40 Things For Your WFH Space You'll Use At Least Once A Day
Alexa, play "Work From Home" by Fifth Harmony.
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1. A PhoneSoap sanitizer because after the last two years, we have definitely become very aware of germs and our phone is one of the biggest culprits. Flashback to me reaching for Cheetos and touching my phone screen with my grubby fingers. Ugh.
2. A ChomChom roller to gather up the pet hair that's accumulated on your chair from your fur baby making it their bed when you got up to use the bathroom. It also has a little compartment that stores the fur for easy cleaning!
3. A posture corrector designed to help put your back in the proper alignment, relieving pain and helping you gain stability in your spine. With time and practice, it develops your back's muscle memory. Soon you'll be feeling tons of relief from sitting at your desk all day. It's also discreet enough to wear under your shirt.
4. Dry-erase sticky notes, because I can't be the only one who has had 900 Post-it Notes everywhere with dated notes on them. In comes the reusable dry-erase stickers! When you're done, just wipe them clean! They also stick to basically *any* surface. I have these. Can confirm.
5. A Birthdate Candle to add a bit of ambience to your WFH space while paying homage to the best day of the year: my birthday. OK, fine. *Your* birthday.
6. Or a nostalgic cereal candle that'll provide you all the ~feels~ every time you look at it in between work meetings. Warning: it may make you want to eat cereal for lunch.
7. A rose-gold rechargeable electric lighter so you can easily light your new candles without having to deal with wasteful matches that create too much smoke.
8. Noise-reducing earplugs that'll block background noise juuust enough so you can concentrate on work without that eerie "sound" you get from noise-cancelling headphones. You know the one. This is also perfect if you're sensitive to sounds!
9. An acrylic bed tray that will not only help you not slump in bed while you work from home, but will look incredibly stylish and chic every time you use it.
10. A mug warmer that'll keep your morning coffee warm for literally the entire day, but definitely in time for that 2:30 feeling.
11. A button-down robe so you can enjoy the comforts of working from home you love so much while *also* looking put together for Zoom meetings.
12. An essential-oil diffuser to create a soothing environment that'll calm the mind from those never ending email notifications. It *also* functions as a humidifier — perfect for the upcoming dry winter months.
13. A foot Shiatsu massager so you can relax those tired feet *while* working. Why? Because you're a multi-tasker and need some fresh feet for your after-work Zumba class.
14. A fleece blanket to keep you cozy and warm at your desk and even on those especially gloomy days when you bring your laptop to the couch to watch heart-warming Hallmark movies while you answer emails and prepare spreadsheets.
15. Or a weighted blanket because work can sometimes be stressful and nerve-wracking. As someone who suffers from anxiety, my blanket almost immediately calms me down enough to stop panicking, allowing me to focus on my breathing.
16. A set of cable clips that'll finally detangle that clump of cables that no matter how much time you spend unraveling it, can't seem to stay apart. Plus, you'll look super organized and put together, two things no one can ever call me, even with these.
17. A WFH sign you can put on your home office door to keep any house members out of your hair for the most productive day you've had in a long time. It's cute, it's cheeky, and, most importantly, it's effective. Visitors can *always* bring me snacks.
You can stick to the standard text or personalize it to really make it work for your home.
Door Hangers by MOE is a small business based in New York that sells, you guessed it, door hangers!
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18. A mini Crock-Pot that will keep your lunch warm all day long, without having to get up and make something, which honestly can be *so* cumbersome some days — especially when I'm in the *zone* at work.
It can hold up to 20 ounces and has a dishwasher-safe removable container and a spill-proof lid.
Promising review: "Love this food warmer. I use it for lunch and dinner at work every day. I meal prep by freezing big batches of food in small freezer bags and place them inside of coffee mugs so the food is in a shape that will fit in the Crock-Pot. I let the food cook from frozen for about two hours and it comes out perfectly." —Karen w.
Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in four colors).
19. An adjustable wobble stool so you can replace your office chair and rock around while sitting (perfect for my fidgety movements, honestly) You can even adjust it to a near-standing angle — the possibilities seem endless *and* you'll be more focused at work!
20. A desktop vacuum cleaner because we spend at least eight hours at our desk working (and snacking), which means crumbs happen. This mini vacuum will suck up all the crud, keeping the work station clean and ready to be used. Long story short, yes, you can go back to eating your Nature Valley bars with confidence.
21. A multi-plug outlet for when you only have one measly outlet in your little office corner, but have a ton of electronics you use.
22. A surprisingly effective essential-oil stick infused with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender to ease those pesky migraine and tension headaches you get during the workday or because your cat won't stop meowing for treats. Oh, just me?
23. A comfy memory foam chair cushion because sometimes work is just waaay too long and we deserve some extra cushion for the tush.
24. A foot warmer because even during the hottest days, your feet are icicles and I completely relate. Best part? It doubles as a massager! Well, now you've got 🎶 the beeest of both worlds 🎶.
25. A USB-C multiport adapter because having a laptop is convenient until you need some extra ports for work that it doesn't come with. Just plug it into your laptop's USB-C port and you'll have so much more room for activities!
26. An Echo Dot so Alexa can tell you what the weather will be like to plan the perfect outfit, play your favorite song while work, set alarms so you don't miss any meetings, and more — all without having to pick up your phone.
27. A rotating timer to try out the Pomodoro technique and see if this is the hidden key to finally making you productive at work. You basically work for 25 minutes, take a small break, repeat until you finish all of your work!
28. A USB-powered desk fan because all of the electronics in your small office space create way too much heat and this bad boy will keep you from sweating through your clothes.
Promising review: "The fan is perfect. It is small, so sits easily on your desktop. The noise is almost non-existent, so again it is perfect for an area where you are working. This little fan works really well, and creates quite a breeze for such a small fan. I travel overseas, so the fact that this is compact and portable – as well as USB-powered – is even more useful. Very happy with my purchase! There are several different speeds. Each time you push the button the speed changes. Sure do love this little fan!" —Angela L.
Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).
29. A laptop cleaner that will instantly become your go-to favorite desk tool. The brush side will sweep away dust and crumbs from your keyboard, then you can turn it over to use the microfiber pad to swipe away grungy fingerprints from your screen.
Promising review: "Excellent tool that has really made all the little annoyances of owning a newer MacBook with touchbar go away. The brush is great as clearing away dust, dirt, and debris from the keyboard and the screen cleaner really does take care of the finger prints on the screen with ease. I now have two, one for the office and one for my home office!" —PrimeBurntOrange
Get it from Amazon for $10.99.
30. A set of five desk organizers so chic, your desk space will be Instagram-ready at all times.
BluMonaco is an Etsy shop that specializes in organization and decor.
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
31. A document clip you can attach to your laptop's screen so you don't have to do that dizzy "up and down" glance when you're trying to cross check your digital and physical notes.
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 $10.91.
32. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses that will give your eyes a much-needed break from the strain that is staring at a computer screen (and phone!) all day.
Promising review: "I used to work from home on occasion before the pandemic, but now that it is a regular thing that I work from home, I really find these so useful. I am always at my desk and constantly looking at three different monitors and, of course, there's also my iPhone and iPad and TV here and there in between. It's a lot. There was a time I stopped wearing these because the pair I got for my son broke and I gave him mine. I noticed I would get headaches. I bought another pair for myself and have not had a headache from the long hours of working from home in front of these monitors. Recommend!" —E
Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in 14 colors and in multi-packs).
33. A webcam cover to help ease the anxiety that your boss can definitely see you eating pizza even though you *definitely* turned off the video option for the meeting.
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 (also available in a pack of eight).
34. A set of arm rest pads so your wrists stay comfortable while you respond to yet another email with the ol' "as per my previous email" jab we love to use. As someone who spends literally all day typing, we need the extra cushion, trust me.
Promising review: "I use these pads all the time. I'm sure it's not ergonomically correct for me to rest my wrists on my laptop while I type, but it's hard to kick bad habits... so if you're in the same boat with the same annoyingly sharp edges on your Mac, these puppies are the perfect solution. They significantly extend my comfortable writing window." —Samuel N.
Get a set of two from Amazon for $12.98 (available in two sizes).
35. A vibrant personalized stand so you can work *and* have your phone within view. To do more work, duh. Not at all to catch up on your favorite YouTube drama channel.
It's from Brant Point Prep — a customizable gift shop owned by a graphic artist based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Promising review: "Just like the picture! It has a nice glossy finish. Great holder at a nice price! I highly recommend." —Yasha