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10 essentials our editors can't work from home without

We're obsessed with this WFH gear.

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These days, working from home is the new normal—but while it might be common, that doesn't mean it's easy. Anyone who's made the transition from office to home office knows it takes more than a little getting used to. To help make the adjustment easier, we asked our editors to share their favorite WFH products. Below are 10 of their top picks, from a top-rated WiFi extender to the comfiest slippers.

1. Our favorite wireless headphones

Headphones
Credit: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar

Headphones on, noise out.

"I love using wireless headphones for work meetings; if something pops up in the middle of a meeting, I can walk away from the screen and take care of it without having to cart my laptop with me. For meetings where I'm mostly listening, it's helpful for me to be able to walk away from the computer and stretch or do something idle with my hands (like laundry) while still following along with the person who's speaking." - Julia MacDougall, Senior Scientist—Testing

Get the Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Headphones from Best Buy for $298

2. A bullet journal to stay organized

Moleskine
Credit: Moleskine

A bullet journal makes to-do lists more fun.

"I need to-do lists more at home because I can get easily scatterbrained by being in my home environment. The Moleskine feels high-quality, is slim enough to slip into a bag or bookshelf, and it has small dots that are opaque enough to help you draw a template or write straight, but they don't impede on a creative design, if that's what you're using it for." - Jessica Kasparian, Lifestyle Writer

Get the Moleskine Dotted Journal from Staples for $9.95

3. A pair of cozy slippers

Slippers
Credit: Sorel

So soft, so cozy.

"My Sorel slippers have been a game changer for working at home. The inside is lined with soft faux fur, which is ideal for protecting my feet against my cold tile floors. Also, they have the perfect goldilocks combo of being not too soft and not too firm; so I don't feel like I'm walking around in actual shoes but they're also not annoyingly soft and make me feel like I'm standing on pillows, it's the perfect balance." - Kate McCarthy, Social Media Manager

Get the Hadley Slipper from Sorel for $38.98

4. A mechanical keyboard for more comfortable typing

Keyboard
Credit: Redragon

The ergonomic design feels better on your hands and wrists.

"I find working on my laptop for any long period of time very fatiguing. When I want to lean back, away from the screen, I find typing on a mechanical keyboard a lot easier on my hands. I personally use a Red Dragon keyboard because I like the travel of the keys and the red backlight." - Jon Chan, Senior Lab Technician—Testing

Get the Redragon K552 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard from Newegg for $38.48

5. A WiFi extender for faster internet

WiFi
Credit: Netgear

Waiting for pages to load? A WiFi extender could help.

"The WiFi in my room has always been terrible since my room is the furthest from our router. It's gotten even worse ever since I started working from home, with Zoom calls lagging and emails not sending—I couldn’t keep living like that! So I invested in a WiFi extender and it’s made our internet faster than ever, no matter where you are in the house." - Melissa Rorech, Video Producer and Editor

Get the Netgear AC750 Dual-Band WiFi Range Extender from Best Buy for $64.99

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6. A vacuum to keep your workspace clean

Dyson
Credit: Dyson

Quick cleaning is easier with a cordless vacuum.

"My cordless Dyson vacuum is a lifesaver. My home is my office and messy/dirty spaces stress me out. With two kids, I use the vacuum multiple times a day—I would go crazy without an easy way to regularly clean my floors." - Rachel Murphy, Smart Home Staff Writer

Get the Dyson V7 Absolute from Dyson for $249.99

7. A hot water dispenser for tea drinkers

Zojirushi
Credit: Zojirushi

Never wait for water to boil again.

"I love having cups of hot tea that keeps me calm throughout the day. This hot water dispenser can hold up to 3 liters of water and keep it at my desired temperature. The settings let you choose between 160 F, 195 F, and 208 F depending on your needs. With this machine, I no longer have to wait for the water to boil when I want to make tea." - Valerie Li, Kitchen and Cooking Writer

Get the Zojirushi Electric Hybrid Water Boiler & Warmer from Williams-Sonoma for $219.95

8. This oversized blanket

Big Blanket
Credit: Reviewed / Kate Ellsworth

I suffered by cuddling with my cat for science.

"The Big Blanket is one of the coziest things I own, so I love curling under it while I'm writing or editing. My cats also love it, so I love being able to lay it out (remember - it's 10 feet wide) and relax with my cats while I work." - Kate Ellsworth, Managing Editor of Partner Content

Get the Big Blanket for $149

9. Blue light glasses for when you're staring at screens all day

Glasses
Credit: Zenni Optical

Fashion and function in one.

"I love them because they're stylish and fit my face well. My eyes are super sensitive and I'm prone to headaches so its nice to have something that functions as a barrier against my laptop screen. Also, I've personally noticed that my eyes aren't as dry at the end of the workday." - Melissa Lee, E-commerce Staff Writer

Editor's note: While some of us love (and swear by!) blue light glasses, keep in mind that there's no science yet to prove that they actually work.

Shop Blokz Blue Light Glasses from Zenni Optical starting at $16.95

10. This splurge-worthy coffee mug

Stelton
Credit: Stelton

This is arguably the most attractive coffee thermos we've seen.

"This coffee thermos from Stelton has been a mainstay in my life for over 25 years. When I started my own family (and coffee became a lifeline more than a luxury), I bought my own. It’s not the cheapest thermos, but it is the best and most beautiful. More than once, I’ve popped it open 12-15 hours later and saw the rich, curling steam of a still-hot brew inside. Crafted by Danish designer Erik Magnussen, it’s something you won’t mind leaving out on the counter." - David Kender, Editor-in-Chief

Get the Stelton EM77 Vacuum Jug from Crate and Barrel for $84.50

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