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Home Office Must Haves: Everything You Need To Work From Home Effectively

Due to the global pandemic and public health emergency we’re all currently living through, working from home just became the new normal. With more people working remotely for the foreseeable future, we figured we’d come up with this ‘working from home essentials’ guide to help solve your WFH woes.

 

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For most of us, working remotely makes a big change from our usually hectic lives and in many cases can be hard to adjust to. Whether you’re struggling to focus on work tasks, with the chaos of home life in the background or if you’re finding that your productivity levels are waning without the encouragement and support of your colleagues, working from home is hard- and we’re here for you (virtually, of course)!

Many people have discovered a newfound respect for stay-at-home parents, employees of start-up companies, and self-employed people because they’ve been able to strike the right balance between productivity and comfort – which is notoriously hard to do. You need the right space, the right mindset, and the right stuff to get things done.

Working from home

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Creating that ‘right space’ isn’t easy and involves a reflection of what kind of worker we are, and what kind of work we do. Of course, the absolute essentials for remote working include a perfect internet connection and a problem-free computer.

However, our guide is focused more on all the other things you might need to transform your sad-looking home office (or lack thereof) into an efficient and professional workspace that you feel good in, no matter what you do for a living. Our suggestions are all there to help you keep organised and productive as you navigate the new world of remote working. You know what they say, a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind!

Tidy Home Office

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From helpful gadgets to motivational mugs, we’ve got you covered! Even if you’re not working at home yourself, you’re sure to know of someone who is- so, hopefully, this guide will give you some useful gift ideas that your loved ones will certainly appreciate. If you worked from home before all the social distancing measures were implemented, and you’re looking to give your existing home office a new lease of life, keep reading!

Find out what you need to work from home effectively with our ‘home office must-haves’ shopping list, and the best part is that you don’t need to leave your house to get your hands on them!

  1. Laptop Support Desk
  2. USB Cup Warmer
  3. Wireless Charging Mouse Mat
  4. Armchair Caddy
  5. Reusable Notebook
  6. Weekly Planner
  7. Google Home Mini
  8. Desk Tidy Plant Pot
  9. Mini Clock
  10. Motivational Mug

We hope this guide helps you make your home office a place to be proud of. Take care and stay safe everyone!

  1. Laptop Support Desk 
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    Laptop Support Desk 

    This Laptop Support Tray is perfect when you’re working from home without a desk. The non-slip surface ensures that your laptop or tablet will remain still while you’re working and the handy slot for your iPad or tablet adds to this multi-use product. This lap desk support provides enough space for having breakfast or to take notes when working from your bed and the micro-bead cushion underneath provides ultimate comfort. Transform your sofa or bed into your home office and work in comfort!  

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  2. USB Cup Warmer
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    USB Cup Warmer

    Isn’t it just un‘bear’able when your hot drink goes cold before you’ve finished it? Well, you can stay comfortably caffeinated through your working day with the help of this cute cup warming coaster. Simply plug the USB into your laptop and keep your cuppa hot. Extend your drinking time by up to 30 minutes with this cute coaster, which is sure to brighten up any workspaceEven better- it’s portable, meaning you can bring this cute bear cup warmer back to the office when you return. 

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  3. Wireless Charging Mouse Mat 
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    Wireless Charging Mouse Mat 

    Become a multi-tasking master with this innovative product, which lets you wirelessly charge your smartphone while you work- no extra messy cables needed! Streamline your desk space and remove the need for extra charging cables with this PU leather Kikkerland Wireless Charging Mouse Pad. If you’re working with limited space available at home, this sleek and clever product will make your home office look professional and maximise space. A power cable is included with 1A to 2A output and this product is QI-Compliant 

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  4. Armchair Caddy
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    Armchair Caddy

    If you’ve had to rapidly transform your living room into a workspace, then you’ve probably got things strewn all over the place. Keep all your possessions tidied away and restore order to your impromptu home office with this Armchair Caddy. The three-sectioned caddy features two pockets that are ideal for remote controls, newspapers, notebookspens and a level tray that will sit over the arm of a chair or sofa. With its sturdy tray, it will help to protect your upholstery and carpets from hot drinks perched on the arms of chairs.  

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  5. Reusable Notebook
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    Reusable Notebook

    With the Rocketbook Everlast Smart Notebook, you’ll be working efficiently and doing your bit for the planet. The pages feel just like paper but are endlessly reusable and super-high-tech. You can write down all your noted from the day, and upload them directly to the cloud, to Evernote, to your email, or share, print, and collaborate with colleagues virtually. This is no ordinary notebook, and if you’re someone who constantly forgets to save their work or someone who is constantly losing bits of paper- this is the notebook for you. Use the Rocketbook app to explore more high-tech features and enjoy!  

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  6. Weekly Planner
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    Weekly Planner

    If you’re someone who is usually really organised, or you’re someone who is desperately trying to get organised – you’ll love this Cork Weekly Planner! The all-in-one desktop planner made from solid cork and sits neatly on your desk. Pin your notes to the corkboard or make notes on the whiteboard panels. This product is a great idea for staying on top of things while working from home and certainly helps keep your desk looking neat and tidy.  

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  7. Google Home Mini
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    Google Home Mini

    Manage your work schedule, set reminders, and set alarms with the incredible Google Home Mini. It’ll feel like you have your very own personal assistant with this product as you can receive answers to almost any question from Google Assistant and stay informed and up to date with weather, news updates, and more. Even better, you can pop some music on in the background while you work if that’s something that you’ll find relaxing and helpful. Just say “OK Google” and away you go! This truly is the ultimate work-from-home organisational tool.  

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  8. Desk Tidy Plant Pot
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    Desk Tidy Plant Pot

    Nobody likes a messy desk, with pens and pencils everywhere, so keep your table up to date and fresh with this stylish plant pot tidy. Glazed on the inside to keep your surfaces clean and dry. This is ideal for your home office or kitchen to add some green to your workspace. Bringing the outside in will help you feel more positive De-clutter your workspace and you’ll instantly feel better and more productive. 

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  9. Mini Clock 
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    Mini Clock 

    The Karlsson Minimal Alarm Clock will add a modern and stylish aesthetic to your home office and help you keep to a regular work schedule. It’s important when working from home to distinguish between work time and leisure time, and this clock will serve as a stylish reminder as to when your workday is done. With an ultra-quiet movement, the clock does not make any ticking sound to disturb or interrupt you while you’re working or focusing, and the second hand moves in a continuous smooth movement.  

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  10. Motivational Mug
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    Motivational Mug

    Everybody loves Monopoly, and these days it’s highly likely that you’re spending a lot more time playing board games than you did before. This adorable Monopoly themed motivational mug is the perfect companion for any employee. This ceramic mug has a capacity of 315ml and is dishwasher and microwave safe, making life that little bit easier during these tricky times. Working from home also means you’re within 20 feet of your kitchen usually- which means cups of tea and coffee are never too far away. Delight your loved one with this adorable gift idea or treat yourself to a slice of motivation.  

     

     

     

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Check out our home office collection for more great gifts and present ideas.



Tara Cox

Tara Cox

Contributing Writer