With all the shelter in place and social distancing rules to help flatten the curve of COVID-19, more people are working remotely than ever before. It’s important to make sure your at-home workplace is just as productive and inspiring so you can still tackle the day and stay focused on making the most of your time. If you don’t have a dedicated workspace at home, here are some of our favorite products that can help turn any space into a home office!
Desk Alarm Clock
It’s important to keep your at-home workspace free from clutter and having a desk caddy that can keep all your writing instruments is essential! This one also features an alarm clock so you can stay on task. It can be easy to get distracted when working from home, but having a schedule for your work hours, leisure time, and catching up with family and friends is an important part of maximizing productivity! Try setting an alarm for a 2-hour block to really focus on work in the morning, then take a break to stretch your legs and get a cup of coffee just like you would in your regular office.
Working from home brings lots of distractions, whether you have family members, pets, or roommates around you, it can be hard to drown out the rest of the world and focus on the task at hand.
Noise-cancelling headphones are a must for ensuring you can be your most productive self, no matter where you’re working or who is around you while you’re on the clock.
Ceramic Coffee Mug
Leaving your office behind doesn’t mean having to leave your favorite mug! Treat yourself to a new ceramic mug to keep your coffee or tea warm all morning while you knock out all your projects.
French Press Coffee Maker
Not everyone has a fancy coffee maker at home but this French press makes it easy to have fresh coffee every morning in no time at all! Plus, it’s small and can easily fit on your desk so you don’t have to rearrange your kitchen to make room.
If you don’t have a desk or just need a break from your desk, take this lap desk to the couch or the patio to get some fresh air! It makes it easy to balance your laptop on your lap or take notes during a conference call while you’re relaxing.
Phone Charging Mousepad
If you’re working on a computer at home, you need a mousepad and this one comes with a special place to wirelessly charge your phone! You can lay the charger portion down flat so you’re not distracted by phone notifications or you can use the kickstand to view the phone screen if you’re waiting for an important call or text.
If you’re typing on a keyboard all day, sometimes it’s nice to take a break and go back to the basics with a simple notebook and pen to jot down notes, to-do lists, and reminders. It’s also a helpful memory trick to handwrite notes when you’re on important phone calls because it can help you remember the conversation better than typing the same notes.
Working from home in this time of uncertainty can be very stressful, so it’s important to take some time for yourself and decompress whenever you can. Lighting a scented candle can be very therapeutic at the end of a long day and also help your home workspace smell amazing and have a warm glow.
One of the perks of working from home is that you can wear anything you want so why not put on some comfy slippers? These slippers look like they’re right out of a hotel so you can feel like you’re on a spa trip while you get your morning coffee on your balcony before you go inside and start your day. It’s the little things, right?
Insulated Water Bottle
Transitioning from the office to your home workspace is an adjustment. If you’re used to getting up to get water and chatting with coworkers every hour, it can be challenging to stay hydrated at home when there’s no water cooler to converse at. Getting an insulated water bottle can help you get enough water every day! This one even has a lid that displays your drink’s temperature, so you know exactly how hot or cold your drink of choice is.
If you’re not used to working remotely, it can be a big adjustment. Make sure you’re keeping in contact with friends, family, and coworkers during this time to remind yourself that we’re all in this together! We hope these products help transform your home office into a sanctuary and make you more productive!
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