With more companies announcing long-term or permanent remote work orders for their employees, the separation between home and office life is becoming blurred. These words don’t have to collide, however, provided you have the right tools to make the transition as smooth as possible.
The following 15 at-home essentials are all on sale right now. You don’t have to be a remote worker to appreciate them. Sometimes your house or apartment just needs an upgrade. This is the perfect time to add a bit of convenience and comfort to your life.
Bring the backyard vibe anywhere you may roam with this cozy personal fireplace. Just five ounces of isopropyl rubbing alcohol gives you up to an hour of burn time. The sharp design aesthetic features a quartz-like base. With no carbon monoxide emissions, you can even cook s’mores (or anything else) over it. It’s also an inexpensive way of saving on heating bills. Just set it down near you and enjoy a pleasant warmth. (Please note, you must be 18 or over to purchase this item.)
No room for a full-size sewing machine? No problem! Repair a hem or mend a torn pocket easily with this portable sewing machine. Being the size of a stapler, you’ll have no problem carrying it around to make repairs on the fly. You can even fix curtains while still on the rod or make a quick adjustment to a shirt while being worn. Unlike conventional sewing machines, there is zero noise. Just put in four AA batteries and get to work with this truly handy machine.
Unlike traditional toilet cleaners, Toiletsaber is specifically designed to reach into the drain to unclog your toilet. The unique J-shaped design makes it super easy and hygienic to free up clogged paper products (or anything else). You won’t have to worry about water sloshing around when using a plunger ever again.
Keep yourself cool wherever you happen to be working with this powerful handheld fan. ionFan features a breakthrough, patented negative ion technology that provides you better air quality than traditional fans. Emitting up to 10 million negative ions per second, you won’t have to worry about purchasing air filters to keep your home clean and cool. While small, ionFan packs a big punch, working in rooms up to 250 square feet. ionFan also removes smoke odors, airborne bacteria, allergens, pet dander, and pollen.
Active sitting is a wonderful way to avoid slouching while working all day, which often results in back and neck pain. Created by Uncaged Ergonomics, this perch-like seat allows you to constantly negotiate with gravity to find the optimal seating positions. The chair is adjustable from 23″ to 33″ so that you can sit low or nearly stand at your desk. A fantastic way to avoid pain and lethargy associated with long bouts of sitting. As Verywell Fit describes it, “Rather than sitting still, on the Wobble Stool you are always engaging changing combinations of the leg, hip, and ab core muscles.“
The mad dash for toilet paper earlier this year brought bidets to the forefront of everyone’s mind. With another potential shortage this fall, invest in hygiene with this globally renowned bidet seat. The 3-in-1 nozzle system makes cleaning a snap. Featuring an ambient temperature heated seat and soothing warm water wash, this luxurious bathroom experience comes at a reasonable price. The Supreme BB-1000 even comes with a strong deodorizer. These functions are responsible for this bidet’s 4.1/5-star rating on Amazon.
One of the sharpest design products around, the booklet lamp opens up from what seems to be a book to a 360-degree lamp. The Oakwood Booklet Lamp slides into a bag for easy travel yet produces the perfect amount of light for a dinner party or to read next to—500 Lumen is brighter than a 40-watt light bulb. Magnets built into the wood provide support and flexibility, while the rechargeable lithium-ion battery keeps your room illuminated for six hours per charge.
This incredible moldable glue turns into silicon rubber, ensuring a sturdy hold on whatever objects you affix it to. Use it as a design feature or to bond broken toys or furniture. Sugru even makes for a great way to protect cables. Each piece holds up to 4.4 pounds of weight and sets into place in a half-hour (smaller fixes cure faster).
Your kitchen is probably a messy place. You become thirsty in the middle of cooking dinner. Your hands are filled with spices or oils. Instead of turning your faucet, this handy infrared faucet sensor frees up one hand so you don’t have to break stride. You even save water with two sensing modes. The sensor comes with six easy-install adapters to match a wide range of mainstream faucets. Just three hours of charge time (via USB) lasts for up to six months of hands-free pouring.
We need to rethink our plastic problem. While packaging poses an issue, single-use straws are one of the greatest offenders. This reusable medical-grade straw doubles as a bracelet so that you’ll never leave home without it. The stylish pink and gold design makes it an ideal wearable even if you’re not drinking anything that day. nOcean was created for both function and fashion, with 50% of net profits dedicated to ocean clean-up efforts.
This sleek industrial paper towel holder can be drilled into a wall or featured on a table. It’s a great way to dispense paper towels anywhere you need them with sacrificing good design. PUEBCO was founded in 2007 to bring recycled materials to life in a way that captured their sense of history while adding an aesthetic to your kitchen, living room, or anywhere else. This two-way dispenser is made from recycled steel.
This is the lap desk you’ve been waiting for. The multifunctional desk works in bed, on the couch, while traveling, or even when standing up. Besides your laptop, there’s room for your phone, mouse, and tablet—everything you need for an entire day’s worth of work. The wrist pad is ergonomic while ensuring your laptop won’t slip off. A dual bolster cushion base provides comfort for lap holding.
Life is not all work. Everyone needs time to play. This gaming desk is equipped with a 47.5″W x 23.75″ deep gaming surface. The simulated carbon fiber finish and a beveled front cut out means you stay close to the action without sacrificing room for all of the necessary accessories, including a cup holder and headphone hook. The power console features three grounded outlet receptors and two USB charging ports. This desk will stand the test of time with a steel frame that resists scratches and corrosion.
Bring out your inner barista with this compact coffee dripper and pot. Made of heat-resistant borosilicate glass, this recycled pot holds 350 mL of coffee. Created by the Japanese company, PUEBCO, all products are created to revive recycled lifestyle items. Each piece is unique, with minor imperfections adding character without taking away from function.
There’s little worse than a clogged sewer line. This indispensable kit ensures that toilet paper will never be the culprit again. Using the touch-less dispenser, simply pour a little cleaner on your toilet paper to turn it into a flushable wipe. The foam is pH balanced, paraben, alcohol, and fragrance-free. This kit includes the touch-less dispenser, rechargeable battery, and a three-month supply of cleansing fluid. Find out why this unique bathroom solution was seen in Family Circle, Bloomberg, BuzzFeed, and New York Magazine.
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