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    18 Products You'll Probably Want If It Looks Like You're Working From Home For The Long Haul

    Upgrading your work setup can be surprisingly simple!

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    1. Protect your desk from stains and scuffs (and also make it look a bit fancier) with this waterproof PU leather desk mat.

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    It's large enough to easily fit your keyboard and mouse, and its non-slip material means it'll stay securely in place while in use. Whenever you want to give it a clean, just wipe it down with a wet cloth!

    Price: £16.99 – it comes in eight different colours.

    2. Turn your dining chair into something a little better suited to the 9-5 life with this memory foam seat cushion.

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    Ever felt that pain on your tailbone after sitting on a hard chair all day? Because, same. This memory foam cushion will contour to your body to make sitting down far more comfortable, and alleviate the aches and pains that can come with working from your desk all day. The cushion features breathable honeycomb holes to promote ventilation and dissipate your body heat, and has a removable, washable velour cover that feels soft to the touch.

    Price: £19.99

    3. This monitor stand will keep your screen at a comfortable eye-level height, and doubles up as a nifty bit of storage too.

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    This monitor stand has an impressive weight-bearing capacity of 30kg, as well as a slot for your smartphone, a hub for keeping your cables tidy, and space underneath for you to put your keyboard, mouse, and laptop when you've finished for the day. It's really easy to assemble too, with only five steps in its instructions.

    Price: £17.99

    4. And if you use a laptop by itself rather than paired with a monitor, this ventilated riser will save you from hunching over all day.

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    This has six adjustable angle options depending on your needs, so you can get the perfect posture and prevent neck and eye strain while you type. The mesh ventilation will stop your laptop from overheating, and its foldable design means you can easily store it when it's not in use. It can fit laptops between 7-17" and has a weight-bearing capacity of 12kg.

    Price: £15.99

    5. This highly-rated lap desk will make working from your bed or sofa way more comfortable.

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    It has dual bolster cushions underneath which will keep it stable on your lap and ensure that your laptop stays at a comfortable viewing angle. This desk really does have pretty much everything – a mouse pad, space for your phone, a pen holder, and a wrist pad that will prevent pain when typing and stop your laptop from skidding off. It's little wonder that this has a 4.6-star average rating from over 1,000 reviews!

    Price: £39.99

    6. If you're becoming increasingly aware of just how much you're sitting down all day, you'll be pleased to know that this height-adjustable desk on wheels can be used while seated or standing.

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    It can be adjusted from between 69 and 95cm with just a few turns of the knobs on either side of it. You can move it around your home when you want to change up where you work, and then lock the wheels so the desk stays still while in use. Customers say it's a particularly great choice if you're short on space!

    Price: £35.99

    7. This ergonomic cushion works as an ankle rocker and a foot rest – because while you're aware of your neck and back, you've probably forgotten the impact that sitting down all day has on your feet.

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    Lay the flat side down for support that'll soothe your soles and keep you in a good sitting position, and then flip it the other way as an ankle rocker that will get your blood circulation going and keep your legs from going stiff. Reviewers praise how comfortable it is, and several claim that it's really helped to improve their posture while working.

    Price: £16.02

    8. This spiral cable tidy wrap can be cut to size and will solve the annoying problem of multiple cords cluttering up your space.

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    This wrap is expandable so can accommodate multiple cables at once, helping to organise and conceal them. It's really easy to use – wrap the cable cover around your cords in a clockwise motion until they're tightly secured, and then trim the excess when you reach the length you desire. FYI, according to customers this stuff is also useful for preventing your pets from chewing and biting wires.

    Price: £8.88

    9. Gift yourself a bit of privacy with this adjustable door sign that'll let your household know if you're free or not.

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    Because TBH, nobody wants to be in the middle of a Zoom call and have someone barge in asking if you've seen their glasses. This sign has four different status options for you to choose from depending on the situation, and it's big enough that your flatmates or family members will be able to see it from a distance.

    Price: £10.95

    10. Getting a desk for your home doesn't have to cost a fortune, as this 4.5-star rated L-shaped one proves.

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    Desks can easily cost hundreds of pounds, and sometimes the cheaper options aren't particularly aesthetically pleasing. This one delivers on price point and looks, with an understated design that'll go with pretty much any decor. It has anti-scratch protectors under its legs, two shelves, and ample space for your work essentials thanks to its L-shaped design.

    Price: £69.99

    11. Connectivity issues are probably one of the most infuriating WFH problems (who among us has not been frozen mid-sentence on a call by now?). This NETGEAR Wi-Fi booster is a popular solution with over 22,000(!) ratings, and covers up to 1,200 square feet.

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    It'll help you stay connected even in those patchier 'dead zones' of your home. The booster allows for Wi-Fi speeds of up to 300Mbps and has a universal compatibility – working with any wireless Wi-Fi router or cable modem. It's got a discreet plug-in design and has an ethernet port if you want to directly connect it to a wired device. Customers love how easy to use and install this booster is!

    Price: £39.98

    12. You need something comfy to wear on your feet when pottering about the house, and these memory foam slippers are the ideal mix of luxe, comfortable, and affordable.

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    You'll feel like you're walking like a cloud with these bad boys on, thanks to their thick and plush fleece insoles. They're durable and non-slip too, so you can use them for quick outdoor trips as well as for indoors.

    Price: £13.99 - £18.99 depending on size – they're available in UK sizes 3.5-8.

    13. This clever mug warmer means you won't ever have to worry about your cuppa going cold while you work. It's got a 4.3-star average rating from over 2,000 reviews for a reason!

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    This mug warmer will slow down the cooling process of your drink and has three adjustable heat modes – 65℃, 55℃, and 40℃ – depending on what your preferred drink temperature is. The heating plate is large enough to accommodate most mug sizes, and is waterproof so you can just wipe it clean as and when you need to. Customers are impressed by just how well it works and love how long it can keep their drinks hot for. It also has an automatic shut-off function after four hours, so you won't have to stress about accidentally leaving it on.

    Price: £15.99

    14. See your deadlines and meetings for the month in one handy place with this dry-wipe calendar board.

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    Its large A2 size makes it easy to see your entire month at a glance and there's plenty of space to write in anything important. The board also has a handy cork strip where you can pin any notes, and a spacious side column for memos, so all in all you should be feeling pretty organised once this is in your home.

    Price: £22.27

    15. Okay – hear me out – I got this Breville deep-fill toastie maker when I started working from home five months ago and it has basically paid for itself at this point. WFH lunches are so much easier with it!

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    I say this as someone who is not at all averse to cooking and used to make fairly elaborate lunches to take into work (like, meatball tagine-level elaborate) – this toastie maker is a game changer when you're working from home all day. You needn't dip into your precious lunch hour preparing food and making mess in the kitchen, and it only takes four minutes to cook the toastie once the press has heated up. The 'deep fill' really does live up to its name – I have put everything from leftover chilli con carne to chicken curry in one of these and the filling has never spilled out or made a mess.

    Price: £25

    16. And if you love having rice for lunch, this microwave rice cooker is quicker than making it on the hob, and less wasteful than using pre-cooked microwaveable pouches.

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    It has a pressure chamber tray to ensure your rice stays moist, and works well for couscous and polenta too. Just rinse your rice beforehand, add it to the container using the water amounts listed in the instructions, microwave it for 8-12 minutes, and then let it sit for a few minutes more before fluffing it up with a fork and serving. You can get up to four average portions at once if using the tub at its full capacity.

    Price: £7.99

    17. These glasses will look great on video calls but – more importantly – can help to block the blue light from your screen that causes eye strain.

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    Eyes can get dry, itchy, and really tired when you're looking at your screen for hours. These glasses are lightweight and flexible so will be comfortable to wear all day, and effectively provide UV and blue light protection. Customers have awarded these a 4.6-star average rating from over 1,000 reviews, and say these have really helped to reduce screen-induced headaches and eye strain.

    Price: £12.99

    18. This undated planner comes with handy calendar stickers, and has weekly sections where you can jot down your tasks for the day.

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    The planner features monthly and weekly organisers, yearly and weekly views, a wish list page, check lists, room to make mind maps, and a tracker spread where you can track all the positive habits you're trying to implement.

    Price: £12.59