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    39 Things You May Want For Your Home Office Now That You're Working From Home


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    1. A heavy duty power strip so you can plug in your phone, laptop, smart home devices, lamp, speaker...everything you need at once! No more running around the house to charge everything in different rooms due to a lack of outlets., Amazon

    Promising review: "Really needed more plugs for my living room, since there's always a problem if there is more than one person who wants to use their laptop, plug in a game, and charge their phone. I tried the USB port with my Samsung lightning cable for my phone and it worked just as good as usual — convenient so my friends don't need to bring around matching adaptors. The spacing is very convenient for my laptop to have room next to the TV plug, and now I can extend it and reach the HDMI port at the same time. The cable has a good amount of reach, but it's thick and won't tangle. Overall worth the purchase." —Vida

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in black, white, and in a two pack).

    2. A weekly planner mouse pad that'll help you keep your daily tasks at top of mind during your busy day. This unique combination notepad and mouse pad has a slot for a pen and lined sections for each weekday, the weekend, and to jot some notes.

    "my awesome week" pad features sections for weekdays, one for the weekend, and one for notes

    Promising review: "The 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 several tasks in a 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 is a great vibe for the week. Quality wise this product is excellent. The paper is sturdy, and each week tears off easily from the side. It arrived plastic-wrapped and in good condition." —Katie Marie

    Get it from Amazon for $10.07+ (available in six designs).

    3. An elegant vase so you can keep some fake flowers on your desk — or leave the vase empty for an artistic touch.

    the gold ceramic vase

    Promising review: "This little vase is so well made, and such a statement piece that goes with any style of decor. Highly recommend!" —noosha

    Get it from Anthropologie for $22.

    4. A set of geometric wire decor guaranteed to add some fun detail to your desk and make it Instagram-worthy., Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE these. I have been drooling over geometric pendant lights, but couldn't afford them at $60 each. So I found this set and wondered if I could rig something with lights. I was delighted to find that they snap together and could hang them in multiple ways!! I was able to snap them around the wire of a plain pendant light, and it turned out even better than I expected. Highly recommended. I would buy again and tell anyone about my new obsession." —Chelsea

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $25.50+ (available in three styles).

    5. A waterproof desk pad, which doubles as a mouse pad and a coaster to protect your desk or table from scratches and coffee cup rings.

    reviewer's desk pad on their desk with their keyboard and mouse on it

    Promising review: "These are beyond wonderful for protecting the desk and providing a nice surface for writing, keyboarding, and for a mousepad. After purchasing one, I knew I needed two more. These terrific desk pads are not only functional but are also beautiful. There was no funky smell and I simply rolled them back to get them to lay flat. I wouldn't hesitate to buy this product again." —J.M. Tindall

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in four sizes and 11 colors).

    6. A ceramic stone oil diffuser for a touch of chic decor that'll fill your home office with your favorite scents.

    White ceramic oil diffuser on top of stack of books

    You can also pick up a blend of essential oils for focus to keep in your office, too.

    Promising review: "I love the look of this diffuser - the white ceramic stone is so comforting and the light feature on the bottom adds to the aesthetic this product can bring to a room. It is super easy to use and is pretty quiet. The only thing I can hear is a slight bubble from the water but it is not annoying or distracting in any way. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for an easy diffuser that looks super expensive!" –Megan R

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99+ (available in two sizes).

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    7. A fluffy faux fur rug to give your chair or the floor by your desk a quick and glamorous makeover.


    Promising review: "I bought this to cover up the ugly desk chair that came with my dorm. I love it! It's really soft and luxurious, plus it doesn't shed. When you first get it, there are some creases from how it was packaged, but you just have to fluff it up and they go away." —Kelsie Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $16.98+ (available in four colors).

    8. A unique framed mini art print to add a pop of color and some personality to your desk, table, or shelf.

    the print featuring a field of flowers, mountains, and illustrated phases of the moon

    Get it from Sarah Eisenlohr from Society6 for $17 (originally $20; available in four colors; shop tons of other prints here).

    9. A Himalayan salt lamp with a wood base and dimmer switch to give your home office some positive energy. Plus, you can never have too many cute light fixtures.,

    Promising review: "This lamp is prefect. Great light, plus it’s really pretty and easily fits any decor theme. With the dimmer we can dim it to barely on and it provides enough light to see in the middle of the night and it’s soft and dim enough that it isn’t noticed by our new baby when he’s up for feeding. It lets me see what I’m doing while keeping it dark enough for him. When we get up for the day early in the morning we turn it up and it brightens the whole room with a soft warm light and we don’t need to turn on our bedroom light to see." —Mikaela

    Get it from Amazon for $24.97.

    10. A set of four artificial succulents in little glass vases that'll add a touch of greenery to your space — even if there's a lack of sunlight.

    the four small succulents in round vases

    Promising review: "These are amazing!!! They look so real you have to touch them. They are plastic of course. Succulents tend to look more on the fake side anyway. The dirt looks very real. I assume the rocks are real. I am so pleased with these that I will be buying another set of four when housewarming or decorating." —Alicia

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99

    11. A set of six cable clips so you can keep your charger cords organized and in sight. No more digging around and behind your desk to find them.

    the cable clip stuck to a surface and holding a phone charger cord

    Promising review: "These seem to work very well. Other brands had comments about them not sticking well so I went with this brand and am very happy with them. I am using them on my desk at work as well as on the back of my night table at home to keep my charger cords from slipping behind the furniture. Sure works better than Scotch taping the cords to my desk." —bigmag

    Get them from Amazon for $6.96.

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    12. A memory foam seat cushion to provide you with tons of extra comfort while you're sitting at your desk all day. It's kinda hard to be productive when you're literally in pain.

    the seat cushion on a wooden chair

    This useful cushion can help to relieve pain in the lower back, lumbar, tailbone, prostate, hip, piriformis, spine, legs, back, and more.

    Promising review: "We have purchased five of these seat cushions, with three as gifts. Two of those we purchased this cushion for have pretty serious sciatica problems. It was so much help for one that he ordered a second for his office chair, so he would not have to carry his first one from the car to the office. Total transformation for him! My husband and I each use one. I've had back surgery, and I can't explain what this seat cushion does for my back issues when driving." —G-mo

    Get it from Amazon for $49.95+ (available in five colors).

    13. An Echo Dot so Alexa can be your at-home assistant. She can set alarms and reminders for you, play your favorite songs while you work, and more.


    This compact smart speaker can play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love it! Bought to use as a radio/ambient noise device as I fall asleep, but now realize the capabilities FAR exceeded what I initially purchased it for, so I also use it as an alarm clock, Bluetooth speaker for my iPad, personal assistant ('Alexa, add milk to my shopping list'), Amazon Music speaker (which I never used until buying the Dot). The sound quality is really good, especially considering it’s small size and relatively 'budget friendly' price. I definitely recommend to anyone, and if you’re a Prime member...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR. Don’t even 'add to cart' just click 'buy now' and watch your life get simpler." —Dave S

    Get it from Amazon for 39.99 (and save 25% when you trade-in).

    14. A Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy to keep on your desk so you can have a little dance party with him when you need some cheering up.

    Promising review: "I opened the package and screamed for joy! As I placed the 9-volt battery my hands were trembling with what was going to happen next! As I turned on the wacky waving inflatable tube man I knew I have a friend for life. Someone you can really count on cheering you up when you are feeling down. He brought me such joy, I started to cry with laughter and happiness." —Robert Wurstner

    Get it from Amazon for $11.66.

    15. A mesh desk organizer that'll help keep your desk clutter-free and set up for success. You can store folders and paperwork in the upper slots and fill the lower compartments with notebooks, push pins, sticky notes, and more so everything is there when you need it.

    the organizer with three small compartments, a shelf, and five slots on top for holding files

    Promising Review: "Wonderful product that meets expectations. I bought this product since it had several features I was looking for — file sectionals for papers, shelf for folders or papers, drawer bins for various items. It really saved me from buying several different products or buying something with features I didn't need. The construction and material are solid and sturdy like you'll find in high-end offices. The drawers work seamlessly, sliding as if riding on air. The product description was spot on. Delivery was fast. Packaging was sensible." —Sid

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97 (available in black and silver).

    16. A set of mini macaron trinket boxes you can use to store small office supplies or even just for decor. These pretty little things will brighten up your space and your day.

    Several containers of different colors and they're shaped like macarons

    Promising review: "These little macaron containers are perfect. I am using them for various crafting purposes and to travel. I use them to travel and put my smaller stud earrings in them. I take them with me for paperclips and stuff in the office when I have meetings on the go. The colors are very pretty and the quantity is more than adequate for the cost. They are very nicely made and were individually packaged. This is a fun item especially if you are short on space and only need small storage." —Marie70

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.99.

    17. An ergonomic wrist-rest set made of soft and breathable material to make all that typing more comfy for you.

    hands typing and using a mouse while resting on the wrist cushions

    Promising review: "Wow, what a difference! These keyboard and mouse wrist pads make keyboarding so much more comfortable that they're helping me type faster, and no more 'mousing shoulder,' since you don't need to move your arm around as much while using the mouse. (Seriously, 'mousing shoulder' has been a very painful issue on many occasions. These pads are surprisingly helpful with the ergonomics of the keyboard/mouse area.) Both pads are very comfortable on the wrists, and have good traction on the bottom so they stay put on your desk or typing surface. I'm typing and keyboarding for much longer time periods, with very little pain. Highly recommend!" —ARCReviewer

    Get the set of two pieces from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in 13 styles).

    18. A daily tear-off planner pad for an easy and aesthetically pleasing way to lay out everything from your daily water intake to meetings and tasks.

    the planner pad with sections for appointments, notes, to-dos, water intake, and meals

    Promising review: "You can stop scrolling around looking for the perfect planner because this one is absolutely PERFECT. Really helps manage my time and keep track of things all across the board. I also appreciate the positivity it exudes. Starts my day off just right!! I'll definitely be ordering more." —Brit

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (pad contains 50 pages).

    19. A standing desk converter that'll allow you to get out of your chair for a bit. Standing desks can help to relieve muscle tension, reduce stress, and increase productivity.

    Promising review: "This stand up desk converter has changed my work habits and improved my lower back in just less than one week. It's great. Not sitting all day has given me more energy as the day goes on. And my back feels better. It's well worth buying." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

    20. A set of fine point marker pens perfect for color coding your tasks or notes., Amazon

    Promising review: "I really like these pens a lot! I got them for my planner and they write super nice! They don't bleed through the paper, which is what I was worried about, so I'm very happy about that." —RachRene

    Get a pack of 18 from Amazon for $6.79.

    21. A desktop photo holder and planter to keep your loved ones nearby, even when you can't physically see them. Fill this decor piece with pictures of your family and friends and use the little planter section for a succulent, fake flowers, or even to store your pens and highlighters.


    Promising review: "I love this product! I have it at my desk to display pictures and hold pens/pencils because I don’t have cubicle walls at my office. I get lots of compliments on it!! It holds Polaroid sized pictures perfectly and I have two on one stand just fine. :)" —Sutton

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in three styles).

    22. A pastel expanding file folder that'll help you organize your paperwork, mail, and other annoying papers that may be cluttering your work space.

    the pastel folders with a snap closure in pink, blue, yellow, green, and more

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this! I've always been the type of person to have a different folder for each subject in school, and to buy new folders every semester because they accumulate wear and tear by the end of the term. But it became too annoying to have to switch out notebooks and folders every day depending on what classes I had. It also increased the likelihood that I'd forget a folder for a particular class, so I gave this a try. After four months of continuous use, it's held up really well! It holds everything that I need and it is always by my side. It actually still looks somewhat new. I got compliments on it because it's cute and a great organizational tool." —KaleSensei

    Get it from Amazon for $7.88+ (available in 10 colors).

    23. And a desktop document holder with an adjustable clip to keep those ~extra~ important work papers in sight.

    the document holder next to a computer

    It can hold up to 150 sheets in place! AND it folds flat for storage.

    Promising review: "I love this as a writer. I was able to attach a miniature reading light to it and it holds my papers for when I'm typing or editing from them. I used to prop my papers up on anything and they'd slide down. This is great and I move it to the couch when I'm working on my laptop, too." —Terry Spear

    Get it from Amazon for $13.26.

    24. A pack of various sticky notes so you can easily mark a page in your notebook, leave yourself notes on your desk, etc. No more wasting time shuffling through everything to find where you wrote down the time of that meeting.


    Promising review: "I love how it has a variety of different sticky notes and REALLY LOVE that it's all contained in a nice little notebook. Very sturdy construction of the "notebook" and a great assortment of sticky notes. They also adhere very well. Great colors/styles. Another wonderful product from Mr. Pen!!" —Tammy French

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    25. A box of rose gold binder clips, paper clips, and push pins for some stylish home office supplies that'll take your WFH ~aesthetic~ to the next level.


    Promising review: "I was being picky about my desk supplies and wanted rose gold supplies and marble accents. I ordered these and they are so perfect! The paper clips have a little 'lip' that separates the papers a little bit, but everything is so cute and I love the container it comes in as well." —Theresa

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

    26. A super cute ergonomic mouse pad with wrist support so you can add some personality to your work space and also keep your hand and wrist as comfortable as possible.

    reviewer's marble printed mouse pad

    Promising review: "This mouse pad is tacky on the backside which I didn't realize, but really like. It keeps it from sliding around. Overall this is a great product for the money and keeps my hand/wrist from hurting throughout the day." —Julie Dunfee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (available in 22 different styles).

    27. A cell phone stand that'll allow you to keep your phone propped up and plugged in while you work so you can easily glance at messages, calls, etc.,

    Promising review: "Love this stand. It works great on my desk. My favorite part and the reason I chose this stand over others that are similar was the place for the charging cable. You do not have to disconnect the charger to remove this phone from the stand. The design allows you to pick up the phone from the stand with the charger still plugged in. Others do not have an open top. So you have to thread the cable through a hole so it becomes a pain to pick up and put down your phone." —Dee McNett

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in seven colors).

    28. A pair of over-ear Bluetooth headphones for blocking out the construction noise across the street that's been going on since last December.

    Brittany Gibson / BuzzFeed

    I have a pair of these and love them. I originally bought them to use wirelessly with Bluetooth at the gym until I realized it could also function with a wire, so now I use it for gaming, too. The sound quality is great, it's travel-friendly and folds into a cute carrying case, and it comes in pretty colors to boot. It's really an all-around win for me. —Brittany

    Promising review: "I love these for all the reasons. I work in the music business, so I keep these handy at my desk so I can listen and not bother everyone else in the office. The bluetooth feature is great and the connection notification is well-done. She tells you 'power on, pairing, connected' .... The quality of the product is good - good quality materials, comfy over the ear, adjustable over the head, folds compactly, seems well made. It will also notify you if the battery is low. I love the blue color too." –CaRisa

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in eight colors).

    29. A 12-pack of decorative cards with a wooden block stand to provide you with some daily inspiration and words of encouragement.


    Promising review: "I LOVE THESE! I ordered it for the "stay present" card, but saw the "be kind and hustle" and used it. I like that I can change them out if I'm feeling stuck and need new motivation. They're all clean, bright and pretty. Perfect size, not too big and not too small. Cannot recommend enough, such a cute idea. Would be awesome for a gift to the lady in your life that has a desk :)" —Allison

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three designs).

    30. An LED desk lamp with a simple, clean design that provides five different color modes and 10 brightness levels. It also has a built-in USB port, a tiltable head, and a swivel so you can create a truly custom lighting experience that's easy on the eyes in low-light work areas.,

    Promising review: "This lamp is great, and such a great price. Like many, I'm ramping up my home office. This lamp does not take a lot of space, the light settings are awesome, brightness perfect for working at your desk, reading, crafts, etc. My husband saw it and said, 'why do YOU get all the cool stuff, this would be perfect for me too!' So, I ordered him one as well. My 24-year-old son liked it too, so there may be a third on the way soon. If you want to have the perfect desk lamp, at an affordable price, this is definitely one to consider." –AmazonAddict

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    31. And an under-desk foot rest to help you feel extra comfy while sitting for hours. It'll help take the pressure off your feet and lower back and assist in improving your posture.

    It comes with two machine-washable covers.

    Promising review: "So I haven't had any issues touching the ground when I sit in a chair since I was like eight years old, but when I sit for extended periods my ankles can hurt if my foot is at a weird angle. My 'normal' footrest in front of the couch is basically a square. If I was laying down it would be ok but if I sitting it is not comfortable at all. Using this footrest I can rest at a comfortable angle. As you can see in the pic I use it two different ways and they are both 10x better than my 'normal' footrest. In addition, this rest is very light so you can take it anywhere in the house, or even out of the house if you had a reason to, with no problems at all. if you have any foot issues or need to touch the ground this really is a great solution." —DT

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99.

    32. A gorgeous hand-crafted geode vessel that's honestly the cutest little happy-vibe thing ever and will be your new favorite piece of desk decor.

    Tal & Bert, Brittany Gibson / BuzzFeed

    Tal & Bert is a Pennsylvania-based small business that was founded in February 2020 by husband and wife duo, Ray and Val Talbert. They specialize in embedding raw crystals onto planters, vessels, and candleholders by hand.

    It even comes with an air plant if you'd like one (or you could use the vessel to hold other things, like candles). The geode part of the vessel is made from raw natural stones and the edge around the stones is liquid gold. You'll be able to choose from raw stones like black tourmaline, yellow calcite, rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, and so many other options! I have the amethyst one and it truly is the centerpiece of my desk. —Brittany

    Get it from Tal & Bert for $32+ (available on its own or with an air plant) .

    33. Or a set of geode bookends to add some extra ~zen~ to your workspace while making your book collection look a little more organized.

    the teal agate geode bookends holding up two white books
    Crystal Cavern Designs / Etsy

    Crystal Cavern Designs is based in LA and makes gorgeous crystal decor and jewelry.

    Promising review: "Agate bookends shipped quickly, were well packaged and are absolutely BEAUTIFUL and exactly (if not better than) what I expected!" –Becca Smith

    Get the pair from Crystal Cavern Designs on Etsy for $51.99.

    34. An ergonomic exercise ball chair designed for engaging both your mind and your body, even if you're glued to your desk all day.


    Promising review: "I have issues with my lower back and have struggled for years to find the right office chair for my home office. I sit and work about eight to 10 hours a day. Never thought about a ball chair until my doctor said maybe I should try it. Oh my goodness. Why didn’t he suggest this sooner?!! It works fantastic. Because it forces you to sit in an upright position and not slouch it relieves the pressure on the lower back and shoulder blades. While my pain is not completely gone it has gotten better and will probably continue to improve the longer I use the chair. While everyone has different issues and different pain who knows if it will work for you but it did for me. Try it! You might just be amazed." –Katy

    Get it from Amazon for $69.98 (available in seven colors).

    35. A mug warmer so you'll never have to suffer through lukewarm tea or coffee ever again. Nothing like a cup of piping hot work fuel to get you through the day!, Amazon

    Promising review: "I work from home and keeping a warm cup of bliss is a must. Three years later and it is still a worthy purchase and one that has made life a little bit sweeter." –LEW

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    You can also find this mug warmer in our list of gadgets you'll want to try this year.

    36. A tiny cactus humidifier that operates on a USB cable, which makes it easy to plug into your work setup. This little gadget will keep your home office hydrating and cozy!

    A small, lit up white humidifier with a teensy green cactus emerging from it

    Promising review: "I LOVE these little humidifiers! I bought my first one to use at my desk at work, because the air is so dry in the building, and it has been a godsend. Not only does it help keep my sinuses happier, but it looks great too. I bought a second one for my nightstand that I use while I sleep at night, and they both work perfectly." —Selene Schneider

    Get it from Amazon for $15.89.

    This cactus humidifier was featured in "49 Things You'll Probably Want On Hand If You Have To Work From Home," along with many other great recommendations for your home office.

    37. A portable dual monitor for your laptop because working is so much easier with more than one screen.

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

    It's compatible with Mac, PC, and Chrome laptops between 13 and 17 inches, and attaches with device-safe metal plates. The magnetic pull is strong and durable, but has an easy removal process when you need to pack up for work equipment. You can also adjust and angle the monitor to your liking.

    Promising review: "This product is great and makes working remotely so much better. I have two monitors at my office desk and I am simply not as fast and efficient when I work from home or while traveling only using my laptop. This second screen is an easy way to get that second monitor back. Pair it up with a wireless mouse and keyboard and it feels like my office setup from anywhere I work." –Juan Mac Donald

    Get it from Amazon for $299.99+ (available in black or silver).

    We mentioned this product in "41 Problem-Solving Products For Anyone Who Wants To Feel In Control Of Their Life."

    38. An acrylic dry erase board to keep your agenda and memos in order, especially since your daily to-dos are a mix of work-related and at-home tasks. 

    the clear acrylic dry erase board mounted on a wall
    1801 And Co / Etsy

    1801 And Co is a small business on Etsy based in Minnesota that makes custom acrylic printing like calendars, signs, blank boards, and more.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my acrylic dry erase board. Not only is it practical for my memory of daily tasks, but it feels more like another art piece in my room. I absolutely love that it’s made by a small family business, their love really shines through in their product, their photo and their handwritten thank you. THANK YOU!" –Maggie

    Get it from 1801 And Co on Etsy for $16.76+ (available in various sizes, as well as three metal finishes). 

    39. An under-the-desk, folding treadmill so you can stay movin' and groovin' throughout the workday (where you'd normally be sedentary and decidedly un-groovy). This treadmill even includes a Bluetooth speaker and traditional arm bars, so you can use it at places other than your desk, too!

    reviewer photo of red under desk treadmill under a desk
    reviewer photo as a blurry blur running on treadmill while working at desk, caption

    Promising review: "I got this treadmill to use with my standing desk so that I can do some slow walking while I work to combat my sedentary life since I work from home. I have been using it for at least three hours a day each work day and it's been a great experience! Set up was easy, and it's been great for getting my steps in for the day while in meetings/performing light tasks. I simply set it to speed 2 and walk easy! The treadmill is comfortable to walk on and even stand on when I need to stand still at the desk for an extended amount of time. It's small, but more than enough for a slow walking pace and the size makes it easier to move around the room when I want to sit at my desk. Highly recommend this to anyone looking to get a treadmill for their home office setup." –Chrism99

    Get it from Amazon for $369.99+ (available in seven colors).

    Be sure to check out our full roundup of the best under-desk treadmills (this one is #1)!

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