We know the pandemic has gotten most, if not all of us down. Whether you’ve been laid off, lost a loved one, been sick yourself, or something else has happened as a result, we’re here in hopes to make things a little bit brighter.
Because it’s 2020 and our new normal is digital learning and working from home (for most of us), we have created a list to make your new everyday space as welcoming and comfortable as possible. Below you can find a list of desk necessities and office supplies that you need in your life.
Nothing makes a space homier than personalized decor. When the tough gets going and you have to work from home or take classes at your desk for hours on end, you can have cute little reminders around you to make it bearable. Prop some picture frames up in your line of sight. Fill them with the people or animals you love the most. Throw a faux flower arrangement on the corner, or maybe just a faux succulent. If you’re really ambitious, opt for a living plant. This can give you something to look forward to every day that doesn’t make you relate your desk with stress and work. Maybe your desk is also your vanity. Fill it with pretty perfume bottles, hair oil, and skincare products. Make it all about self-care and create your own little relaxation station. The possibilities are endless, you don’t have to categorize office supplies as just technology, paper, and writing utensils anymore
To make things a little more exciting, invest in a monitor that’s bigger than your regular old computer screen. With all of the work you might be doing on your laptop, this is an easy way to keep things organized. You can also put a television show on one and do your work on the other.
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Don’t waste your time typing on a boring old keyboard. Invest in something that will get you excited about clicking your fingers over and over again. There are so many quality options out there. For the best technology-based office supplies, check out Best Buy. We love their Logitec options. If you want something chicer, there are many typewriters and retro-inspired options on the internet. Check out The Pnk Stuff for a variety of choices from soft clicks, to silent keyboards, and others the mimic the typewriter sound we know and love.
You can’t have a keyboard without a mouse to coincide. We love the Logi pebble option. You can get this shipped to your door in just a few days. Shop for your own at Amazon.com. If you’re feeling funky, go on over to The Pnk List again where they sell many different vintage mouse options that are almost as satisfying as their keyboard typewriter (I am writing this as I use one, myself).
5. Aesthetically Pleasing Water Bottle
There are few things that are more important than staying hydrated. Especially when you’re hard at work, water is necessary to keep you going and at the top of your game. Ever been in class or at the office feeling parched with no quick solution? If you spend the money on a cute water bottle, you’ll never have this problem again. Plus, it helps save the environment. Shop our favorite options at Glossier, Starbucks, and Ouai.
6. Back Pillow
If you’re spending all of that time sitting at your chair, you need to make sure your back is up to the task. Not all of us have perfect posture, it’s actually pretty hard to achieve. Instead of investing in a device that will buzz you when your shoulders slip, just throw a pillow back there to prop you up and keep you comfortable. This back pillow won’t just benefit your spin, but your neck will thank you for it too.
7. Swivel Chair
When working hard at your desk, you need to make sure that you can access your things and get in and out of your space easily. That’s why we suggest buying a swivel chair. Make sure it’s comfortable and adjustable so your butt knees will be happy too. Shop our favorite options at West Elm. If you’re a gamer and want something extravagant, we suggest purchasing a SecretLab. You will want to fall asleep in that bad b0y, trust us. It also comes with a back and neck pillow as well, checking two items off of our office supplies list.
To keep you in a calm and relaxed mood, surround yourself with your favorite scents. Create a cocktail of oils that will make you feel motivated and energized. If your space smells good, you’ll want to spend more time there. You always want to associate your area with a refreshing and uplifting scent. Another thing you can look forward to is what scent you are going to pick next. You can also save the candle jars as organizers. It’s our favorite thing to do with our Diptique candles.
With all of the extra stuff that’s probably pilling up at your desk, it would be wise to spend the money on an organizer. It keeps everything in its place where it is all easy to find. You can forget about having to search for your favorite office supplies because it will be right at your fingertips.
You can’t do all of your work without a properly lit area. It’s important to be organized and it’s important to see everything in your surroundings. Yes, we know, it can be comforting to work in the dark with just your screen on. Trust us when we say, it will only make you tired. You want to associate your workspace with productivity. You don’t want to relate it to slumber. To get your brain juices flowing, find a light that’s perfect for your space. Target has some of our favorite options. If you decide to take it a step further, invest in an iHome. It has Bluetooth capabilities, multiple light settings, and a big mirror so you can gaze at your beautiful self.