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    26 Home Office Products You'll Probably Be Glad You Bought

    Ergonomic desk upgrades, storage solutions, and un-boring office supplies to turn your makeshift workspace into a spot as luxe as a Wall Street cubicle.

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    1. Adhesive cable clips so a tangled mess of cords won't get in your way when you're working on a project and it's coming (*extremely Haim voice*) down to the wire.


    They've got over 2,800 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "I needed this on my desk at work to keep my phone charger cord in place. My previous solution was to place a paperclip on the cord and position that between the two desk pieces. This works great for keeping my cord in place. A coworker was in town visiting my office and saw this, and said it was exactly what she needs too. I plan to use the others at home to help clean up the mess of cords behind the wall where my TV hangs. The open part (where the cord goes in) is bigger than I anticipated, so it can hold more than one cord. However, the lightning end of an iPhone cord stays in it, and the top part where you put the cords in is soft yet springy, so it's easy to get cords in and out. It's also probably smaller in diameter than a quarter, so I have it on top of my desk just out of the way of my mouse pad, and it never gets in the way." —B-Dawg's Dad

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.97.

    2. A supportive cushion for the seat or back of your go-to chair, because your butt and your back both deserve a heck of a lot better than the stiff swivel chair you've been using since the beginning of your career.

    A reviewer photo of both cushions on a desk chair

    They're both made from memory foam and have removable, washable covers. The seat cushion has over 7,000 (!!!) positive reviews, while the back cushion has over 1,500.

    Promising review: "I have several issues with my back, two herniated disks, scoliosis, and a twisted hip — it's a mess in there. On top of everything I injured my tailbone last summer. The coccyx cushion has been a lifesaver to alleviate sitting pain after the injury and I am pretty happy with the quality of the brand's products and customer service, so I jumped on it when I saw they also make a lumbar pillow. Best decision ever. I am now using my memory foam seat cushion with the lumbar pillow, and they perfectly complete each other and transformed my old office chair into the kind of premium orthopedic chair that'd be sold in ergonomic furniture stores. The lumbar pillow supports my posture and the seat cushion relieves sitting pain. I don't think I can ever go back to sitting long hours without these two. Planning on getting a second set for my dad as a Father's Day gift." —Mario

    Get the seat cushion for $29.95 and the back cushion for $24.95, both from Amazon.

    3. An OXO double-ended laptop cleaning brush that'll not only help you keep your workspace neat and tidy, but also has a *beyond* soft retractable brush that's super fun to fidget with, IMHO.


    I have this at my desk in the office (and now at my kitchen table workspace for WFH) and love it! It has a microfiber tip on one side and the WORLD'S SOFTEST retractable bristles on the other. Like, I use this thing more as a fidget toy and for petting the bristles than for cleaning. My laptop is so gross that it's a little past hope, but this has tools have definitely helped make clearing out crumbs and erasing smudges easier and cleaning my computer more fun. It's extra handy for the rest of my desk and swiping away post-lunch debris!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    4. A game-changing hanging wall organizer with six removable folders for holding every last one of your papers, plus a handy clear pocket for displaying must-see documents or a calendar.

    The organizer next to a desk. It lies flat against the wall, with yellow, orange, pink, green, blue, and purple pockets in addition to the clear one

    Each folder can hold up to 25 sheets and the whole thing can be collapsed and secured with the attached cord for easy transport. It even comes with blank stickers for labeling the tabs. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this Smead organizer.

    Promising review: "I purchased this to use as a part of our family's kitchen 'command center.' This is in a highly visible area of our house so I wanted something that was functional, low-profile, and not an eyesore. This organizer is PERFECT. There are enough pockets for each of our four family members, plus a few more that I've designated for bills and other correspondence. It helps keep the paper clutter off the counters and easily accessible for each of us. I love the clear front pocket where I keep my second grader's 'specials' calendar so he can easily see what he has on any given school day. I like the bright colors; they help to liven up my kitchen but aren't at all tacky. Each folder is removable so the colors can go in any order you want. Highly recommend for a home office or a family command center." —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    5. Some reusable keyboard cleaning goo that'll actually make cleaning your grimy laptop kind of fun. I'm not sure which part is more satisfying — the squishy putty or the amazing results.


    Gunk sticks to the putty and won't come back out, so you can just squish it into a new shape and use it over and over again.

    Promising review: "Just wow. This stuff is amazing. The sides of my keys had caked-up dust and grime that was gone in an instant. What could've taken me hours of cleaning took me three minutes. I just spread this on, let it sit for a bit, and ripped it off, and my keyboard looked like new. And I didn't stop there. My monitor, the back of the computer, and the crevices you can't normally reach are all clean. It was effortless, painless, and easy. I even used it on my car dashboard. I'm sure it has tons of uses. Just DON'T GET IT WET." —Aj

    Get four packets from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. A two-piece wooden desk shelf to turn your workspace from a mess of books, papers, and knickknacks in to a Pinterest-worthy example of organization porn.

    The asymmetric, rectangular-shelved unit in black, set up on a desk holding books, a pencil cup, succulents, and a clock

    The part on the left, with the tall wall and perpendicular rectangular compartment is one piece, while the low shelf and open bookcase part on the right is another. You can separate them or squeeze them together however you want! Plus, it comes with everything you need for assembly, including a screwdriver.

    Promising review: "This shelf is so well-made. The material is very solid and durable and really good quality. It was easy to assemble and aligned perfectly. So many of these I buy are cheaply made and don't align, so this one is top notch! Also it was much larger than I expected, but the double-shelf design allowed me to adjust it so it would fit. I highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a great shelf for their desk that's beautiful, easy to assemble, affordable, and sturdy!" —Jennie Sydney

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

    7. An encouraging weekly planning pad that also doubles as a mouse pad, so your schedule and reminders to kick ass are always right at your fingertips. It might actually make you excited to tackle your to-dos.

    Each day's column is labeled in a happy-go-lucky fashion, like "My amazing Monday," or "My wondrous Thursday" and ends with a positive message like (my personal fave) "What time is it? It's me o'clock!" There's also space to jot down plans for your "mind-blowing weekend" and extra notes on your awesomeness.

    Promising review: "This calendar is incredibly handy for keeping track of projects at work. There's plenty of room for writing down daily tasks; I've been known to cram in lots of tasks in each day's column for particularly busy weeks. The spot for the pen is really handy, too. And I love the positive affirmations for each day! The whole thing sets a great vibe for the week. Plus, the quality is excellent — the paper is sturdy, and each week tears off easily from the side." —Katie Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $11.85.

    8. A sleek and sassy nameplate so everyone entering your workspace will know exactly who they're dealing with.

    A black desk plate that reads "BADASS" in white letters, atop a stack of books

    This adorable Etsy shop is Black woman-owned!

    Get it from effiespaper on Etsy for $25.

    9. An under-desk bike for anyone who likes to multitask and/or who wants to get more exercise even though they have to sit all day for work (both = me). Plus it'll help you release all the nervous energy in your fidgety legs!


    Over 2,000 reviewers swear by this quiet and super sleek one, which has eight resistance settings and a screen to show you stats like calories, distance, time, and speed.

    Promising review: "This helped me build stamina and lose weight after a four-year illness. I couldn’t do very hard exercises, so I got two of these, one for work and one for home. I average 50 miles a day and when I’m home watching TV or working I make sure I’m using it. I have convinced multiple coworkers to buy these and now our corporate gym is selling them. This is absolutely SILENT and it will literally be a deal breaker on accepting any future jobs if I can’t have this at my desk. I can’t believe the difference in how I feel. Also, I have been able to up the resistance and I notice that my quads are looking great! I’ve switched to pedaling backwards to help my hamstrings and I feel those developing so much as well. I’m SO HAPPY! EVERYONE NEEDS ONE!" —Almir Cutic

    Get it from Amazon for $189.

    10. A subscription to Go Skills, so you can spend some time at home becoming even more kickass at your job (and your life). They offer crash courses in everything from apps like Excel and Evernote to finance to key skills like public speaking and leadership.

    A person sitting at a computer in an office, wearing headphones and looking excited
    @getgoskills / Via

    You can try it individually, but there's also a system for assigning and taking course with teams!

    Get a year of unlimited courses from Go Skills for $199.

    11. A pretty file folder that can expand to hold up to 150-200 sheets of paper — I sheet you not — so you can get those seemingly endless stacks of paper on your desk organized once and for all. Plus, they'll be easy to transport to future meetings.


    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on these folders.

    Promising review: "I'm a college student with a lot of papers to carry. I was looking for something cute and easy to carry that fits manila folders and keeps smaller folders from getting crinkly. This DID IT. I can't express how much I love this — I got a second one that's coming very soon! I can throw loose leaf papers, folders, or even books or small notebooks in this, and nothing gets crinkled or bent. I get a lot of compliments on it as well!" —Alexa Viz

    Get the solid color for $7.99 (available in 10 colors) or the floral for $7.99 (available in four colors), both from Amazon.

    12. A foam roller to give your neck and back that spend all day hunched over your Mac a much-need stretch break. This baby can also ~roll~ with the changes and be used for a quick workout or stretch on any part of your body that needs some TLC.

    A model working out using the 36-inch purple roller to roll out their leg

    Learn some basic foam rolling moves here.

    Promising review (for the 36-inch size): "I leave it in the office. Once a day for about five minutes, I close my door and lie right on it lengthwise. I put my spine right on it, butt to top of the head. My back feels gently stretched and great! This thing is long enough to hold me from my hips to the top of my head. Lightweight yet sturdy. For all you back pain sufferers, I urge you to consider it!" —Meekoman

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in four sizes and seven colors).

    13. A sleek faux leather desk mat that'll not only protect the surface of your desk, but have your office looking CEO-level sharp.,

    Promising review: "My wooden desk has grooves and this has helped a lot. Not only is it a smooth surface, but it's great to have my mouse on it without having to worry about the bottom of the mouse getting scratched. It's easy to clean the surface. I'm a guy who likes to keep my desk clean, and this mat is easy to pick up so I can wipe off the dust. I love that I can have a hot ceramic cup of coffee on it and it's no problem at all." —Stephen

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two sizes and nine colors).

    14. An adjustable ergonomic computer stand, because you're no slouch. This wonder can serve several functions: to convert your sitting desk to a standing desk, to prop your computer higher while sitting, or can even be used as lap desk if you're lying on the couch.

    A reviewer photo of the stand in black, set up on a table

    It also has cooling fans so your comp doesn't get too hot to handle. Plus, it has over 1,900 positive reviews!!

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this. I use it every day, all day. It's great for working on your bed, the couch, as a standing desk (on top of a table) — whatever you think of, it works for. I don't use a mouse so the stand on the side is excellent for my phone. It's slippery (i.e., great for a mouse) so I put a piece of plastic wrap around it and that's perfect for adding a little friction and keeping my phone in place. As per other reviews, the pieces of plastic included to keep your mouse in place are too loose, but there are small rubbery stickers included that would work great under them to keep them in place. The fan is quiet and functional, keeping my laptop cool when it starts to overheat — which is a lot less often now that I work with this stand all the time (usually with the fan off). It also comes with a cheat sheet for popular angles and set-ups for the stand and that was awesome for getting the hang of it. Overall, amazing purchase. So happy with it and it and helps with working from home." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $64.99 (available in two colors).

    15. A convenient phone stand so you don't have to choose between missing notifications and craning your neck down at the table every two minutes.

    Four small square blocks (in orange, grey marbled effect, green, and black) with indents for a phone, one of which is holding an iPhone.

    Promising review: "This is perfect for your work station, following a recipe, or reading the news! Literally it is the best thing since Popsicles! Had to buy another one for a friend!" —Linda Walker

    Get it from CedarandStoneGarden on Etsy for $11.95 (available in 18 colors).

    16. A box of fun work-themed affirmation cards for days when you need a little extra motivation or help getting back on track — especially if you've got a case of the work-from-home blues., Amazon

    Promising review: "A friend of mine gave me these as a gift recently, and I LOVE them! I keep them on my desk at work and pick one to read every day (I make some of my colleagues pick one if they’re having a bad day, too). They’re hilarious and motivational — pretty much every message I’ve picked so far has been remarkably (almost eerily) on the mark! I’d recommend for anyone who has a sense of humor and wants to have a giggle each day, or is just having a bad day at work and just needs a little pick-me-up!" —x

    Get a box of 50 from Amazon for $13.52.

    17. An elegant marble-based desktop mirror so you can admire your #1 professional icon (you, obvs) at all times and keep your workspace decor looking (almost) as fabulous as you do.

    An oval-shaped mirror, just over a foot tall, propped in a marble block stand

    Plus, this beauty is from a Black woman-owned business!

    Get it from Jungalow for $62.

    18. A sweet mini vacuum here to make sure the crumbs from that sandwich you ate in front of your computer on Tuesday don't bug you all week.

    The round, palm-sized vacuum that looks like a ladybug

    Actually, forget Tuesday — if you're like me, you've been having meals at your workspace all week. 😬

    Promising review: "I own four of these. My first one is going strong after a year of use and lives on my cutting table in the sewing studio. One is at the office for keeping my desk tidy, and I have one on my bedside table and one on my husband's bedside table. We have retrievers and their hair is a nightmare on flat surfaces. These little bugs make it so fun and easy to keep the fur under control." —Becca

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98+ (available in four designs).

    19. A folding lap desk so you can set up your home office anywhere — from the floor to your bed. Bed = my ideal work environment.


    Promising review: "I bought this because I was tired of holding up my laptop with my knees. Now, using my laptop is much more comfortable. You could also use this to serve food or for anything you want to have elevated above you in bed or on the couch. There's a handle built in and it's foldable, so it's portable, too." —Eric

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in four colors).

    20. A double-ended screen cleaning tool that dispenses cleaning solution, disinfects, and polishes and can be used over and over again. Dusty, fingerprint-covered screens will be a thing of the past.

    A collage of three photos. The top shows "Step 1" with the cleaner-loaded side being used on a screen, then "Step 2" with the polishing side. The bottom shows the hand-size tool on a tablet with half the screen smudged and half shiny clean

    One side is antimicrobial-treated and packed with enough cleaner for hundreds of uses and is refillable, while the other is an antibacterial-treated polishing cloth that can be adjusted and washed so it stays fresh.

    Promising review: "This product works very well!! I've used it on my phone, tablet, and computer screens. It's very simple to use — just wipe in on and wipe it off. The polishing cloth is adjustable so you always have a clean area on the cloth. The cleaning solution seems to last for a good long time, as long as you remember to put the cap back on as soon as you are done. Great idea! I'm going to order one for my mother." —J Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    21. A lightweight acupressure foot massage roller you can move around from your desk to the couch to anywhere you're working (or chilling). Achieving spa-like bliss while working on a spreadsheet? No small feet.

    A reviewer's foot on the product, which has two columns of five rollers each, one of which has a different texture than the others

    It also comes with information on the reflexology points in your foot to help you relax to the max. Over 3,500 reviewers love it!

    Promising review: "I’ve been having so many issues with my feet the last few years. My feet hurt so bad. I’ve had tendinitis and now have plantar fasciitis. I get foot cramps all the time. After just one day with this under my desk at work, I feel a huge difference. My feet no longer feel tight and painful. They feel tingly, in a good way. I look forward to being able to go for a walk and not have to rest along the way. I love that it’s small, looks nice, and doesn’t slide around. I highly recommended this for anyone, with foot issues or not, if you sit a lot. It's a nice way to keep the blood flowing when stuck at a desk." —Vanessa Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    22. A simple yet revolutionary habit calendar to actually hold you accountable for all the stuff you keep saying you're gonna do. It's got 12 months' worth of planning pages with space to track daily, weekly, and monthly habits and goals, plus it's made from recycled paper to help you achieve your goal of living a lil' more sustainably!


    There's also an activity at the beginning to help you brainstorm habits to track, and each month starts with a themed page (for example, "sleep," "gratitude," and "finances") with some words of wisdom and a suggested habit to try.

    Promising review: "I wanted to reduce stress and nail down some habits, and I've always done better when I can see progress tangibly. I'd been eyeing this calendar for some time, but was unsure if it was worth the money. I decided to go for it. SO glad I did. It has some 'homework' pages at the beginning to help you focus in on your goals, but mostly it's the cleanness and ready-to-go nature of the monthly calendar pages that have worked for me. It's helped me be more disciplined AND narrow my focus so I'm not worrying about doing everything under the sun each day. I liked it so much that I bought a second one for a friend. Another friend saw me using it and also made a purchase. I'm really happy I made the leap." —Flight of Stars

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    23. A compact wire desk caddy to hold all your WFH essentials without completely taking over your space — which is especially useful if your "desk" for the past several months has been a kitchen table.

    A picture of Sam's caddy, which has five large compartments, two smaller ones, and a drawer
    Sam Wieder/BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed Shopping writer Sam Wieder loves this baby! Here's what she has to say: "As someone who personally did not need a full desk supplies organization set, and just needed a little thing like this, it's so great, and so handy! Being that most of the work I do is done on a computer, I don't have a ton of supplies, but I have just enough that this thing is perfect — I use it to store rubber bands, pens, pencils, scissors, push pins, wipes to clean my glasses, and I even found it to be a good spot to store my portable phone chargers and extra phone-charging cord. It comes assembled already, so literally all you need to do is fill it with your belongings, set it on your desk or table, and you're good to go!"

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    24. A handy pillow with a simple purpose — to graciously receive the scream that has been festering inside you since you got your first Slack notification this morning (or checked the news when you first woke up). Honestly, in 2020, maybe you need one of these in every room of your house.

    The square pillow. It's black with a white square containing the message "INSERT SCREAM HERE"
    Happy Hirtzel/Society6

    Get it from Happy Hirtzel on Society6 for $19.49+ (available in four sizes and in indoor or outdoor material).

    25. A compact cordless pencil sharpener that promises not to waste your time by rambling on and on — it'll get straight to the point.


    I tend to think of pencil sharpeners as the kind of objects that are necessary but always a pain in the butt — great half the time and crappy the other. And even if one does the job, it doesn't seem like the kind of thing people would get super EXCITED about. So I'm super impressed to see that this one has over 1,200 five-star reviews!

    Promising review: "This is a great little pencil sharpener! I really love it! I like how compact it is, and I love that there's no cord so it's easy to move to any room. This sharpener has some kick to it! It sharpens fast and with a perfect point every time. I liked it so much I bought another one! I've only had this for less than a month, but it's had some considerable use already. It sharpens colored pencils like a dream. I sincerely hope this lasts a very long time. —Shopper22

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97. Get the required AA batteries here.

    26. And finally, your very own Dundie award, because when you work in a home office, you win every office prize.

    A replica of a Dundie Award from "The Office"

    Promising review: "I bought this for my boyfriend because we both love The Office. It's a well-made trophy and a good weight. He loves it and displays it proudly on his desk at work! It was a great buy!" —Unknown

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

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