As someone who has been working from home, and all over the world, for the better part of the last three years, I’ve refined both my work from home routine, as well as my office, which means that I’m able to maximize my efficiency, without feeling overwhelmed or distracted. Below are a few of my favorite things I use when working from home, that I use every single day. I hope these will inspire you to adopt something new into your work from home setup, or give you ideas of things you may already own that you can repurpose to fit your workflow.
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Precision Stylus Universally Compatible for iPhone, iPad, and ALL Touch Screen
I LOVE this stylus I purchased last month. Not only does it allow me more precision when editing on my iPad or iPhone, but it also gives me exponentially more control over the customization options in my Instagram story posts, TikTok editing, and more. It is precise to a single pixel, making it perfect for handwriting, digital sketching and more. This stylus has saved me literal hours of struggling to make precise selections, undoing and redoing my handwritten texts and signatures, and more. it’s so versatile that my only regret is that I didn’t purchase one sooner. For less than $35 shipped, it’s a fantastic steal! Plus the battery lasts 9-10 hours, meaning that I can make it last a full workday on a single charge.
Custom Monogrammed Week Planner & To-Do List
If you’re not using a To-Do list daily, you’re squandering the opportunity to organize and prioritize your day, as well as the chance to feel the satisfaction of crossing off tasks throughout the day. The one I use, from the most luxurious monogrammed leather goods brand in the world, The Daily Edited, can be monogrammed in gold or silver, or simply embossed for an extra touch of customization, and it also has an easily refillable insert, so you never run out of pages to work with. I start my day by writing out my to-do list in order of preference, and I use the daily chart to plot out and schedule important Zoom meetings, phone calls, project deadlines, travel departures, lunch meetings, appointment, even what we plan to have for dinner each day, and I cross off everything as I accomplish it, ensuring that I never miss something important.
Monogrammed Cable Organizers
While I do have my home office where I work most of the time, I like to move around the house and set up near my husband, out on our veranda, in our garden when the weather is nice, or on days when I feel like getting out of the house, I might head to a local café or co-working space to collaborate and work with friends. To make sure I have everything I need before I leave, and that I never find myself without access to power, I wrap all of my cables in this set of 3 monogrammed cable holders. They come in 3 different sizes, the largest fits my laptop charging cable, the middle one I use for my iPhone & iPad charging cord, and the smallest I use for my headphones so that they don’t get tangled up and are always easy to find. They’re also the perfect companion for traveling because they prevent my cables from kinking, which makes them last longer, and they ensure that they never get tangled together, which saves me the time and frustration of having to untangle them.
Monogrammed Leather Mobile Power Bank
This power bank is the perfect companion whether on the go or working from home, because it ensures that I never run out of power. I love to work outside in our garden, or on the veranda, where we don’t have any power outlets, and this has saved me from having to pack it all up and go back inside more times than I can count. It’s also perfect in case the power goes out so you can have backup juice to guarantee you won’t miss a work call or important deadline, just in case. This is a USB-C charger and a Lightning Cable Port, so it can charge everything from my laptop and phone to iPad, stylus, and it also works with wireless charging devices, so it’s universally compatible. This fully charges my iPhone up to 4 times, and my 2019 15″ MacBook Pro once. It’s also perfect for traveling, because you’ll never run out of charge to take photos of your new destination, or to use Google Maps when out exploring.
Monogrammed Leather Tech Case (similar, with two internal pouches)
I lost the memory card with 90% of my photos from our time in Edinburgh, and I was absolutely CRUSHED. Ever since, I’ve been extremely careful about keeping all of my memory cards (and camera batteries, camera cords, and charger) in the same place, ALWAYS. I love this tech case from TDE because it has easy partitions for cables, memory cards, batteries, my mobile charger, and more. It could also be used to store jewelry, travel documents, business cards, or more in it, when out and about. Even when I’m staying home, I find it so helpful to stay organized so my workflow isn’t interrupted, and I’m not wasting time (and tears) hunting for lost memory cards full of precious memories.
Monogrammed Leather Laptop Case
When everything has a place, everything is safe and can be easily located whenever you need it. I love to store my laptop in this gorgeous leather laptop case, because it keeps my computer safe from spills, dust, and anything else that might cause it to become damaged when I need to use it. I take excellent care of my electronics so that they work for as long as possible, and by investing in proper care items, I can not only created a polished, professional work environment while at home, but I also can use this when traveling to protect my computer and all of the important and secure data & work it contains.
Hard Cover Spiral Bound Notebook
As I mentioned above, I love to move about our home and garden when working, so a hardcover notebook often acts as my impromptu writing surface. This notebook in particular has perforated sheets, a thick, rigid cover that allows me to write anywhere as though I’m writing on a desk, and as a bonus it coordinates perfectly with my other office supplies. Not much else I can say about paper, other than this is my favorite notebook I’ve ever owned, and I’m always excited to order a new one when I finish my previous notebook!
Office supply items are a surprisingly personal topic, and what one person likes may be the opposite of what the next person prefers. For instance, I love all black, elegant leather accessories monogrammed in gold that will last my entire lifetime and need only be purchased once, whereas I know others who prefer neon, novelty, disposable things that can be replaced easily and often to suite their mood. Go for things that you enjoy, that keep your focus, you enjoy using, and you feel comfortable with. The beauty of my favorite office & travel supply brand, The Daily Edited, is that you can completely customize the monogram font / color / position and they have tons of color options on their website, from deep wine reds to brighten spring greens and everything in between, so there’s something for everyone!
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