We’re coming up on our joint year long anniversary of exclusively working from home (or at least working from there for the majority of our week). Can you believer it? Don’t get me wrong, I’ve worked from home for the past four years but a lot of that time was also spent working at coffee shops, co-working spaces, etc. Whether you’re still trying to get used to it or you’ve finally found your rhythm, one thing remains the same: what you have on your desk/office matters.
My Favorite Home Office Supplies & Desk Essentials
The key to a productive work day whether you’re at home or at the office is to make sure you’re equipped with everything you need to get the job done. I’m rounding up all of my favorites and must haves to get my “boss” on from home. Let’s dive in!
The Best Planner
I have been using Golden Coil planners for years and will never look back. Although they’re a little bit pricier than a store bought planner, they are WELL WORTH IT. You can completely customize this planner to fit your needs. From the cover to the individual pages and layouts, they have something for everyone. You can choose from a variety of daily or weekly layouts, add pages like shopping lists, password trackers, meal planning, online orders. etc. Literally, it’s the best planner ever.
What I Write With
BIC Retractable Highlighters
I love a good highlighter. I’m really into daily to-do lists so having a highlighter to cross things off comes in really handy. This BIC one is easy to use (love a retractable click) and lasts longer than most I’ve used in the past. I usually buy them in bulk too because Amazon rocks.
Muji gel ink pens
Pens are important. And I don’t think we talk about that enough. A good pen makes a huge difference and as soon as i found these Muji Gel Ink pens, I’ve never gone back. They are smooth, crisp, thin and just so so good. I buy these in bulk on Amazon, too, because I’m terrified they’ll sell out – that’s how good they are!
External Storage Lifesaver
WD 4TB My Passport Ultra
Ever since I lost every single thing on my laptop a few years ago, I will never make the mistake of using an external hardrive again. Every day, I back up my computer to TWO external hard drives and keep most of my files on these so I can work from them at all time, from anywhere. They’re worth the price and. I’ve found that this brand has given me the most storage with zero crashing errors. I think every home office needs one of these.