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    Looking To Make Working From Home Easier? Try One Of These 28 Products

    Six months into WFH and it's time to buy a posture corrector.

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    1. An adjustable, large standing desk for those who get easily tired from sitting down ALL. DAY. LONG.

    A person standing up and looking at their computer at eye-level with the standing desk on top of their desk

    Features a single-handle design so it can be easily adjusted with one-hand, and without force. It has a full-sized keyboard tray with a deeper work surface to fit larger keyboards, a mouse, a mousepad, and a quick-release design so it can be easily removed when doing things that don't require a keyboard or a mouse. Plus, it has 12 different height levels!

    Promising review: "I compared it to other adjustable tabletop standing desk kits and chose this one because it was wider than most. I also love that the keyboard tray is large (and detachable). Furthermore, it goes up quite high which I like because I am on the taller side. It easily adjusts to many heights, though. Another great thing about this is that the handles for adjusting the height are in the FRONT, which is nice because you don't have to bend awkwardly and hurt your back to raise it or lower it. It adjusts very fluidly without strain. It is very easy to raise or lower. I use this with a large laptop and computer monitor sitting on top and still have plenty of space in front to put a notebook should I like to take notes while working. I'm very happy with my purchase and am enjoying the benefits of being able to sit or stand as needed while working at home or even playing video games. My doctor actually recommended that I purchase one because I have low back pain and sitting for too long aggravates it. Getting up to take a break helps some, but isn't always conducive to getting a lot of work done. This makes it so I can quickly raise it, keep working, and stand for even longer periods than small breaks throughout my day." —Amanda W

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99+ (available in two sizes).

    2. A waterproof desk pad that'll provide a protective barrier to whichever table or desk you sit at to do your work. It'll help prevent scratches, stains, and spills from things like writing utensils, technology items, and food/drinks.

    A reviewer photo of the desk pad on their desk with their keyboard, headphones, and mouse on top of it

    Promising review: "I knew that I wanted one of these for my new desk since I take my laptop to and from work each day and didn't want to scratch the top of my desk up. I was delighted to find that it's large enough to use as a mouse pad and coaster for my cups! I'm loving this and will be ordering one for my other office as well." —YSAGi

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in 15 colors, and three sizes).

    3. A motivational daily planner so you can keep track of every important facet of your day from work assignments, to appointments and meetings, and even your water intake!

    The daily planner pad after someone filled each of the sections out

    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 $10.99.

    4. Blue-light-blocking glasses that'll protect your eyes from straining while looking at screens.,

    Promising review: "I work in front of a screen all day and had recently been getting headaches due to blue light exposure. You can clearly see the change of color when you put these on, and they've made a world of difference for me. And you can't beat the price! Highly recommend!!" —kwatson

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 13 styles).

    5. A keyboard cleaner and a screen cleaner to help clean away crumbs and dust particles from your tech items.


    Promising review: "I've tried both of these and I'm a little obsessed with using them! The three-in-one deep cleaning set has a handy microfiber cloth in a pouch, a firm-bristle brush to for crusted-on gunk (we all eat lunch at our laptops, admit it), and, my personal favorite, a clever pipe cleaner-like brush to get between your keys. I'm even more obsessed with the double-ended brush, which has a microfiber tip on one side and the WORLD'S SOFTEST retractable bristles on the other. Like, I use this thing more as a fidget toy and for petting the bristles than for cleaning. It's (understandably) backordered till mid-month, but I ordered a couple that'll show up in time for Christmas as stocking stuffers. My laptop is so gross that it's a little past hope, but these tools have definitely helped make clearing out crumbs easier and cleaning my computer more fun. I even use them on the rest of my desk!" —Katy Herman, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get them from Amazon: the keyboard deep clean set for $9.99, and the laptop and screen cleaner for $9.99.

    6. A cold brew coffee maker that'll have you powering through your day with a delicious iced coffee treat.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    It yields about four servings of delicious coffee, features an airtight, leak-proof lid that helps to lock in freshness and flavor, a nonslip silicone handle, and fits in most refrigerator doors. Plus, it's dishwasher-safe and BPA-free. Need more convincing on this amazing coffeemaker? Check out our review of the fabulous Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker.

    Promising review: "Delicious iced coffee! Don’t be fooled by getting an iced coffee at Starbucks and paying almost four bucks. For less than a dollar, you can brew your own cold brew coffee at home. The best part is that cold brew has 60 percent less acid then regular coffee does. So go ahead, acid reflux sufferers: Have that second cup! I used some gourmet beans from a local coffee roaster for $15 and ground them myself. The coffee was far better than Starbucks could ever dream of making. Best of all I get three days worth of coffee for around $2 worth of beans. Pretty amazing." —Robert Klaproth

    Get it from Amazon for $21.05.

    7. Colorful pens to add a pop of fun to the inside of your planner, handwritten meeting notes, and to-do lists.

    A reviewer photo of the various pens and a list the reviewer wrote of the various colors using each of the colors

    Promising review: "I bought these pens during quarantine, not expecting much, considering they are quite inexpensive. I've used well-known brand marker/pens in the past, and didn't want to pay much for markers I'd use for coloring. I was concerned about the tips bending or bleeding, but I was completely wrong and am very satisfied with this product! They do not bleed, and the tips are strong and thin. I use these pens for coloring, hand lettering, and note taking, and they're exactly what I was looking for! The only regret I have is that I did not order the larger pack with more colors!!" —Michael Fanizzi

    Get a pack of 18 pens from Amazon for $7.99.

    8. A box of assorted toys that'll keep your fidgety hands busy during stressful, high-pressure moments.

    The box of fidget toys with various toys that come with it outside the box

    Promising review: "Great product!! This box was delivered last week. It contains a lot of fun toys that I’ve never seen before and looks pretty cool. It definitely worth the price. And the toys are all in high quality and can help releasing pressure after a long work day. I would recommend this toy box to anyone who works under high pressure." —Lkl

    Get a pack of 25 from Amazon for $19.95.

    9. A finger massager that'll help soothe achy fingers — great for those who have arthritis, or just spend wayyy too much time typing away all day.

    A person using the massager on their thumb

    Comes with an exercise guide and includes access to how-to videos to help you get started!

    Promising review: "Came across this randomly while looking for something to help my dad with his arthritis. He loves it and uses it every night. Really convenient that one side is a finger massager and the other is a palm massager. His fingers often get locked up because of his arthritis and nerve damage and this really helps loosen up his joints. Highly recommended." —Alice Cordova

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    10. An air purifier to help keep allergens like pet hair, dander, dust, and more from contaminating the air you breathe in your home office.,

    Features an advanced three-stage filtration system: the pre-filter, the true HEPA filter, and the high-efficiency activated carbon filter to help capture allergens, pet hair, dander, smoke, mold, odor, and large dust particles. Overall, it boasts that it can remove 99.97% of airborne contaminants in your home. It can also serve as a night-light at night with two different brightness settings.

    Promising review: "After having used this for a few months I can confidently say how great this air purifier is. With the wildfires, the air quality in Oregon has been very unhealthy and at times hazardous. Combined with the heat we have no choice but to leave our windows open or the air conditioner running. We also have hardwood floors so the dust, dander, and pet hair gets kicked up very easily. This air purifier has made a world of difference! No smoke smell in the room we run it in and I don't have to worry as much about my son constantly breathing in the smog." —Trashcat

    Get it from Amazon for $87.44+ (available in two colors).

    11. A memory foam seat cushion that'll help alleviate lower back and hip pain by reducing pressure on the tailbone while sitting.

    A reviewer photo of the seat cushion on their desk chair

    Promising review: "I have several issues with my back, two herniated disks, scoliosis, and a twisted hip — it's a mess in there. On top of everything I injured my tailbone last summer. The coccyx cushion has been a lifesaver to alleviate sitting pain after the injury and I am pretty happy with the quality of the brand's products and customer service, so I jumped on it when I saw they also make a lumbar pillow. Best decision ever. I am now using my memory foam seat cushion with the lumbar pillow, and they perfectly complete each other and transformed my old office chair into the kind of premium orthopedic chair that'd be sold in ergonomic furniture stores. The lumbar pillow supports my posture and the seat cushion relieves sitting pain. I don't think I can ever go back to sitting long hours without these two. Planning on getting a second set for my dad as a Father's Day gift." —Mario

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    12. Divider sticky notes to ease the task of writing down important meeting notes and to-do lists so it all feels less overwhelming.

    The colorful divider tabs in a notebook outlining notes for various chapters

    These dividers use water-based, not chemical-based adhesive.

    Promising review: "These babies are pretty sturdy and they make putting notes in a book, planner, magazine, or whatever, a complete breeze. I really like the ease of these and if you are creative you can make these work for any project. I use them in my textbooks to summarize my notes on a chapter. I also have short-term memory loss after a car accident, and I like reading novels, but can't remember things, so I use one of these as a bookmark, and take a few minutes to jot down key things from the book. I really, really, really like these and I am glad they exist." —Delaney

    Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $3.59.

    13. Cable clips so you can prevent all your wires from getting into twisted, knotted messes.


    Promising review: "I was looking for a creative solution of how to route and secure cables from two AC Power Adapters on a recording cart I use on film location. A magazine review led me to a competitor's cable organizers similar to Blue Key World's Cable Clips that were cheaper, but I decided to pass on them. Why? Poor consumer reviews. I kept looking and finally came across Blue Key World's Cable Clips. They cost more, but look carefully and you'll see they have the highest customer ratings. That speaks volumes to me. So I ordered three packs for my audio cart. These are an incredible product! You've got to give it up for a company like Blue Key World that continually strives to make their product better and whose goal is consumer satisfaction. In a world where far too many people confuse cost (cheaper is better) and value, I am here to tell you that these Cable Clips are an amazing value (superior quality is always better because they last longer and do the job right). I can't recommend them highly enough." —Hardcore Harley

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.97.

    14. An inspirational notebook with phrases like "Pre Millionaire" and "Goal Getter" on the covers to help keep you motivated and organized as you take on this world like the rock star we know you are.

    Copper and Brass Paper Goods / Etsy

    Copper and Brass Paper Goods is a Black woman-owned Etsy shop that specializes in beautiful Afrocentric wrapping paper, paper goods, and gift-giving accessories. Be sure to shop all of the wonderful products they have to offer here.

    Get them from Copper and Brass Paper Goods on Etsy: the Pre Millionaire notebook for $10, and the Goal Getter notebook for $10.

    15. Individually-wrapped wipes for cleaning glasses and screens. Not only do they help to get rid of fingerprints and fogginess, but they help to reduce bacteria living on your everyday usage items.,

    Promising review: "These wipes work for us. We use them on our eyeglasses (that have anti-reflective coatings), phone screens, and computer monitor screens. A single wipe will do both of our glasses and both of our phones. And, there's no streaky residue like we have had in the past with other wipes." —John S.

    Get a pack of 210 wipes from Amazon for $15.99.

    16. A posture corrector brace that'll help you avoid slouching, and straighten your body. All of this WFH means that many of us are sitting more than usual in places/positions that aren't exactly "great" for our postures.

    A before-and-after photo of a reviewer showing their posture improved after using the brace

    Promising review: "I work on my laptop all day. Sometimes I sit in an office chair, and sometimes I sit on the couch because of WFH. Over time my back got a little hunched. I didn't notice until my wife pointed it out recently. This worked out very well and I can see the difference in my back posture now." —GG

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    17. A pretty office supply organizer set to keep any desk clean and conducive to a productive working environment.

    The organizer set in mint green

    Comes with five pieces!

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this set! It is the perfect mint color to give my office some character. For the price the set is a good quality and should hold up for a long time with normal use. One of the fins was a little bent on the letter-holder, but it took seconds to fix and you can't tell now." —LauraC

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    18. Or, if you don't need quite a whole set, this supplies organizer – it's great for holding basics like pens, pencils, highlighters, notepads, paper clips, rubber bands, and more!

    The organizer in black
    Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

    "As someone who personally did not need a full desk supplies organization set, and just needed a little thing like this, it's so great, and so handy! Being that most of the work I do is done on a computer, I don't have a ton of supplies, but I have just enough that this thing is perfect — I use it to store rubber bands, pens, pencils, scissors, push pins, wipes to clean my glasses, and I even found it to be a good spot to store my portable phone chargers and extra phone-charging cord. It comes assembled already, so literally all you need to do is fill it with your belongings, set it on your desk or table, and you're good to go!" —Sam Wieder (aka, ME!)

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    19. Soundproof door strips for those with noisy "co-workers" (aka roomies, family members, and pets). These also help prevent cold air from escaping in the summer, and warmth from escaping in the winter, so you can save energy, too!

    Promising review: "Product works really well! I needed a quick fix to my home office situation. I live in an apartment in Manhattan and never noticed how much sound comes in and out, until I had to be on conference calls working from home! This little tape made a big difference, took me a couple of minutes to install." —Sandra Revueltas

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $8.97 (available in four colors).

    20. Work-themed affirmation cards to help give you some words of encouragement to get through your busy day. We know WFH can be hard, but you're doing great, and these cards are here to remind you of that!, Amazon

    Promising review: "Get these and pick up the mood! Of course I use these at work. Things like this can sometimes be too corny, or plain and boring. This product is none of those things! The cards are funny and witty. People in other offices drop in just to get a daily card. They're a fun and lighthearted way to bring some good vibes into the work place. The card material is also good quality. There's nothing cheap about the look and feel. I highly recommend!" —sevenheads

    Get a pack of 50 cards from Amazon for $12.

    21. An adapter hub perfect for anyone working with one of the newer MacBook models that doesn't come with USB ports or SD card slots.

    A reviewer photo of the adapter hub connected to their MacBook Pro laptop

    Promising review: "I just bought this product two days ago and was honestly surprised by the size. It’s very small which is great because I didn’t want anything big and bulky. It has a lot of different ports. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for these kinds of ports, especially since it’s very lightweight and slim. 10/10 would recommend!!" —Onyinye Okeke

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    22. An adjustable foot rest with massaging microbeads to make sitting for hours so much more comfortable. You're probably gonna wonder how you made it this far in quarantine without this baby.

    Promising review: "Great footrest! I've never used one before because my desk at work was height-adjustable, but with the transition to working from home, I needed one. The extra cushion for height adjustment was a great bonus. Most importantly, it wasn't too squishy, which I was concerned about. Being able to flip it over and have it rock is also great. Last but not least, since I hardly ever wear shoes now that I'm working from home, it is very comfy for my feet, too. All around awesome." —Laurie A Hinckley

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    23. A pair of seamless rib bike shorts for a buttery soft addition to your WFH ensemble. These are also great for working out and just hanging around the house.

    Emma Lord / BuzzFeed, Free People

    Promising review: "These shorts come in a bazillion rotating colors because they sell out so quickly you might blink and miss them. I own a pair in pink (that is me being v cheeky above) and can confirm that they are so comfortable that I genuinely had to look down and make sure I wasn't naked a few times, but still opaque enough to venture out into the world without worrying about everyone seeing your booty. I probably own 10 pairs of bike shorts now (don't look at me), and these are the comfiest by far." —Emma Lord, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get them from Free People for $20 (available in 26 colors, and sizes XS/S—M/L).

    24. Verb Energy bars — a delicious energy bar that contains as much caffeine as an espresso minus the post-coffee jitters. They come in a variety of delicious flavors like salted peanut butter, maple blueberry, lemon raspberry, vanilla latte, coconut chai, and simply cocoa.

    The Verb Energy bars in the salted peanut butter, vanilla late, coconut chai, and lemon raspberry flavors
    @verbenergy / Via

    Promising review: "I struggled for a long time to find something to fuel me before my early morning workout. I'm up early, roll out of bed and work out before the day gets away from me. Thankfully a friend recommended Verb bars! They are perfect for me! Love the bars, this company, and their customer service." —Leah

    Get them from Verb Energy starting at $22/12 bars.

    25. A pair of noise-cancelling headphones so you can focus on getting work done without loud, noisy distractions interrupting your ~train of thought.~ (Get it? Because there's a train in the picture? Sorry.)

    A person wearing the headphones while waiting for a train

    Promising review: "I bought these for my fiancé for Valentine’s Day last year, he is obsessed with them! Since we have both been WFH in a 1,200 square foot apartment and on many calls, I decided to invest in a pair, as well. I love them! They do a decent job at noise cancellation, but what I think is most impressive is how clear people can hear me when I talk. I was using a different pair of headphones before I bought these, and people always said they couldn’t hear me that well. I don’t have that problem anymore. So happy with these headphones." —S.

    Get them from Amazon for $299.

    26. A file folder with five expandable pockets that'll make you smile because of the cute little design on the front, the pretty colors they come in, and the fact that it'll keep your documents in one convenient spot.

    A stack of file folders in varying pastel-like colors that have a  smiley face on the front

    Folder has five expandable pockets, and tab positions for labels! Need more convincing? Check out our write-up of these amazing folders!

    Promising review: "I bought this folder to keep our family documents organized and in one place. There are just the right amount of tabs for our birth certificates, passports, Social Security cards, car titles, will, degrees, etc. This folder is small enough that you can lock it in a home safe or safety deposit box. I let a couple family members know where I keep this so that they can access it in case of an emergency. It is such a relief knowing that all these things are together and organized. I’m glad I bought this." —Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 10 colors).

    27. A migraine relief stick that'll help stop migraines in their tracks on your busiest, most stressful days. You: 1, Migraine: 0, and that's how it should always be.

    Katy Herman / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I actually discovered this product in a BuzzFeed roundup of headache and migraine products that Amazon reviewers loved. Over the summer, my doctor had recommended I take less ibuprofen to prevent "rebound headaches" (oh yay, another kind!), which, as the name suggests, can happen as a rebound effect after taking medicine for a headache. I was really trying, but it was impossible to get through the day without doing something for my pounding head. So when I saw how many of my fellow sufferers swore by this product, I had to give it a try: $11 and a bottle small enough for me to to carry with me everywhere? It was a no-brainer (no pun intended).

    The stick provides a pleasant, cool, tingling feeling, almost like VapoRub. It lessens the intensity of the pain, and, if my headache is dull or just starting, it can make it go away almost entirely. If nothing else, it at least extends how long I can go without taking ibuprofen and delays the splitting headache I sometimes feel coming after a long day. I've taken so much less Advil since I started using this! Plus, you can reapply as often as you need." —Katy Herman, BuzzFeed Editor

    Check out the rest of Katy's review of this amazing migraine relief stick.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    28. A room divider curtain for anyone who shares a WFH space with a roomie or family member, and wants an easy way to make their little bit of space their own. You could also use this to separate the area you sleep from the area you do work in, so it feels like there's less overlap between work life and home life.

    A photo of the room divider curtain separating two beds in a hotel room

    Promising review: "Room divider has worked well for separating my office/bedroom from the living room. The curtains were easy to put on the curtain rod I bought and give the privacy desired. They are the perfect length and are not see-through." —J. Berkowitz

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in five colors, and seven sizes).

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