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It’s hard to believe it’s already been over two years since COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic. Obviously, when news hit of the pandemic hit in March 2020, many companies declared employees would work from home indefinitely until it was safe to return to the office.
Among the many home essentials workers were buying, hundreds flocked to office furniture and other must-have work-from-home products that would help turn any makeshift office into a productive workspace for the foreseeable future. Now, years later, a lot of workers around the world are working from home indefinitely. And people are really into it!
Whether you just moved into a new place, are starting your first remote job or want to zhuzh up your home office, we want to help you create the most functional working environment. So, we found some of the most useful work-from-home products, including this seat cushion we’ve sold more than 10,000 times, and this affordable computer monitor that sold by the hundreds.
If you’re currently on the hunt for the gadgets and products to upgrade your home office, scroll down to shop the most popular work-from-home products In The Know readers have bought over the last two years.
1. An inexpensive office chair that’s actually comfortable
Even though this office chair is one of the cheapest online at just over $50, it’s been proven to be comfortable for sitting multiple hours at a time. With more than 42,000 reviews, shoppers swear by this simple chair for ample back support.
2. This super necessary seat cushion to comfort your tailbone
Everlasting Comfort Seat Cushion, $40.95 (Orig. $80.24)
The simple-yet-super-effective seat cushion has racked up nearly 100,000 ratings on Amazon. Made with pure memory foam, you can immediately feel the difference when you sit down — the foam responds to your body heat and molds to your body’s shape. For those who might be searching for seat cushions to help with coccyx, tailbone or sciatica pain, this will be your new best friend.
3. Plus extra lumbar support to go on your new office chair
Everlasting Comfort Lumbar Support Pillow, $26.36 (Orig. $51.95)
And to make your office chair that much more comfortable, don’t forget to complete it with this lumbar support pillow. The pillow is 100 percent memory foam, and its ergonomic design make it a comfortable option to help reduce pain points in your upper to lower back. It’s ideal accessory for long hours of sedentary work.
4. An actual computer monitor so you stop hunching over your laptop
HP 23.8-Inch Monitor With Built-In Speakers, $169.99 (Orig. $197.30)
Say hello to an actual desktop setup and goodbye to hunching over your laptop on your couch. Marked as an Amazon’s Choice product and known as one of the best computer monitors available on Amazon, HP’s 23.8-inch LED computer monitor is a no-brainer for increasing daily productivity.
5. Or a laptop stand if you’re still #workingfrombed
But if you do love the comfort of working from your bed or your couch, there’s an easy solution for you. This $25 bamboo laptop tray is both foldable and portable, making it easy to transport from room to room, if needed.
6. Noise-cancelling headphones to drown out your partner’s meeting in the next room
Bose QuietComfort 45 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, $229 (Orig. $329)
7. A desktop sanitizer to clean your germ-infested phone
PhoneSoap 3 UV Cell Phone Sanitizer and Dual Universal Cell Phone Charger $55.96 (Orig. $79.95)
While hand sanitizers and other tech UV sanitizers quickly went out of stock at the beginning of the pandemic, if you got your hands on a PhoneSoap sanitizer, you know it was key for keeping your phone germ-free. In just 10 minutes, it’s said to kill 99.9 percent of harmful bacteria.
8. This chic acrylic organizer to corral all that miscellaneous stuff on your desk
Acrylic Desk Organizer, $36.99 (Orig. 39.99)
If you’ve recently found yourself organizing every inch of your home, don’t forget about your desk. This desktop acrylic organizer was a popular pick among our shoppers since it not only works great, it’s also super chic.
9. A multi-purpose power cube to power all of your devices
Anker Power Strip With USB And 5-Foot Extension Cord, $15.99 (Orig. $19.99)
Messy cords on your desktop are no more! Thanks to this small power cube that features three outlets and three USB ports, you can power and charge multiple devices at a time without cords tangling.
10. Blue light-blocking glasses to minimize eye strain
SOJOS Cat Eye Blue Light Blocking Glasses, $13.49 (Orig. $22.99)
To give your eyes a rest while staring at a screen for hours on end, these glasses — now with more than 18,000 reviews — are a top seller. They block blue and UV light, prevent blurry vision and help reduce headaches.
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