I LOVE working in an inspiring environment, which is why I usually write at one of my favourite cafés! Now that we’re in lockdown 2.0 here in the UK, I’m always working from home. Sigh. BUT instead of complaining about a situation, I believe in tackling problems whenever they occur! So, I turned my small living space into a super functional home office! I spent hours on Amazon trying to find these home office essentials to create an environment in which I can get sh*t done!
My Top Recommendations.
All of the items I’ve listed for you below can all be found in my own personal home office!
Although I like to call these my “home office essentials“, that doesn’t mean they are actually essential to be able to get your work done. However, they do make working from home so much more enjoyable and easy!
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Desk Organization Items
If you suffer from neck or back pains like me, you’ll know the struggle! Looking down on your laptop or computer monitor all day just KILLS your neck. I recently got a laptop stand and let me tell you, it totally changed the game for me! My laptop is on eye-level now which means I don’t have to look down all the time anymore! I’ve selected two option for you: One “regular stand”, and one with built-in shelves for notebooks, planners, etc!
Click HERE for the laptop stand with built-in shelves.
Having a desk mat is great for keeping your desk scratch-free AND will make your desk look nice and organized! I love this particular one because it has two different sides, so you can change up the look of your desk whenever you want!
I personally can’t STAND a cluttered desk. All of my charging cables get mixed up and well.. It’s just not a good look. This super cheap cable organizer helps you take care of that! Even better, if you purchase the laptop stand I recommended earlier, it will already come with a cable organizer! Amazing how such a small thing can make a big difference.
This next item is definitely a must-have for anyone without shelves, or that doesn’t have enough shelf space. This adjustable book case is an absolute lifesaver and will instantly create an organized desk and give you much more space to store all of your items! You can shape it in a way that works best for YOU!
This amazing, independent business sells beautiful pocket journals. The lettering is hand-foiled and the journals all have a dot grid, so you have full creative freedom! The website also has some great prompts to use when you run out of ideas to journal about. (The journals are currently on sale right now!)
The “No Limits Planner” by Bright Beta Co., is not your average planner according to them. They describe the planner as: “a proven system to help you track your goals and align your life with what’s meaningful to you.”
I personally find the trackpad on my laptop kind of annoying. I’m constantly clicking on things I don’t mean to be clicking on. Does that happen to anyone else? A bluetooth mouse is a great solution if you find that having to use a trackpad is a bit of a pain. There are many great options out there, but I like this particular one because it’s great value for money (it’s even on sale right now), and has a sleek design.
Okay, this one will definitely not be an essential for everyone, but it really is for me! I can’t work unless I have a nice, hot beverage to accompany me, and this mug warmer has been absolutely amazing. The difference between this one and others out there, is the fact that this one actually has a wall plug instead of a USB. What this means, is that a) it won’t drain your laptop while using it and b) it’s much more powerful and will keep your beverage warm for longer! I can assure you that this will be a well-received gift for any tea or coffee lover out there!
I’ve talked about these blue light blocking glasses before in my post on How to Sleep Better and Become more Successful. Of all the items I’ve named in this list, THIS is the most essential of them all. Protecting our eyes is SO important and if I can do that by doing something as simple as putting on a pair of glasses, then I will! I’ve linked the pair that I personally own, but there a so many different styles available! The best part is that they’re super affordable too!
I know it sounds a bit weird, but this butt pillow is a real game changer! Let’s be honest, we all know the struggle of butt pain when sitting in your desk chair all day. It’s not great. This pillow will definitely upgrade your home office experience AND can help relieve back and neck pains as well!
Finally, we have this webcam privacy cover. I just don’t like the idea that some creepy dude on the other side of the world might be spying on me through my camera. SO I’ve put a privacy cover on most of my devices! They come in a pack of 3 for only about $1 each, so it’s a no-brainer, really.
That concludes my list of Home Office Essentials!
I wanted to keep this list of my home office essentials completely real. All of the items listed are items I actually use myself on almost a daily basis. I really think that these items can completely transform your home office in a super functional space that works for YOU! If you have any questions about these item at all, please do let me know by getting in touch through my Instagram (@ReneeHalfway), or by leaving a comment down below! I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Please let me know which of these items was your favourite, or if you already own any of them!