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    27 Things You'll Probably Want If You Have To Start Going Back To The Office Again

    If you're grudging going back, these things might help make it easier.

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    1. A set of glass meal-prep containers since you'll have to start putting a little more thought into your meals again.

    reviewer photo showing five prepped meals in the glass containers

    2. A medium-sized Madewell transport tote that'll be the perfect carryall for your trip into work and back. Laptop, snacks, wallet, water bottle — it covers all the bases without being *too* big or bulky (and makes no sacrifices in the way of style).

    3. A reusable bamboo cutlery set to help you eat mindfully on the go and avoid unnecessary plastic consumption. Perfect for the days when you *forgot* to meal prep and have to run down to the local deli for a quick bite.

    bamboo cutlery set laid out on a wooden plate

    4. A set of Stabilo pens that'll have the pages of your bullet journal or planner looking nothing less than Pinterest-perfect.

    5. A mini handheld fan guaranteed to help keep you cool during those long, hot morning commutes.

    mini fan in blush pink

    6. A handheld garment steamer, because if you have to start wearing business clothes again, there is NO WAY you're messing around with an iron in the morning. This gives your clothes that beautiful pressed look with little effort required.

    7. And a zipper puller you can use to, well, zip up your ~professional~ clothes with ease in the morning.

    8. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses you can just leave at your work desk — aka one less thing you have to transport back and forth thanks to your office's new hybrid schedule.

    9. An incredible dip clip, ideal for swinging through the drive-thru on your way home for a lil' post-work pick-me-up.

    review photo of them using the dip clip attached to their car vent

    10. A roll-on aromatherapy stick made with therapeutic peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils to provide relief for your migraines and tension headaches — seeing as those are probably going to be a lot more frequent again. 🙃

    11. An Ember smart mug that'll keep your coffee or tea at its preferred drinking temperature, because back to the office means getting pulled away for unexpected, tangential meetings while your warm coffee becomes colder than Antarctica on your desk.

    12. A Hydro Flask you can keep at work or easily toss in your bag as a daily reminder to stay hydrated. It'll even keep your water *ice cold* during those extra-hot morning commutes.

    13. A programmable coffee pot that's really just a return to the basics. A big carafe and quick brewing time are arguably the two most important things, and this one's got both.

    model holding the carafe that comes with the coffee pot

    14. A four-pack of car headrest hooks so your precious bag never has to touch the dirty floor of your car. This also will prevent it from tipping over when you inevitably have to slam on the brakes in rush-hour traffic.

    A Michael Kors handbag secured to a car headrest hook hanging from the back of the driver's seat

    15. A pack of succulent plants to add a little ~greenery~ to your desk, seeing as all the plants you left behind over a year ago didn't survive while you were WFH. 😔 These lil' things will be the motivation you need to keep chugging along.

    photo showing five succulent plants

    16. And an anti-slip desk pad that'll add a pop of color to your otherwise bleak cubicle. It can accommodate your laptop, mouse, and keyboard for full desk protection and even provides mouse traction.

    reviewer photo showing their laptop resting on the desk mat

    17. A mini, two-speed desk fan to come to the rescue on those sweltering hot days in the office. It's also suuuuuuuper quiet, which means you won't have to turn it off when you take a call or worry about it bothering your coworkers.

    reviewer photo showing the fan on their mantle

    18. And a mini heater for the days when the office decides to be an ice box instead. 🥶

    reviewer photo showing the mini heater

    19. AND, a cactus humidifier that'll help soothe chapped lips, dry skin, and stuffy sinuses on the days you're working from HQ.

    cactus humidifier at work on someone's desk

    20. A ladybug desktop vacuum so you can easily and quickly suck up all the crumbs on your desk from the peanut brittle someone set out in the lunchroom.

    reviewer photo showing the vacuum next to a computer mouse

    21. A magnetic rack that screws right into your light switch cover! Now you'll always know exactly where your keys are, and you'll remember to turn off the lights when you leave the house. 🔑💡

    photo showing keys attached to the lights switch

    22. A gel-enhanced seat cushion since you're used to working from the comfort of your bed. This thing will make your in-office days sooooo much better (and less painful!). Not only will it give your tailbone some extra cushioning, it'll also help straighten out your posture. 🍑

    23. A concealer you can use to zap away those dark circles under your eyes in just a few seconds. Waking up early again should be a CRIME!

    24. Speks magnetic balls that are the adult fidget toy of your dreams. They're great for stress relief, breaking habits, and distracting you from nervously scrolling Instagram all day when you have a long list of work to get done.

    Speks rainbow magnetic balls

    25. A Furbo camera so you can keep a watchful eye on the pet you adopted during quarantine. It syncs up with your Amazon Alexa and will send you barking alerts — and even lets you toss them a treat!

    reviewer photo showing their two dogs staring into the Furbo camera at night

    26. A desktop mirror you can use to keep your teeth clear of salad greens and touch up any flyaways before maskless meetings. You can even customize it to have a small quote at the bottom!

    small desktop mirror that reads "beauty begins when you decide to be yourself"

    27. Lastly, a bottle of Poo-Pourri spray so you can confidently poop in peace in the single-stall bathroom you have to share with 30 people. 🙃

    bottle of poo-pouri

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