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    29 Things To Help You Manage Your At-Home Workspace

    You are not known for having the most efficient workspace...but after this post, you will be.

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    1. A super adorable animal eyeglasses holder so you don't lose time saying "Where'd my glasses go?" a hundred times a day. Your buddy will wear them for you and keep them nice and safe.


    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in 12 animals).

    2. A cool exercise ball that'll be much better than a chair because it'll not only help relieve back pain but can also engage your abs and core, promote good posture, and help you stretch. It's the easiest way to work out while sitting, I daresay!

    the ball in pink at a work station

    Promising review: "I originally bought this ball for my son to use at home while we are starting our digital school year. I myself, working now all day online, have been struggling sitting in a chair. I asked my son if I could borrow his ball. Wow, what a nice treat that was! It was a great relief for my back. And, I'm not going to lie, it felt good to bounce and roll around. I noticed right away my posture improved. Needless to say, I ordered a bigger ball for myself. The ball is easy to inflate and is holding the air in even though my son is now not only using it at his computer desk but he brings it around the house and will play video games and laying on his belly on it, sitting on it, resting his head on it, throwing it at his brother...ha! My new ball has been a must have for me now. I have also used my ball for exercise. It's been nice to add that extra core engagement by incorporating balance as well. I'm very happy." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97+ (available in 10 colors and four sizes).

    3. A colorful daily planner or weekly desk pad that'll beckon you to finally organize your week right!

    Little Otsu

    Both the planner and pad have 52 sheets and are made by The Completist, a London-based shop run by husband and wife Marko and Jana. They are sold by Little Otsu, an Oregon-based small shop and an independent publisher and retailer of paper goods. They focus on goods made in the USA, Europe, and Japan that use materials like soy-based inks and tree-free papers.

    Get them from Little Otsu: the planner for $41 and the weekly desk pad for $16.

    4. A thin electrical cover so you no longer need to deal with bulky plugs with equally bulky furniture in the way! This cover is connected to a power strip that allows you to charge up to six devices. Small but packs a mighty punch.,

    Promising review: "The design of this is great. I always hated putting plugs behind furniture and either not using the plug, or the furniture being inches away from the wall. This is the perfect solution. I have a few of these now behind couches and dressers in the house and they are great. This is more expensive than some other flat extension cords but I think the look and quality of these is worth it." —Adam C.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    5. A mini fridge you will come to highly appreciate when you're ~in the zone~ and cannot risk a distracting trip to the kitchen. Stock your fave snacks for the day and you'll have all you need!

    You can charge this using an adapter in your car or a regular outlet, and if you unplug it and take it on the go, items will stay cold for several hours as long as you don't open the door.

    Promising review: "I bought this refrigerator because I recently started working from home because of the COVID-19 quarantine. When I’m working during the day, I have to keep myself locked up in the spare bedroom so my toddler doesn’t realize I’m home. Otherwise, she would be trying to come see me all day. **Disclaimer: I don’t just lock my toddler out and leave her alone, there’s someone here taking care of her! Anyway, since I can’t really leave the bedroom, this fridge has been great to keep some drinks cold while I’m working. I put them in already cold and they hold the temperature as long as they are in the fridge." —Aratay

    Get it from Amazon for $47.99+ (available in five colors).

    6. A clean, no-frills desk that'll fulfill your demands but still offers more than meets the eye — it has a power outlet and USB port built in and two drawers for storage plus a pop-up mirror! Now that's more like it.


    Promising review: "A great fit for my office! The built-in plug eliminates multiple cords. Overall it's good quality and easy to put together." —Terri

    Get it from Wayfair for $274.99+ (available in three colors).

    7. A dry erase door hanger to let your fam or roomies know you're working and that they are not allowed to barge in screaming about yet another character death on the TV show they were watching.

    Hanger that says "shhh, i am" with options for being on a call, working, reading, napping, and other instructions
    Harrison Sign Co / Etsy

    Harrison Sign Co. is a Nebraska-based small biz established in 2020 that specializes in modern dry erase boards and aluminum signs.

    Get it from Harrison Sign Co. on Etsy for $24.97+ (available with or without marker).

    8. A set of matching desk accessories to keep everything, and I mean everything, organized down to the T. No more losing time hunting for a pencil!


    Each set includes a pen cup, mail organizer caddy, paper tray, magazine holder, and sticky note holder.

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this set the moment it came out of the box. It is sturdy, well-made and definitely worth the price. My living room is all pink and I just inherited my grandmother's writing desk so this fit in beautifully. I am a writer and like to make my writing space as inviting and lovely as possible. This desk set helps me keep my papers, mail, notepads, writing journals, and pens beautifully organized. Worth every cent." —MRS

    Get it from Amazon for $37.97+ (available in seven colors).

    9. A super elegant handmade letter opener so you'll finally have motivation to open your growing stack of letters.

    the blade letter openers
    DCHCreations / Etsy

    DCHCreations is a small shop run by husband and wife David and Charis, who make handmade paper art and wood art that's perfect as a gift or accessory for your home.

    Get it from DCHCreations on Etsy for $18 (available in a variety of colors).

    10. A sleek and lovely foldable desk that's everything you've been looking for in your WFH setup. And when you need more room? Poof, make it disappear!

    Wayfair, Sam Tomaszewski / BuzzFeed

    My BuzzFeed colleague Sam Tomaszewski has one and loves it. In her own words:

    "This folding desk was a WFH lifesaver. When I first bought it, I was still living with roommates and I was able to fit it into my bedroom alongside my bed with room to spare. It's small enough to not take over a full room, but still fits everything I needed on it. Plus, it folds up for easy setup and storage if you need to put it away at the end of your work day. With the addition of some super cute marble contact paper, I'm actually excited to sit down and get some work done (even though I do still miss working in an office)."

    Get it from Wayfair for $94.99.

    11. A sleek air purifier that'll help trap smoke, pollutants, dust, and germs while circulating clean air around your space so you won't be breathing in anything nasty while you're sitting in one spot working all day. Protect those lungs!

    the purifier

    Promising review: "This is awesome! It is so super quiet and efficient! I did lots of research first to find the best quality but also affordable air purifier because I have horrible allergies and I can definitely say that I found the winner! I read in reviews about a plastic smell when first running it so I stuck the replaceable odor filter in it and probably smelled the plastic smell for the first few hours and then it was gone. And I can breathe again. I don't have to grab my inhaler first thing in the morning anymore! I definitely recommend this product and I will be buying another one!" —Jessica

    Get it from Walmart for $132.

    12. A custom engraved pen you'll be darned if you ever lose, even if you lose all your other pens. You'll keep this pretty one by you always so you're not scrabbling for a pen come time to take notes.

    the pen engraved with class of 2014, sam wood
    LastingImpressions14 / Etsy

    LastingImpressions14 is a small biz specializing in custom engraved products for the home.

    Get it from LastingImpressions14 on Etsy for $8.50 (available in two materials and 13 font choices).

    13. An ergonomic foot rest because it'll help improve your posture — slouching for eight hours a day will do no wonders for your spine and less back pain means you'll be able to work without groaning in pain.

    reviewer using black foot rest under desk

    Promising review: "When working from home, this really makes a difference. Keeps the back straight and helps prevent fatigue." —Benefits Lady

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95.

    14. A nonslip laptop cooling pad to help prevent your laptop from overheating so your thighs aren't on fire right when you're in the middle of a very important meeting.

    Promising review: "This thing is a game-changer...literally. I use my laptop for gaming. I like to run games with high-quality graphics, and thus, my computer heats up. In the past, I would put my knees up to give my laptop some breathing room, which is very uncomfortable for long term use. This cooling pad allows my legs and computer to stay cool for long periods of computer usage. The sticky band on the bottom keeps my laptop in place even when I'm moving around. I highly recommend this to anyone who hates their laptop burning their legs." —Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    15. A double-sided electronics brush to keep your keyboard and laptop free of dust bunnies and breadcrumbs.


    Promising review: "I WFH, so my laptop as accumulated its fair share of crumbs, dust, and other debris. This was the perfect cleaning tool. The brush side easily sweeps away particles and the rubbery wedge side helps to scrub out gunk in-between keys. The best part is that it easily fits into the penholder on my desk." —Andrea G.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two colors).

    16. A digital wall print with a very important reminder that I know you sometimes forget! Remember to take a breather every now and then.

    sign that says "don't forget to take a break and just breathe"
    Minna May Studio / Etsy

    Minna May Studio is a Seattle-based small biz established in 2014 that specializes in hand-designed stickers, wall art, greeting cards, and more.

    Get it from Minna May Studio on Etsy for $6.50.

    17. A storage box for all those pesky cables, cords, and loose wires that make your room look ugly. This doubles as a charging station for your devices too (and of course, looks nice in your room)!

    Promising review: "I'm so happy with this organizer box. I can't stand a heap of tangled cords going every which way. I've got two AC adapter boxes in there. Also in the box is a small power supply, the cord for the iMac I use, and a long USB cord plugged into my charging station. It's awesome." —Ben

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

    18. A standing desk converter so you can effortlessly go from sitting to stretching your legs in seconds.

    Promising review: "I just assembled this before work in less than 15 minutes and have been using it all day. I am VERY pleased with it. It rises and lowers so easily and smoothly and there is plenty of room for my two monitors. The keyboard and mouse fit comfortably on the keyboard tray... Sitting at my desk all day was starting to really hurt my back and shoulders so this was necessary for me. I feel more productive and energized just from standing while I work!" —lauren

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99+ (available in two sizes and five colors).

    19. An ergonomic mouse pad with gel support to minimize your wrist pain!

    Reviewer photo of the mouse pad

    Promising review: "I love how inexpensive this mouse pad is for what you get out of it. It has absolutely saved my wrists from working all day at a computer. I didn't want a mouse pad that was covered in cloth because the cloth tends to wear down and look bad, but so far the cloth on this still looks perfect after months of use. The bottom of the pad clings to my desk and does not move or slide around. Highly recommend." —E. McKillip

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

    20. An ergonomic office chair that offers lumbar support, padded arms, and back angle adjustability so sitting won't be all that insufferable for you.

    the mesh back chair

    Promising review: "I was using a little stool. I finally broke down and bought a real office chair. I really like the yellow color. The chair also has this rocking chair feature, which is cool. It took about 20 minutes to put together and it came well packaged. No damages. This was my first purchase and now I am already planning my next purchase." —Kathleen

    Get it from Wayfair for $154.99+ (available in 10 colors).

    21. An orthopedic pain relief seat cushion for helping with tailbone pain, sciatica, leg and lower back pain, and encouraging better posture (I know you're guilty of slumping). It's made with memory foam too so it'll mold itself to the shape of your bottom!


    The cover is removable and washable according to reviewers.

    Promising review: "I have been using the seat pillow for two weeks now, and it has done what it advertises. It has reduced pain, held up up well, and maintained its shape. Given I am not sitting on it all day, which may impact the wear and tear, it still has provided an increase in support and comfort, and has helped reduce my dull sciatica pain when having to sit for extended periods of time." —Icarus Rising

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in five colors).

    22. A coffee warmer you can keep on your desk so you never have to worry about your morning coffee or afternoon tea ever going cold or even lukewarm if you often get so caught up with work that you forget about it. Plus, it has auto shutoff!

    the warmer with a beverage in it

    Promising review: "I had gone through two other coffee warmers in a month, both of which got raving reviews on Amazon but barely kept coffee warm for 30 minutes. So I decided to splurge on this more expensive one, and BEST DECISION EVER! Not only does it keep your coffee warm, it keeps it HOT on the highest setting. It does an excellent job at keeping your coffee hot for as long as you want, PLUS it is super easy to turn on and off. When you turn it off, it displays the lowest hot setting light to show you the plate is still hot so no unsuspecting burns. This is hands-down the best option on the market." —Elizabeth Harris

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in seven colors).

    23. A cool mist humidifier that'll freshen up the stuffy air in your work space, banish dryness, and get you that nice dewy skin while you're hard at work!

    the humidifier

    Promising review: "I received my cool mist humidifier yesterday and I have to say, I am very happy I bought it. I work in a small office (my room is not bigger than 6 feet by 10 feet) and with the forced air we have, my nose and throat were always bothering me with such dry air. Now, even if it was only day two of using the machine, I feel and noticed a huge difference with my nose and throat. Great little machine, very helpful and worth the price." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    24. A wireless ergonomic mouse because it puts less strain on your wrist, reduces cramping, and allows you to go about your work in peace!

    Infographic showing that the vertical mouse holds the wrist in a straighter position to alleviate pressure on the wrist joint

    Promising review: "I bought this mouse because I have wrist and lower arm pain. I can't actively use any regular mouse more than one hour at a time without getting some pain... It's comfortable, and this is the most important thing, because so far I can use it for hours and don't have any pains. The wrist isn't twisted like on a regular mouse and I can feel this, for the better. Took me under a day to get adjusted to this angle. An interesting thing about this design is that you feel more inclined to use your whole arm to make mouse movements, which is a good thing, since doing so puts less stress on the wrist." —Dan

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    25. A small sound spa to calm you with soothing sounds like ocean waves, rain, and wind when you get fidgety from sitting for too long or to block out loud noises from annoying neighbors when you're trying to concentrate on work. With 20 sounds and 30 volume levels, you'll def find your sweet spot!


    This is portable and has continuous play and an auto-off timer between one and seven hours.

    Promising review: "This was originally purchased for my husband who would be sleeping during the day while the rest of the family would be up making noise. I now use this myself for sleeping every night. I also take inbound calls for work from home and it is now being used every work day in my office. The white noise blocks all of the household noise! I wish I'd had this 10 years ago when I started working from home! Love all the different sounds, the volume levels, and timers, and memory." —Rebecca L Barnes

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99 (also available in black)

    26. A foot spa to keep under your desk and pamper your feet with heat bubbles. Get some relief from work stress so you can get through the rest of your work with a fresh mind!

    the spa with a model's feet in it

    You can set the heat temperature, vibration and bubble settings to your liking. The massaging rollers can be removed if you don't want them.

    Promising review: "Works well! The bubbles' pressure is minimal but very relaxing with the vibrating function turned on — which is also minimal and relaxing. The vibration is not intense at all on the floor and it is not ultra-sonic but still operates rather quietly — no need to raise your TV volume. I get to enjoy a nice foot bath at the comfort of my home for a very reasonable price!" —Freddy

    Get it from Amazon for $73.99.

    27. A set of two memory foam armrest pads that'll support your wrists and relieve tension in your elbows and forearms. Pain has no place here.

    Reviewer photo of the armrest pads on a desk chair

    Promising review: "I started getting elbow pain a few months ago and thought it was due to me commuting by bicycle every day. My brother told me it could be my armrests of the chairs I sit in because he had the same pain and these Aloudy [armrest pads] made his pain go away. I ordered them straightaway, installed then on my Aeron chair and was blown away with how much more comfortable my elbows felt." —Joseph

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    28. A computer document clip so you don't have to keep looking up and down when writing down notes or reminders (AKA no more neck pain). Plus, it frees up desk space because you can just hang up the notes instead of having them scattered all about!

    Promising review: "THIS stopped all my frequent head and neck aches caused from looking too far down while using the computer at work. Love it." —Dustin Vargas

    Get it from Amazon for $10.74.

    29. A memory foam lumbar pillow to help relieve back strain and get you that back support and pain relief you need.

    the pillow on a chair

    Promising review: "I got this for my office chair at work. The company refuses to get us new chairs that have even close to adequate back support and this helped a lot. My chair usually leans back and can't be stabilized to sit upright much, this back support has been helping me stay upright and I feel like I'm sitting up correctly. I'm so glad I bought this! Also, the straps are adjustable :) It’s 2020, I’m at a different job, and still using this same backrest, and it has not changed at all in firmness. I’m still pleased." —Dulce

    Get it from Amazon for $22.90 (also available in gray).

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