August 31, 2020
Working at home might be a new way of life for some people, and we want to help you with the transition from the office. We’ve made a list of 10 items you can buy online that will help you stay productive, focused, and comfortable as you settle into your new work environment.
Comfortable desk chair
When it comes to items that can make or break your overall sense of wellbeing, your desk chair tops the list. Make sure you choose something like this simple, but effective swivel chair from Amazon that offers solid lumbar support and a great range of movement for maximum comfort.
Portable sound system
Never underestimate the power of your favorite music when it comes to staying happy and productive at work. A portable Bluetooth speaker makes it easy to bring your jams along with you whether you’re staying in the office and buckling down today or temporarily moving to the porch for some fresh air and a little sunshine.
Reliable Wi-Fi router
Although there’s never a good time for the Wi-Fi to be down, a solid connection is especially critical when you’re working from home every day. Do yourself a favor and upgrade to something you can count on like this Google-approved routing system. It’s quick, it’s reliable, and it blends seamlessly into any home office décor scheme.
Sitting for long periods without breaking things up is a no-no whether you’re at a traditional office or working from home. Taking regular breaks to stretch or even exercise a bit is a must, so make sure your work area includes an exercise mat you can unroll at a moment’s notice for a quick reboot when you need one.
Your chair isn’t the only piece of office equipment you’ll want to upgrade now that you’re working from home for a while. You’ll be spending lots of time at your desk from now on, so make sure it’s something you like, whether that’s a minimalist table or a standing desk to help you combat the perils of sitting too long.
Your home office will need a few personal touches before it truly begins to feel like yours and some green, growing things (like these adorable succulents) are a great place to start. Plants add a cheerful touch of color to any room, as well as help to purify the air around you.
If you’ve been looking for a way to justify that sweet laptop upgrade you’ve had your eye on, working from home fits the bill perfectly. A fast, gorgeous machine like a MacBook Pro or similar will make everything easier and more fun, whether that’s organizing your work schedule or gaming after hours.
Happy hour at home
Every productive day at the office should end with a cocktail to celebrate a job well done. Treat yourself to a luxury spirits membership that makes keeping your home bar stocked with all the best options simple. (Grab a bottle of ONE ROQ Vodka with a special promo code in your Member dashboard!) You can even enjoy a cold one with friends over Zoom, happy hour style.
Good desk lamp
If you can set up your work area near a window and let the sunlight in during the day, you should. Once the sun goes down though, you’ll need a soft light option for your desk that maintains the right vibe. Try an adjustable option made to reduce eye strain and keep you productive.
Great wall décor
No one wants to stare at a blank, white wall all day when they’re working, so choose some décor for yours that feels like “you”. It can be anything you want, whether that’s a framed poster of your favorite vintage movie, a custom-created oil painting from a local artist, or a whiteboard you can use for brainstorming. Just make it something you’ll love having around.
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