12 Office Essentials To Make Working From Home A Cinch

We’ve got some great tech, gadgets and decor to transform your (new) 9-to-5 space to make working from home so much easier.


Kirsten Curtis |

Working from home is the norm for plenty of professionals, but for some of us, we’re just getting in the groove of working remotely for the first time.

As we get use to that work-from-home life, it’s important to rearrange your home work space in an organised way that will keep you focused on your daily tasks with all the essentials you need. Think: the right work surface, a comfortable chair, an ergonomic computer mouse, and even some cool decor items to style out your office space.

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To help you upgrade your new work spot, we’ve found the best home office essentials to make sure you have everything you need to make your 9-to-5 hours more productive than ever before, as well as stylish decor pieces to put you in the right mindset to conquer your day.

Related: Technology Becoming A Hassle? Here Are 4 Gadgets To Help Save Time And Energy

Get creative and produce your best work with these 13 home office essentials.

Disclaimer: while many online delivery stores are closing during the shutdown, the stores where we have sourced the following products are endeavouring to stay open, with strict protocols in place. There might however be a delay in processing your order.

Noise-Cancelling Headphones

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You've got kids at home. We get it. There’s no better way to tune out the world than by sporting a pair of over-ear headphones. These noise-cancelling, blue tooth headphones have extra soft padded ear cups for additional comfort.

R 999

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External Hardrive

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An external hard drive is essential if you're working with massive files. This one has a terrabyte of memory so should keep your storage woes at bay long after the lockdown is over.

R 699

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Wireless Mouse

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A wireless mouse is a must for any laptop. No need to use the annoying laptop's trackpad to move files.

R 99

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Laptop Stand

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The NoaPop Laptop Stand is the ultimate, on-the-move ergonomic accessory, designed especially for Apple Mac laptops, but fits most slimline PCs.

R 599

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Potplant

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These gardening containers are made using upcycled vinyl and PVC advertising billboards, giving you durable, eco-friendly, one-of-a-kind planters. Fill your Growbag planter with soil, plant your favourite houseplant and put it pride of place on your desk.

R 150

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Coffee Cup

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The Huskee Cup is waste made beautiful. These recyclable, reusable coffee cups are made using discarded coffee husks as a primary material. Their thoughtfulness extends into the design as well. Engineered to keep your coffee hotter for longer, so that you can enjoy your coffee unhurried.

R 240

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Desk Lamp

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Light affects your mood, productivity and energy levels, so make sure you have plenty of it. This one from the Lighting Warehouse is striking in design and effectiveness.

R 249

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Smartphone Sanitizer

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This device zaps touchscreen germs with a UV sanitizer. Sadly, you will have to back-order it as it's imported, but oh so important in these times, and worth the investment.

R 1409

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Related: Your Phone Can Carry the Coronavirus for Up to 9 Days

Pen Holder

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Keep your deskspace tidy and looking smart with this press pencil cup.

R 39.80

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Office Chair

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The Oxford ergonomic high back office chair is the perfect office companion that checks all the boxes in terms of comfort, stability and support.

R 1550

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Water Bottle

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Now more than ever you need to stay hydrated. Add to your funky workspace with this stainless steel water bottle, which keeps your water cooler, for longer.

R 139.99

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Aeropress Coffee Maker

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A great addition to the home office to keep the coffee flowing. This coffee maker is portable, durable and makes a seriously impressive cup of coffee!

R 695

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Healthy Snacks

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Because snacks on-hand are a must, these Cheeky Monkey Snack Bombs from Wazoogles are the business. These power-packed snacks are so tasty and moreish, plus they’re loaded with the power of certified organic superfoods!

R 29

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