The Best Amazon Finds to Refresh Your Office Space and Work Bag

Even if you're not headed back to school, it's a good time to give a mid-year refresh to your work bag and office setup.

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August 06, 2023

As summer starts to wind down, you’ve likely been seeing all of the fall products that seem to pop up prematurely in every store. From Halloween decorations to pumpkin spice everything, it’s either exciting for those who are more than ready for the season of apple picking and cozy sweaters, or simply too soon for those that love living in sandals and shorts. I’m in the first camp: The large displays of school supplies get me excited, even though I haven’t been to school in years (okay, many years). Still, the excitement of getting the list of supplies and packing a bag full of new binders, pens and textbooks still lingers when I head to the stationary or office supply aisle.

If this sounds a lot like you, why not treat yourself to some new supplies anyway? Many of us, after all, are planning on going back to the office more often in the fall, with PTO and planned vacations paused until the holiday season. And there are some great products that will truly help organize your office desk or your work-from-home desk, as well as things that you can put in your work bag to make commuting way easier. Here are our picks for Amazon finds perfect for refreshing your desk or work bag.

Office or WFH Desk

These accessories are meant to be used at the office or your office from home, so you can create an organized area that will help you keep track of your supplies, your time, and your work day. While it won’t make your workday go by faster, it can make your day easier.

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This beautiful, sleek laptop holder keeps your computer upright when you're not using it, allowing for some space on your desk. It comes in a few different finishes, like maple or even black leather.

$13.99 (Pack of 2)
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Easy to install with the included adhesive (no mounting required!), these trays go underneath the desk so you can store the must-have products without clutter. Place phones, chargers, or pens there.

$6.98 (Pack of 2)
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These clear memo boards go on each side of your computer monitor -- use them to place sticky notes with important information on them. You'll be less likely to forget important deadlines or meetings with these handy boards.

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This convenient (and aesthetically pleasing) cable wrangler keeps up to six electronic cords organized and right where you need them. Long gone are the days you'll need to bend under your desk just to get your phone charger.

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Another convenient product for all of those electronics you use, this can be clamped at the top of your desk for easy access to plugs whenever you need them. It has two regular plugs and three AC plugs.

$14.99 (Pack of 4)
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These four pin board strips easily stick to the wall with 3M adhesive strips, making it a renter- and office-friendly hack to decorate your desk. Use it to hang pictures, important memos and more. It comes with 40 push pins, too.

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This is one of those affordable, simple products that once you start using, you'll never be able to live without. It's an acrylic stand that props up your smartphone, keeping it visible and hands-free for whatever you need it for.

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From pencil shavings to crumbs from snacks or lunches, this battery-operated desktop vacuum will surely come in handy a few times a week.

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This coffee cup warmer has a 12-hour timer, two settings and automatic shut-off for peace of mind. It's a great little gadget to ensure your coffee or tea is always at the right temperature.

Work Bag

From portable chargers to a soft carrying case for your laptop, keeping your work bag organized will make days at the office go smoother. And if you treat yourself to some beautiful and convenient lunch containers, you’ll find yourself more than willing to prepare a sandwich or salad in the morning.

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This waterproof case will hold all of the must-haves you need to take to and from the office every day. It should fit chargers, hard drives, headphones and more.

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This high-powered portable charger is unique because it has four built-in cables for all sorts of needs, including charging iPhones, Androids, micro USBs and recharging itself. It's an all-in-one device that will also ensure you'll never run out of juice. Plus, it has an LCD display that clearly shows how much power is left.

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This canvas handbag organizer has ten pockets and a drawstring to close shut. It's perfect to keep all of the must-haves you only need for your work bag, like ID badges or notebooks. That way, you'll know you have everything you need before you leave the house.

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These leak-proof, microwave- and dishwasher-safe containers are perfect for yogurt parfaits, chia puddings, salads and more. They're 12 ounces each but also come in a few larger sizes.

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This stackable lunch box has everything you need: two layers that will easily store your lunch (plus, one layer that has two separate compartments), an insert that has all the utensils and a tight band to keep everything secure. It's also made from eco-friendly materials that are microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Who says desk lunches have to be sad?

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This cute little pouch should store a few lip products and has a handy mirror, too. It's great for work days that turn into happy hours.

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This handy little device sticks right to the side of your bulky laptop charger. Then, you can wrap the cord around it -- it'll take up much less space in your work bag.

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This quilted puffer laptop sleeve will ensure your laptop is safe and secure to and from your commute. And it's stylish, too.

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This little pack has 75 first aid supplies, including antiseptic cleaning wipes, alcohol pads, gauze tape, safety pins and bandages.

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