Do you have work from home essentials you can’t live without?
When you’re working from home (especially when you’re just starting out in a home business) it can be hard to justify spending out on equipment for work. But sometimes it’s money well spent, if it makes your life that bit easier!
We have a few things in the Wickfree household we can’t imagine living without!
So here’s our top 4 work from home essentials! In no particular order…
A GREAT Notepad and Pen Set.
OK, so most of us mainly type into our computers. But when you’re brain-dumping ideas, or taking notes from a call, a good quality notepad and pen can be a worthwhile investment.
We absolutely love Paperchase for notebooks and diaries – there’s an awesome collection of designs, sizes and paper types whether you prefer to write on lined, squared or dotted sheets!
Investing in a good quality pen is a good idea, as it will be more ergonomical and reduce the risk of your hand cramping up – plus it’s less likely to have issues with ink flow. How many times have you been on the phone scrabbling about for a pen that writes?!
Parker Pens are popular for a reason. They’ve been in the business for more than 130 years, and their pens will last you a lifetime.
Alexa (Echo Dot)
This is a bit of a luxury, but we couldn’t live without our little AI powered voice assistant!
We got our Echo Dot direct from Amazon. Google also have Google Assistant if you prefer, and they’re available from selection of retailers.
As well as being a handy form of entertainment with the ability to play radio stations from around the world, or hook up to Spotify to play your favourite songs, these nifty gadgets can help you with your work in a number of other ways including hands-free internet searches, spell-checking, currency-conversions and loads more!
This might be self explanatory…!
Splashing out on good quality coffee makes a huge difference – and has converted many a person who claims they don’t like the tase of coffee!
Even better, you can now get coffee subscriptions where your favourite beans or ground coffee is delivered to you in the comfort of your own home, so you never have to worry about (yikes) running out!
Pact Coffee are one of our favourite subscription services. Choose a tailor made package to suit you based on your coffee preferences, then choose how often you want it delivered.
We also love to keep our coffee toasty in an insulated cup – Bodum make fantastic ones! There’s nothing worse that taking a mouthful of your drink only to find it’s gone cold..! The lid protects against spills also.
USB Diffuser Fan
Did you know that scent can affect your mood and productivity? When we have a favourite smell it instantly cheers us up, and it can help you be more motivated and inspired when you have a particular scent you associate with work!
Perfect for the office, your car or anywhere there’s a USB port handy, the Scentsy Mini Fan Diffuser is home- and travel-friendly and so easy to use. Just pop in your favourite Scentsy Pod, plug the unit into a USB port and enjoy immediate fragrance that fits nearly any space!
They’re available in three cool colours – grey, blush or mint!
Use with Scentsy Pods, full of no-spill fragrance beads. They provide up to 120 hours of fragrance and each pack includes two Pods of the same scent.
There’s a huge range of fragrances on offer, including Sunkissed Citrus pictured above – a lively blend of oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit. Our personal favourite is Just Breathe – an invigorating mix of eucalyptus, lemon zest and a mixture of mints. All three of these fragrances are said to help with energy and concentration – while we’re not scientists we know that they definitely perk us up!