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    51 Things You'll Probably Want On Hand If You Have To Work From Home

    Or as I like to call it, "Work From Couch."

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    1. A pour-over coffee maker you can rely on while you're surfing shared Google docs — no muss, no fuss, and no fancy coffee gadgets busting on you and making you regret the day both you and the Starbucks mermaid were born.

    Glass pourover coffee maker with cork holder

    2. Or a cold brew coffee maker so gloriously easy to use that all you have to do is stick your favorite ground coffee in the filter, seal the airtight lid on top, and pop it in the fridge overnight. Boom, four cups of cold brew to keep you energized through all...the meetings...that should have been emails.

    A pitcher with a coffee filter and a large handle, full of iced coffee in a fridge

    3. A set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have over 80,000 popular reviews) wireless Bluetooth earbuds so you can block out distracting noise during the day. These are also super handy for ~walk and talkers~ — you can easily pace around the room during phone calls to stay energized and focused.

    Reviewer image of two black earbuds next to their charging case

    4. A keyboard cleaning gel, because if you are anything like me then working from home means that your laptop is working overtime both as a keyboard and as a lunch tray ("Alexa, how do you get Cheez-It crumbs out of a laptop fan???).

    Model using a yellow squeegee to pull crumbs up from a mac keyboard

    5. An insulated soundproofing strip that easily sticks to the outer rims of your door so you and your roommate can both be on a Skype call without hearing each other's coworkers echoing in the distance.

    6. A USB-powered mini desk fan so you can keep cool without having to blast the AC through your entire space. Plus, all that cool air in your face will keep you energized and alert for all those Skype calls you gotta make at odd hours.

    Navy blue mini desk fan with USB cord

    7. Plus a tiny (and adorable!!) cactus humidifier that operates on a USB cable, so you can keep the air in your work space cozy and hydrating while you conquer the 57 tabs open on your computer one by one.

    A small, lit up white humidifier with a teensy green cactus emerging from it

    8. A portable dual monitor for your laptop so you can tackle your to-do list with thaaaaat much more monitor space to breathe — a real perk now that your home office situation might change from room to room depending on what everyone else in the house needs on any given day.

    A laptop with a small black monitor attached to the existing monitor on a desk

    9. An adorably encouraging daily planner you can fill out throughout the course of each day to keep yourself on track for all your calls, goals, and even your water intake — an easy solution for anyone who sometimes gets so focused on tasks they forget to come up for air.

    A blank page of the planner

    10. Or for the ~big picture~ thinkers, a weekly notepad to remind you of what the top priorities for each day are, so you don't feel as overwhelmed while powering through them.

    A notepad with space to write under for each weekday and next week's goals

    11. Plus a set of eye-popping fine point pens designed for planners and journals, so you can — gasp — color code your tasks, putting a fun twist on them that makes it all the more motivating to stay focused 🌈.

    Fine point pens in 18 different colors

    12. An adorable We Rate Dogs daily calendar to brighten up your day every single time you sit down at your desk. What? Did we do?? To deserve dogs????? 😭

    A daily tear off calendar with a picture of a cute dog on it and a little blurb about it

    13. A mug warmer to keep your coffee piping hot long after you brew it, because while you would never forget to chug it at the office, for some reason coffee slips into the time-space-WFH continuum when you're drinking it from your couch.

    Mug propped on black circular warmer on table

    14. A pack of NeuroGum made with a blend of caffeine and nootropics, designed to give you energy five times faster than regular coffee — without jitters or sluggishness afterward. That 3 p.m. WFH slump when you suddenly have the attention span of a goldfish just met its match.

    15. A super popular time-marked water bottle to remind you to stay hydrated during the day, which is especially important when you're WFH — it's even easier to feel anxious or tired when you're on your lonesome, and being dehydrated can def make it even worse.

    16. A set of Monkey Noodles, a quiet sensory toy that stretches, pulls, twirls, wraps, *and* squeezes, so you can keep your restless self on task during those endless Zoom calls that feel like you just aged six years in an hour.

    Reviewer image of five long noodle-shaped toys in different colors

    17. A roll-on migraine stick made with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils to help you soothe away that vague headache you sometimes get from sitting in one place for too long (Big Work From Home Mood, y'all).

    Reviewer holding tube of roll on migraine stick

    18. A memory foam seat cushion for your tushy that a lot of reviewers swear by to reduce pressure on their tailbone and help with lower back pain cause from prolonged sitting.

    Gray memory foam cushion on an office chair

    19. A waterproof, stain-resistant faux marble granite adhesive you can use on an old desk to magic it into a sleeker, brand new version, so you'll actually look forward to working on it every day.

    A white desk with a white marble adhesive on top

    20. A set of nonstick, reusable toaster oven bags so you can make grilled cheese and paninis for quick breakfasts and lunches at home instead of eating the same wilted meal prep salad every day.

    21. And an eight-pack of ready-to-eat refried beans with a 12-month shelf life, so any time you find yourself needing a delicious lunch option STAT, you'll always have a good base for a meal at the ready.

    22. Plus a bottle of Mike's Hot Honey, so you can add a pinch of sweet and a kick of spice to WFH meals that might otherwise feel totally "blah." (No offense to microwave pizza! She's trying her best.)

    Reviewer drizzling hot honey over pizza

    23. A portable mini air purifier with three fan speeds and a HEPA filter for some major allergy relief during the workday. It'll help to rid your air of dust, pollen, smoke, odor, and pet dander, so you can finally stop putting yourself on mute every time you need to sneeze during a Zoom.

    24. A delightfully bendy desk lamp that not only charges right up with a USB cord, but will also serve as a port to charge your phone. Behold this glorious intersection of style and function!

    Reviewer image of slim white lamp with flexible cord on a desk

    25. A six-outlet wall charger designed specifically for larger chargers that also comes equipped with two USB fast-charging ports *and* a night-light, so your WFH setup is as organized as possible.

    26. A chic, waterproof desk mat to tie your office space together and protect your desk from scuffs and blots. As an added bonus, all the colors are reversible, so you can change your desk vibe with the season.

    27. A set of blue-light blocking glasses ideal for anyone whose WFH setup involves a lot of time in front of their computer ( — these protect your eyes from the type of of light in screens that can mess with your sleep cycles and strain your eyes.

    Reviewer wearing tortoiseshell print blue light glasses

    28. A sneaky lil' adhesive utensil drawer you can stick under any desk for easy access to your pencils and Post-Its. Psst — this is also an easy way to "hide" your phone from yourself if you find yourself getting distracted every time the group chat gets lit.

    A small white drawer with pens in it installed in the underside of a desk

    29. A low-impact under-the-desk elliptical for anyone who gets distracted by aches and pains from sitting in one position all day — this can help keep you loose.

    30. Or a compact, TikTok-famous rolling desk bike pretty much guaranteed to keep even the most restless among us on task. Sorry @ your actual desk.

    A model on a white bike desk with a tray steadying their laptop

    31. A set of adjustable desk shelves to organize your professional knickknacks and make your WFH space feel dimensional and cozy.

    Small light wood shelves in various sizes on a desk holding books and office accessories

    32. A memory foam gel pad for your wrists, which might relieve some of the cramping and wrist pain that comes with holding your hands over your keyboard the whole live long day.

    A model typing with one hand and using a mouse with the other, their wrists propped up by the pads

    33. A ventilated laptop stand you can prop on a table or a desk to make it more WFH-friendly. This makes your laptop screen eye-level to reduce neck and shoulder strain, and gives your laptop fan space to breathe so it doesn't overheat.

    A laptop resting on the stand on a desk

    34. Or a wooden and adjustable tabletop breakfast tray to prop right up on your bed because, let's be honest, 90% of the G-chats you're sending your coworkers are from deep inside a mountain of your sheets.

    Promising review: "Love this lap desk. I love that it adjusts so I can angle it up to draw art or make it flat and put my laptop on it. The cup holder that pulls out is a nice touch. Great for holding pens or a drink. It doesn’t seem big enough to fit most water bottles though so keep that in mind." –Timothy Hall

    Get it from Amazon for $43.79.

    35. A mini fridge that may truly be the MVP of working from home, particularly if you're sharing a space with others and want to limit distracting trips to the kitchen — this has just enough space to stock your favorite snacks and seltzers for little pick-me-ups through the day.

    36. A selfie ring light for all your Zoom presentations, so you can trick your coworkers into thinking you live inside a beautifully-lit Instagram apartment instead of a snack dungeon.

    A lit selfie ring on a tripod pointing at a reviewer's desk set up

    37. A glorious assortment of snacks because you deserve to look forward to the bliss of popping open that 3 p.m. sugar rush, even if that means heading to your kitchen rather than the office cafeteria.

    Contents of the snack assortment

    38. A 42-page Rocketbook Fusion reusable notebook that works the same way all their products do — you can write on its pages the way you would a regular notebook, upload the page onto your devices, and wipe the notebook clean with water to use all over again.

    A model writing in the planner page of a Rocket notebook

    39. A set of elegant matching desk accessories to bring some order to your space. An organized space = an organized mind = you'll be so good at working from home that you'll be tempted to start a lifestyle blog about it (you do you, y'all).

    A set of pink desk accessories on a desk

    40. A set of decorative succulents to give your space a sense of calm and order (and also to low key Instagram story your setup and show off your ~WFH aesthetic~).

    four small succulents in glass dome shaped holders

    41. A rotating, heated back and neck massager to work out all of the knots in your odds and ends that you're starting to name after individual Excel spreadsheets.

    reviewer photo of the massager

    42. A white noise machine that makes a constant pfshhhhhh noise or nature sounds to help mask outside noises like construction or your neighbor's Netflix queue.

    A hand-sized white noise machine on a bedside table

    43. A pair of snuggly UGG slippers so your feet will stay nice and cozy as you shuffle from your desk to the fridge.

    model wearing black UGG slippers on feet

    44. A leather ergonomic mousepad with a padded wrist rest to give your wrists some support from a hard day of clicking and scrolling.

    product image of white mousepad with wrist rest with Apple mouse on it

    45. A balance ball chair that'll engage your body and your mind all while you're typing away on a computer. Little movements on this chair can help to alleviate back pain, keep your blood flowing, and your brain juices, well, juicy.

    46. Or an adjustable standing desk if you feel like nixing a chair altogether. This is a great option for when you're constantly glued to your desk and never get a minute to stretch your legs.

    47. An essential oil diffuser to fill your WFH space with the most calming of smells and the most positive of ~vibes~. It also comes with a fully stocked set of 10 essential oils, so you can get started riding those lavender and lemongrass waves right away!

    reviewer photo of the oil diffuser
    the included 10 essential oils

    Promising review: "This is perfect for my office desk. Very quiet and smells great. Came with a ton of scents as well, they are all great. Can't wait to use this more and try out all the scents." –Kyle

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    48. An ergonomic footrest that you can put under your desk to improve circulation, ease some aches and pains, and just plain keep your feet nice and comfy throughout the day.

    Promising review: "All I can say is, "Ahhhhhhhhhh!" A perfectly amazing invention that is so simple yet so wonderful. I use it all the time at my desk and it is like having a constant spa for your feet. Do NOT wear socks with this great foot rest or you will miss the comforting texture and softness. I suffer with chronic lower back pain. This foot rest has absolutely helped to curb my bouts with back pain. I can sit for so much longer without having to stop and walk around. I also like the fact that I can very comfortably lean back in my office chair without having to flex my legs so hard. A super product. Cannot recommend it enough!" –Mr. Tudball

    Get it from Amazon for $37.66.

    You can also head over to our full roundup of under-desk footrests to see some other styles. 

    49. A set of gold cable organizers, which are essentially jewelry for your desk. They'll help to keep all of your ducks (wires) in a row (organized on your desk). 

    A set of two gold finished round cable organizers installed on a desk with a charger wire running through them

    Brighttia is a New York-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in industrial and modern interior lighting and decor.

    Promising review: "Super helpful at work with all the cables I plug into my laptop. Super easy to put in place and good quality." –rainfalls

    Get a set of two from Brighttia on Etsy for $12.98+ (available in eight colors and in multipacks).

    50. A compact light therapy lamp for those days when you're glued to your desk, only to log off in the evening and find that you've worked through the daylight hours. 

    reviewer photo of their cat lying on a desk in front of the therapy lamp
    reviewer photo of the light therapy lamp

    Promising review: "VERY BRIGHT setting! Way brighter than I was even expecting. There are different levels and a timer. I put it on while working at my desk in the morning. Love it." –Olivia 

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (be sure to clip the coupon before checkout to save an additional 10%).

    51. And some hilarious WFH-themed prints to liven up your home office (and make you giggle every time you read one of the phrases in an email).