use them all day everyday and I have never been more impressed with headphones under $50... I have sensitive ears with headphones and am super picky but these are so comfortable I can sleep in them." —Whitney O'Neil

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

    It's also our cheap pick for the best over-ear Bluetooth headphones!

    21. Peel-and-stick cable clips to keep your chargers in reach and stop you from panicking when that low battery warning pops up on your laptop.

    Two cable clips placed on desk with charging cables placed inside

    Promising review: "These things work great! I have them spread out through my office to my home. At my desk, they keep the cables that I need to stay on the desk there and they are practically invisible. Definitely recommend these if you are looking to get your cables a little more organized!" —Pierce Gainey

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    22. A monitor stand that will not only raise your screen up to eye-level so you stop hunching over, but will also add two surprisingly spacious storage drawers underneath.


    Promising review: "I needed something to raise my monitor to eye-level, and this riser had the added feature of drawers. Initially upon ordering it, I wasn't convinced that I would like the mesh design, wondering if it would be sturdy enough to solidly support the weight of my monitor. My initial hesitation about the mesh was alleviated as soon as the product arrived. I am impressed with the build quality. It is definitely sturdy enough to support my 25-inch display. It has no rough corners or edges, has a nice painted finish, the drawers open and close smoothly, and I like the fact that the mesh allows me to see the contents of each drawers. After using it for about a month now, I can say I am quite satisfied and would recommend it!" —L

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in two colors).

    23. A raised laptop stand if you haven't yet upgraded to a second monitor. It'll keep your screen elevated with enough room underneath for a keyboard or other office supplies.


    Promising review: "I use my laptop as a second monitor, with a wireless mouse/keyboard combo. This stand is slightly higher than several others, and puts my laptop screen at the perfect height so it's level with my eyeline. The height is also great for video conferences, which I'm doing more and more - the laptop camera is now level with my face, so no unflattering "campfire ghost story" angles! It's also got a squared-off shape to the base, so I can slide files underneath for easy access during calls. The design allows my laptop to be fully vented, too, so it stays cool. Really great stand at a good price!" —Linda in NJ

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

    24. A set of five desk organizers in a stunning shade of gold to keep your home office looking tidy and Instagram-ready at all times.

    Five gold desk organizers filled with supplies and placed on desk

    Promising review: "I moved into a new office space because of quarantine, and I needed something to help personalize the space, and these did the trick! Just what I needed to help me stay organized and bring some color into the space without being overbearing." —Brittany

    BluMonaco is an Etsy shop that specializes in organization and decor.

    Get it from BluMonaco on Etsy for $45.

    25. A vibrant personalized stand so you won't have to keep constantly picking up your phone just to see all those never-ending emails and Slack messages throughout the day.


    Promising review: "Just like the picture! It has a nice glossy finish. Great holder at a nice price! I highly recommend." —Yasha

    BrantPointPrep is a small Etsy seller based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Get it from BrantPointPrep on Etsy for $11.94+ (originally $13.75, available in two sizes).

    26. A trusty Yeti to keep your coffee hot and ready to drink even if you forget about it in the middle of an important Zoom meeting.

    Reviewer holding seafoam Yeti mug

    Promising review: "I have a toddler and she keeps me very busy so I kept coming back to cold coffee. It was getting really old, so I started putting it in my 30 oz Yeti Rambler. It worked great, but I really prefer a mug. I was so excited to come across this! It’s perfect. I actually have to leave the lid off for a bit so it can cool down enough to drink! If I get up and won’t be able to come back and drink it for awhile, I just put the lid on and it stays warm till I get back to it. Definitely recommend for toddler mamas!" —HM

    Get it from Amazon for $22.49+ (available in 19 colors).

    27. A nifty shelving unit to add some extra height so you'll actually have space for your laptop, text books, and everything else you need to get some work done at home.

    Desktop shelving unit placed on desk

    Promising review: "I am so glad I purchased this shelf! I was surprised by the quality. It doesn't feel flimsy or like it will break. It was super easy to put together, very sturdy and holds a lot. You're able to adjust the length of the shelf because the two parts aren't connected, which is nice. Its not too big or bulky that it takes up too much space, but still reasonably sized to fit pretty much everything you need. Overall, I just love it and am happy with my purchase!" —Desiree W.

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

    28. A dual-port USB power brick that also doubles as a portable charger, so you'll basically have no excuse for having a low battery.


    Promising review: "At first I was a bit skeptical that a charger like this would really have the power capacity to charge my iPhone 11 and/or my iPad. It made me a believer after the first couple of days of charging on a trip out of the US. It charges our phones very quickly and can charge two iPhone 11s twice before it needs any additional charge. It can power a device while it is plugged into the wall charging itself too! This would be a great gift for anyone that travels frequently or as an emergency charger." —Dewayne R. Blair

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in three colors).

    29. A warming plate you can set to your perfect temperature, which is basically a must for anyone who shudders at the mere thought of room temperature coffee.

    Reviewer photo of mug warmer with included mug placed on countertop

    Promising review: "This is the second cup warmer I have used and this one is the keeper. Very easy to turn on with one hand (or one finger) which my previous one was not. Being kind of a geek for fine detail, I love the digital readout of the temperature of the small hot plate. Setting mine for 165 degrees keeps my drink just perfect for me." —Stick

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    30. A memory foam seat cushion and lumbar pillow because that cheap office chair you bought last March just isn't comfortable and you deserve better.

    Reviewer photo of lumbar pillow and seat cushion placed on office chair

    The cover is removable and washable.

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

    Get them from Amazon: the lumbar pillow for $25.95 (available in two colors) and the seat cushion for $29.95 (available in two colors).

    31. And a document clip so you can stop looking down every time you need to reference that "Excel for Dummies" guide you printed out. Or maybe that's just me.

    Reviewer photo of the clip holding a document, which is attached to a computer monitor

    It holds up to 30 sheets of paper and can swing back and forth.

    Promising review: "This lightweight arm holds at least 20 pages without falling out. I use this to prioritize things I need to get done and it keeps me from losing paper in piles. I have neck issues because I am constantly looking down and this keeps my head up and makes data entry easier because it's right next to the screen. It also pivots so I can adjust the angle." —Life Is Short

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

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

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