Jun 08, 2023
25 Convenient Products If Your WFH Space Is Your Couch
We hope you love our recommendations! Some may have been sent as samples, but all were independently selected by our editors. Just FYI, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation
We hope you love our recommendations! Some may have been sent as samples, but all were independently selected by our editors. Just FYI, BuzzFeed collects a share of sales and/or other compensation from the links on this page.
If you work from home on your couch, it's probably your main living space, so you might as well make it convenient and comfy.
Promising review: "By far one of my most favorite home office purchases! I am a massive multitasker and typically run most of the day using two phones, an iPad, and a laptop, while still also using an old school pen & pad of paper for jotting notes throughout. I had completely overtaken the couch but was getting sick of misplacing things or having poor posture constantly looking down. Then this piece of magic came across my screen! I was about to make one myself but for the price, I couldn’t justify not ordering it immediately and I’m so glad I did!! I have even customized it with a gooseneck phone holder and some double-sided 3M tape plastic 'drawers' and a mouse pad, and a clip on cup-holder, oh and a cardboard file folder held on to the base by a bungee cord. I’ve wheeled my mini mega desk from room to room, adjusted it from sitting to standing to working from my balcony. It’s even come to the park with me!! I’m obsessed with how organized it’s kept me, and actually look forward to my work day knowing my little rolling buddy is next to me to keep me from being too scatter-brained looking for all my stuff!" —RAMS129
Get it from Amazon for $159.99 (available in black and white).
Promising review: "A MUST for working from home. This is the perfect size for working from home when I want to get out of my office & take meetings on the couch! Can comfortably fit a MacBook Pro, notebook, mouse, & snacks. Also super easy to put together and looks wonderful with the rest of my furniture" —Brittany Back
Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in three colors).
Promising review: "My sister was constantly reheating her coffee; she’d pour it, sit down with it, take a sip, set it down and open her computer. Then minutes later she’d take another sip, get up to reheat her coffee, or ask me to do it, take a sip set it down again, go back to her computer then try to take another sip, get up to reheat it again, take a sip, set it down… well it goes on all morning. BUT not anymore. She pours her coffee, sets on the warmer and she never has to reheat it at all. I love it when a product does just what is expected of it: keeps your coffee warm." —Shashadow1
Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in five colors).
Promising review: "I bought this for my dad for Christmas. He is extremely hard to buy for. I knew this would be something he loves or never wears. He is always really cold. He works from home and so I got him this in hopes he could stay warm and still be able to do video on his calls. I hit a home run! He loves it. It’s so soft and warm and it’s surprisingly stylish. It’s the perfect warmth for him so he doesn’t have to continually turn a space heater on and off to keep the room at the right temp. It would be perfect for relaxing around the house while staying warm and not having to continually readjust a blanket." —Katie M
Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in 20 styles).
Promising review: "I'm so happy with this item. It's very soft and for the price I'm amazed. One side is more shaggy looking and the other is a closer knit that is luxurious. I love the color I chose as well, turquoise. But it's more of an aqua, which I was going for. I'm happy with everything about it. It matches my bedding and headboard well. For the money, you can't beat it at all. One review that sold me on purchasing it was that it is better than a throw blanket the person had that was expensive. It has proven to be accurate and I do recommend this. I looked a lot for the right thing and this is a great fit for me." —Helene
Get if from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in five sizes and 26 colors).
Promising review: "This is a great product for working at home. I’ve been using it for a week now. If you work at home and like to be able to move around, this has the best features for a lap desk. It’s very lightweight with a sturdy bamboo table top and ergonomic wrist padding. I also like the idea of having the slot and pockets to carry your pens, cell phone, etc. The foam padding below the table top is very comfortable, keeps consistent steady form while on your lap and keeps your lap cool from the heat generated from the laptop. Would definitely recommend this product to family and friends!" —cmkapo
Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in four colors).
Promising review: "The way I living room is set up and unable to put a coffee table or side table close enough to the couch without blocking walking room. Can’t count how many times I have knocked over my drink on the ground because I didn’t have anywhere else to put it. Wish I would’ve found this years ago! It’s definitely a lifesaver and fits all of my cups and mugs! Has a removable plastic center so you can fit larger cups. Completely sturdy and fits my very wide couch! I got the black and it looks great against my gray couches!" —Maurice J. Kelly
Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in five colors).
WoodWorkDepot is a small business based in Monroe, Michigan that started in a small garage and specializes in wood furnishing.
Promising review: "This is gorgeous and ideal for small spaces. I needed a place for a cup of tea or cocktail but had no space for an additional end table. Came quickly, and looks well-made." —Catherine O'Neill
Get it from WoodWorkDepot on Etsy for $64.99+ (available in 10 sizes and customization options, and 10 colors).
Promising review: "It's sturdy enough with the lid on for a 200 lb person to sit on as long as you aren’t shifting and moving around a lot. I’m using it for storage and foot rest while I sit In the middle of the couch with a Great Dane on either side. Perfect height and the price is right, plus if I want to put it away, folds down to easily storable size!" —Cmonkey
Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in two fabrics and three colors).
Promising review: "I bought this for the sole purpose of keeping all our remotes in one place. (Let's face it; has a universal remote EVER worked?) So, we now have the remotes each in their own pocket and can grab the one we want right away. Nothing gets lost, the table doesn't get scratched from tossing the remote on the table, and due to the color you barely notice it's over the arm of the couch. This is well made of sturdy fabric, and long enough to tuck under the couch cushion." —Kathy
Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in four sizes and 28 colors).
Promising review: "I work from home every Monday, so I have to bring my very heavy but very slick laptop home with me. The laptop emits a lot of heat, and at one time, the plastic foldable table I had the laptop sitting on melted in one small area. Once I received the laptop cooling mat, I immediately plugged it in, and was blown away by how quiet it was. At first I didn't think it was working because it was so quiet, but I put my hand over the top and I could feel the cool air and the blue lights were on. I put my laptop on the cooling mat, ran it all day and the laptop stayed cool and not at any time did the cooler mat stop working. I absolutely love this cooler mat, I've had several other before, but technology has come a long way. The price is very reasonable, I like the blue lights, the fact it is so silent yet does the job of keeping my laptop from overheating, and it also has legs on the underneath so you can adjust the angle height of your laptop. Overall, I am super happy with this product." —Sherry H.
Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in three colors).
Station includes: portable carrying case, LED lights, stationery organizer, cable storage, power strip, magnetic dry erase board, and file organizer.
Worky is a small business that sells an awesome array of products perfect for those who WFH.
Check out the Worky station on TikTok!
Promising review: "I've had my Worky for three months now and have loved it. I love that everything is in one place and then I can close it up and work disappears. The compartments are great for tucking away piles of paperwork, the multiple charging outlets are convenient, and the LED lights are helpful on Zoom calls when lighting in the room are not ideal. Everything in one place, simple and convenient. Just the way I like it." —Amy
Get it from Amazon for $94.99.
Reviewers love this because it doesn't require you to "smart enable" other parts of your home. It's also a great way to turn on your kettle or coffee brewer from the other room so it's ready for you when you get out of bed! You can even connect it to your Alexa or Google Home for voice control.
Promising review: "A game changer. I am so amazed by this product. I recently purchased an espresso machine that needs to heat up for 30 minutes for optimal usage. I would get up on cold mornings, run into the kitchen to turn the button on, and then get back in and have to wait. A friend was in town and told me about this amazing product that lets you turn on buttons with an app on your phone, the SwitchBot Smart Switch Button Pusher. I was shocked and thought that I must try this product. It was easy to set up and viola, it worked perfectly. So now my coffee is ready to go right when I get out of bed. I am amazed by this technology and can't wait to try this company's other products." —LDC
Get it from Amazon for $22.91+ (available in white and black).
Promising review: "It really does feel like someone is giving you a thorough deep tissue massage. The revolving heated balls go in a circular motion, and their direction changes every 60 seconds, VERY nice! It has an auto shut-off after 15 minutes, also very helpful. Sturdy, quiet and has a strong motor. I highly recommend this massager if you don't have a masseuse on hand when you get a crick in your neck or you suddenly can't bend over because your back is screaming from lower back pain. My sleep has improved noticeably since starting to use this well-built machine a few hours before retiring." —DonnieBoy
Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in three colors).
Simply Comfy Cozy is a small business run by Jacqueline Barbarise based in Holly Springs, North Carolina. They make handmade crotched blankets and pillows that are just SO adorable!
Promising review: "This is such an adorable pillow! It's so soft and the heart shape adds a little something different. I just love it! It arrived very quickly too! I'm so happy with this pillow. I'm sure I'll order more." —Lisa Allen
Get it from Simply Comfy Cozy on Etsy for $25+ (available in 15 colors and three sizes).
Promising review: "We love our new rustic tray! I’ve bought a few in the past to go with our living room and nothing has looked right. This piece is perfect. Loving the interchangeable holder spots too. Oh, and the smaller spots hold a glass of wine perfectly ;)" —AC
Get it from Amazon for $44.95.
Promising review: "Very functional and was just what I was looking for my pit lounge/sofa. It has just the right amount of pockets and deep enough for your accessories, standard size width coffee cups and soda can size width drinking cups. Very sturdy and with little movement when placed where needed even on couch/sofa/bed." —50s Dreamer
Get it from Amazon for $44.97 (available in four colors).
Promising review: "You can never go wrong with extra long charging cables! My wife and I use these for charging our phones on our nightstands so we can use the phones in bed without over stretching shorter cables. The braided cables are nice and the red connectors add a little pop of color. We’ve had other brands of cables fall apart at the connector in a short amount of time but these seem pretty solid." —Mr. D
Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.50+ (available in five colors and four other sizes).
It holds up to 30 sheets of paper and can swing back and forth.
Promising review: "This lightweight arm holds at least 20 pages without falling out. I use this to prioritize things I need to get done and it keeps me from losing paper in piles. I have neck issues because I am constantly looking down and this keeps my head up and makes data entry easier because it's right next to the screen. It also pivots so I can adjust the angle." —Life Is Short
Get it from Amazon for $9.79.
Promising review: "I bought these to use on my work laptop as I sometimes work from home and am a breastfeeding/pumping mom so I wanted to ensure that the camera was blocked just in case. It went on well and doesn't cause issues when my laptop is closed. The sliding feature is great so I can slide it open when I need to get on a video call and the opening is big enough that it doesn't cover up the camera lens at all. I'm happy with this purchase!" —Dana Nelson
Get a pack of six from Amazon for $6.99 (available in four colors).
Promising review: "I love this thing! I have it on my work desk when I work from home and it always comes in handy. I don't have to get up to get water anymore. I bought a 5 gallon water bottle from BJs and connected the pipe and boom, I got my water dispenser. People call me lazy but man it gets annoying to keep getting up to get water while you're working! I drink so much water and this thing is cool and handy. I do have a big 0.5 gallon water bottle but I have to fill it up a lot which us annoying. I bought it a while back and never had any problems so far. You can adjust the ml of how much water you want dispensed and it does it flawlessly. It saves space and not many people know this exists." —Soldier
Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in six colors).
Promising review: "Saw it on TikTok and thought it would be a great bottle for work. It is very sleek and lightweight enough to carry when you have other items in your hand. I love the modern look and cleans very easily! The time increments really do motivate, definitely ordering again for myself and gifts. Very nice packaging." —Rosa
Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes).
Promising review: "Working from home is a new invention and sometimes it's very handy to have a side table next to your desk to hold food, drinks, or anything else you need close-at-hand but don't have enough space at your desk. This side table is very cheap & easy to construct and also very useful. The multiple tiers also help provide extra storage for water bottles, medicine, etc." —Harsh
Get it from Amazon for $13.82.
Promising reviews: "I saw this on TikTok, so I ordered one. I absolutely love it. Everyone needs one in their life." —Dani Jo Stengsar
"I rarely write a review (this is the second in the past few years). One of the best purchases in a long time. Nice design and very practical. It solves all of my problems as it can go any direction. It's worth every penny. I turned around and bought two more. I am about to buy my fourth one. Love this!" —Pond P.
Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in five colors).
Set includes: Pilot Frixion pen, microfiber towel, and notebook. And note that you can only use Pilot Frixion writing utensils on this smart notebook in order to wipe it away!
Promising review: "I got this notebook after my best friend told me about it. I work 3 days remote and 2 days in my office and needed something that I could easily carry from office to home and this is it! I love that I can make notes and once done, simply wipe them away. I also love that I can make notes, scan with the app and have it sent to my email! (Move over post it notes! lol) It is so simple and easy to use plus it saves on paper. I plan on using front part for work and the back part for personal items. Best money every spent. I even told my boss about it and he was blown away. This is a must buy for anyone who is busy and needs notes all in one area." —Kelly A. Ceisel
Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in 16 colors).
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