12 Home Office Buys to Boost Your Productivity

Make the most of your workday with these productivity-boosting home office buys.

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January 05, 2021

Working from home comes with an endless array of time-wasting, energy-draining distractions. And while we can’t keep your kids from incessantly poking your shoulder every 45 minutes or mute your ravenous spouse as they savor kettle-cooked potato chips during their lunch break, we can manage these distractions with a little help from these productivity-boosting products. Keep scrolling to find the best time-management tools, goal planners and productivity helpers to shop for your home office.

Whether you’re surrounded by rowdy roommates, chatty partners or a slew of needy kiddos, working from home is no easy feat. Create boundaries during work hours and let your loved ones know you’re unavailable with one of these darling door hangers. The handcrafted birch signs come in three different laser-cut phrases: video call in progress, virtual teaching in progress and virtual learning in progress. Each sign comes finished with a natural leather cord for easy and stylish hanging right out of the box.

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Fail to plan, plan to fail. Jump-start your day with productivity in mind using this handy daily planner pad. The customizable pad comes with 50 tear-off sheets and blank spaces to pencil in your daily priorities, schedule, to-do list, meals and water intake. Each pad features hand-drawn details and a mix of airy aqua and light gray hues to add energizing color to your desktop.

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Time is money, so use it wisely. Time management becomes second nature with this productivity-boosting timer cube. The desktop staple features five-, 15-, 30- and 60-minute intervals and comes equipped with two alarm volume levels. Snag the cube for your home office and pick up an extra for your spouse or work bestie while you’re at it.

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Compartmentalize the chaos on your desk with this space-saving and simple desktop organizer set. The streamlined stoneware set comes with four storage cups and a catch-all tray that can be used together or separately to suit your space. Snag the white to brighten your business hours, or snag the smoky gray to add an edge to your desktop design.

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Kick your productivity into high gear with this weekly planner notepad. This chic and simple notepad features 52 tear-off sheets with blank slots to track goals for each day of the week, pencil in top weekly goals and jot down miscellaneous notes.

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Jot down the big milestones and deadlines for your week ahead with this magnetic glass dry-erase board. The wall-mounted design appears crisp and orderly on your home office walls, and the roomy dimensions allow ample space for you to write down and edit notes throughout the week.

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Combat your afternoon slump with this energizing home office essential. The standing desk converter energizes your sedentary role and allows you to stretch your legs and maintain focus throughout the day. Even better, the standing converter is adjustable and aids in relieving pain associated with sitting with poor posture for a long period of time.

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Jump-start your day with a little mindfulness and motivation a la The 5-Minute Productivity Journal by Jennifer Webb. The quick-and-easy journal offers users an outlet to organize their thoughts, outline their goals for the day ahead and prioritize tasks accordingly. Bonus: The journal is a great pathway to the healthy habit of self-reflection and self-care each day.

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Looking for a more subtle solution to managing your productivity at work? This ultra-sleek hourglass sand timer set is here to deliver. The duo boasts a minimalist, streamlined design that brings beauty to your desktop and offers 30-minute and five-minute timers to keep you on task throughout your day. Simply flip the hourglass and your countdown begins.

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Starting at $15.29

Never lose sight of the big picture with this motivational print. Display the black-and-white print on your wall or on your desk and use it as a fashionable reminder that all the mundane, tedious tasks on your plate will be worth completing in the end.

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Give your WFH co-workers (read: children) a silent signal of your availability with this desktop light. The innovative design comes with three light settings like a traditional traffic light: green means available, yellow means busy and red means do not disturb. Plug the light into a standard USB port on your laptop and change your availability status using the included Windows or macOS application from your computer.

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Starting at $99

The key to maintaining productivity is freeing your mind from distractions like a cluttered desk. This desktop organizer provides a modern, streamlined base to corral paper supplies, writing utensils, your smartphone and coffee mug in one concise space. Our favorite part? The tray organizer is elevated with four feet, allowing you to slide your keyboard beneath it to free up desk space for writing, reading or other workday tasks.

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