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    31 Things Under $50 From Walmart That'll Make Working From Home Better In 2021

    From colorful pens to a programmable coffee machine, here's everything you need to make working from home as easy as can be.

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    1. A pack of colorful Paper Mate felt-tip pens to make working just a ~little~ bit more fun. Jazz up your notes, doodle drawings, organize your calendar, and more.

    the pens

    Promising review: "Some of the best pens I have ever used. I use them at work all the time and have never had them bleed through the paper or anything I mark on."β€”kaitlyn

    Price: $9.74 (originally $25.99)

    2. A pack of colorful Sharpie highlighters that'll easily categorize to-dos, notes, and important information. It's ~way~ easier to find things when they are organized by color.

    a person using the highlighters to write notes

    Price: $5.47 (originally $7.47)

    3. A comfortable office chair to make sitting through Zoom meetings ~way~ more bearable. If you have to sit, you should at least be comfortable, you know?

    the chair

    Promising review: "Great buy! The chair is very comfy, easy to adjust. The wheels are spinning around 360. Arrived quickly and it is as described. Recommend it!"β€”Oana

    Price: $39.99

    4. A Eucalyptus and Sage scented candle that smells so good, you'll find yourself inspired to ~actually~ want to sit in your office and get work done.

    the candle

    Promising review: "My favorite new scent for a candle!! Burns clean and lasts for a LONG time. I have already another one."β€”Kate

    Price: $4.97

    5. A pair of wireless headphones so you can easily take your business calls without being confined to your desk. Ideal for when you feel like walking around while your colleague presents on your three-way call.

    the headphones

    Price: $47.22 (originally $119.99)

    6. A floral planner to help you tackle all your goals while staying organized. Write down your deadlines, keep track of your meetings, and more.

    the planner

    This 12-month planner comes with overview calendar pages, weekly logs, and 368 stickers. Plus, it has ample room to track your mood, activity, meal plans, and weekly goals.

    Price: $10.65

    7. A bulletin board for hanging important papers, calendars, notes and more. Keep everything you don't want to loose in one accessible place.

    the bulletin board on the wall with memorabilia on it

    Price: $6.97 (originally $18.37)

    8. A heated fleece blanket so warm, you'll be excited to throw it on in your freezing cold home office. Ideal for keeping warm during mandatory meetings, phone calls, and work.

    the blanket in tan

    Promising review: "I am extremely pleased with the heating properties of this blanket. In fact, sometimes I have to turn in down because it gets so hot. Honestly, it gets as warm as a heating pad. I love love love it! It also had an attractive pattern and the color is beautiful."β€”AshleyN

    Price: $45.89 (originally $92.99; available in nine colors)

    9. A white board for writing a daily task list, inspirational quotes, and things to remember. Anything to make working feel just a little less stressful.

    the white board with writing on it
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    Price: $11.97

    10. A lap desk to provide a stable surface so you can work comfortably from your couch or bed. Don't worry, we won't tell.

    the lap desk in black

    Promising review: "This is a good-sized lap desk, not too big. Stores easily, out of the way, and serves its purpose. It is comfortable and makes working form anywhere easy. Makes it easy to use your laptop from bed, or your couch. Just what I was looking for and much cheaper than some others I found."β€”Kim

    Price: $9.97 (available in four colors)

    11. A four-pack of 100-sheet Post-it pads for quickly jotting down phone numbers, reminders, to-dos, and more.

    the post-its in blue shown being used on a desk

    Price: $4.97 (originally $5.87)

    12. An eight-pack of black Sharpie gel pens to sign important documents, fill out invoices, and more without bleeding through the paper.

    the pens inside of a clear case

    Promising review: "I have been on a quest to find the best of the best of pens and these were recommended to me by a lefty friend (I am right-handed), so I knew these would be amazing!! I ordered them and, you can guess, they are amazing! One of the best pens I've ever tried! They are super smooth and don't smudge unless you push on it REALLY hard. I recommend these for any lefty our there!!"β€”Jazmin

    Price: $9.74

    13. A desk supply organizer with a USB charging station for hosting ~all~ of your supplies in one accessible place.

    the organizer

    Price: $19.51

    14. A 2021 monthly calendar that can be hung or placed on your desk so you can easily jot down important dates and meetings. Use it throughout the week and month to reference what important virtual events, meetings, and phone calls you have.

    the calendar hung on a wall

    Price: $15.99

    15. A Google Home to make your working life ~way~ easier. Turn on lights at any time, change the temperature, play music to unwind, or answer phone calls super easily. It's game-changing, I can attest to it.

    the google home in gray

    Promising review: "I've only used this with my smart lights and it is terrific!! Bunch of lights for the room? No problem, just tell google to shut off all the lights. Wanna play some music (Hulu, Pandora, etc...)? Tell Google what you wanna hear. Highly recommended!"β€”Joseph

    Price: $24.98 (originally $49; available in four colors)

    16. A 24-oz water bottle that'll encourage you to drink water throughout the work day. Every time you see it, you'll remember to drink water. Plus, because it's clear, you'll remember to refill it too.

    the water bottle in pink

    Promising review: "Best water bottle ever. Never leaks and travels well."β€”saradoo

    Price: $11.96 (available in five colors)

    17. A laptop stand for adjusting your laptop to prevent the uncomfortable back and neck pain that comes from bending over your computer too much.

    the laptop stand

    Price: $29.99

    18. A set of two smart home LED light bulbs that can be connected to your phone or smart device so you can easily turn them on for your 10 a.m. meeting without having to walk to the other side of the room.

    the light bulbs

    Price: $12.88 for two (also available in a four-pack)

    19. A lumbar support pillow for ensuring that your back doesn't hurt after sitting through meetings and calls all day.

    the pillow on a chair

    Promising review: "It's very comfortable. I bought it to use on my chaise lounge, and it works great, no more back pain." β€”Frajola

    Price: $24.95

    20. A hanging wall organizer that saves space and provides ample room for easy access to all of your most important papers and documents. Each folder can hold up to 50 sheets and it can be moved to any room seamlessly.

    the hanging wall organizer with multicolor folders

    Promising review: "Works perfectly for what I wanted it for. Hangs easily on the back of the office door, easy to organize important documents received through mail, paystubs, etc." β€”Ellie

    Price: $10.30 (originally $15)

    21. A pack of Wite-Out correction tape for easily covering up mistakes. It covers them ~so~ well, your colleagues will never know.

    the tape witing out a mistake
    Patrick Shuck/ Walmart

    Promising review: "Works without the mess or odor of liquid white out!"β€”hazzyskies

    Price: $4.47 (originally $5.48)

    22. A cool-mist air humidifier to help combat the dry, congested air quality in your home office during the colder months.

    the humidifier in white

    Promising review: "Perfect for me, very easy to set up and use. Also has a little drawer for scented oil if wanted. Strong vapor stream right away providing needed moisture instantly."β€”Sullie

    Price: $28.48 (available in four colors)

    23. A paper shredder for shredding up all of your important confidential documents. It's ~way~ easier than tearing everything up by hand.

    the shredder

    Promising review: "I love this product. It is very easy to use and is very good shredding papers. I can shred up to six papers at a time and when the bin gets full it stops to.let you know it is full. Great product."β€”Karen

    Price: $34.96

    24. A programmable coffee machine to program your coffee to be ready before your morning meetings. Those five extra minutes spent making coffee have now become beauty sleep.

    the coffee machine in silver

    Promising review: "I like that it has a preset timer to brew the coffee. I can set it before I go to bed and wake up to the aroma of fresh brew coffee."β€”marlene

    Price: $24.94 (available in two colors)

    25. A metal pencil holder so chic, you'll be looking for office supplies to put into it. Plus, it will keep all of your office supplies in one location instead of scattered all over your desk.

    the pencil holder with office supplies in it

    Promising review: "Great accent to my office desk."β€”chasity

    Price: $6.47

    26. A wireless keyboard and mouse positioned to prevent strain on your wrists, hands, and forearms. No more cramped wrists or hands after a long day working on the computer.

    the keyboard and mouse

    Price: $49.99

    27. A two-pack of smart plugs so you don't need to worry about turning off your coffee machine, straight iron, or anything else when you're running late to a Zoom meeting.

    the plug

    Promising review: "These are really great!! Installation was easy, the app works great on my iPhone, I can turn things plugged in on or off from anywhere, I do not have to be at home. Highly recommend."β€”Nancy

    Price: $16.88

    28. A cool-mist diffuser for dispensing relaxing scents into the air during a super hectic work day. Anything that helps destress even a little is a win.

    the diffuser

    Promising review: "I have been using this diffuser all week for six to eight hours a day. I'm so happy with it! Easy to use, easy to clean, and affordable. Will be buying more for different rooms in my house."β€”KCamp

    Price: $19.78

    29. A Dymo label maker to keep your office incredibly organized. The label-maker makes printing labels in different sizes and fonts super easy so your office can stay neat and tidy while you WFH.

    the customized labels on office supplies

    Promising review: "I have had this label maker for a couple of years and use it regularly. I have never had any problems with it. It has different fonts, sizes and pictures that can be used. It is great for organizing!"β€”Sharon436

    Price: $14.95

    30. A pack of mechanical pencils for those of us (ahem, me) who are constantly making mistakes in pen. You can erase, rewrite, and take notes with these super colorful pencils.

    the pencils

    Promising review: "Great! Love the color combinations. Work well as expected."β€”Mommyoftwo

    Price: $4 (originally $4.48)

    31. A sleek marble notebook so you can effortlessly jot down your marvelous ideas throughout the day. Anything to have your clients (or boss) dazzled with your creative ideas.

    the notebook in white marble with grey detailing and metallic letters

    Price: $9.23 (originally $15.39)

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