14 Top Work-From-Home Essentials For 2021

Are you stuck working at your house all day with no idea when you’ll be in the office for a while? Maybe you’re transitioning into a full work-from-home situation. You’re not alone. In 2021, this has become the “new normal” for many employees around the world. 

When you are used to the office providing you with some of your work necessities, you may not realize what you might need until you need it right then and there. No worries though! This list will give you some starting thoughts about some work-from-home essentials that will help you within your new “office.”

Top Work-From-Home Essentials For Everyday Use

1. 2 Pack Luxury Lined Journal Notebooks from PaperCode

When it’s time to take some notes, don’t settle for looking around your home for a piece of paper and miss half of the discussion. Instead reach for a trusty notebook like these from PaperCode. Shoppers love that these notebooks feature bleed-proof pages so you don’t have to worry about notes flooding together. 

2 Pack Luxury Lined Journal Notebooks- Journals For Writing w/ 130 Perforated Pages- Perfect Notebooks for Work, Travel, College- Journal for Men and Women- Soft Cover- Black
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2 Pack Luxury Lined Journal Notebooks- Journals For Writing w/ 130 Perforated Pages- Perfect Notebooks for Work, Travel, College- Journal for Men and Women- Soft Cover- Black
  • FUNCTIONAL: Constructed with an elastic closure strap, these notebooks includes an inner pocket folder, 2 ribbon bookmarks, 130 easy tear perforated pages (college ruled), and 180° lay flat capability. Your purchase will include a set of 2 Notebooks, making this an amazing deal and gift for professionals, college students, teachers – basically everyone!
  • THICK NO-BLEED LINED PAPER: Created with high quality 120 gsm paper, ensuring that your writing will not bleed through to the opposite side of the page. Dimensions: 21cm x 14.25cm (8.25"x5.65"). Great essential to have such for writing to-do’s/reminders for professional note-taking in meetings at work, or college/teacher notebook for back to school.

2. Back Support Pillow from Bonmedico

Sitting at your desk all day? If you randomly grabbed a spare chair from the dining room, you may want some extra back support. This back support pillow from Bonmedico is a lumbar pillow featuring comfortable memory foam. It comes in standard and small sizes and adds plenty of support for your spine and help eliminate back pain from sitting

bonmedico Back Support Pillow - Car Seat, Desk and Office Chair Cushion for Posture and Lumbar Support - Ergonomic, Memory Foam Lower Back Pillows - Black - Small
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bonmedico Back Support Pillow - Car Seat, Desk and Office Chair Cushion for Posture and Lumbar Support - Ergonomic, Memory Foam Lower Back Pillows - Black - Small
  • Cushioned Comfort: This lumbar support pillow features firm memory foam for padded relief that your lower back will appreciate.
  • All-in-One: Get the most out of your lumbar pillow - use it as a car pillow when driving, a simple back pillow at home, or even as a desk chair cushion in the office.

3. Standing Desk Converter from TechOrbits

Maybe you’re not a fan of sitting all day or maybe your former desk at work was adjustable. Either way, a standing desk converter just might be what you need to help switch up your space. This converter by TechOrbits is a two-tier 32” wide stand so you can place your monitor and keyboard on it. It simply adjusts on your normal desk – or kitchen table – so you don’t have to worry about standing the entire day away. 

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TechOrbits Standing Desk Converter - 32-inch Height Adjustable, MDF Wood, Sit-to-Stand Riser - Black
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TechOrbits Standing Desk Converter - 32-inch Height Adjustable, MDF Wood, Sit-to-Stand Riser - Black
  • The Rise-X Pro desktop riser allows you to go from sitting to standing in seconds. Squeeze the handles and lift to raise the height to a level that best supports your comfort and posture.
  • SETUP - This adjustable standing desk riser comes unassembled with everything you need, including easy-to-follow instructions for putting together a workstation without the hassle.

4. Under Desk Bike Pedal Exerciser from DeskCycle

Who says you can’t work and work out at the same time? With the Under Desk Bike Pedal by DeskCycle you can multi-task work and gym time into one. It comes equipped with a LCD screen that shows the distance you traveled and the amount of calories burned.

DeskCycle Under Desk Bike Pedal Exerciser - Portable Foot Exercise Cycle for Sitting with LCD Display - Mini Stationary Peddler for Adults & Seniors, Physical Therapy Workout Equipment
  • SMALL & SMART : Our quality under desk exercise machine keeps you focused, improves productivity and burns far more calories than a standing desk. Home exercise equipment that can fit under desks as low as 27inches.
  • ADVANCED DESIGN: With more than twice the resistance range of other foot pedal exercisers, our desk elliptical has 8 calibrated resistance settings so that you're the one in control. The pedals have adjustable straps to keep feet secure and comfortable.

5. Caster Wheels for Office Chair from Office Owl

When it comes to owning an office chair, you’re either one of three people: one who has a non-rolling desk chair, one who has a rolling desk chair, or one who has a rolling desk chair that skids more than slides. If you happen to fall into the latter category – or want to turn your favorite non-rolling chair into one you can push across the room during breaks – turn towards these caster wheels from Office Owl. Soon you’ll be gliding in no time.

Office Owl Office Chair Wheels, Set of 5, Replacement Rubber Chair Casters Universal Fit for Hardwood Floors Carpet Heavy Duty Office Chair Casters to Replace Office Mats Roller Blade Style Casters
  • REPLACEMENT FOR MOST OFFICE CHAIRS: The perfect fit office chair wheels have arrived - these chair casters are designed to fit most chair. They are compatible with almost any rolling chair, office, computer, and desk chairs. You'll be pleasantly surprised when your chair looks more stylish and modern. Our chair casters will decorate the interior of the office or home, whether it is an executive leather chair or a computer desk.
  • OFFICE CHAIR MATS ARE NOT NEEDED: Our office chair wheels can glide on short carpet, wood, tile, and even your hardwood floor without causing damage, scratch, or smudge your floors. Regarding smooth rolling on carpet it depends on the pile carpet that you have, some roll better and some aren’t as smooth. Rolling on high pile carpet is usually rolls less smooth than on low pile.

6. Orthopedic Seat Cushion from Bonmedico

If you don’t mind sitting all day, but you are frustrated at some lower back, hips, or tailbone pain, it might be time to look into a coccyx seat cushion. If you don’t know what a coccyx seat cushion is, that’s okay. Essentially it’s a cushion for your seat that features an ergonomic cutout so there is less pressure on your tailbone as it “floats.” Bonmedico’s comes in three different sizes and two colors and features a gel layer to keep you cool as you work. 

bonmedico Orthopedic Seat Cushion Large - Home Office Non-Slip & Memory Foam Seat Pillow to Relieve Back, Sciatica & Coccyx/Tailbone, for Office Chair Cushion, Car Seat Cushion Or Wheelchair, Blue
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bonmedico Orthopedic Seat Cushion Large - Home Office Non-Slip & Memory Foam Seat Pillow to Relieve Back, Sciatica & Coccyx/Tailbone, for Office Chair Cushion, Car Seat Cushion Or Wheelchair, Blue
  • ✔ ENHANCED SUPPORT FOR YOUR BACK AND TAILBONE: The bonmedico orthopedic tailbone cushion supports pain relief for the spine and buttock by shifting the tailbone when sitting and aligning the spine for healthy posture. The ergonomic seat cushion helps to relieve symptoms of coccyx / tailbone injury, sciatic nerve, lumbar or lower back pain by supporting good blood circulation.
  • ✔ ENHANCED SUPPORT FOR YOUR BACK AND TAILBONE: The bonmedico orthopedic tailbone cushion supports pain relief for the spine and buttock by shifting the tailbone when sitting and aligning the spine for healthy posture. The ergonomic seat cushion helps to relieve symptoms of coccyx / tailbone injury, sciatic nerve, lumbar or lower back pain by supporting good blood circulation.

7. Oasis Anti-Fatigue Mat from Sky Solutions

If you are someone who would rather stand at their desk as they work, your feet, legs, or even spine may get tired or become slightly sore over time. No worries though! Invest in this anti-fatigue mat from Sky Solutions. This squishy-yet-stable mat adds a comfortable layer of support between you and your hard ground. Choose from a variety of colors and sizes so you can focus more on your work and less on being comfortable working. You can also check out our glass chair mat recommendations here.

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Sky Solutions Oasis Anti Fatigue Mat - Cushioned 3/4 Inch Comfort Floor Mats for Kitchen, Office & Garage - Padded Pad for Office - Non Slip Foam Cushion for Standing Desk (20' x 32', Black)
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Sky Solutions Oasis Anti Fatigue Mat - Cushioned 3/4 Inch Comfort Floor Mats for Kitchen, Office & Garage - Padded Pad for Office - Non Slip Foam Cushion for Standing Desk (20" x 32", Black)
  • All day support - For anyone who spends a lot of time on their feet at work or at home, this anti-fatigue kitchen floor mat is a life changer! The soft foam core reduces stress on your knees, muscles and joints by 32%
  • Like walking on clouds - This anti-fatigue mat is ridiculously comfortable! The standing desk mat - which is most likely made of marshmallows, sunshine and cotton candy clouds - will make you feel lighter on your feet and more energized to work

8. Small Mobile Table Standing Desk from TechOrbits

If you don’t currently own a desk and are unsure whether or not you would like a sitting or standing desk, this mobile table standing desk from TechOrbits allows you to do both. It also can tilt the desk platform and roll around if you don’t have a designated office space within your home. Simply roll it away when you’re done for the day and roll it back out the next morning. 

TechOrbits Small Mobile Table Standing Desk - 23' Tilting Top Rolling Workstation Podium - Presentation Cart Lectern Laptop & Computer Desk
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TechOrbits Small Mobile Table Standing Desk - 23" Tilting Top Rolling Workstation Podium - Presentation Cart Lectern Laptop & Computer Desk
  • HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE DESK: Can't choose between a traditional computer table and a standing desk? Now you can have both with our sit stand desk with rotary knobs that allow you to shift from 26.8in. to 37.8in. to boost your circulation and increase productivity.
  • TILTING TABLE TOP: Transform this table from a level laptop desk to an inclined podium with an 80º tilt. The slanted desktop lets you sketch, read, or use your laptop at a natural viewing angle while preventing it from sliding down with a drop-stopping ledge.

9. Massimo Glass and Bamboo Home Office Writing Desk from bonVIVO

Just because you are working from home doesn’t mean you can’t make it look nice. This glass and bamboo desk offers style and storage space for your new office. Easily integrate this sleekly designed desk to your bedroom or dining area while making it feel like it was always meant for those spaces. 

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bonVIVO Massimo Small Desk - Modern Work Table with Glass Top for Bedroom and Office Spaces - White
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bonVIVO Massimo Small Desk - Modern Work Table with Glass Top for Bedroom and Office Spaces - White
  • Elegant Design - A bedroom or office makeover calls for a minimalistic, yet modern desk addition! Our small desks for small spaces are sure to add contemporary flair to the home.
  • Complete Versatility - Whether you need a work surface for writing, playing computer games, or getting ready, this 29.5 x 43.3 x 21.6-inch small laptop desk has a variety of uses.

10. Door Stoppers from Wundermax

Sometimes the only way to keep a door closed to focus on work is by using a door stopper. However, if you want to keep a door open to let in fresh air, that’s always an option as well. Keep your office space from getting stuffy with a handy-dandy door stopper from Wundermax so you can keep your head clear and focused on the work ahead of you.

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Wundermax Door Stoppers - Rubber Security Wedge for Bottom of Door on Carpet, Concrete, Tile, Linoleum & Wood - Heavy Duty Door Stop - Home Improvement - 3 Pack - Gray
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Wundermax Door Stoppers - Rubber Security Wedge for Bottom of Door on Carpet, Concrete, Tile, Linoleum & Wood - Heavy Duty Door Stop - Home Improvement - 3 Pack - Gray
  • Are little hands getting a grip on heavy doors? Fear not! Prevent the pinch with our robust, odorless door stopper - one less thing to worry about.
  • If you're tired of unannounced intrusions, our door stop is just what you're looking for. Secure your door from the inside for added reassurance.

11. Premium Sports Water Bottle with Leak Proof Flip Top Lid by Brimma

As you work throughout the day, it’s always important to stay hydrated! Don’t forget to sip some water as you keep your work ethic up with this sporty water bottle from Brimma. Easily keep track of your water intake with an ounce counter on the side so you keep your brain hydrated. 

Brimma Premium Sports Water Bottle with Leak Proof Flip Top Lid - Eco Friendly & BPA Free Tritan Plastic - Must Have for The Gym, Yoga, Running, Outdoors, Cycling, and Camping
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Brimma Premium Sports Water Bottle with Leak Proof Flip Top Lid - Eco Friendly & BPA Free Tritan Plastic - Must Have for The Gym, Yoga, Running, Outdoors, Cycling, and Camping
  • ✔ GET REFRESHED FAST - Brimma Premium Sports Bottle flip-top lid lets you take a quick drink while you run, workout or in the middle of the game. 100% leak proof lid to prevent leaks and spills. It's a MUST HAVE sport water bottle for the Gym, Yoga, Runners, Athletes, MMA, Crossfit, Travel, Hiking, Cycling, Tennis, Camping, Work Office, or Outdoors.
  • ✔ 100% NON TOXIC AND BPA FREE - Made from high quality durable Eastman Tritan copolyester toxin free food grade plastic that can hold up to tough conditions. Environmentally friendly, recyclable, reusable, refillable, and shatterproof giving you a healthy and less expensive option than bottled water making it the PERFECT GIFT for that active someone on the go.

12. Portfolio Padfolio 3 Three Ring Binder Document Organizer from Wundermax

Keep your desk and work organized with a useful three-ring binder. This one from Wundermax features many pockets for all of your working needs. By keeping your work organized you can keep your focus productive. 

Wundermax Padfolio Portfolio Binder – 3-Ring, Vegan Leather Business Organizer – Zippered Binders for Men & Women – Black
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Wundermax Padfolio Portfolio Binder – 3-Ring, Vegan Leather Business Organizer – Zippered Binders for Men & Women – Black
  • Fed up of carrying a million and one things to every meeting? Our spacious binder organizer can accommodate everything you need. Professionalism meets practicality.
  • This stylish portfolio organizer includes a letter-sized legal notepad, a removable 3 ring binder, 3 pen holders, pockets for your iPad or tablet, zippered pockets, and more!

13. Folding Floor Chair from bonVIVO

Just because you are working on work stuff doesn’t mean you can’t do it in an enjoyable space. Have you ever just wanted to get out of the house or your office? Go sit outside in a park or in the backyard as you work with this folding floor chair.  This chair is also great for anyone who is working and traveling on-the-go. 

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bonVIVO Floor Chair - Padded Seating for Kids and Adults with Adjustable Backrest - Blue & Beige
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bonVIVO Floor Chair - Padded Seating for Kids and Adults with Adjustable Backrest - Blue & Beige
  • Comfy - Lounge in style with the bonVIVO Easy II floor seating for adults and kids! Each floor seat cushion is designed with maximum sitting and lying comfort in mind.
  • Foldable - This adjustable floor chair with back support provides stability that promotes good posture. Simply position the backrest to your liking and sit back.

14. Exercise Ball and Base from URBNFit

Fitness lovers, you may enjoy a different kind of chair at your desk. This exercise ball can help you take an exercise break but when paired with the base, it can become a comfortable seat. 

URBNFIT Exercise Ball - Yoga Ball in Multiple Sizes for Workout, Pregnancy, Stability - Anti-Burst Swiss Balance Ball w/ Quick Pump - Fitness Ball Chair for Office, Home, Gym
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URBNFIT Exercise Ball - Yoga Ball in Multiple Sizes for Workout, Pregnancy, Stability - Anti-Burst Swiss Balance Ball w/ Quick Pump - Fitness Ball Chair for Office, Home, Gym
  • ANTI-BURST - Built with high-quality PVC material, the anti-burst yoga ball can handle the most rigorous workouts up to 600 lbs of weight without you needing to ever worry about the mechanism bursting or the balance ball losing its shape.
  • ANTI-SLIP - The surface of this piece of gym equipment for your home is coated in a non-slip glaze that will ensure you have a proper and safe grip when using it to get fit, relieve back pain, or to soothe aches during pregnancy as a birthing ball.
URBNFit Exercise Ball Chair Stand - 1-Piece Base for Yoga, Swiss, Stability and Office Balance Balls - Use for Sitting, Pregnancy Exercises or Gym Workout Routine
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URBNFit Exercise Ball Chair Stand - 1-Piece Base for Yoga, Swiss, Stability and Office Balance Balls - Use for Sitting, Pregnancy Exercises or Gym Workout Routine
  • This base provides stability and aids balance while sitting on top of your yoga ball chair.
  • Secure all types of yoga and exercise balls from rolling away during physical therapy or pregnancy with our stand.

Other Helpful Tips and Tricks for Working At Home:

  • What things do you need to work from home?
    • There are some great basics that can help you work from home and can be all you really need to ensure success. You don’t have to necessarily break the bank either. Focus on finding a sturdy desk, a comfortable chair, and odds and ends like pens and notebooks for a strong foundation. Just don’t forget the internet!
  • How can I best work from home?
    • The best way to work from home is to figure out what you need to ensure a successful work day. A lot of this depends on the type of work you do. You probably prefer a relatively quiet space in order to work, but don’t necessarily discount spaces that are already available to you like the kitchen table or dining room. 
  • What can I buy to improve working from home?
    • Decide specific ways you want to improve your work from home situation. If that means focusing less on back or butt pain, purchase a standing desk. If that means finding a quieter space within the home, move your desk to an area that helps minimize noise.
  • What does every home office need?
    • Every home office needs only a few items. The rest depends on what kind of job you are doing. The most common items include the internet, a desk with a chair, a laptop, and maybe some pens and paper. 

Final Thoughts On New Starts

Whether you’ve just started working from home or have been at it for years, it’s important to make sure that you have all of the essentials to ensure you can focus on your work. With these tools, you will be able to get just as much work out of your home office as you can at the literal office. 

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