15 work from home essentials for increased productivity

side table

As we all know it that due to the pandemic most people have been subjected to work from home full time. or if you are like me, then you work from home on some days. With the stance of things at the moment, it seems like some people will get to work from home up to the end of the year. With this being the case, fortunately some people have fully adjusted to the whole working from home . However, unfortunately, some people are still adjusting and have not gotten the hang of things yet. I totally understand this is. I mean it’s so easy to curl up of the sofa or lie on your bed with your laptop and trying to work this way. I also know how unproductive this can be.

Hence, I have decided to write this blog post, with the intention to help you adjust and fully transition to the working from home mode, to increase your productivity. In this post, I have listed the work from home essentials for increased productivity.

15 work from home essentials

1. Desk or dedicated workspace

Having a dedicated workspace is the topmost essential. This can be in form of desk, part of your kitchen counter table or part of your dining table. The point is that this area is dedicated for you and everything that you need to work.

If you decide to buy a desk, you might find it beneficial to buy a simple minimalist table that would fit in a small space and is easy to setup or store away if need be.

  • MADE: Emira Laptop Side Table, £79
  • side table

2. A comfortable chair

Switch into productivity mode by investing in a comfy chair, rather than working from your bed or sofa. Working from home with a comfortable chair is essential for supporting our body structure and most especially the back. However,

  • MADE: Lule Office Chair,
  • MADE: Keira Office Chair
  • MADE: Denham Office Chair, £199
  • MADE: Kendal Office Chair, £199

3. Laptop, desktop PC, monitor

Depending on the nature of your work, it is almost impossible to work productively without your laptop or desktop or the likes, mostly in this day and age where most things are digitalised. I recommend having a desktop to connect your laptop to, it makes things a bit easier especially if you have to work with multiple tabs or files at the same time.

  • HP 24-df0015na 23.8" All-in-One PC, £599
  • HP V28 4K Ultra HD 28" TN LCD Monitor, £299
  • HP 14s-dq1505sa 14" Laptop, £629

4. Keyboard

If you have to work with a desktop, then you most definitely need a keyboard. Unless you want to work with your on screen keyboard, which can be frustrating and in turn would reduce productivity.

  • HP K2500 Wireless Keyboard
  • LOGITECH K270 Wireless Keyboard, £29.99

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5. Mouse

Just like the keyboard, having a mouse is important too most especially if you will not be working with a laptop. However, I recommend investing in a bluetooth mouse even if you’re working with a laptop.

  • lOGITECH M185 Wireless Optical Mouse, £9.99
  • HAMA EMW-500 Vertical Ergonomic Wireless Optical Mouse, £29.99

6. Earphone/ headphone

If you’re anything like me, then it would come as no surprise to you that listening to music is very much needed for concentration, better thinking and subsequently a boost to productivity.

Recently, I discovered that listening to soundtracks of movies is even better than listening to songs that you know. Try it and let me know what you think.

  • JLab GO Air In-Ear True Wireless Earbuds
  • Sony WH-CH510 On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds+ True Wireless Headphones

7. Stationaries

One of the most essential of all the essentials is of course your stationaries. It could be pens, pencils, post it notes, daily planner, calculator, highlighters etc. The list is non exhaustive.

  • eekly to Do List Magnetic Notepad,
  • Casio FX-991ESPLUS Scientific Calculator (newest model)
  • BIC Cristal Original Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point

8. Desk organiser

Having an organised desk is a definite work from home essentials for increased productivity and this is where desk organisers come into play. With an organised desk, you’re focussed, well planned and you save yourself time from looking for items, since everything has its home on your working desk space.

  • Desk Organiser, £11.99
  • Desk Organiser set

9. Lighting

Investing in a table lamp is very much needed for the darker days of the winter season. Unless you have bright ceiling lights, but if not, don’t strain your eyes. Save yourself the eye problem by purchasing a table lamp.

  • duneim Desk Lamp
  • made Desk Lamp
  • duneim Desk Lamp

10. Coffee maker

For some people, the day doesn’t start until they’ve had a cup of coffee. If that describes you, then you might want to consider getting yourself a coffee maker. No need to break the bank, affordable coffee makers like the ones in the pictures below does exist.

  • coffee maker
  • LOGIK L14DCB19 Filter Coffee Machine, £17.99

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11. Water bottle

The importance of water cannot be stressed anymore than it already has. So all I’ll say is make sure that you’re drinking enough water. Stay hydrated!

  • personalised water bottle
  • personalised football water bottle
  • amazon water bottle

12. Body support

Have you ever had back pain or any body pains at all? You’ll agree with me that its not a pleasant experience. You’ll not be able to function properly. That’s a sure way to decrease productivity, I’m sure this isn’t what you want. So support your body with cushions, foot rest and whatever else you may need.

  •  Lumbar Pillows back support
  • Ergonomic Foot Rest
  • mesh back support

13. Candles, diffusers, plants

You know how at work, you have personal things such as pictures on your desk to give it that homey feel? Well this is exactly the same thing. Make the most of working from home, feel free to decorate your work space with some plants, get a fragrance diffusers or light up some scented candles with your favourite scent.

  • Air Wick Essential Oils Infusion White Vanilla Bean Candle
  • Glade Jar Candle Small Scented Candles Mandarin & Sunshine
  • Blooming Garden Diffuse
  • Yankee Large Jar Cherry Vanilla Candle
  • Mini Artificial Succulent Desk Plants,

14. Table clock

If your home clock is not visible from your workspace and you don’t want to use your phone, a table clock is essential for you to time yourself and plan properly.

Multi Function Digital Alarm Clock
ARGOS: Constant Multi Function Digital Alarm Clock, £9.99

15. Wifi extender

If you have a weak Wifi connection at home, a wifi router will help to resolve this issue by boosting your wifi signal.

TP-Link 300Mbps Wi-Fi Range Extender & Booster 0
ARGOS: TP-Link 300Mbps Wi-Fi Range Extender & Booster, £17.99

I hope you found this post useful. Come back next week for more!

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Chioma x

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  1. mercymime
    April 14, 2021 / 7:46 am

    Thank you very much dear. I appreciate

  2. Christian
    April 10, 2021 / 4:44 pm

    Well written my love. You did a great job here honey. Kee it up 👍🙏

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