Working from home? These 5 Amazon buys are a game-changer!

Working from home like the rest of us? You need these Amazon buys to jazz up your makeshift home office *cough* dining table

Working from home: 2020-2021 Calendar - 18 Monthly Academic Desk or Wall Calendar Planner
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Working from home has its perks: dreamy lunches, comfy clothes, cuddles with your dog... buuut it's not all fun and games, especially if the makeshift home office area you're working from is making it hard for you to concentrate. Keep getting distracted? Uncomfortable? Bet you regret buying those pretty dining chairs now... whoops

Whether you're positioned nowhere near a plug socket, you're getting neck ache from looking down at your laptop from the lack of a height adjustable chair orrrr there's the worry that if you're working from your lovely dining table, you'll ruin it with all of that vigorous note taking from e-meetings. Whatever the reason you're here, we've sussed out all of the problems you may face if working from home for the next few weeks and are here to help conquer them before they even arise. All with help from Amazon, too, which means some of these items will arrive at your doorstep tomorrow. 

Head over to our dedicated home office page for more product recommendations and helpful advice to help you stay focused while working in a different environment.

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Knodel Desk Pad | £15.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Don't fancy getting ink or scratches on your lovely dining table while working from home? We don't blame you. Buy this desk pad to a) jazz up your makeshift home office and b) protect your table. It comes in six different colours and two different sizes! Oh, and it's double-sided, waterproof and easy to clean.

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Eurosonic 4 Way Extension with 2 Metre Cable | Was £9.99, now £4.15 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Whether the place you've set up camp isn't nearby a plug socket or there are several of you working from one table and having to share one outlet, this four way extension cable is a bargain. It has a two meter long cable and is under a fiver with free delivery.

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HP Z3700 White 2.4 GHz USB Slim Wireless Mouse | Was £14.99, now £12.96 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Left your mouse at work? Whoops! Buy this wireless one to help you speed things up on your laptop. It's slim, requires one AA battery to work and it's compatible with Windows seven, eight and 10, as well as Mac OS 10.3 or later and Chrome OS devices. Sorted.

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2020-2021 Calendar - 18 Monthly Academic Desk or Wall Calendar Planner | £11.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Bring some normality back to your working day with help from a desk planner. Write down what's on your to do list for the day, week or month and refer to it whenever you like. It's also an easy way to remember to call into meetings.

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FAPPEN Laptop Stand | From £8.25 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Used to sitting on a height adjustable chair while working? Or usually use a monitor that sits at eye level? Don't wait until neck ache kicks in! Buy a laptop stand from Amazon now, before everyone else does, to ensure you're as comfortable as can be while working in a different environment. It can also be used for tablets and books, too.

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Annie Collyer
Deputy Ecommerce Editor

Annie is our Deputy Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, with her particular area of expertise being home fragrance (there isn't a candle out there that she hasn't lit in her home). She's our guru when it comes to what to buy, when — and also where. She has years of experience when it comes to finding deals — Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday or not — and she particularly loves finding a bargain. With some of her favorite homeware pieces coming from Amazon, she's always looking for budget-friendly alternatives and dupes, as well as eco-friendly products to help her on her recent journey to being more sustainable at home. There's nothing she loves more than her Pug, Doug, and a bargain thrift shop find (yes, she once thrifted a brand new Le Creuset pan). Next up on her to-do list at home: DIY crittall-style doors...