28 Things You May Want For Your Home Office Now That You're Working From Home
1. A heavy duty power strip so you can plug in your phone, laptop, smart home devices, lamp, speaker...everything you need at once! No more running around the house to charge everything in different rooms due to a lack of outlets.
Promising review: "Really needed more plugs for my living room, since there's always a problem if there is more than one person who wants to use their laptop, plug in a game, and charge their phone. I tried the USB port with my Samsung lightening cable for my phone and it worked just as good as usual — convenient so my friends don't need to bring around matching adaptors. The spacing is very convenient for my laptop to have room next to the TV plug, and now I can extend it and reach the HDMI port at the same time. The cable has a good amount of reach, but it's thick and won't tangle. Overall worth the purchase." —Vida
Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in black and white).
2. A to-do list mouse pad that'll help you keep your daily tasks at top of mind during your busy work day. This unique combination notepad and mouse pad has a space for a pen and has different categories you can fill in so you know what to tackle each day.
Promising review: "The calendar is incredible handy for keeping track of projects at work. There's plenty of room for writing down daily tasks — I've been known to cram in several tasks in a day's column for particularly busy weeks. The spot for the pen is really handy, too. And I love the positive affirmations for each day! The whole thing is a great vibe for the week. Quality wise this product is excellent. The paper is sturdy, and each week tears off easily from the side. It arrived plastic-wrapped and in good condition." —Katie Marie
Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in four designs).
3. An elegant vase so you can keep some fake flowers on your desk — or leave the vase empty for an artistic touch.
Promising review: "I bought the medium and large vases, and they have exceeded my expectations. Lovely quality and detailing. They do not hold water but look nice with dried/artificial flowers or just on their own." —awise
Get it from Anthropologie for $20+ (available in three designs).
4. A set of geometric wire decor guaranteed to add some fun detail to your desk and make it Instagram-worthy.
Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE these. I have been drooling over geometric pendant lights, but couldn't afford them at $60 each. So I found this set and wondered if I could rig something with lights. I was delighted to find that they snap together and could hang them in multiple ways!! I was able to snap them around the wire of a plain pendant light, and it turned out even better than I expected. Highly recommended. I would buy again and tell anyone about my new obsession." —Chelsea
Get a set of six from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).
5. A waterproof desk pad that'll double as a mouse pad and a coaster to protect your desk or table from scratches and coffee cup rings.
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 four sizes and 18 colors).
6. An LED essential oil diffuser for making your work space smell delightful while you enjoy its beautiful holographic style.
Promising review: "I received this as a gift from my grandma. I absolutely would recommend this to anyone who’s looking for a diffuser or even just a cool light fixture in their room. Sometimes when I’m too lazy to fill it up I just turn on the lights. Super easy upkeep!" —peaceinluv
Get it from Urban Outfitters for $65.
7. A fluffy faux fur rug that'll give your chair or the floor by your desk a quick and glamorous makeover.
Promising review: "I bought this to cover up the ugly desk chair that came with my dorm. I love it! It's really soft and luxurious, plus it doesn't shed. When you first get it, there are some creases from how it was packaged, but you just have to fluff it up and they go away." —Kelsie Thomas
Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in eight colors).
8. A unique framed mini art print to add a pop of color and some personality to your desk, table, or shelf.
Get it from Sarah Eisenlohr from Society6 for $18.74 (originally $24.99; shop tons of other prints here).
9. A Himalayan salt lamp with a wood base and dimmer switch to give your home office some positive energy. Plus, you can never have too many cute light fixtures.
Promising review: "This lamp is prefect. Great light, plus it’s really pretty and easily fits any decor theme. With the dimmer we can dim it to barely on and it provides enough light to see in the middle of the night and it’s soft and dim enough that it isn’t noticed by our new baby when he’s up for feeding. It lets me see what I’m doing while keeping it dark enough for him. When we get up for the day early in the morning we turn it up and it brightens the whole room with a soft warm light and we don’t need to turn on our bedroom light to see." —Mikaela
Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
10. A set of four artificial succulents in little glass vases that'll add a touch of greenery to your space — even if there's a lack of sunlight.
Promising review: "They're very cute and are the perfect size for decorating a dorm. Product matches the description on Amazon and I would definitely recommend these to anyone looking for nice decorations for a room. They look very realistic." —ihcati
Get it from Amazon for $27.99.
11. A set of six cable clips so you can keep your charger cords organized and in sight. No more digging around and behind your desk to find them.
Promising review: "These seem to work very well. Other brands had comments about them not sticking well so I went with this brand and am very happy with them. I am using them on my desk at work as well as on the back of my night table at home to keep my charger cords from slipping behind the furniture. Sure works better than Scotch taping the cords to my desk." —bigmag
Get them from Amazon for $6.97.
12. A memory foam seat cushion to provide you with tons of extra comfort while you're sitting at your desk or table all day. It's kinda hard to be productive when you're literally in pain.
This useful cushion can help to relieve pain in the lower back, lumbar, tailbone, prostate, hip, piriformis, spine, legs, back, and more.
Promising review: "We have purchased five of these seat cushions, with three as gifts. Two of those we purchased this cushion for have pretty serious sciatica problems. It was so much help for one that he ordered a second for his office chair, so he would not have to carry his first one from the car to the office. Total transformation for him! My husband and I each use one. I've had back surgery, and I can't explain what this seat cushion does for my back issues when driving." —G-mo
Get it from Amazon for $36.95+ (available in five colors).
13. An Echo Dot so Alexa can be your at-home assistant. She can set alarms and reminders for you, play your favorite songs while you work, and more.
This compact smart speaker can play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
Promising review: "I absolutely love it! Bought to use as a radio/ambient noise device as I fall asleep, but now realize the capabilities FAR exceeded what I initially purchased it for, so I also use it as an alarm clock, Bluetooth speaker for my iPad, personal assistant ('Alexa, add milk to my shopping list'), Amazon Music speaker (which I never used until buying the Dot). The sound quality is really good, especially considering it’s small size and relatively 'budget friendly' price. I definitely recommend to anyone, and if you’re a Prime member...WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR. Don’t even 'add to cart' just click 'buy now' and watch your life get simpler." —Dave S
Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (originally $49.99; available in six colors).
14. A Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy to keep on your desk so you can have a little dance party with him when you need some cheering up.
Promising review: "I opened the package and screamed for joy! As I placed the 9-volt battery my hands were trembling with what was going to happen next! As I turned on the wacky waving inflatable tube man I knew I have a friend for life. Someone you can really count on cheering you up when you are feeling down. He brought me such joy, I started to cry with laughter and happiness." —Robert Wurstner
Get it from Amazon for $7.99.
15. A mesh desk organizer that'll help keep your desk clutter-free and set up for success. You can store folders and paperwork in the upper slots and fill the lower compartments with notebooks, push pins, sticky notes, and more so everything is there when you need it.
Promising Review: "Wonderful product that meets expectations. I bought this product since it had several features I was looking for — file sectionals for papers, shelf for folders or papers, drawer bins for various items. It really saved me from buying several different products or buying something with features I didn't need. The construction and material are solid and sturdy like you'll find in high-end offices. The drawers work seamlessly, sliding as if riding on air. Product description was spot on. Delivery was fast. Packaging was sensible." —Sid
Get it from Amazon for $24.97 (available in black and silver).
16. A set of mini macaron trinket boxes you can use to store small office supplies or even just for decor. These pretty little things will brighten up your space and your day.
Promising review: "These little macaron containers are perfect. I am using them for various crafting purposes and to travel. I use them to travel and put my smaller stud earrings in them. I take them with me for paperclips and stuff in office when I have meetings on the go. The colors are very pretty and the quantity is more than adequate for the cost. They are very nicely made and were individually packaged. This is a fun item especially if you are short on space and only need small storage." —Marie70
Get a six-pack from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two sizes).
17. An ergonomic wrist-rest set made of soft and breathable material to make all that typing more comfy for you.
Promising review: "Wow, what a difference! These keyboard and mouse wrist pads make keyboarding so much more comfortable that they're helping me type faster, and no more 'mousing shoulder,' since you don't need to move your arm around as much while using the mouse. (Seriously, 'mousing shoulder' has been a very painful issue on many occasions. These pads are surprisingly helpful with the ergonomics of the keyboard/mouse area.) Both pads are very comfortable on the wrists, and have good traction on the bottom so they stay put on your desk or typing surface. I'm typing and keyboarding for much longer time periods, with very little pain. Highly recommend!" —ARCReviewer
Get the set of two pieces from Amazon for $16.39+ (available in three colors).
18. A daily tear-off planner pad for an easy and aesthetically pleasing way to lay out everything from your daily water intake to meetings and tasks.
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 (pad contains 50 pages).
19. A standing desk converter that'll allow you to get out of your chair for a bit. Standing desks can help to relieve muscle tension, reduce stress, and increase productivity.
Promising review: "This stand up desk converter has changed my work habits and improved my lower back in just less than one week. It's great. Not sitting all day has given me more energy as the day goes on. And my back feels better. It's well worth buying." —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $179.95+ (36" high; available in two colors).
20. A set of fine point marker pens perfect for color coding your tasks or notes.
Promising review: "I really like these pens a lot! I got them for my planner and they write super nice! They don't bleed through the paper, which is what I was worried about, so I'm very happy about that." —RachRene
Get a pack of 18 from Amazon for $9.99.
21. A desktop photo holder and planter to keep your loved ones nearby, even when you can't physically see them. Fill this decor piece with pictures of your family and friends and use the little planter section for a succulent, fake flowers, or even to store your pens and highlighters.
Promising review: "I love this product! I have it at my desk to display pictures and hold pens/pencils because I don’t have cubicle walls at my office. I get lots of compliments on it!! It holds Polaroid sized pictures perfectly and I have two on one stand just fine. :)" —Sutton
Get it from Amazon for $23.85+ (available in three different colors).
22. A pastel expanding file folder that'll help you organize your paperwork, mail, and other annoying papers that may be cluttering your work space.
Promising review: "I absolutely love this! I've always been the type of person to have a different folder for each subject in school, and to buy new folders every semester because they accumulate wear and tear by the end of the term. But it became too annoying to have to switch out notebooks and folders every day depending on what classes I had. It also increased the likelihood that I'd forget a folder for a particular class, so I gave this a try. After four months of continuous use, it's held up really well! It holds everything that I need and it is always by my side. It actually still looks somewhat new. I got compliments on it because it's cute and a great organizational tool." —KaleSensei
Get it from Amazon for $7.38 (available in 10 colors).
23. And a desktop document holder with an adjustable clip to keep those ~extra~ important work papers in sight.
It can hold up to 150 sheets in place! AND it folds flat for storage.
Promising review: "I love this as a writer. I was able to attach a miniature reading light to it and it holds my papers for when I'm typing or editing from them. I used to prop my papers up on anything and they'd slide down. This is great and I move it to the couch when I'm working on my laptop, too." —Terry Spear
Get it from Amazon for $13.26.
24. A pack of divider sticky notes so you can easily find what you're looking for in your notebook or planner. No more wasting time shuffling through everything and skimming every page.
Promising review: "I use these dividers in my bullet journal in lieu of a key or index. They work perfectly. I actually laminated them and attached them with decorative washi tape because I literally use it everyday and didn't want the paper to wear out. I'm sure they would work without doing this, but I'm a little lamination obsessed. Lol." —PDiddy
Get it from Amazon for $5.69+ (also available in packs of two, three, four, six, eight, nine, and 12).
25. A box of rose gold binder clips, paper clips, and push pins for some stylish home office supplies that'll take your WFH ~aesthetic~ to the next level.
Promising review: "I was being picky about my desk supplies and wanted rose gold supplies and marble accents. I ordered these and they are so perfect! The paper clips have a little 'lip' that separates the papers a little bit, but everything is so cute and I love the container it comes in as well." —Theresa
Get it from Amazon for $9.98.
26. A super cute ergonomic mouse pad with wrist support so you can add some personality to your work space and also keep your hand and wrist as comfortable as possible.
Promising review: "This mouse pad is tacky on the backside which I didn't realize, but really like. It keeps it from sliding around. Overall this is a great product for the money and keeps my hand/wrist from hurting throughout the day." —Julie Dunfee
Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 12 designs).
27. A cell phone stand that'll allow you to keep your phone propped up and plugged in while you work so you can easily glance at messages, calls, etc.
Promising review: "Love this stand. It works great on my desk. My favorite part and the reason I chose this stand over others that are similar was the place for the charging cable. You do not have to disconnect the charger to remove this phone from the stand. The design allows you to pick up the phone from the stand with the charger still plugged in. Others do not have an open top. So you have to thread the cable through a hole so it becomes a pain to pick up and put down your phone." —Dee McNett
Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in four colors).
28. And 12-pack of decorative cards with a wooden block stand to provide you with some daily inspiration and words of encouragement.
Promising review: "I LOVE THESE! I ordered it for the "stay present" card, but saw the "be kind and hustle" and used it. I like that I can change them out if I'm feeling stuck and need new motivation. They're all clean, bright and pretty. Perfect size, not too big and not too small. Cannot recommend enough, such a cute idea. Would be awesome for a gift to the lady in your life that has a desk :)" —Allison
Get it from Amazon for $13.44+ (available in four designs).
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