The 5 Best Home Office Essentials

Lately, many of us have had to scramble to create a suitable home office using the items and space we have on hand. That is no easy task, especially when you're on a budget. 

But once you have the desk space, a chair, and your necessary devices, you only need a few more items to make your work-from-home setup complete. You need to make sure you're comfortable, you have the space you need, and you can also organize important documents and keep your cables from knotting up into a messy ball. The items below will provide all of the above, and make your work-from-home transition a stress-free process. (See also: The 5 Best Bluetooth Keyboards)

Top 5 Home Office Essentials

Epson Perfection V600 Photo & Document Scanner

For those looking to scan photographs, documents, and film in color, the Epson Perfection V600 Photo & Document Scanner is the scanner to beat. This scanner produces high quality photo and film scans at a resolution of 6400 x 9600 dpi. It's also capable of fixing dust, scratches, and other physical defects from photos, making your old photos look brand new. You can also convert scanned documents into editable text — ABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus OCR. This scanner has over 3,000 four-star reviews on Amazon.

Currently $219.99 at

SOFTaCARE Seat Cushion

The SOFTaCARE Seat Cushion can help ease strained and tense muscles caused by sitting in an office chair all day. The two-piece cushion set includes a seat cushion and lumbar support pillow that decrease pressure on the coccyx and relieve pain of sciatica, herniated discs, tailbone injuries, and pregnancy back pain. The seat cushion features a non-slip rubber bottom to keep in place, and a washable velour zippered cover for easy cleaning. The lumbar support pillow has 3D breathable mesh and two adjustable straps. This set also has over 4,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.

Currently $53.91 at

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones are a hit year after year for a reason. They feature three levels of world-class noise cancellation for a better listening experience in any environment, noise-rejecting dual-microphone system for clear sound and voice pick-up, and they are Alexa-enabled for voice access to music, information, and more. These headphones also come with Bose AR — an innovative, audio-only version of augmented reality — and the Bluetooth-pairing process is completely hassle-free. The Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones also have over 20,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.

Currently $299.00 at

OHill Self-Adhesive Cord Holders

These OHill Self-Adhesive Cord Holders are essential for anyone newly working from home. They keep those cluttered cables and cords around your desk, TV, power strip, filing cabinets, computer, or cell phone much nicer, organized, and tangle-free. These black cord holders come in a 16-pack in various sizes to fit all kinds of cords. 

The self-adhesive backing is easy to use and install the cord organizers, with an extra strong sticky pad that holds them securely and adhered easily to multiple surfaces. They also have over 2,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. 

Currently $9.99 at

Belkin 12-Outlet Power Strip Surge Protector

Amazon’s #1 best-seller in power strips, the Belkin 12-Outlet Power Strip Surge Protector features six regular surge-protected outlets and six BlockSpace surge-protected outlets for larger adapters. It has a 3996-Joule energy rating and features two USB ports.

Belkin is the leader in surge protection, so you can count on this to work well. It is also backed by a Lifetime Warranty and $250,000 Connected Equipment Warranty for your added peace of mind. It has outstanding online reviews, including more than 2,500 five-star reviews on Amazon.

Currently $34.99 at

And those are our recommendations for the best stay-at-home kitchen essentials. As always, be sure to check Wise Bread's Buying Calendar to learn when and how to buy just about anything!

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