10 things to make the best of your home office experience

If you're like us, the quarantine has made you realize your home office is a really big deal.

by Very Local Staff
May 7, 2020

If you’re like us, the quarantine has made you realize your home office is a really big deal. It’s where you spend most of your day during work now, and whether you’re taking a Zoom meeting or taking a breather from being a home school teacher — you’ve been spending a time of time there.

Here’s a few things to make it equally as cozy as it is functional:

Small mouse pad getting in the way?

Large Desk Mouse Pad

Product info: This 31″x15″ mouse pad adds personality to your workspace and makes an ultra smooth surface for your mouse. It has stitched edges that keep the pad in place and is easy to clean.

Promising review: “My mouse used to get hung up on the edge of my traditional mouse pad while I was working and that was irritating. When I realized there were mouse pads this large, I looked and found this lovely one to brighten my desk area. I’m very pleased with not being interrupted by my mouse getting stuck.”

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Want plants but don’t have the space?

Three tier bamboo stand with owl succulent pots

Product info: Catch the eyes of family and friends with this modern and unique planter set. Plant your favorite succulents or other small potted plants in the modern elegance of these ceramic bowls, or use these decorative pots to show off a variety of other decorative items.

Promising review: “I am not a millenial, but I have to say, the only term that truly accurately describes this little owl succulent planter is “totes adorbs”. Am I wrong!? It’s sooooooo cute! Who doesn’t love 3 little squaty owls sitting in a tree with itty bitty succulents for head feathers?!”

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Need to work on your health goals?

Balance Ball Chair

Product info: Feel better at your workplace by utilizing this alternative chair solution that encourages wellness and helps to soothe the aches and pains that come from sitting at a desk for extended periods of time. By promoting micro movements and constant stimulation of the body, the mind will experience a heightened sense of focus and concentration.

Promising review: “When seated, whether I’m more toward the front or up against the backrest, I immediately notice a difference in my posture.”

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Coffee won’t stay warm?

Coffee mug warmer

Product info:Place your favorite cup of joe, tea, or cocoa on the plate, and it’ll keep it nice and hot for hours—so you can enjoy it at your leisure. It features a convenient on/off switch with an indicator light, and an extended power cord so you can use it just about anywhere.

Promising review: “As a slow coffee drinker, this mug warmer is a godsend. It does exactly as advertised and I love it.”

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Not sure what day of the week it is?

Small Desk Calendar

Product info: This calendar gives off a charming and rustic vibe. Go paperless and never have to buy a calendar again.

Promising review: “This is a really quality item. First, it’s all metal. It’s heavy and quite large so it’s easy to see, even across the room. No pieces to get lost (or for kids to remove). Industrial farmhouse awesome.”

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Want a little more character in your office?

Peanuts Desk Calendar

Product info: Enjoy this fun perpetual calendar that is sure to be an encouragement each day with its relevant Scripture and one-of-a-kind collection of Peanuts comic strips.

Promising review: “I bought this for my husband who had a stroke. He loves Charlie Brown, and he gets confused on the dates. I love that the calendar doesn’t have the year, because he can keep using it, and he can at least easily know the day.”

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Work day making you stressed?

Indoor relaxation fountain

Product info:Create an oasis of light and serenity in your home. This 3 tiered cascading fountain creates a spa like ambiance with its sounds tranquil, dulcet streams of water.

Promising review: “This one is awesome, the pump is quiet, as is the water, it simply provides a really nice environmental impact on my workspace. I run it up to 8 hours in a day, use distilled water only and clean it periodically, and it’s running just like new after several weeks.”

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Need a pick me up?

Essential Oil Diffuser

Product info: This ultrasonic essential oil diffuser offers natural and attractive aroma to purify air and uplift mood.

Promising review: “I’m in love with this little thing! It’s super quiet, so I am able to have one on my desk for when I study and one next to my bed for when I sleep.”

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Because who doesn’t love Groot?

I am Groot

Product info: This is a must buy for all Baby Groot character lovers and best gift for your family and friends. It can be used as a flower pot or pen/pencil holder.

Promising review: “I am Groot. I am Groot. I am Groot” translated to “Bought this as a gift for my boyfriend to put on his desk as a pencil holder and he loved it.”

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Need a foot rest that isn’t your trash can?

Product info: Office chairs can tire you out and result in leg pain, bad circulation, and lumbar pain. A computer foot rest under desk is the solution. Keep the flat side down and cradle your feet with a soft cushion. Or turn it on its rounded end, and rock it back and forth to boost circulation.

Promising review: “I like that you can use it not only as a footrest, but also as a booster under your legs. It has made a difference in how long I can sit at my computer chair without leg and back pain.”

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