9 work-from-home essentials that are all under $40 on Amazon

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Pricing and availability are subject to change.

With some schools starting their year remotely and many corporate offices not opening until 2021, it looks like we’re going to be working from home for the next few months. And while implementing a daily routine to your life is arguably the most important part of making this transition possible, it doesn’t hurt to outfit your at-home work station properly.

From office supplies to desk accessories, we’ve pulled together nine work-from-home must-haves from Amazon that all cost under $40 and are worth a purchase.

1. Eminta Waterproof Desk Pad Protector, $21.99

Credit: Amazon

Setting aside a dedicated space in your apartment or house for your office is the first tangible step in being productive at home. This colorful desk pad protector will help you to protect your table’s surface and is smooth enough that it can also act as your mouse pad.

2. Amazon Music Unlimited’s “Work From Home” Playlist

Credit: Amazon

For many of us, having a great playlist to listen to during work hours is essential. Whether you’re in between Zoom calls or presentations, Amazon Music Unlimited’s “Work From Home” playlist can seriously boost your mood. Listen to work-themed songs from the likes of Britney Spears, Dolly Parton and John Legend now. Plus, you can start listening for free today when you take advantage of the service’s free trial.

3. Mdhand Office Desk Organizer, $19.99

Credit: Amazon

Keep all of your notepads, pens and other supplies organized with this mesh desk organizer that has six different compartments. Thanks to its petite size and non-slip design, this product is great for keeping your space clutter-free.

4. 5 Stars United Seat Cushion Pillow, $21.25 (Orig. $26.99)

Credit: Amazon

If your back is killing you after a few weeks of working in your dining room chair, it’s time to buy an ergonomic seat cushion. This supportive memory foam option works on any type of chair and can relieve both back and leg pain.

5. 1home Wood Monitor Stand Arm Riser, $27.99

Credit: Amazon

While a full standing desk might not fit in your house, this computer riser probably will. Made to give you extra space and bring your computer screen up to eye-level, this riser has earned a 4.6 out of 5-star rating on Amazon with people describing it as “easy to assemble and very reliable.”

6. ProBreeze Minci Air Purifier, $39.99

Credit: Amazon

It seems like everyone is buying an air purifier these days and for good reason. Air purifiers work to trap pollutants and recirculate clean air around your space, and this mini one from ProBreeze is not only cute but it “captures 99.7 percent of airborne particles, dust, pollen, smoke, odours, mould and pet dander.”

7. Mpow Pro Trucker Bluetooth Headset, $27.99

Credit: Amazon

While this product might look fresh out of a ’90s music video, a Bluetooth headset is ideal for when your earbuds start to irritate you or when the speakerphone isn’t an option. Power through long calls with ease with this find for under $30.

8. Lamicall Cell Phone Stand, $10.99 (Orig. $11.99)

Credit: Amazon

If those long calls tend to drain your phone battery, bring home this cell phone stand that can double as a charging dock. Use it to prop your phone up during video calls or to keep any important emails open for easy access.

9. Gosund Smart Power Strip, $19.99 (Orig. $21.99)

Credit: Amazon

Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, this power strip can be controlled by voice commands and its own app, letting you charge your phones, tablets and more all at the same time.

If you enjoyed this story, you may like reading about Amazon Fashion: The best deals, sales on sneakers, activewear and more.

More from In The Know:

With a flick of a paintbrush, this artist creates surreal celebrity portraits

The massive Belk shoe sale has name-brands for as low as $30

This Black-owned beauty supply store sells everything from skincare to wigs

These $15 best-selling sweatpants are trending on Amazon

Listen to the latest episode of our pop culture podcast, We Should Talk: