Just because you're home doesn't mean you can't be productive. In fact, I'd argue that staying home should make you even more productive because you're in your own space.
But, there are a lot of distractions at home that you won't find in the workspace. Like, that giant TV begging you to stream The Office instead of doing work. Yes, it's ironic.
And, since we can't go to our favorite coffee shop, here are some items that create an ideal working environment at home.
The first thing you need to make your home feel like a home office is a desk. Every good home-based professional will tell you that working in the same place where you rest can get really tiring, really fast. So, this corner desk is perfect.
It's not only minimalistic and beautiful, but it adds extra storage space.
With a great desk, you need a great chair. If you're going to be sitting in the same chair during work hours, you might as well invest in a chair that is comfortable. Also, swivel chairs are really fun. Since it's your house you can even swivel to the kitchen and get a snack anytime.
Trust me, you need a good chair.
An average workday lasts 8 hours. So, you're going to need to charge your cell phone, computer, tablet, etc. We might depend on our electronics way too much.
Unless you somehow have 7 plugs next to your desk, this power strip tower might be a good idea.
Everyone should be using blue light blocking glasses. We spend so much time looking at screens that our eyes start to overwork and get tired. No matter if you're working full time for a tech company or are the owner of a small business. Computers are a central tool for our jobs.
Plus, these glasses look really cool. Like you're smart and look good, but you aren't really trying.
One of the best perks about working from home is not getting up from bed until you're hungry. Your bed can be your workspace, and social media and Slack is the only connection you have to the outside world. That sounds ideal in my book.
Anyway, this laptop tray will make sure you're comfortable under your covers wearing your coziest pj's while you're killing it at work. Living the best life. Actually, if I can do this everyday I might start looking at the best work at home jobs.
This desk plant will help you remember the happiness of being outside.
Remember that feeling when you walked through the park, birds in the trees, sunlight on your face, one hand in your pocket, etc.
This is not that, but it's as close as you can get while staying indoors because we're quarantined.
When working from home, things can fall through the cracks. It's easy to lose track of your priorities when you're not in the office. So, this weekly planner pad will help you stay on top of everything.
Plus, it has been proven that writing things down can help reduce stress, so that's a bonus.
I know you're using your office printer for everything from printing documents, to printing pictures. Turns out printers are not that expensive. And, it saves you that trip to Staples.
This one is a wireless printer (give me wireless everything), that is small enough to fit in any home office and looks professional and sleek.
Messy desk messy mind. Or something like that. Having an organized desk will help you focus on the work instead of where you last saw those post-its.
This desk organizer is perfect. It allows you to move and adjust every part so you can personalize it in a way that makes sense to you. So, whether you have a thousand color pens or two pencils, you deserve an organized space.
After long days at work, you're going to need colorful posters to keep you motivated. These do just that, without being too corny. I think we've seen enough "Keep Calm" posters for the rest of our lives.
Which one is your favorite?
With the perfect chair, you need the perfect lumbar support pillow. This is the perfect pillow to prevent back pains. You might think you're young and fit, and don't need it. But you do. You're spending hours on a chair, the least you can do is make sure your back is straight and relaxed.
No matter where you're working, coffee is life. And, you can't really use these passive-aggressive mugs in the office around your boss, but you can definitely use it when you're at home alone and have a meeting through Google Hangouts.
When's the last time you cleaned your keyboard? Actually, don't tell me. I know y'all are gross.
This tiny vacuum cleaner will make it really easy to clean the keyboard and keep your computer germ free. Especially with the virus outbreak.
There are distractions everywhere. Even at home. These noise-canceling headphones will ensure you focus on work and not on your neighbors' fight.
Plus, they're cheaper than many other brands but work just as well.
But, if noise-canceling isn't your thing, these speakers will blast your favorite music. I mean, who doesn't blast Metallica while filling out spreadsheets?
You can plug in these speakers to the USB-port and pretend to work while watching YouTube videos.