October 28th, 2020 | Updated on June 1st, 2021
This Covid-19 pandemic has been a blessing in disguise, especially for many of us in the work world: we are able to work from home! This means that we no longer have to deal with the frustrating traffic, annoying co-workers and the fear of catching the virus from one of our colleagues.
But, with every job, whether in office or at home, there has to be a system set in place in order for us to thrive and be productive. And setting up a dedicated work area, with all of the best necessary products, can transform our work-from-home experience into a better environment of efficiency.
Because the team at Newszii all work from home, we have experience on this topic. Together, we’ve compiled a list of work-from-home essentials that we believe are necessary in order to achieve a better work-from-home flow.
The list includes items such as essential oil diffusers, sit-stand desks and coffee makers, just to name a few. This list wasn’t created based on a budget, but on what works best for investing in your work environment to sustain a easier work-from-home life for the long run.
You may even be able to write these items off on your taxes. Your employer may even cover the cost.
Below is a list of 30 products we’ve compiled here at Newszii that we believe are essential for being more productive while working from home.
1. Knodel Desk Pad
Spills are common throughout the workday, especially during coffee or water breaks. To protect your desk, in style, the Knodel desk pad is the answer. It’s a large 31.5×15.7 pad that is made from a tough, durable material. It is easy to clean and double sided.
2. Relaxation Waterfall Fountain
With this at-home zen experience, you will be able to effectively relax. This waterfall fountain provides a subtle sound of flowing water viable for keeping you in a calm state of mind to fight even your most hectic days.
3. HyperChiller Iced Coffee Maker
You can make a perfect iced coffee in just a minute with the HyperChiller iced coffee maker. It can contain 12.5-ounces of coffee and can chill it by 130+ degrees in only 60 seconds.
4. Perfect Posture Back Strap
You can avoid back pains and long term spinal damage by keeping a perfect posture. With the perfect posture back strap, you’ll be able to effortlessly improve your posture, while relieving and preventing lower back pain.
5. Philips Hue Play Smart Lights
In the event that you’re working late, smart lighting is a huge contributor to creating a certain mood that you may need. Whether you’re looking to be in a relaxed mood, a more focused one or high energy, Philips Hue Play Smart Lights can adjust.
6. Office Chair Workout Attachment
Cleverly transform your office chair into your own personal home gym. Doesn’t take extensive time and is easy to install. You are able to workout your biceps, triceps and chest.
7. The COMFY Oversized Blanket Sweatshirt
A wintertime garment that is sure to keep you warm during chilling times. It is available in various designs to best fit your style. Every shirt comes with a cozy sherp interior, a fleece exterior, a hoodie anda front mounted kangaroo pouch pocket.
8. LapGear Pro Lap Desk
In the event that you’re looking to take a break from working on your traditional desk, the lap desk gives you that break. You are able to transfer over your laptop, mouse and phone to the LapGear Pro Lap Desk and it holds it all in place.
9. Eyestrain Reducing Tinted Glasses
These glasses include Gamma Ray blue light blocking lenses. In the event when you’ve put too much strain on your eyes by staring at the computer screen too long, eyestrain reducing tinted glasses will relieve you. They include amber tint and anti-glare features.
10. Desktop Cable Organizer
A disarray of tangled cables can be quite frustrating. With a desktop cable organizer, your workstation can become much more organized. This organizer includes a 3-slot, 5-slot and 7-slot silicone cable holder.
11. A 2nd Monitor
With a 2nd monitor in your workstation, productivity can drastically improve. We recommend Acer’s 24” monitor. It definitely gets the job done and it is affordable.
12. Shiatsu Neck And Back Massager
When you’re tensed with muscle knots in your neck and back, the Shiatsu neck and back massager is the perfect kneader. It fits comfortably around your neck. It comes with 8-deep kneading massage nodes. It adjusts to 3 different speed and strength levels.
13. Seneo Wireless Charging Pad Station
Charge your phone, smart watch, wireless earbuds and all of your electronics all in one wireless charging pad station. Easy peasy!
14. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug
Keep your warm beverages at the perfect temperature for as long as you need it. It is usable on a single charge for up to 1.5 hours.
15. Under Desk Foot Rest
With this foot rest, you’re putting yourself in position to better spinal positioning. This is a key to alleviating lower back pain.
16. Standing Desk Converter Tray
In the event that you’re sitting down entirely too long, this standing desk converter tray will adjust your desk into a sit-stand desk. You can then easily adjust your work positions throughout the day.
17. Laptop USB-C Docking Station
In the event that you’re using your laptop as a portable workstation, when connecting your mouse, keyboard, monitors, speaker and more, having an USB-C docking station will make matters a lot easier
18. Heated Microwaveable Booties
Definitely become a lot more comfortable and warm with these booties. Soft feel that can not only be heated but cooled as well.
19. Herman Miller Aeron Chair
When it comes to the holy grails of chairs, you can definitely argue that this is it. Comfort beyond measure with so many adjustment points to perfectly fit your preference.
20. Jarvis Motorized Sit-Stand Desk
Many of our editors personally use the Jarvis Sit-Stand Desk, so we can verify its quality. It includes a memory preset controller that smoothly adjusts to your preferred settings. It comes in multiple sizes, and you can even change the wood top.
21. Brother All-In-One Laser Printer
This is another product that we exclusively use here at Newszii. This all-in-one printer doesn’t give us any problems and has been reliable for years.
22. Google WiFi Mesh Router
With the Google WiFi router, your wifi signal is sure to strengthen, You can add as many of these routers as you like, and in return you’d have created a mesh network of an even more amplified signal.
23. Get S**t Done Motivational Poster
Working from home can be difficult when it comes to motivating yourself to complete your work assignments on your own will. This large 24”x36” poster can be a daily reminder to take care of business first, and then go to your couch and lounge to watch your favorite reality TV shows.
24. Das Keyboard 4 Mechanical Keyboard
This mechanical keyboard has all of the keys perfectly laid out. When typing, your taps feel extremely right.
25. Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser
Keep your home smelling fresh with this decorative essential oil diffuser. It comes in seven different color options. It can also serve as a mist humidifier and a cool night light.
26. Keurig Mini Plus Coffee Maker
Keurig Mini Plus coffee maker will make you a tasty and quality cup of coffee for one. This single-serve pod-based coffee maker is easy to operate and comes witha removable dip tray that accommodates travel mugs up to 7-inches tall.
27. Lumbar Support Pillow
If your office chair lacks the premium built-in lumbar support, you may want to look into purchasing a lumbar support pillow. A key benefit is instant back pain relief. It is also breathable, so you’ll stay cool and dry.
28. Electric Heated Throw Blanket
In the vent that you’re cold while putting in your work for the day, this electrical heated throw blanket will keep you warm. It has 4 heating levels.
29. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones
If your office is surrounded by unwanted sound, these Bose noise cancelling headphones will block it out. It comes with Alexa voice control, and also 11 levels of noise cancelling.
30. Fellowes 70Ci Heavy Duty Shredder
If you’re looking to shred quietly and efficiently, Fellowes 70Ci Heavy Duty Shredder is your answer. It also eliminates paper jams.
These 30 products are certain to make your work-from-home life easier and more productive. No one expected COVID-19 and all of its effects on the world. But, now that it is here and serving up its change around the globe, we have to adjust accordingly.
Now that most of us are working from home to stay safer from contracting the virus, we have to still be just as productive as if we were still getting out and going into the office. Working from home doesn’t have to be so difficult and we can surely make it work for us.
Our employers will definitely appreciate us more when we’ve become more efficient. A sheer benefit for the state of our company.