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Now that WFH has gone mainstream, it’s time to upgrade your home office space. While it can be tempting to work out of your bed, creating a better work-life balance is more important than ever! So to help you transform your nine to five office we’ve rounded up 10 WFH essentials to help you stay focused and organized. From an illuminating desk light to a motivational day planner and powerful laptop, we’ve got you covered with gear that will set you up for success. Scroll down and find our picks to help you maintain peak performance at your remote workstation.
OUR PICK: MacBook Air
First and foremost, when it comes to setting up your remote workspace you’ll need a laptop that can do it all. Enter Apple’s newest MacBook Air, capable of cruising through your daily checklist full of the tasks with industry-leading power efficiency courtesy of their M1 chip. Thanks to the company’s latest innovations, this MacBook Air features 8GB unified memory and 256GB SSD storage plus, up to 15 hours of web browsing and up to 18 hours of video playback—which makes a huge impact in terms of productivity. And bonus, you can still download and install apps made for Intel’s (aka PC varieties) and the machine keeps nice and silent thanks to its fanless design.
SHOP IT: Apple, $1,169
OUR PICK: The Pour-Over Social Kit
Long days call for a much-needed caffeine pick-me-up! Brew the perfect cup of pour-over coffee with this sleek and practical kit which includes an electric kettle, a pour-over dripper, a double-wall carafe and 30 filters to become your very own barista from home!
SHOP IT: Fellow, $229
OUR PICK: Quarterly Goal Planner
Handwritten notes can help with your workflow and keep you stay on track. This planner helps you conquer your goals with motivational prompts to really get your mind flowing, plus calendar pages to simplify your day-to-day tasks and accomplish your goals!
SHOP IT: Poketo, $28
OUR PICK: Roan Wood Office Chair
Sitting for long periods of time can seriously mess with your posture. Upgrade your office chair and avoid back pain with this functional yet cozy office chair, complete with a plush seat, supportive back pad and armrests that promote balance. Did we mention it’s also crazy comfortable too?
SHOP IT: Crate & Barrel, $999
OUR PICK: Row Table Lamp
Good lighting is key when it comes to actually seeing your work clearly and keeping productive. Illuminate your workspace with this sleek and sophisticated table lamp that bonus: doesn't take up too much desk space!
SHOP IT: EQ3, $150
OUR PICK: Pure Humidify+Cool
Did you know the air in our home can be five times more polluted than the air outdoors? With that in mind, it’s important to make sure our 9-5 workspace is free of harmful allergens and pollutants that build up over time. Dyson’s Pure Humidify+Cool is the perfect solution with their Ultraviolet Cleanse that destroys potentially harmful bacteria and technology that can automatically sense airborne particles, gases, temperature and humidity levels. This game-changing device can create a safe and comfortable environment while circulating air throughout the entire room.
SHOP IT: Dyson, $999
OUR PICK: SIIG 10 Port 90W USB Charging Station
If you have a full set of devices that need a top-up charge fast, look no further than this easy to use charging centre. The station is compatible with iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy and Google Nexus and keeps all cords neat and tidy with enough slots for all your gadgets. Power up quickly and minimize desk clutter—this is a serious win-win!
SHOP IT: Amazon, $107 (originally $134)
OUR PICK: Always Pan
Working from home equals a whole lot of cooking from home but with the Always Pan preparing meals feels less like another task and more like a joyous reason to get creative with meals. This all-in-one pan truly does it all and then some. Designed with practically top of mind the Always Pan replaces your fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan and non-stick pan. Easily make a grilled cheese or boil pasta for lunch, this is essentially your one-stop shop for optimal WFH dining.
SHOP IT: Our Place, $195
OUR PICK: Erde Candle
Adding a wonderfully scented candle to your desk area can instantly boost your mood and improve your output. Canadian-made, the Erde candle will transport you to a lush forest with notes of woodsy cedar and spicy-sweet nutmeg.
SHOP IT: Lohn, $39
OUR PICK: Neghan Desk
This may seem like an obvious work from home essential but a dedicated work area deserves a functional yet stylish desk. When space is tight, you’ll reach peak productivity with this storage solution to keep office clutter at bay and help get you in the right mindset to concur all your goals!
SHOP IT: Mobilia, $1,499