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    33 Products To Solve All Your Work-From-Couch Problems

    I don't know how we have we all lived this long without a couch caddy.

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    1. A surprisingly sturdy folding ottoman so you can kick your feet up while getting some work done. It'll also add some extra storage space to your living room and the lid can flip over to transform it into a small side table.


    Promising review: "I got this for my desk at work. I wanted to prop up my feet. It's extremely sturdy, I can pull it out and have a co-worker sit on it if we need to meet. We don't have a lot of storage so I was super excited to have some extra space to keep some things. I haven't tested the weight limit but I think someone could stand and jump on this thing and it wouldn't collapse." —Bippy

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

    2. An arm tray table to help you keep your mid-afternoon coffee next to your side at all times. The flexible sides means it'll fit a wide range of arm rests — from slender designs to large pillow tops.

    Couch table placed over arm rest

    Promising review: "I really like how adjustable this is for different size sofa arms. Our sofa has very wide arms, so we needed something just like this. My husband has spilled his water on himself and the couch too many times and since we’ve had the sofa arm tray table, it doesn’t happen anymore." —Hudz

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

    3. Or this heavy-duty arm rest table that's handcrafted with wood if you're looking for something even more sturdy. The seller offers customization options so you can make sure it's the perfect size for your couch.

    Wooden arm rest table installed on couch with coffee cup on top

    Promising review: "This is gorgeous and ideal for small spaces. I needed a place for a cup of tea or cocktail but had no space for an additional end table. Came quickly, and looks well-made." —Catherine O'Neill

    WoodWorkDepot is a small Etsy shop based in Monroe, Michigan.

    Get it from WoodWorkDepot on Etsy for $59.99+ (available in 10 sizes and customization options, and 10 colors).

    4. OR! A more streamlined yet just as useful caddy to add some storage pockets to the side of your couch. No more frantically searching for your remote or AirPods when its time for yet another Zoom meeting!,

    Promising review: "I bought this for the sole purpose of keeping all our remotes in one place. (Let's face it; has a universal remote EVER worked?) So, we now have the remotes each in their own pocket and can grab the one we want right away. Nothing gets lost, the table doesn't get scratched from tossing the remote on the table, and due to the color you barely notice it's over the arm of the couch. This is well made of sturdy fabric, and long enough to tuck under the couch cushion." —Kathy

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four sizes and 28 colors).

    5. An organization tray with removable inserts so you'll have the perfect place to store your remotes, coffee cups, and other necessities when your side table is already way too full.,

    Promising review: "We love our new rustic tray! I’ve bought a few in the past to go with our living room and nothing has looked right. This piece is perfect. Loving the interchangeable holder spots too. Oh, and the smaller spots hold a glass of wine perfectly ;)" —AC

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    6. A tiny 3D-printed elephant that uses its trunk to prop up your phone so you can easily keep an eye on all those endless e-mails.

    Elephant-shaped phone holder holding smartphone

    Promising review: "I got the mint color and I love it! It's the perfect size so when it's not holding my phone, it's a cute accessory for my desk. I would definitely recommend!" —Danielle M

    EngraveCraze is a small Etsy shop based in Los Angeles, California.

    Get it from EngraveCraze on Etsy for $8.86 (originally $11.08, available in 23 colors).

    7. Or this phone mount that will keep your phone directly in your line of sight while you're working. It'll basically add a tiny second monitor to your laptop!


    Promising review: "The cellphone holder works great! It’s very sturdy and does exactly what it says it does. It’s helped me a lot during meetings." —TexasMom3486

    PhoneMountPeople is a small Etsy shop based in Nashotah, Wisconsin.

    Get it from PhoneMountPeople on Etsy for $19.99 (available in two colors).

    8. A cushioned laptop desk with a special spot for a mouse and your phone so you can hold all the basics right in your lap., 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 $29.40+ (available in seven colors).

    9. This folding portable table so you can take your "desk" from the couch to the 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 $29.99+ (available in seven colors).

    10. Or this bamboo tray with a built-in USB-powered fan to keep your laptop cool and ventilated when you have approximately 3,000 tabs open.


    Promising review: "This table is awesome. I’m so glad I bought it. It takes the weight off my legs if I have to sit down for a while and want to work on the laptop. It’s very well made; everything is so well thought out. It looks fantastic, I’m a huge fan of bamboo. The little fan is great. I actually had to check to see if it was running once I plugged it into the laptop, It’s that quiet." —KayVe

    Get it from Amazon for $49.66+ (available in two sizes).

    11. A super durable lightning cable wrapped in a thick macrame fabric that's easy to spot so you'll never lose track of your charger again. It's also sturdy enough to stand up to pets who treat cords as their own personal chew toys.

    hand holding the macrame phone cord

    Promising review: "Good quality and super cute! Plus it worked for my purpose of keeping my cat from chewing on the cord ^^ Love it :)" —DefenderofMankind

    PaxtonMariahMurr is a small Etsy shop based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

    Get it from PaxtonMariahMurr on Etsy for $20 (available in seven colors).

    12. This genius "couch buddy" with special spots for various beverages and a center caddy for remotes, coasters, and other random essentials.

    Reviewer's couch buddy on couch

    Promising review: "Very functional and was just what I was looking for my pit lounge/sofa. It has just the right amount of pockets and deep enough for your accessories, standard size width coffee cups and soda can size width drinking cups. Very sturdy and with little movement when placed where needed even on couch/sofa/bed." —50s Dreamer

    Get it from Amazon for $44.97 (available in two colors).

    13. A spacious tray table with a gorgeous marbled design for the days when you miss having a desk, but not enough to actually leave the couch. It folds up when not in use, so you can easily tuck it away when you're ready to lay back down.

    Model sitting on couch with folding table in front

    Promising review: "Nice folding table with a chic look. I use it to eat and when I work on my laptop. No assembly required, came ready to use and have received a lot of compliments." —Amazon Buyer

    Get it from Amazon for $37.98 (available in three colors).

    14. A super chic vase that will not only brighten up the side table next to your couch, but also has a convenient shelf to place your phone.

    Phone holder vase placed on table with flower and phone placed inside

    Promising review: "Love this- perfect size for my small desk area, lots of character! Gorgeous color and finish." —misssarahsugg

    StakCeramics is a small Etsy shop based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Get it from StakCeramics on Etsy for $38.

    15. A wireless charging tray you'll want to keep next to you at all times. When your smartphone, Apple Watch, or AirPods are running low on juice, simply plop them on the felt pad to easily power them up.

    the wireless charging tray with a smart phone, watch, and airpods on it

    Promising review: "It is simple and stylish and fits in perfectly with the boho accessories on my entryway bench. Great for minimalistic design as well. And most importantly, it works-- which isn't always a given in the world of wireless chargers, in my experience. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a sleek solution to charging multiple devices at the same time." —Jennifer

    LomaLiving is a small Etsy shop based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Get it from LomaLiving on Etsy for $63.70+ (originally $91+, available in two materials and various charging cord options).

    16. A charging cube with an impressively long cord so you can have three outlets and three USB ports right next to you at all times.

    Charging cube with USB charger plugged in

    Promising review: "I had to have extension cords all over my room for all my electronics. It was a hassle and a fire hazard. Then I found this little cube. It powers my cordless phone, my light pad, my Cpap and two cell phone chargers. Wow. This puts everything in one place for me. No more having something in the room come unplugged. If you have a lot of electronics in a small place, you need this power cube!!" —Martina Poole JDP

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    17. A popular heated massager with three adjustable speeds so you can fit in some much-needed self-care during your work day. Its compact design allows you to easily use it on your back, neck, legs, and feet.


    Promising review: "It really does feel like someone is giving you a thorough deep tissue massage. The revolving heated balls go in a circular motion, and their direction changes every 60 seconds, VERY nice! It has an auto shut-off after 15 minutes, also very helpful. Sturdy, quiet and has a strong motor. I highly recommend this massager if you don't have a masseuse on hand when you get a crick in your neck or you suddenly can't bend over because your back is screaming from lower back pain. My sleep has improved noticeably since starting to use this well-built machine a few hours before retiring." —DonnieBoy

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

    18. A personal USB fan you can plug directly into your laptop to keep you chill and comfortable now that the temperatures are starting to rise.,

    Promising review: "I bought this fan 2 years ago, and it's been used quite a bit. I used to carry with me in my laptop bag, but have since migrated it over to my desk, where i still use it very often. On very long gaming sessions i'll also connect it to my nintendo switch. Great fan, worth the price!" —Morgas

    Get it from Amazon for $8.96.

    19. A cute candle that smells like a freshly brewed cup of coffee to remind you to stay focused on your work even though the thought of laying down for a quick nap is super tempting. It might even help curb those caffeine cravings when you've already had five cups.


    Promising review: "This candle smells way more amazing than I had anticipated. It exceeded my expectations. I literally can’t get over how amazing it smells... it smells just like if I were brewing some coffee. I will definitely be buying another. Thank you!!" —Amy Garman

    Sweetwaterdecor is a small Etsy shop based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Get it from sweetwaterdecor on Etsy for $20.

    20. A pair of computer glasses designed to minimize eye strain caused by blue light emitted from digital screens and fluorescent lighting. So basically, you can say goodbye to mid-afternoon headaches ruining your workflow.,

    Promising review: "These glasses are great. They look sharp, and they're not tinted so much that they alter color perception. I work in an office setting and after just one day of wearing these glasses, I noticed an improvement in my eye health. My eyes no longer hurt, water, itch, or feel bleached out after staring at a computer screen for hours on end. Highly recommended!" —Ariele Monzo

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99 (available in seven sizes).

    21. A document clip you can attach to your laptop's screen 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 $8.99.

    22. An adjustable stand so your phone is always visible and at the right angle for any unexpected FaceTime calls.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Read our full review of this phone stand (#4 on the list)!

    Here's an excerpt: "It has a sleek but pretty, not-too-pink champagne-y rose gold body, an adjustable stand (so you can position it to your height perfectly), and a hole in the back you can snake a cord through for easy charging. The ledge is wide enough to fit a fairly substantial case without worry, and it's a game-changer that I can just look at the screen to unlock my phone. Magic! Now I can keep those group text updates truly ~at a glance~ — without interrupting my flow until I take a break later." —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in seven colors).

    23. 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 $9.99+ (available in five colors and three other sizes).

    24. 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 three colors).

    25. 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.

    26. 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 $15.99.

    27. 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 all over your couch and coffee table.


    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 $27.91+ (available in two colors).

    28. 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.

    29. 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 nine-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    30. A dual-port USB power brick that also doubles as a portable charger, so you can take it out of the wall and keep charging while you move from the sofa to the fridge and back again.


    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).

    31. 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 $18.74+ (available in 17 colors).

    32. 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.

    33. And of course, every remote worker needs The Comfy in their life. It may seem ridiculous at first, but once you slip it on, you will surrender to its unparalleled comfort and accept that it's actually kind of genius.


    Promising review: "I wear my wearable blanket almost every day. It’s so comfy and easily goes over whatever I’m wearing. Perfect for these times we are in." —Nclark2000

    Get it from QVC for $36.25 (available in two colors) and Amazon for $39.99 (available in 16 colors and four sizes).

    You settling in to your new home "office":

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