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    41 Things That’ll Upgrade Your Home Office In 2021

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    1. An ergonomic monitor riser that'll elevate your computer or laptop to a more comfortable height. The perforated holes on top will allow for proper ventilation, and it has a little nook underneath to store small office items.

    A laptop that is on a high metal tray with perforated holes on the surface
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    It's wide enough to support most monitors and holds up to 40 pounds.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    2. A sliding keyboard tray that'll hang off the end of your desk, so you'll have more space on top. It'll lower your keyboard and mouse to a more ergonomic position and the clamps are adjustable, so you can easily reposition or remove it.

    A person at their desk that has a computer monitor and laptop on it There is a keyboard on a sliding tray underneath the desk
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $74.99.

    3. A headphone mount that you can stick to the side of your desk or table. It'll keep your headphones handy, without taking up real estate on your desk top.

    A pair of headphones hanging from a mount stuck to the side of a desk
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    It's made of silicone, so it won't scratch or damage your devices. Plus, it comes with a stick adhesive pad that's super easy to install. No tools needed.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    4. A pack of smooth-writing gel pens with adorable cat faces on the lids. They have an ultra-fine tip and write like an absolute dream. Plus, the ink dries quickly, so it won't smudge or bleed on your paper.

    A glass jar filled with gel pens with cat faces on the lids
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    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon Canada for $10.99.

    5. A pack of cord clips that'll detangle all the cords around your computer. The clips come in three sizes (single, double or triple) and have sticky acrylic gum on the bottom, so you can place them where you'd like.

    The cord clip is attached to May's desk and keeps her cords organized
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    "The cord situation in my home office was driving me bonkers — between accidentally pulling down my entire monitor and cords getting caught in the wheels of my chair, it was becoming a borderline safety hazard. These little guys have made it so much easier to not only locate which cable I'm looking for, but also keep them off the dang floor. The sticky backing is pretty strong, which makes for an easy application. You get ten varying sizes in a pack, so I put one of these bad boys in every room in my house. Out of sight, out of mind." —May Ning

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of cable clips (#13 on the list).

    Get a pack of ten from Amazon Canada for $10.95+. Available in two colours.

    6. A ball of slime that'll remove dust from your keyboard and other electronic devices. The cleaning putty is an eco-friendly alternative to dust wipes because it's reusable and biodegradable!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    7. A clipboard stand that is perfect for anyone who spends a lot of time to transferring written documents onto the computer. It'll keep papers upright, so it's easier to read documents at your desk, and it can hold up to 150 papers at a time.

    A clipboard next to a desktop computer on a table
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $27.19+. Available in three sizes.

    8. An office desk that's equal parts stylish and functional. It'll give you enough room to work, without taking up a lot of space. And it has two deep shelves to store your office supplies, so you'll have more room on your desktop.

    A small wooden desk with a computer monitor and lamp on the top There are two built-in shelves underneath with a small box on one
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $179.

    9. Or a compact wooden desk that you can turn into a mobile workstation for any room in your house. It has a large desk top that'll accommodate a laptop, and two extra shelves if you have more equipment, like a computer monitor, hard drive, or printer.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $139.99+. Available in five colours and two sizes.

    10. A humidifier that'll work quietly to fill the air around you with moisture. It can hold up to 200 millilitres of water and is powered with a USB, so you can connect it to your computer or a power bank charger.

    A small humidifier in the shape of a water bottle
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    Reviewers say that it takes up as much space as a water bottle and last a whole work day before they need to refill it.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    11. A desk organizer with multiple compartments to help organize your workspace. It's also adjustable, so you can play around with the shape when you put it together.

    A wooden desk organizer with different shelves that have books and plant pots on them
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $34.99+. Available in two colours.

    12. A slim and stylish wireless mouse for anyone who prefers a mouse over the laptop trackpad. It comes with a tiny receiver that fits into the USB port, making it easy to connect it to your computer.

    A laptop with a wireless mouse beside it
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    The mouse requires one AA battery that you can get here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.58+. Available in ten colours.

    13. An all-in-one printer that'll help you print, copy, scan and fax documents in minutes. It'll connect to your WiFi and you can print straight from your phone or tablet using the HP Smart app. Reviewers love that it also has double-sided printing, which helps them save on paper.

    A large computer printer on top of a wooden shelf
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $189.99.

    14. A rolling shelf that'll give you a place for your printer, if you don't want to leave it on your desk. It's small enough to fit under your desk and has three compartments to store paper and other office supplies.

    A printer sitting on a small wooden shelf on wheels The shelf has three sections filled with office supplies like paper and a stapler
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $52.99.

    15. A wrist rest that'll give you all the support you need. It's made with soft memory foam that won't lose its shape over time, and has a rubber bottom that'll keep it from sliding around on your desk.

    A person typing on their laptop with a long fabric wrist rest underneath their arms
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99.

    16. A waterproof desk pad that'll protect your desk from scratches, spills, and other stains. It'll add a pop of colour to your workspace, and it's double-sided, so you can change up your look whenever you want.

    A large faux leather desk pad covers desktop with a computer, keyboard and mouse on it
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    It's made of non-slip faux leather that is durable and smooth enough to act as a mouse pad, too.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99+. Available in eight colours.

    17. Or a roll of marble-printed contact paper that'll update your desk top on the cheap. The self-adhesive will stick without ruining the integrity of the surface it's covering. It's also waterproof, making it a perfect fix for your office desk.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99+. Available in two sizes.

    18. A filing cabinet that'll store and organize loose papers. It's wide enough to fit letter-sized hanging file folders, and it has a lock on the second drawer if you need to secure sensitive documents or belongings.

    A small metal filing cabinet with two drawers The lower drawer is slightly open and has a small lock in the top right corner
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $147.59.

    19. A Post-it note dispenser that'll hand out a single sheet at a time, so you can use one hand to tear off a note instead of two.

    A sticky note pad dispenser next to a closed laptop on a desk
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.07+. Available in two colours.

    20. A super-cute lady bug vacuum cleaner that'll suck up small crumbs and dirt on your table, desk, or counter. It only works on dry particles, but it's a great device to have in your office if you eat lunch at your desk.

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    It's a lot more powerful than I thought it would be. I recently knocked over a plant and it picked up every last speck of dirt on my table and floor. It even has a brush on the bottom that'll pick up loose hair, too. I usually keep it on my desk because it looks super cute there and it helps me clean up small messes, as soon as they happen.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.98+. Available in two colours.

    21. A personal space heater that'll keep your office nice and toasty. It's small enough to sit on or under your desk and easy to move to other parts of your home, too.

    A person standing in their living room with a space heater next to their feet
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $44.99.

    22. A transparent memo board that'll keep all your sticky notes in plain sight. It sticks to the side of your computer and even has a slot at the bottom to hold your phone.

    A long slim memo board attached to the side of computer screen
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    There's a board for the left and right side.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.99+.

    23. A footrest that'll make working at your desk WAY more comfortable. The platform tilts back and forth, so you can easily stretch your legs at your desk. Plus, you can use the textured surface as a mini massager for your feet.

    A person sitting on the desk with a small footrest underneath
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    24. A desk riser that'll turn your desk into a standing desk. There are two separate stands that you can use together or alone, and they're adjustable so you can raise them to create a mini workspace for your couch.

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    Get it from Simons for $420.

    25. A pair of extra-sturdy bookends that are made of heavy-duty metal, so they can easily support a small collection of books on your desk or shelf. The abstract geometric design adds a modern touch and gives you extra space to attach small memos or photos.

    A stack of books with a wiry bookend on one side
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    They're also reinforced with a padded base to prevent slippage and scratching.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.99. Available in two colours.

    26. A water bottle that'll encourage you to drink enough water. It has a time marker on the side to remind you how much water you need to drink throughout the work day and it's big, so you won't have to refill it all the time.

    A person holding a large water bottle with sliced cucumbers inside
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.96+. Available in two sizes and 16 colours.

    27. A seat cushion that'll make your chair feel like an extra-plushy throne. The memory foam molds itself to your body and helps support your tailbone, lower back, spine, and hips.

    A comfy seat cushion on an swivel desk chair in front of a desk
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $30.99+. Available in two colours.

    28. A set of ceramic pots for your small-but-thriving office plants. The pots have a drainage hole and come with a bamboo tray to catch excess water before it spells on your desk.

    A ceramic plant pot with a succulent plant inside
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    Get a set of three from Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    29. Or a set of artificial succulents that'll add a bit of a greenery to your workspace without the commitment of caring for a collection of plant babies.

    Four images of plants pots with tiny succulents inside them
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    Get a set of four from Amazon Canada for $28.99.

    30. A power strip bar for the edge of your desk that'll make it easier to switch out your cords. There's a mix of outlets and USB ports, so you can plug in all your devices.

    A small power bar clamped to the side of a desk with a cable and phone charger plugged in
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $42.99+. Available in two sizes.

    31. A light therapy lamp you'll probably want to have around during the dark winter months. It mimics sunlight and can help boost your energy, mood, and focus. It's the perfect gadget for anyone who works long shifts indoors and doesn't get enough natural sunlight during the day.

    The tablet-shaped therapy light shining bright white light next to Kyle's laptop
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    "I know I feel down in the winter months, so I thought getting this light therapy lamp might help. I usually turn it on while I'm drinking coffee in the morning (to start forming a habit) and sometimes I'll turn it on while I'm sitting in front of my laptop working. I have noticed a slight uptick in my mood when I'm using this! Any sun is better than no sun, right?" —Kyle Richmond

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Verilux Happy Light (#15 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $119.99.

    32. A cable management box that'll turn your desk into a tidy, stress-free zone. It can accommodate power strips up to 12 inches long and will keep cords out of sight, which is especially important if you have kids and pets.

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    It has openings on all sides to accommodate cords from any angle and comes with a lid, so you can place a phone or tablet on top. Need a power strip? Add a four-outlet one to your cart to complete the package.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $31.99.

    33. A minimalist storage shelf that'll display your collection of books, picture frames, plants, and more. You can separate the cubes and arrange them in different ways to create a completely customized bookshelf.

    A storage shelf with nine compartments filled with books and plants
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    Each cube can hold up to 15 pounds.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $43.99. Available in two colours.

    34. Or a floating metal bookshelf that will help you utilize extra wall space if you don't have room for a traditional bookshelf. The L-shaped shelf is easy to install and will help you utilize your extra wall space, if you don't have room for a traditional bookshelf.

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    Each shelf is meant to accommodate 20 pounds of books that are up to 10 inches wide.

    "I love my floating bookshelves because they save a lot of space and since I colorized them, they look like fun decor in my room. It definitely helps me get excited about reading more since they're so cute and visible. The shelves were also super easy to hang and, as you can see, they're very sturdy." —Kayla Boyd

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Umbra Floating Bookshelf (#6 on the list).

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+. Available in two sizes, and in singles or a set.

    35. A pack of interlocking drawer organizers that'll transform your junk drawer into an orderly oasis for all your office knickknacks. Reviewers like that they come in different sizes, so they can arrange them in drawers of any shape and size.

    A open desk drawer with containers of different sizes Office supplies like pencils, scissors, and elastic bands are organized in each bin
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    Get a pack of eight from Amazon Canada for $20.76.

    36. An adjustable stand that'll perch your phone at the perfect angle while you sit at your desk. The stand can hold your device whether it’s sitting vertically or horizontally, and it’s tall enough to accommodate a charger.

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    "I love my iPhone but I hate that I have to pick it up + point it at my face to unlock it. When the group texts come raining in during the work day, I’d like to be able to glance at them without taking the time to pick up, scroll through, and then putting it back down — my FOMO-y self needs to be sure the texts can wait until my next break for a reply! I can keep those group text updates truly ~at a glance~ — without interrupting my flow until I take a break later." — Maitland Quitmeyer

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Adjustable Cell Phone Stand (#4 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $15.99+. Available in two colours.

    37. An adorable expanding file folder that'll store all your important documents in one place. There are five spacious pockets that each have a tab at the top, so you can label and organize papers into different sections.

    A file folder on a desk with a laptop and notebook
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    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+. Available in eight colours.

    38. Or a vertical file organizer that utilizes the space on your walls, if you don't have the storage space near your desk. Each pocket can hold up to 25 sheets of papers and the entire unit folds up for easy portability.

    A vertical file folder hanging from the wall next to a table with a laptop
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $33.90.

    39. A ceramic mug that'll keep your drink deliciously hot, so you won't have to reheat your cup of coffee after a few hours. You can set it to the perfect temperature using the Ember App on your phone, and it'll last one hour before it needs to be charged.

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    It comes with a charging base that you can leave on your desk.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $199.

    40. A desk organizer set that'll help you declutter your workspace and keep all your important documents in plain sight. This set is super chic, and it'll save you a ton of space at your desk, too.

    A metal magazine holder, A pencil holder, and a paper tray on a table
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    The set includes one magazine holder, one pen cup, one mail holder, and a paper tray.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $32.99.

    41. And finally, a weekly planner you can keep by your desk as you plan your schedule. There's enough space to write down appointments and special occasions for each day, along with sections at the bottom to write down important tasks, notes, and goals.

    A weekly planner with a pen next to it
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    And when the week is up, you can tear away the sheet and start fresh. There are 50 undated sheets, so you can choose what weeks you'd like to plan for.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.99.

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