Want to make your home office perfect?
Whether you work from home or not, you most likely spend some hours in a day working from your home even if you have a job!
Below are some great tips, ideas and products for your home office to make it perfect!
These are not limited to a home office, you can certainly use them in any office you work from, and I use some of these at my job too.
I am sure there’s something on this list that will make your workspace more comfortable and enjoyable for you!
Tips, Ideas and Products to Make Your Home Office Perfect!
Wireless keyboard and mouse
Isn’t this wireless keyboard and mouse set soo pretty? I absolutely love it and use it in my home office but I also use the Ergononic keyboard and mouse (see below) for health reasons in my work office at the job where I spend majority of my day.
Definitely check it out here.
Must have an Ergonomic Keyboard and Mouse
I did not know much about “Ergonomic” keyboard and mouse until a year ago.
I had heard about them but never used them until I developed a ganglion cyst on my wrist because of the strain caused by typing and browsing the internet for hours.
I went to the doctors and had the cyst removed few times (good thing it was benign) but it kept coming back and I couldn’t understand what was causing it? After a few months, I figured it out that it was the angle of my mouse and keyboard which was causing the uncomfortable cyst on my wrist.
I researched and came across Ergonomic designed keyboard and mouse that people were raving about and rightfully so! I will never go back to using the standard keyboard and mouse ever again! You must try them if you haven’t-
ALEXA (YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND!)
I LOVE Amazon ECHO second-generation smart speaker for all my needs! I use it to listen to music, podcasts, youtube videos playing in the background while I am working, make calls, ask silly questions, anything!
It has so many features that honestly I have not even familiarized myself with yet because I mainly use it to listen to music, make calls, check on the weather or for my Youtube channel playing in the background. The speaker works awesome! and is just the perfect size for the room. I even place it in the bathroom some days when I am taking a hot bath!
I like to listen to something while taking a bath or shower and ALEXA works her magic! It’s so convenient and smart.
I even own ECHO DOTwhich I keep in my meditation room because it works beautifully. All I have to say is “Alexa, play mediation music or any other kind of music I want” and that’s it!
It’s amazing because I don’t even take my phone in the meditation room whereas before ECHO DOT, I had to take my phone and play the meditation music on my phone or pair my phone with some other bluetooth speaker. That defeated the whole purpose of meditating because I would get interrupted with phone calls or messages! Not anymore, did I tell you ALEXA is a great problem solver!!?
You can check out the awesome features of ECHO SMART SPEAKER here
You can check out the amazing Alexa at ECHO DOT here
Time Cube Timer
I use this Time Cube to manage all my tasks timely. It keeps me accountable and you can set it for 5, 15, 30 or 60 minutes and I just love having it on my desk to keep me on track. This helps me stay productive. You will love it too.
Essential GALLON WATER BOTTLE
If you are like me, I often get so consumed in my work that I forget to stay hydrated! As you all know, it’s so important for us to be hydrated at all times and the best way I accomplish that is through this GALLON water bottle!
It is perfect because I know exactly how much water I need to drink and as long as I drink this gallon in a day, I know I am good with my water intake!
Before purchasing this, I had to constantly fill up water glasses and keep track of my water intake for the day. But GALLON water bottle is a perfect solution to ensure you are drinking an adequate amount of water in a day!
If you don’t want the water gallon bottle then grab this Yeti stainless steel tumbler. The YETI Rambler family is tough as hell, and will keep your drinks as cold (or hot) as science allows. With 18/8 stainless steel construction, double-wall vacuum insulation, and No Sweat Design, they’re perfect for the deer lease, cleaning table, or just the downtime in between your outdoor exploring.
You need healthy snacks when you are concentrating and working hard. I recommend protein bars because they provide excellent energy, serve as a great meal replacement and also taste delicious!
I keep a variety of protein bars in my home office cabinet and eat 1-2 protein bars a day. They help me work long hours without suffering from hunger pangs and also curb my sugar cravings. Amazon has the best value and variety of protein bars and here are some of my favorites:
A good footrest is a must! If you are going to spend hours in your office working, you might as well be comfortable doing so. You can easily place these under your desk and you will love using it because it helps to improve your posture and blood circulation.
Click here to learn more about it. This second type of footrest is ergonomic and you can adjust the height based on your preference. You can make it flat and store it easily anywhere. I own both kinds above but prefer this one (click here) because it does not slip or move around much. But overall both are pretty good for leg support and keep my feet comfortable and happy while working long hours! Check out both and tell me which one you like!
BACK SUPPORT PILLOW
A good support cushion is essential for your back! Sitting for long hours can really strain your back. I used to suffer from lower back pain all the time until I started researching for full back support pillows and found this one!
This pillow supports your entire back and comes with a memory foam feature which is great. I have even carried it with me on airplanes! You can basically use it with any chair and most importantly, it has helped relieve my back pain tremendously. I highly recommend it!
ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSER
One for my meditation room (a must!), second in my living room and lastly one in my home office!
There are so many health benefits of essential oils that you will be amazed. Read more on essential oils if you don’t have a diffuser and don’t know anything about it on Dr. Axe’s website (click here).
Once you buy one, you will be hooked! Not only your office will smell like a spa! but the scent will rejuvenate you completely. Also, they can be great gifts and everyone loves to receive them!
Here are the 3 diffusers I personally use–
Zen breeze I use this one in my meditation room (the room is small so this size diffuser works great)
Odoga Aromatheraphy (one of my favorites!). I use this one in the office.
Young living (the BEST diffuser out there!). I use this one in the living room because it’s a powerful diffuser!
Let’s not forget how important productivity planners and journals are to stay organized and achieve your goals. Along with these, I have a nice whiteboard in my office which I update every morning with my “to do” list.
You should always have more than one “to do” list in your face as a reminder. I love journals because I like to keep track of my personal progress, hurdles and capture the essence of my day (good or bad). Here are my recommendations for your office:
Your Best Year 2018 Productivity and Online Business Planner (currently using this!)
PAPER AND CREDIT CARD SHREDDER
Do you use a shredder? If not, you should! We receive a lot of mail these days including credit card offers and all kinds of stuff which has our personal information on it. You need to protect your identity and shredders provide that peace of mind. I use it every day for shredding mail, personal documents, credit cards, etc. This is a great quality shredder for the price.
One of my friends recently bought this, and I thought what an awesome idea! Instead of sitting for hours, now you can work standing up. You can have multiple screens, adjust the height of the desk as you like.
Guys, I researched and found so many health benefits of a stand up desk such as lower weight gain, lower blood sugar, lower back pain, lower heart risk and many others! Read 7 benefits of a stand up desk here. I couldn’t believe it but I am convinced this is the ideal way to work while maintaining your health.
What are some of your favorite home office products? What products you absolutely need in your home office? Comment below to let me know!