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    26 Products That’ll Help Make Office Life A Little Less Annoying

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    1. A document clip to give your poor neck some much-needed relief. It'll hold your papers right next to the computer monitor for easy viewing and make work way less tedious.

    Reviewer photo of the clip holding a document, which is attached to a computer monitor
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    It holds up to 30 sheets of paper and can swing back and forth.

    Promising review: "This lightweight arm holds at least 20 pages without falling out. I use this to prioritize things I need to get done and it keeps me from losing paper in piles. I have neck issues because I am constantly looking down and this keeps my head up and makes data entry easier because it's right next to the screen. It also pivots so I can adjust the angle." —Life Is Short

    Get it from Amazon for $8.47.

    2. An essential oil stick, because there are endless things that could trigger a mid-day migraine at the office. (Susan's voice, for example.)

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    My apologies to all the Susans out there who actually have very soothing voices. Read our review of the Migrastil headache relief stick!

    Promising review: "I have had tension and migraine headaches for around 20 years. I have tried everything. OTC medication, prescription medication, pain injections, chiropractor etc... This topical oil has given me relief for nearly six weeks now. I have only had two to three headaches in that time, and they were mild. I ordered more already so I have some in my car and at home, and I bought some for two of my friends who suffer from chronic migraines. I would recommend this product to anyone with migraines. It is phenomenal." —Mary D.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    3. A mini Crock-Pot for heating up food up right at your desk so there's no risk of someone eating your lunch "accidentally." Plus, you won't have to stand in line to use the microwave...that nobody bothers to clean!!!

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    "MY SANDWICH?!" — Not you. It has a 20-ounce capacity, a dishwasher-safe removable container, and a spill-proof lid.

    Promising review: "Love this food warmer. I use it for lunch and dinner at work every day. I meal prep by freezing big batches of food in small freezer-bags and place them inside of coffee mugs so the food is in a shape that will fit in the Crock-Pot. I let the food cook from frozen for about two hours and it comes out perfectly." —Karen w.

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

    4. A memory foam seat cushion and lumbar pillow that'll make sitting down for hours and hours a comfier experience.

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    The cover is removable and washable.

    Promising review: "I am now using my memory foam seat cushion with the lumbar pillow, they perfectly complete each other and transformed my old office chair into a premium orthopedic chair 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 them from Amazon: the lumbar pillow for $24.95 and the seat cushion for $29.95

    5. Motivational stress balls to take your frustrations out on when you're asked to re-do those PowerPoint slides for the third time.

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    Promising review: "They're wonderful. I keep one at home, one at work, and one in the car. They've come in quite handy in fighting off the stress of work and traffic." —Knance

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).

    6. A quiet little desk fan, because there's no way you'll be productive when it's 500 degrees in the office.

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    Promising review: "This fan is a perfect size for my desk, yet delivers powerful cooling air. Love the color, and it's very quiet! As you can see from the pictures, it doesn't take up much room." —BeckieBea

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three colors).

    7. A foot hammock to give your restless legs a place to, well, rest.

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    It can be fastened on pretty much any kind of desk.

    Promising review: "I am a gamer so I needed a good foot stool that doesn't dig into my legs and feet. Works perfectly." —Brandi Wooldridge

    Get it from Amazon for $19.89 (available in two colors).

    8. A mousepad with gel support so your wrist feels less ~rekt~ after a day of clicking and typing.

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    Promising review: "This mouse pad is like Gandalf the White! It has alleviated a lot of my wrist pain and I find myself resting my hand on it even when I'm not using my mouth. It has straightened out the alignment of my hand and I'm no longer lowering my wrist while working with my mouse. I can absolutely tell the difference if I'm on my normal mouse pad at home; it's good (Gandalf the Grey) but it ain't great. I need to buy another one for my home office and for my mom. If you're hesitating, don't. Buy it and your wrist will thank you." —R. Quigley

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in 25 designs).

    9. A pack of mint-flavored energy gum to boost your focus when you're feeling drowsy and unproductive at 3 p.m.

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    Read our review of NeuroGum (#2 on the list)! These are sugar-free and formulated with green tea caffeine, which means you won't get jitters or crash like with other energy-boosting products. (FYI, the caffeine content in each tablet is equivalent to a half cup of coffee.)

    Promising review: "I normally drink a cup of coffee before I work out in the morning, but found NeuroGum to be a quicker and cheaper alternative. It tastes pretty good, and the caffeine kicks in super fast. I'll definitely be stocking up on this gum from here on out to get me going in the morning." —Dan Scime

    Get nine six-packs from Amazon for $21.

    10. A pair of noise-isolating headphones, because your desk-mate is somehow the loudest typer on this planet. CLICK CLICK CLICK — no more.

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    Promising review: "We have short walls at my job and I needed headphones to keep down the distractions while working. I could not be more pleased with my purchase. I work easier at my desk playing soft music through my headphones without listening to co-workers talking. They are very soft on my ears and the sound is clear. Great battery life. I would definitely recommend these headphones." —Amazon Customer

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

    It's our cheap pick for the best over-ear Bluetooth headphones on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    11. A cascading wall organizer for keeping all your papers organized so you're not drenched in sweat from anxiety when it's time to file expenses.

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    According to the KonMari method, the only three categories of paper you should keep are 1) papers that need your immediate attention (bills, forms), 2) papers that are needed in the short term (warranties, tax documents), 3) and papers that are needed forever (birth certificates, Social Security cards).

    Each pocket each holds up to 25 sheets!

    Promising review: "This thing was a fantastic find. I have a decent-sized desk but have a lot of papers to reference frequently. I’ve tried all kinds of ways to organize them so I don’t have to flip through every single one to find the one I’m looking for, but nothing worked. I bought this and hung it on the wall next to my monitors, and now I can see everything i need at a glance! It has made my work flow so much more efficient and it also added some color to my wall! I’ve recommended it to everyone in my office." —Lauren_Schuby

    Get it from Amazon for $12.20.

    12. Feather pens that'll make jotting down meeting notes less of a chore (and you'll definitely notice if someone tries to steal one of these off your desk).

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    Promising review: "I purchased these pens to give my co-workers for Valentine’s Day. I wasn’t expecting much because of the price and thought they would be more of a novelty item. However, they are very decent pens. Writes very smoothly, but the ink flow isn’t so much that it bleeds through paper. It will smear if touched immediately, but dries within four to five seconds. I know most people aren’t looking to buy these because they want a decent pen, but it will probably help people to know that they are decent pens." —KCinOK

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $8.49.

    13. A mini humidifier to rescue your skin and nose from the desert that is your cubicle.

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    It can operate continuously for four to five hours and will automatically shut off when it's empty.

    Promising review: "Super cute and easy to use. I just filled it with water and plugged it into my computer! Mist is strong and doesn’t leave condensation on my keyboard or monitors, which other small humidifiers sometimes do." —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $15.98 (available in four colors).

    14. A mug warmer, because running to the microwave every 20 minutes to reheat your coffee is not fun at all. Some of us drink very slowly, okay?!

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    Promising review: "I'm a very slow tea/coffee drinker, so having this mini hot plate is amazing. I can have hot tea until the last sip! Life-changing. I use it every day. I'm using it as I write this review. I drink more tea because I know it won't get cold and sad. My roommates all want one now." —PDT

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    15. A pair of computer glasses that'll make staring at a screen for hours on end feel less exhausting. They're designed to minimize eye strain caused by blue light emitted from digital screens and fluorescent lighting.

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    Promising review: "These glasses are great. They look sharp, and they're not tinted so much that they alter color perception. I work in an office setting and after just one day of wearing these glasses, I noticed an improvement in my eye health. My eyes no longer hurt, water, itch, or feel bleached out after staring at a computer screen for hours on end. Highly recommended!" —Ariele Monzo

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+.

    16. An adjustable stand so you can see every notification coming in without having to pick your phone up. No more missed text messages!

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    Read our full review of this phone stand (#4 on the list)!

    Here's an excerpt: "It has a sleek but pretty, not-too-pink champagne-y rose gold body, an adjustable stand (so you can position it to your height perfectly), and a hole in the back you can snake a cord through for easy charging. The ledge is wide enough to fit a fairly substantial case without worry, and it's a game-changer that I can just look at the screen to unlock my phone. Magic! Now I can keep those group text updates truly ~at a glance~ — without interrupting my flow until I take a break later." —Maitland Quitmeyer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in three colors).

    17. A privacy filter to fend off your nosy co-workers who just HAVE to see what's on your screen. (Lol, you're actually reading this post but it's still none of their business!)

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    Promising review: "The anti-glare helps a lot as my workplace has very bright lights. It was very easy to install and it protects my privacy from my nosy colleagues. All in all, completely worth buying." —Jeanette Luu

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in a variety of sizes).

    18. Peel-and-stick cable clips, because if you have to climb under the desk ONE MORE TIME to retrieve the charging cord, you're gonna lose it.

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    Promising review: "These things work great! I have them spread out through my office to my home. At my desk, they keep the cables that I need to stay on the desk there and they are practically invisible. Definitely recommend these if you are looking to get your cables a little more organized!" —Pierce Gainey

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.49.

    19. A mini desk vacuum for sucking up all the crumbs left over from your afternoon snack sesh.

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    It runs on two AA batteries and is slightly larger than an average computer mouse.

    Promising review: "I keep it on my office desk to help clean off crumbs and dust. It's no louder than a hairdryer and has decent suction; sucks up crumbs and dust without any problem. I have also used it on my craft table to suck up glitter and other small paper scraps and again, it worked seamlessly. Great little gadget to have on hand in several situations. Might just get another." —D. Phillips

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98 (available in two colors).

    20. A time-marked water bottle so you don't have to keep track of how many cups of water you drank throughout the day. This will do all the work for you!

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    Promising review: "Timer bottles help me with hydration more than anything else I've tried. With two jobs and a very busy lifestyle in general, it's easy to not drink enough water. I have had a few fun bottles but they always get to looking grody or the designs rub off. So far these are holding up better than anything else I've bought, AND they were the best value I found. If they ever add in another set in other colors I'll definitely buy it." —Rhianna Walker

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    21. A wonderfully random screaming goat figurine to cheer you up when you're having a ~baaad~ day.

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    It even comes with an illustrated pocket guide of fun facts and trivia about goats!

    Promising review: "Absolutely hysterical! Got this for my desk at work and whenever frustrated, just touch it and it makes me laugh! Couple other girls at work also ordered to join in the fun! Makes life at work a bit lighter!" —Stacie P.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    22. An attractive desktop trash can, because you shouldn't have to walk over to the communal garbage bin every time you use a Kleenex.

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    Promising review: "I bought this trash can to use at my desk after we moved into an open floor plan office and they discouraged the use of large waste baskets. It’s perfect for tissues and crumpled up post-it notes and takes up very little space on my work surface. The perfect solution for a small space." —Diane Berger

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    23. A travel cutlery set so you never have to use disposable plastic ones at work.

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    Promising review: "I felt really bad using single-use plastic forks, spoons, and knives at work. So bad for the environment. This little kit is perfect and the case is so convenient. I can bring everything home dirty at the end of the day and toss everything in the dishwasher and pack it up in the morning and head back to work." —Jen R

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three colors).

    24. A pack of squishy stress toys for taking your frustrations out on (since yelling at the top of your lungs isn't really a plausible alternative).

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    Promising review: "These a very cute and squishy creatures. I take them to work and pass them out. Everyone seems to enjoy them." —Kindle Customer

    Get a 25-pack from Amazon for $13.49.

    25. A personal heater to keep you toasty warm, because it's freezing in your office eight months out of the year (and then boiling hot for the other four 🙄).

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    Promising review: "This little heater is perfect if you need a little extra warmth at your desk. It's practically silent, which is a huge plus for hiding heaters that are against company rules. So long as you keep it within a few feet, you'll get plenty of heat to take the chill off a cold office. It will not heat up your whole cube or office, so you won't hear complaints from those weirdos who are hot all the time. And so what? Who wants to share their precious heat with those jerks anyway? Since it's low wattage, there's less of a chance of blowing out a block of breakers in your crappily wired office building. Stay toasty, my friends!" —FancyFeet

    Get it from Amazon for $17.12+ (available in two colors).

    26. No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work — a funny and informative book about dealing with tricky situations in the workplace, including how to stop the office grouch from ruining your day and how to enjoy a vacation without obsessing about the unanswered emails in your inbox. There are cute comics in here, too!

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    Promising review: "Everyone should read this book, if you’re just entering the workforce, the CEO, or someone in between. It’s helpful for millennials and their bosses to bridge the communication divide. The comics are brilliant and I’ve already used a couple in some feedback sessions. Highly recommend as gifts or for self improvement. So many times during this book I thought 'wow, that’s me' or 'oops, I better stop/start doing that.'" —Jonathan E Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in four formats).

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    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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