I’ve been working from home since before the pandemic with a weekly visit to my office. Since COVID struck, my office has been closed and plans to remain so through July. Even then though I will not be returning to the office and will remain a full-time remote employee.
I spend a LOT of time in my at-home office space. So, what’s on this desk? Some pretty great items, of course.
My husband finds great joy in buying me nifty useful tools that I have no idea exist. I am a big fan of wireless charging so this gets used daily for both my phone and my AirPods. The desk pad keeps my desk clean too.
This was actually gifted to me by another Knoxville Moms contributor and it’s been on my desk ever since! I add a coat every other day and it dries super quickly (maybe because of my speedy typing?) and my nails are healthier than ever.
You know what I always heard of but thought was a bogus product? Cuticle cream. But the skin around my nails gets rough. I received this in a gift basket and thought I’d give it a shot. I apply it almost daily and the routine keeps me sane.
I’m positive this isn’t the same warmer that I have, because mine is probably 15-years-old and came from my parent’s house, but my tea just never stays hot enough very long, so this is essential to proper caffeinating.
This is another amazing gift I received, this time from my best friend. Rocketbook is a reusable notebook. Simply jot down notes, scan, and erase. When you scan your notes, you can distinguish where they’re sent with a simple icon at the bottom of the page. For example, anything noted as “work” goes to a Slack message for myself, but any personal items go to my cell phone via a text. I highly recommend it! They do require a special set of pens to work with the notebook, but they’re made by Pilot and you can find them at your local grocery stores like Target and Walmart! They can be used with the Rocketbook or on regular paper, too.
I’m a wishy washy planner lover. I want to love you, but I can’t always keep up with you. I’m easily overwhelmed by the Pinterest way of keeping a planner and then I quit altogether, so it’s never a good idea for me to spend much on one. Plus, I depend a lot on my digital reminders on my computer and phone. Ultimately though, I want to write down meal plans, dates, etc. This year I found an awesome planner for $2.88 at Walmart that meets all my needs. It’s pretty cute, too!
Last, but certainly not least…
This candle is amazing for many reasons. First of all, it smells incredible. Second of all, maybe it’s a placebo, but I feel it really helps calm me on those hard and stressful days. And working a full-time job at home with a small child during a pandemic makes for many stressful days. Thirdly, it’s a great indicator to my husband when he arrives home and smells it burning that I need a breather and am silently screaming SOS.