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30 Things That’ll Help Make Your WFH Space Feel A Little More ~Profesh~

If you want your home office to exude professionalism, here are some things that can help.

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1. A selfie ring light to ensure that all of your Zoom presentations have flawless lighting that'll make even the least exciting WFH spaces look like a million bucks.

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

You can either use this with your phone mounted just under the light for FaceTime, or if you're calling or filming from a laptop, you can set up the tripod or the light on your desk behind the screen. Boom, fancy lighting.

Promising review: "I’ve been having to work from home. During this time, I’m in front of my computer doing WebEx calls and Teams. Having to present and talk in front of 20–50+ people. This light is AWESOME! My team even asked what I did and then made their purchase right away!" —Anna Chouinard

Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

2. A Wi-Fi extender that'll help boost your signal if your WFH space happens to be in the part of your home where the internet's a little flakey and you're sick of your screen freezing *every time* it's your turn to talk in the Monday meeting.

the extender with a phone held up next to it for scale showing they are the same size roughly

Promising review: "Working from home I had to move further away from where the action was and have a quiet corner. So, enter TP-Link. I was able to get my speed at full bars and do work with Zoom meeting. Good product! I recommend if you work from home and need to be on the opposite side of all the action (two kids, two dogs, and two fish)." —VACHM

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

3. A colorful waterproof desk pad that'll transform even the dingiest desktop into an aesthetically pleasing workspace — especially since it's reversible so you can switch up the colors to match your vibe! It basically acts as a giant mouse pad that'll protect your desk from scratches and stains (and hide old ones) while making your surface much comfier to rest your arms and elbows on. Plus, you can even use it as a nice background for Zoom calls and photos!, Amazon

Promising review: "I love this thing way more than I thought I would! I've always hated how little surface area mousepads had, but I had no idea desk pads existed until I was randomly browsing through Amazon. I purchased the pink one, and it is the perfect addition to my white/pink home office! It works perfectly as a mouse pad, but I love that I now have a place to put hot/cold drinks without damaging the desk. I purchased the smallest size, which is absolutely large enough for the corner of my desk where I work. It came rolled up in a tube, but it unrolled flat, no curled edges whatsoever! Would definitely recommend!!!" —Rigashi

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes and 11 color combos).

4. A mesh desk organizer with a sliding drawer, double tray, and five upright sections so you can free up some valuable surface space and feel more organized.

A reviewer's organizer with an assortment of desk supplies inside

Promising review: "I was just looking for something to reduce the pile of rubble on my desk to something less inclined to slide off it, but this has so much more room to it than you'd think. The sliding drawer holds a lot including colored markers in one drawer, and all the odd-sized stuff, such as cellphone repair tools, extra cases, batteries, etc., and I haven't even put anything in the third drawer yet. This took a large unruly pile and reduced it to a neat, accessible bunch of stuff — amazing. I can't believe how much it holds. The pile before was huge, and this makes it all look like nothing." —P. Caldwell

Get it from Amazon for $27.87 (available in black and silver).

5. An insulated soundproofing strip for anyone whose door does a pretty terrible job blocking out distracting noises.

Psst — this insulated strip also stops air conditioning from escaping out of the crack under the door, saving energy and money!

Promising review: "Product works really well! I needed a quick fix to my home office situation, I live in an apartment in Manhattan and never noticed how much sound comes in and out, until I had to be on conference calls working from home! This little tape made a big difference, took me a couple of minutes to install." —Sandra Revueltas

Get it from Amazon for $7.97 (available in three colors).

6. A stylish and compact desk because, as much as it may seem like working from your bed or couch every day is a good idea, your back and neck say otherwise. Plus, you'll feel a lot more focused and productive with a dedicated workspace, and it beats taking Zoom calls from the kitchen table while your half-clothed roommate hovers awkwardly just outside of the frame.,

Promising review: "This is a great affordable option for a stylish little computer desk. The hairpin legs and two-tier design are what set it apart from others in the same price range. It took a solid 30 minutes to assemble, and all the pieces fit as they should. The wood parts are of course the pressed stuff that isn’t sturdy in the long run, but the material is expected at this price. The legs are very nicely made though! I’m using it for a tidy computer desk area, and it works great." —Sara S.

Get it from Amazon for $69+ (available in three styles and 10 colors).

7. *And* a sturdy laptop riser to bring your comp to a more comfortable height so you can stop destroying your posture and dealing with back pain after long days in front of the screen., Amazon

Promising review: "I was looking for a simple and affordable stand for my work laptop. My goal were to: 1) raise the built-in camera to eye-level, 2) raise the screen to a more comfortable viewing position, and 3) lift the laptop off my desktop to create usable space underneath for other items. All three objectives were met. Its design is simple, functional, solid, and elegant. The pads on the arms keep my computer from slipping or sliding. I especially like that it is open underneath to allow the CPU fan on my laptop to work effortlessly. If any of this resonates with you, buy this stand." —dallen r

Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in nine colors).

8. A lemon-scented cleaning gel for anyone whose keyboard has become a mess of crumbs, cat hair, and other filth. This stuff does an amazing job making your device look brand new with very little effort on your part!,

Promising review: "I was skeptical at first. I was afraid my keyboard would be all gummed up with yellow slime! What happened was the opposite. It cleaned it as good as new. Got all those dog hairs between the keys! No smell lingering on keyboard or my hands. No sign I even used it except a clean keyboard. Kind of fun to play with, too; you can squeeze it between your fingers!" —ZZZZZZ

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

9. A double-sided sign so your roommate knows not to come bursting into your room when you're super busy or in the middle of an important Zoom meeting.

Both sides of the sign

Promising review: "This is nice-sized, not a gigantic sign. I got for my son's dorm room. He is in a 'suite' so he has a private room but shares a common area with three others. With this, if he is in study or sleep mode he has a nice way to say bugger off." —HeRB

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

10. Or a door hanger to let the people who share your space know that now is not the time to come barging in.

Door sign that says "zoom meeting please do not disturb"
fiftyshadesofblush / Etsy

Fiftyshadesofblush is a woman-owned small business based in LA.

Promising review: "Love my door hanger! It is classy with a minimalist style. Love the font! Happy to have this to keep the family out while working. LOL. Seller was so friendly and warm during messaging. Highly recommend product and seller. Thank you!" —katiekate

Get it from fiftyshadesofblush on Etsy for $18.

11. A multipack of 16 cable clip organizers in various sizes because nothing says unprofessional like a desktop covered in a tangled mess of chargers and wires., Amazon

Promising review: "Since I started working from home the wires drove me crazy! But with this they’re always where I left them and not on the floor." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

12. A folding wall organizer that'll banish those piles of paper cluttering up your desk to the wall instead. Plus, you can easily fold it up and take it to go!


Promising review: "This is awesome and I love it. I work from home and I’ve been trying to keep my desk free from papers. This thing is awesome! The bottom pocket is large enough for me to store my day planner. I mounted it to the wall with a Command hook and it was easy-peasy! An attractive and functional way to sort and store paper. I love having all the papers I need readily available and visible so it reminds me that they're there, but not they are not overtaking my desk and irritating me." ⁠—Mandy

Get it from Amazon for $10.30+ (available in seven colors).

13. A dual-sided screen cleaner that'll help keep your various work-related devices sparkling like the day they were born!

There has a cleaning side and a polishing side. The cleaning side dispenses a solution that kills bacteria and the polishing side is for that final touch!

Promising review: "Saw a friend at work using this; she showed me and I had to have one. I wasn't disappointed. Gets all the gunk off my phone, iPad, computer screens, and my kids' Kindles. Getting these for gifts this year. Awesome." —Nashville Fam

Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

14. A splurge-worthy luxury office chair designed to give your body the support it needs to get through sitting at a desk day after day. Besides being outrageously comfortable and looking super classy, this thing has two different massage modes (with two different intensity settings) *and* heating and cooling functions that'll make any other desk chair pale in comparison.

Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed writer Mallory Mower loves hers, saying: "Choose from their office chairs and massage chairs, then customize colors and adjustments to your heart's content! When I got mine (pictured above) I chose the works — I have the massage and heat settings and I'll never be able to work without them again! I swear, this chair has increased my focus and productivity simply because I *want* to sit in it all day. Funny bonus, the wheels make it very easy to maneuver, which is super useful in my tiny apartment when I need to roll it around two desks and a keyboard, through an illegally tiny hallway, and into the living room to use as extra seating."

Get it from X-Chair for $1,199.99+ (customization available).

15. *Or* a lower cost, but still mighty comfy adjustable desk chair complete with a breathable mesh back, space-saving arm rests that easily flip up and out of the way whenever you need, *and* super quiet rolling wheels.

The black desk chair

Promising review: "This chair is not only attractive, but it's also super comfortable. I am sitting at a computer for eight hours or more, and this chair has made it a pleasant experience. No more backaches, no more tingly legs, and no more tired arms. It was a 10-minute assembly and it looks great in my classroom. It’s far more comfortable than my office chair at my house. This is a FANTASTIC chair at a REASONABLE price. BUY IT!" —SB

Get it from Amazon for $119.99 (available in two colors).

16. A portable dual monitor for your laptop because, let's face it, giving up your big, splashy desktop monitor at the office in favor of a smaller WFH setup was fine for the first few months, but now it's time for an upgrade. Plus, it's easy to transport from room to room!

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

This is compatible with Mac, PC, and Chrome laptops between 13 and 17 inches, and attaches with device-safe metal plates. The magnetic pull is strong enough for you to take your laptop from room to room without undoing your setup, but also easy enough to remove that you can tuck everything into a backpack quickly when you're on the move. You can even rotate the display to your preferences, if you want it at an angle!

Promising review: "I’ve been using the SideTrak for a week now and it has been an absolute game changer for me. The instructions were easy to follow, and installation a breeze. The SideTrak was first whipped into action during a two-hour-long ride in my car as a passenger, and I was utterly impressed with how much I got done with ease, in that amount of time! Additionally, I’ve gotten a lot more use out of the SideTrak than I imagined — such as when I’m lounging in my backyard, kitchen, living room, pool...anywhere outside of the room in my office, the possibilities are endless! I’m all about efficiency and maximizing my time and the SideTrak has contributed largely in those areas. Thank you." —Ratana K.

Get it from Amazon for $299.99.

17. A pair of Under Armour fleece pants that are just as comfy and cozy as your PJs, but'll make you feel a little more professional and motivated than you do when spending all day in your sweats.

A model in the navy blue pants

Promising review: "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic I've been working from the 'home office' for the better part of a month now, and I quickly came to realize that my WFH apparel was lacking. I wanted pants that were cozy and comfortable, yet still had a trimmer fit than traditional sweatpants or PJs. Enter these fleecy leg swaddlers. To my surprise the outside of the pants aren't actually fleecy, but instead just kind of feel like other generic gym shorts/pants. I actually like this because they seem a lot less likely to collect pet hair and such as fleece often tends to do enthusiastically. The inside though is where the magic happens. They have a thin, soft layer of fleece that simultaneously feels warm but also light. They're cozy for lounging around, but I also believe they'll be comfortable to wear when running/working out in cooler weather. Lastly, the fit is spot on. Overall, I'd definitely recommend these for anyone searching for 'athleisure' pants that are comfortable and sharp-looking." —Deke

Get it from Amazon for $33.30+ (available in men's sizes S–5XL and six colors).

18. Or a pair of popular joggers you'll actually want to wear all day long, even if pants are usually your arch nemesis.

A model in black cuffed joggers

Promising review: "These are SUPER soft. They are very thin so don’t buy them for warmth. They’re perfect for lounging around the house and working from home. I’m getting another pair since all of us with office jobs are stuck at home right now and we may as well live it up and be comfortable AF while working." —Lindsey

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in women's sizes S–3X and 35 colors and prints).

19. A monitor memo board so you can keep your to-do list (and your phone!) at eye level and ensure that you're always on task.

the side of computer organizer

There's even a hole at the bottom of the holder that'll allow you to plug your phone in!

Promising review: "I love my memo board! I was able to attach it to my computer monitor with no issues, and after weeks of use, it still remains securely attached. The materials are sturdy feeling, no bending or warping of any kind. I've got all my important reminders on it, which has been super helpful and keeps me from missing any important deadlines. I've also been able to write on it with a dry-erase marker and then wipe it off with a tissue. Many of my coworkers have commented on how useful it seems and have said they would be purchasing their own." —razorsharp77

Get it from Amazon for $13.97+ (available in four styles).

20. Or an adhesive monitor clip if you need something a little more heavy duty. This one can hold up to 30 sheets of paper which will also help you free up some desk space that otherwise tends to resemble a landfill.

Promising review: "I love this product. I always buy one when I move into a new office. It’s basic, but it works. Clip adheres very well to my computer monitor when both services are clean and dry. Use some rubbing alcohol to clean both services before trying to adhere it. I like this document clip because it helps me be more productive. I also use it to hold papers that need my immediate attention if I am not doing data entry. In summary, I’ve purchased this product many times for a reason. It does the job with no frills and it’s a great value!" —Cassidy

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

21. A waterproof, stain-resistant faux–marble granite adhesive you can use to turn your boring old desk into one that'll make people think you got a serious promotion.

Faux white and granite covering a white desk

Promising review: "I took a chance and bought this originally as a 'Band-Aid fix' to refinish a desk. I had looked in stores in the contact paper aisles, but all of them were just that...paper. THIS item is actually a thin sheet of vinyl (?) with adhesive, and I ended up liking it so much I bought more and refinished my kitchen countertop with it as well! Highly recommended if you want to change the look of your counters but you don't have the money for a full remodel just yet. It can be cleaned with dish soap and water just like a real countertop." —Ezra Boyd

Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four sizes).

22. A weekly agenda pad that'll give you a convenient place to write down all of your important meetings and tasks so you *never* miss a deadline again.

The pad
Ella Iconic / Etsy

Ella Iconic is a UK-based small biz that makes beautifully designed planners and notepads.

Promising review: "I really love this! It's been really useful to help organize my week now that it's getting busier, which has helped to reduce my stress levels massively. The simple design is great, too, as it leaves plenty of space to add things in!" —Katie Reynolds

Get it from Ella Iconic on Etsy for $14.21.

23. A hanging cord loft organizer to help keep cables and outlet strips under control and out of the way. Plus, it makes everything super easy to move as a unit, should you need to relocate.

A metal organizer with five grooves and size cable wrap points
The Container Store

Promising review: "I have put this on the table where my computer sits. It has really helped clean up the wires that used to lay on the floor." —GeminiGem

Get it from the Container Store for $14.99.

24. Or a zippered sleeve that'll collect your various power cords and wires into one clean-looking tube!

A before image of a ton of wires under a desk and an after image of them zippered up

Promising review: "I feel silly raving about this, but it's SUCH a genius little product. I love that it come in packs of four — I thought it was overkill, but I'm using three just for my TV setup! Not only does it organize the wires I have hanging from my TV shelf, but it also wrapped up a Cox cable I have that's, like, comically long. Like 20 feet of cable! I just coiled it up into a circle, about a foot in diameter, and zipped this doodad around to hold it all in place and keep it out of the way. I would purchase this again in a heartbeat if I had more cables to deal with. It is THE best cable organizer I've ever seen." —Chelsea

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $11.98.

25. Door Buddy — an adjustable strap that'll help keep your pets and little ones from bursting into your Zoom meeting right when you're in the middle of a ~very important~ presentation.

The door latch with text on the image that says "strong 3M adhesives, adjustable length, easy to lock and unlock"

It's also great for barring sneaky sniffers who have learned to open the door to the garage for their daily trip to the litter box for an afternoon snack. 🤢

Promising review: "I love the Door Buddy! I found another use for it. The Door Buddy is also good for introducing a new cat into the household. I adopted a new kitten and my adult cat was outraged! I separated the kitten by putting him in the guest room. After a couple of days I used the Door Buddy to just crack the door open so my adult cat could safely sniff the new kitten. Every two days I adjusted the DB to allow the door to open a little more. In a week my adult cat was trying to play with the kitten through the door! This is a great product and so easy to set up and use. Thanks!" —A. Hill

Get it from Amazon for $15.94.

26. Some stunning NuWallpaper Mirei peel-and-stick wallpaper that'll look much nicer behind you than a glitchy Zoom background.


Comes on a 20.5"x18' roll and covers about 30.75 sq ft.

Promising review: "The quality of this paper is amazing and it's much more beautiful in person than online. It a nice tone of gray, blue, and gold! I used this paper for an accent wall in a room. A lot of people mentioned that it's difficult to match the patterns up once you cut it and it caused a lot of wasted paper. But what I did was buy three rolls, lined them up to match first, numbered them, and then placed them on the wall. I did need help — so I had someone help me. Two to three people would be best. I used three rolls for two walls and it took me about four to five hours to put it up. Lining it up and making sure it's straight and matches the pattern and that there are no bubbles takes time. I used the extra wallpaper as artwork. I framed a few of them and added them to the other wall in the room so it ties in all together nicely." —Amorgitano

Get it from Amazon for $21.20.

27. Or a floral-print peel-and-stick wallpaper if you're looking for something a bit bolder!

The wallpaper installed on an office wall
Scandinavian Workshop on Etsy

Scandinavian Workshop is a Houston, Texas–based Etsy shop specializing in unique, beautiful, and totally eye-catching wallpaper designs.

This design is available in a smooth PVC with adhesive in the back — it works on smooth and semi-textured walls; a textured PVC canvas with adhesive in the back — it works only on smooth walls; and a100% polyester fabric with adhesive in the back — it works only on smooth walls. The print repeats every 72" wide (or about every three panels).

Get it from Scandinavian Workshop on Etsy for $51.60+ (available in four different-sized rolls and in three material options).

28. A super-cool faux-book display that's secretly hollow so you can use it to hide ugly cords and cables that make your work space feel cluttered and messy.

Four photos which show how from the front, the display looks like a stack of books but from the back it's actually empty

Covogoods is a Utah-based, woman-founded small business that specializes in storage solutions crafted from upcycled books.

Not every display will have the exact books shown above but if you want to check out the titles ahead of time, select '"YES, preview books" when checking out and enable Amazon notifications so the seller can send you a pic!

Promising review: "This is perfect for hiding our router and accessories in our bookcase. Love it!" —supergirl

Get it from Covogoods on Amazon Handmade for $29.

29. A desktop ~aesthetic~ download that'll make everyone wonder how you hacked your laptop into looking so much more stylish than theirs. ~Spoiler alert~ it's really easy! Just follow the simple installation guide, and you'll get nine high-res wallpapers, 12 uniquely colored folders and alphabet letters, *and* 20 hand-drawn folder covers that'll make staring at your screen all day... actually kinda satisfying??

A desktop screen with beige, brown, and pinkish tones in a minimalist design
We Do Aesthetic/Etsy

We Do Aesthetic is a New York–based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in high quality custom iOS and desktop themes. This aesthetic is designed to fit all types of MacBooks and iMacs from 12 inches to 31 inches.

Get it from We Do Aesthetic on Etsy for $4.99 (and check out the rest of the shop's designs for more options for computers and phones).

30. And finally, a desk drawer organizer to get your lawless junk drawer back in order so you can quickly find what you need *when* you need it instead of having to call in a search party every time you're looking for a yellow highlighter.

The desk drawer organizer in a customer's drawer, full of markers, pens, and miscellaneous items

Promising review: "My junk drawer is now nicely organized. I found these to be perfect for my kitchen drawers and the misc. stuff like tape, pencils, extension cords, flashlights, matches, tiny screwdrivers, etc. that clutter them up. They are nice and deep and quite sturdy." —Anneke Van Den Broek

Get it from Amazon for $7.10.

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