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    31 Useful Products For Anyone With Basically No Space To Work From Home

    No office? No problem.

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    1. A cushioned lap desk with a built-in mouse pad and phone slot to help you comfortably get work done from the bed, couch, or armchair you're using as an office.

    reviewer image of a laptop and mouse on the lapgear lap desk

    Promising review: "This is awesome and exactly what I was looking for. It is super comfortable to use in bed and in the recliner that I typically write from. I am a writer who primarily sits with my laptop directly in my lap, and this is perfect for my needs. It has a slot for my phone, but I could also prop some pens, a small pad, or other various items in there depending on what I needed. The mousepad area is great." β€”birchwood29

    Get it from Amazon for $29.96+ (available in six colors).

    2. A memory foam chair cushion that'll turn any chair into a comfy office chair. It'll also help relieve lower back and tushy discomfort. Plus, its heat responsive technology and ergonomic design mean you can say goodbye to bad posture and joint pain.

    reviewer image of the everlasting comfort seat cushion on a wooden chair

    Promising review: "First of all, I sit for hours at a time for, and I always complain about my back or bottom hurting. Well, once I started sitting on this memory foam cushion, I noticed a difference right away. And I was still comfortable sitting after a few hours. The cushion is large and fits my entire chair seat. I am happy it works and is large enough for all of me!! The cushion also has a zipper on back so the cover can be removed and washed." β€”AkaPurple

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

    3. An adjustable two-tier standing desk compact enough to fit in an empty corner while still offering enough space for a full workstation. So put your coffee on the bottom shelf (keeping your laptop safe from spills) and get to responding to those work emails!

    the ebern designs cooperton height adjustable standing desk in the corner of a living space

    Promising review: "I'm writing this review from the top of this standing desk! It's very sturdy, and the adjustment mechanism for the desk height is simple and effective. I wasn't sure what I would do with the bottom shelf, but I use it all the time to store papers and my planner, leaving lots of space for my laptop on the top shelf. I love being able to easily wheel it around to different locations and then lock the wheels into place so it doesn't move when I'm using it." β€”Anonymous

    Get it from Wayfair for $299.99 (available in two colors).

    4. And a cushy anti-fatigue mat if standing at your desk all day is great for your back but stressful for your knees. Its soft foam core will help keep your muscles and joints at ease so you can comfortably stand for hours at a time.

    reviewer image of the sky solutions anti fatigue mat in front of their standing desk

    Promising review: "This mat was woven by angels, sculpted by the reanimated corpse of Michelangelo, and sealed with Superman's laser vision. When I stood upon it, my feet no longer felt attached to my body. My physical form carried no weight. There was the sensation of floating, my body effortlessly held upright by the essence of time and space...Nice mat. Very comfortable. Well worth the money." β€”JOE K

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in three sizes and 11 colors).

    5. A memory foam backrest pillow with a neck bolster you can use for added neck comfort or to prop under your knees. No more stacking up pillows as a makeshift support system.

    a model loundes against the grasmere backrest pillow

    Promising review: "If you need a backrest pillow, look no further. It is so incredibly soft, and the neck bolster is perfect. It's the perfect thickness; it's not too soft but has the firmness to stay upright. I would recommend it to anyone!" β€”JoanE

    Get it from Wayfair for $52.99 (originally $109.99; available in two colors).

    6. A pair of noise-cancelling headphones from Skullcandy designed to melt the world around you so you can focus on the task at hand.

    a model wears the white Skullcandy Venue Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

    Promising review: "I travel frequently and have been searching for a noise-cancelling set that's also comfortable and this is it! I was recently seated next to an engine on a flight, and I could hear nothing but my tablet. The sound quality is amazing! Most importantly, these are comfortable. The fit remains firm, and they don't fall off your head. But they are not overly tight like many others I tried. After hours of use, there is no pain or discomfort around the ears." β€”AZDEFON

    Get it from Amazon for $118.99+ (available in three colors).

    7. An adjustable ergonomic laptop stand so you can transform any surface into a standing desk. A kitchen counter? Desk. A dining table? Desk! A desk? Taller desk!

    reviewer image of a laptop on top of the TRUNIUM laptop stand which sits on a dining table

    Promising review: "I'm absolutely amazed at the strength and versatility of this laptop stand. I'm able to adjust it from both the top and the bottom, so I can always get it exactly where I need it to be. It folds up nicely when it's not in use and could easily be carried in a laptop bag. It's lightweight, but SO STRONG. It's perfect for working from home, from the couch, or the kitchen. It's just ideal. I purchased this thinking I might use it once in a blue moon, but goodness it's a must-have!" β€”Hayley Marks

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    8. A colorful project organizer with 24 pockets inside to help you keep track of every contract, memo, tax document, and more. No filing cabinet? No problem!


    Promising review: "If you have any loose papers lying around, this is fantastic for keeping them organized all in one easy-to-carry organizer. It’s also easy to add stick-on labels; Smead also provides a site where you can print your own labels. The durable folders hold papers securely." β€”BAR112

    Get it from Amazon for $12.11.

    9. A cute floating desk and shelf that opens into a sturdy surface for your laptop! There's even a tack board inside that you can pin important memos and notes onto.

    the hashtag home brantley floating desk mounted to a wall in a living space

    Promising review: "We needed a more permanent area to work from since we started working from home. We had an unusually small space to work with given all of the larger areas in our home were already being used. This left us with an awkward corner between two doors. Not only was this desk the absolute perfect size, it actually looks like it was made for this section. It fits in well and we love that you can set it to any height that meets your needs. Now we can work while sitting or standing up. Super happy with our new desk." β€”Griselda

    Get it from Wayfair for $119.99.

    10. A pain-relieving posture brace if not having the space for a huge, ergonomically designed office chair has turned you into the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

    Promising review: "With my new career, I now sit at a desk for hours working on a computer. I find my self hunched over and suffering from bad posture-induced neck pain. This corrector is effective in changing the way I sit." β€”T D

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in four sizes).

    11. A sleek and slim storage cabinet your office supplies can call home instead of being sprawled across your home on different surfaces. Finally, order. *Sigh of relief*

    the Aiiden 2 - Shelf Storage Cabinet in a living space

    Get it from Wayfair for $88.99 (available in two finishes).

    12. An adjustable folding lap desk that'll keep you organized with its storage drawer and foldable book stand that you can use to house your tablet or phone. Take this sturdy and lightweight desk all around the house as you find the best nooks and crannies to work from.

    reviewer image of the laptop bed tray with a phone, tablet, laptop, and notebook on its surface

    Promising review: "I can’t say enough positive things about this product. Everything fits on this desk, and the slide out tray is big enough to hold everything from pens to glasses. The added book holder which slides out from the bottom will not only hold a book, but also a tablet and phone with enough space next to your laptop to have a journal for notes. With the sled legs it’s easy to slide it back and forth for breaks, and the robust legs hold tons of weight effortlessly. It's easy to adjust the top and legs for tons of comfortable positions. This is one well thought out product." β€”Scott Richardson

    Get it from Amazon for $84.14+ (available in two colors).

    13. A cork board bulletin board to help you organize the notes and documents you don't have space to file away. And you can put fun little pins in it! What's a makeshift office without fun little pins?!

    the office depot brand cork bulletin board
    Office Depot

    Promising review: "It's easy to use, lightweight, stylish, and functional. It's perfect for my small home office." β€”TJ Werner

    Get it from Office Depot for $25.99.

    14. A rose gold desk organizer whose five storage compartments will make sure your gel pens, rainbow Post-it notes, and other stationery essentials are easily accessible.

    reviewer image of the rose gold desk organizer in the corner of a customer's desk holding a small succulent, pens, and a notebook

    Promising review: "This rose gold organizer is super cute and convenient! I can keep all my paper clips, pencils and markers all in one place. I like to write letters to family and friends and this organizer makes writing even more fun!" β€”MediaBoxEnt

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97 (available in four other colors).

    15. A metal clipboard with three tiers of storage space inside for easy access to notepads, printer paper, important documents, and other WFH essentials.

    Promising review: "This is a great addition to a small office space. It's perfect for storing printer paper, shipping labels, and providing a writing space. It's versatile and solved three space issues in one product." β€”Witches5

    Get it from Amazon for $20.85.

    16. A heated massage backrest lounger – it'll definitely take WFH to the next level! And with a cup holder and side pockets, working from home just got a whole lot cozier.

    the latitude run backrest bed lounger on a bed

    Promising review: "My husband loves his heated massage chair, especially when he is writing." β€”Deborah

    Get it from Wayfair for $145.99.

    17. A small corner desk so you can make use of that corner you've been using to revive a very big dead plant. It's okay to let that go, get this desk, and get a small (fake) succulent to adorn your new working space with.

    the odk corner desk in the corner of a bedroom

    Promising review: "This desk is exactly what I needed. I was working from the dining table and hated the intrusion. I only had 30 inches of space to work with, and this fits perfectly. It's also very nice looking." β€”Dearest Be

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99+ (available in four colors).

    18. A gooseneck phone mount that you can attach to your headboard, kitchen counter, dashboard, and desk so you can be in your Zoom meeting while you lounge, cook, drive, or type up notes!

    reviewer image of the gooseneck phone mount attached to a headboard

    Promising review: "It's very strong, and the phone holding clamp is easy to open. It fits my large Galaxy S9 Plus, and the table clamp at the base is adjustable to fit different size tables and surfaces. It's very durable, and the arm is difficult to move, which keeps the whole thing in place very well. Not easy to slip or accidentally move." β€”xkarafsx

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two colors).

    19. A 12-pack of sensory stress balls filled with water beads if trying to work from every room in your home has caused any anxiety or tension. Just give these guys a good squeeze, and feel a calm wash over you.

    three hands squeezing water bead stress balls

    Promising review: "I really like these. I've purchased a few different stress balls from different makers, and this is one of the best. These are really soft but still durable. And they're not sticky like some of the soft ones can be." β€”Kimberly

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

    20. A mounted calendar dry-erase board so you'll never forget any upcoming meetings, deadlines, and appointments. And there's even space for to-do lists and notes!

    the U Brands Magnetic Dry-Erase White Calendar Whiteboard mounted on a wall with written notes on it
    Office Depot

    Promising review: "This calendar is very sturdy and big enough to write multiple events in one day. The notes section is a great spot for to-do lists or simple reminders. It's pleasing to the eye and is definitely keeping me organized." β€”RadHass

    Get it from Office Depot for $14.99.

    21. An adjustable laptop cooling stand that'll help keep your laptop from overheating. Perfect for working on the go!


    Promising review: "My MacBook Pro was over heating, and its fan was running really loud until I got this cooling stand. I leave it plugged in and running all the time on low, and it has kept my computer alive! It's light, adjustable and pretty quiet!" β€”Jessica Papapietro

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

    22. A six foot power strip complete with five USB ports so you can charge your laptop, phone, tablet, cup warmer in the corner you've claimed as your "office." Which just so happens to be the only corner with the printer.

    reviewer image of the Epicka Surge Protector mounted to a garage wall

    Promising review: "The twelve outlets, with wide spaced ones on the end, leave plenty of room for cords without overcrowding. In addition the four USB-A ports along with a USB-C port really gives you everything you need. There’s nothing I can’t plug into this power strip. This is the power strip you’ve been looking for!" β€”Forrest G.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    23. A sturdy folding standing desk that you can pack away at the end of the workday to signal it's party time (which might just be rewatching Dr. Who, nobody's judging).

    reviewer image of the Mr IRONSTONE Folding Standing Desk next to a dresser in a bedroom

    Promising review: "This has been perfect for our small condo. I needed a standing desk for teaching online. I am six feet tall and this is a great height. I have two storage cubes underneath it. My hip, back and hamstring issues went away within a week. I also love that when I am done teaching online, I can put it away or use it for tailgating/other uses." β€”M. L. Hogan

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99 (available in two colors).

    24. A small dandelion paperweight so the end of the dining room table you've been using as a desk isn't littered with paper. Keep them under control under this cute weight!

    the small dandelion paperweight
    Creations of True Fairy

    Promising review: "Totally LOVE this! Dandelions have a special meaning for me, and now I can have a gentle reminder on my desktop." β€”April Stearns

    Get it from Creations of True Fairy on Etsy for $33.

    25. A single-serve Keurig machine that'll fit anywhere and make you the perfect amount of coffee in mere minutes!

    keurig k-mni single serve coffee maker sits on a decorated desk pouring coffee into a mug

    Promising review: "Super convenient! It takes up very little space and is easy to use. Just make sure to clean it regularly." β€”Kerimartin

    Get it from Target for $89.99 (available in four colors).

    26. An adjustable laptop stand you can use to create a standing desk or a lap desk. Simply raise and tilt for the perfect height and angle for you.


    Promising review: "This is the perfect laptop stand for distance learning/teaching. I love that it is easy to use and the directions show exactly which numbers should be adjusted for the use you prefer. It can be used as a standing desk, couch/chair lap table, bed lap table or a regular table to use while sitting in a chair." β€”TeacherLife808

    Get it from Target for $39.99.

    27. A pack of two blue folios so you can keep all of your important documents organized (and portable).


    Promising review: "The color is such a pretty shade of blue. It has a roomy pocket to hold papers. I work in Special Education and have been working remote, so having these folios really comes in handy." β€”metsgirl61

    Get it from Target for $5.99.

    28. A stylish filing cabinet that can easily double as a nightstand or end table. And since it's on wheels, it can live anywhere you need it to!

    nightstand with wheels and filing cabinet open

    Promising review: "It fits well under my desk where I can put my printer on top of it." β€”Daniel

    Get it from Wayfair for $196.99.

    29. A multi-functional Amazon Echo Show 5 with a screen that you can use to update your to-do lists, calendars, and morning pump-up jams! Monday has nothing on you.

    the amazon echo show 5 displaying the date and weather on a nightstand

    And when you're not working, you can use it to pull up recipes while cheffing it up in the kitchen, Skype with loved ones, or shuffle through warm memories by using it as a digital picture frame.

    Promising review: "I have been using Alexa devices for some years now and thought it was time to update. So I bought two of these little beauties. I use them to talk to family, stream SiriusXM, manage my home's lighting, and a host of other things like checking the time, weather, flight departure and arrival details, and so much more. I think these are the perfect size." β€”Robby Sunny Las Vegas

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (originally $89.99)

    30. A memory foam bolster pillow you can use to prop your knees up if the only space you have to work is your bed or couch. Or you can strap it to a chair for lumbar support. Because no matter where you're working, you should be comfortable.


    Promising review: "I love how simple the product is! The added strap lets me add it to my desk chair, making working from home so much better! Outside of that, it's just a great multi-use pillow when relaxing on the couch or bed. Love the easy zip cover, so I can easily wash it as often as needed." β€”Stanley

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    31. An adjustable standing desk the perfect size for working from a laptop while keeping your body alert and active, because the best way to get work done is to be awake for it.

    the flexispot laptop standing desk with a laptop on it

    And because the lever to adjust its height is right beneath the tabletop, you won't have to bend over to get this desk to be taller or shorter!

    Promising review: "It's small enough to fit in my space. I love that it is on wheels and can be moved. It is well-made and sturdy. I love that it is so easy to raise or lower and has an adjustable angle. It's just what I needed. Instead of sitting for hours, I can read or join meetings online while standing which is much less tiring for me than sitting all day." β€”M. H.

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

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