Since the pandemic started, work from home has become the norm for many people. At first you were sitting on your bed or couch, and then quickly realized — yep, I need an actual setup. Like one that makes you feel productive. And doesn’t make your back cry. So we rounded up some things that are WFH must-haves. Water cooler chatter not included.
This tray lets you keep your laptop at eye level. So you won’t have to strain your neck. Oh, and it features a drawer and air holes. Aka, no more overheating on your lap.
Sometimes surrounding yourself with positive messages gets the job done. A little joy goes a long way.
These clips are peel-and-stick and will hold each wire in its place. So your charger won’t go flying if you unplug your laptop. Phew.
You’re probably looking at your screen more these days, considering even a gossip sesh with your work-wife requires Zooming. These glasses filter out blue wavelengths that are said to cause things like dryness, blurred vision, and headaches. Eyes = protected.
This trio of hourglasses will set time limits (10, 20, or 30 minutes). So you can actually get work done. While taking your office decor game to the next level. Win, win.
With a standing desk, of course. This one is mobile so you can take it into different rooms. And adjustable so you can find the right height. It also features a separate keyboard tray. Who says standing desks can’t have it all.
And get the support your wrists need. This set features two rests (keyboard, too). Kiss that weird soreness goodbye.
Pop on a webcam cover, and feel free to roam about the cabin. Then slide it over when you’re ready to say ‘hey’ on your company-wide video call.
Laptop screen? Check. Phone screen? Check. Glasses? Also check. Just mist and clean with the built-in microfiber cloth. The gentle cleaning spray kills up to 99% of bacteria. Good as new.
With an all-in-one organizer. You can fit folders, pens, a notepad, and the TV remote. Plus, it even has a wire hole so you can charge your phone as you work. Ta-da.
This pad lets you track important tasks, reminders, and even your water intake. Your daily schedule never looked so good.
This mini humidifier will disperse your favorite scent. It can run for up to eight hours, too. And has a safety auto-off function if the water gets low. Home office meets home spa.
This chair will make a full day of work less painful. It’ll provide lumbar support with a vented backrest and contoured seat. You can also control tilt and height. Time to customize.
This pillow is designed to relieve lower back pressure. By keeping your spine in an ideal posture. Solutions, here we come.
You can choose between three, five, or seven USB ports. So you’ll never have to deal with a ‘low battery’ warning again. Or devices connected to different outlets. It’s your new one-stop shop.
Organize your brain closet. With sticky notes. Use ‘em to bookmark mail and remind yourself what’s due by EOD. Oh, just don’t tell people at your high school reunion that you invented them.
This one is small enough to fit on a shelf or underneath your desk. Oh, and it prints double-sided so you can save paper.
PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return.
PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.
Skimm'd by Alexandra Napoli, Jessica Kelly
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