8 Desk Essentials to Complete your Work-From-Home Space

Increase productivity with these tools and accessories

Whether you’ve converted your kitchen table into a home office or you’re still adjusting to the work-from-home lifestyle, these desk essentials from local shops will help you increase your productivity and brighten up your workspace.

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All Things Planner Gift Set, $40, at Naturally Empowered; iamnaturallyempowered.com

This customizable planner set includes a moleskin pocket-sized journal, monthly tabs, and a set of pens and highlighters. Naturally Empowered wants to help its customers plan their lives efficiently and in a more organized way, even when life can be unpredictable.

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The Runwell Desk Clock, $295, at Shinola; visit shinola.com for locations

Keep time in style with the Runwell Desk Clock. Its sleek design makes a small but impactful addition to your work-from-home space. The clock is available in an array of colors, including white (pictured), black, red, and navy.

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Barr-Co. Alcohol Sanitizing Wipes, $11.95, at Write Impressions, 407 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak; 248-541-8921; writeimpressions-mi.com

Keep your hands — and your tech — clean with these Barr-Co wipes. With 75 percent alcohol, these wipes will keep the germs of everyday life out of your workspace.

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Dwight Schrute Notepad, $10, at Rock Paper Scissors, 216 S. Main St., Ann Arbor; 734-531-6264; rockpaperscissors.com

Rep The Office in your home office with this notepad inspired by the hit NBC sitcom. Whether you’re taking notes in meetings or jotting down a quick bit of inspiration, this notepad will lighten up even the bleakest workday.

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Liberty London Floral Pen Set, $18, at Thistle and Bess, 222 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-369-6092; thistleandbess.com

A good pen never goes out of style. Bring some bright colors to your desk with these floral ball-point pens from Thistle and Bess that are accented with rose gold caps.

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Standard Issue Hand-stapler, $14.95, at Write Impressions, 407 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak; 248-541-8921; writeimpressions-mi.com

Working from home can sometimes feel like a cluttered mess waiting to happen. Keep it together with this fun desk essential — a teal stapler from Write Impressions.

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Travel Tumbler, $25, at Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co.; visit greatlakescoffee.com for locations

Staying hydrated helps with focus and productivity, but it’s easy to forget to drink your water once you’ve entered a work zone. Keep your water cold — and your coffee hot — with this 12 oz tumbler.

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Power Supply 2 Port + Dual USB, $145, at Shinola; visit shinola.com for locations

Stay plugged in all day using this power strip. This strip features enough ports to keep your laptop, printer, and phone charging all at once. Complete with a braided cord for extra durability, this cord also comes in colors like black (pictured), cream, and midnight to suit any WFH decor.

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