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    Jun. 25, 2020

    35 Useful Products That’ll Make Working From Home A Little Easier

    Alexa, play “Work From Home.”

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    1. An ergonomic monitor riser that'll elevate your computer or laptop to a more comfortable height. It holds up to 40 pounds and creates 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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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.99.

    2. A portable external hard drive that may be small, but is mighty when it comes to storage space. It's compatible with Mac and Windows, and you can enable it to automatically back up your computer data every day, week, or month.

    A rectangular external hard drive placed on a desk and plugged into a laptop
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $86.99+. Available in four sizes and five colours.

    3. A pack of tiny utility knives that'll come in handy if you're constantly opening boxes in the office. It has a retractable blade that can lock in place if you're using it for a long time.

    A set of three utility knives that are partially sticking out from their round holder
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    Get a pack of nine from Amazon Canada for $16.77.

    4. An Echo Dot speaker that'll become your personal assistant. Alexa can set alarms, answer questions, play music, and check the weather. All you have to do is say her name!

    A small round voice-controlled speaker placed on a wooden table
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $69.99. Available in four colours.

    5. A pack of tiny cable clips to detangle all the cords around your computer. The clips come in three sizes (single, double or triple) and can fit cords up to six millimeters wide. They also have an adhesive sticker on the bottom, so you can stick them where you'd like.

    A set of charging cords secured to clips near a laptop
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    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    6. 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 stack of memo notes sitting in a small square dispenser on a desk
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.68+. Available in three colours.

    7. A pair of over-ear headphones that'll tune out the noise, so you can concentrate on work without being disturbed. They have a sleek design, high-quality sound, and flexible band that'll conform to the shape of your head. They also have a built-in microphone for hands-free phone calls.

    A pair of headphones lying on a desk
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    "They're incredibly lightweight. Like, 'wear all day and never get a headache' kind of lightweight (#bless). The ear pads are smaller than some other brands, but waaaaay cushier. It's like the plush pads are giving your ears a lil' hug!

    These guys also include a slew of neat little features that make using them super easy and downright enjoyable pleasant to use, like a toggle knob that allows you to switch songs, change the volume, and even answer phone calls — without ever having to take out your phone." —Victoria Kuglin

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Urbanears Plattan Headphones (#6 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $58+. Available in five colours.

    8. A super-sturdy headphone mount that'll fit right under your desk or table. It can hold two sets of headphones and comes with a sticky adhesive for easy installation.

    A pair of headphones and a digital watch hang from a hook under a table A pair of phones sit on the table
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.99+. Available in two styles.

    9. 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, so it’ll connect to your computer super easily.

    A person typing on their laptop with a computer mouse next to them.
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    The mouse requires one AA battery that you can get here.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $14.98+. Available in five colour combinations.

    10. And a wrist rest that'll support your while you work. It has stain-resistant cover that you can wipe clean if it gets dirty. Plus, it’s filled with silica gel, which is soft, but firm, so it won’t lose its shape over time.

    A small round wrist rest sitting next to a wireless computer mouse
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    11. A pair of blue light-blocking glasses that are great for anyone who spends most of their work day staring at a computer. The lenses filter out blue light, which helps reduce eye strain and irritation.

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    Reviewers love how lightweight and stylish the glasses are. They also noticed that their eyes were less tired after using them.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.99. Available in nine colours.

    12. 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.

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    There's a board for the left side and the right side.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.18+. Also available in sets of two.

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

    A tiny rounded plastic vacuum in the shape of lady bug There are little bristles sticking out on the bottom
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    The vacuum needs two AA batteries that you can here!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.98.

    14. A Keurig K-Mini that'll brew the perfect cup of coffee every time. Its compact size makes it perfect for a small space like an office desk and light enough to move from to other parts of your home.

    A tall, but slim Keurig coffeemaker with a cup of coffee sitting on the base placed on a counter
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $68+. Available in black and blue.

    15. A double-sided finger massager that'll help loosen and soothe the muscles in your hands. One side has two rollers that'll surround and massage each finger, while the other side has one deep-kneading roller that'll help relieve tension in specific areas on your hands. If you spend most of your day typing or have arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, this little device could help melt away your pains.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    16. An adorable desk organizer with multiple compartments to help organize your workspace. It comes in two pieces, so you're free to arrange them in different ways on your desk. Reviewers say it saves a lot of space on their desk and is super easy to assemble.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $37.99+. Available in black and white.

    17. 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 rest their feet on an angled foot rest with a bumpy surface
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $30.74.

    18. A sleek water bottle that'll encourage you to drink enough water every day. It has a time marker on the side to remind you how much water you need to drink. It also has an extra-sturdy handle on the lid and a removable filter, so you can put sliced fruit in your drink.

    A person drinking water from a water bottle
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99+. Available in seven colours.

    19. A seat cushion that'll make your chair feel like an extra-plushy throne. The memory foam will conform to your shape and help support your tailbone and lower back. Reviewers say they're much more comfortable sitting in the office chair with the cushion.

    A thick soft seat cushion in a curved shape with a textured mesh cover
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    It has a breathable mesh cover that is removable and washable.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    20. An adjustable computer riser that'll turn your desk into a standing desk in seconds. It's wide enough to fit two monitors and already comes assembled, so you can use it right away.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $239.99.

    21. A cable management box that'll turn your desk into a tidy, stress-free zone. It can accommodate power strips up to 12 inches 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 $32.99.

    22. A tiny fan that'll keep you calm, cool, and collected, even during the hottest days working at home. It has a cute vintage aesthetic that'll upgrade your desk decor and a six-foot-long power cord, so it'll reach any plug.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $49.99+. Available in three colours.

    23. 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 $24.70.

    24. A pair of grid panels that'll turn your wall into a DIY bulletin board. The grid design has a clean, minimalist aesthetic, and comes with clips, so you can hang up photos, notes, and other knickknacks.

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    It comes with two grid panels, four hooks, and ten clips.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.99+ (available in four colours).

    25. An adjustable stand that'll hold 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 Phone Stand (#4 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.94. Available in two colours.

    26. An Anker wireless charger that's a faster and more efficient way to charge your phone than plugging it in. It's compatible with most smartphones and will charge them even if the case is on. There's a special coating on the surface to keep your device from slipping off while it's charging.

    A person placing their phone on top of a circular phone charging base
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99+. Available in two colours.

    27. A silicone keyboard cover that'll protect your computer from accidental spills, crumbs, and dust. It's easy to remove, so you can give it a quick wipe before reinstalling.

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    It's compatible with most MacBook Pros (13- and 15-inch), as well as MacBook Air (13-inch) models.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.19+. Available in 13 colours.

    28. A minimalist storage shelf that'll display your collection of books, picture frames, plants, and more. Each cube can hold up to 15 pounds and can be stacked in different ways, so you can create a completely customized bookshelf.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $49.99. Available in black and grey.

    29. Or a floating metal bookshelf that will help you utilize extra wall space if you don't have room for a traditional bookshelf.

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    Get a set of three from Amazon Canada for $35.

    30. A productivity planner that'll help you prioritize all the tasks on your to-do list, so you don't procrastinate or get overwhelmed. You can rank tasks based on their importance and rate how productive you were at the end of each day.

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    The planner will last up to six months, but it's undated so you can skip weeks if you want to.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $30.99.

    31. 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.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.74+ Available in three styles.

    32. 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 sitting upright between two wiry bookends
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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 black and white.

    33. A set of floppy disk coasters that’ll protect your desk from spills, scratches, and ring marks. They'll also add a touch of retro coolness to your office decor.

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    Get a pack of four from Amazon Canada for $16.99+. Also available in sets of six and eight.

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

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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 $30.99.

    35. 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 large pad of paper on a smooth background The paper has a different section for each day of the week a section for notes
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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 weels you'd like to plan for.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.99.

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