My Work from Home Office Desk Essentials

5 min readMar 2, 2021

How this blog came to be — My Work from Home Office Desk Essentials

I got asked this question on TikTok what are my work from home office desk essentials. It is about time I got to writing it! This originally was posted on my website.

This blog also contains affiliate links. In other words, if you gain value from reading this blog and click the link I may receive a slight commission. However, you should ultimately do your own research on what is right for you and I hope this blog helps.

Without further wait let us get straight to what I have for my work from home office desk essentials.

What I keep on my desk — My Work from Home Office Desk Essentials

Blue Yeti Microphone

remote work from home office desk essential Blue Snowball iCE USB Mic for Recording and Streaming on PC and Mac, Cardioid Condenser Capsule, Adjustable Stand, Plug and Play — White

I use the Blue Yeti microphone for when I will be audio-only. I commonly use this in Discord for clear communication. In the future, I would like to start a podcast and so this makes a nice entry-level microphone.

Under Desk Storage Organizer

remote work from home office desk essential NEWANER Under Desk Organizer(2Pack Blue), Hidden Self-Adhesive Under Table Drawer, Large Capacity Punch-Free Under Table Desk Drawer Organizer Holder Storage Box, Pull-Out Desk Pen Pencil Tray Drawer

Despite my love for swag, I don’t like to keep such items on my desk such as pens, pencils, and as you can see sticky notes. Also, this under desk organizer connects to the bottom of my desk through command strips. As a result, I now have drawers under my desk and can avoid random items.

Anker Power Cube

remote work from home office desk essential Anker Power Cube that I use under my home office standing desk, attached with a command strip so that I have quick access to more outlets in my office.

I really like the idea of maximizing my desk essentials via utilizing under-desk space. Specifically, this Anker Power Cube has a 5 Ft Extension Cord, 3 USB Slots with a power button, and 3 Power Outlets. Command Strips are such a great invention. Thus, I can attach this entire Anker Power Cube underneath my desk with the included Command Strips. Since this falls under $20, it makes a great addition to your home office desk!

My Home Office Standing Desk

remote work from home office desk essential my Vari desk that converts to a standing desk

I dive into a lot more detail on why I chose the Vari Desk on this blog post about all the different standing desks you can choose for your home office.

All in all, I enjoy having ample desk space, this desk is 60 inches long! In addition, the grey color matches my theme! Finally, you can’t go wrong with an electric-powered standing desk.

Monitor Stand & Monitors

remote work from home office desk essential HUANUO Dual Monitor Stand — Adjustable Spring Monitor Desk Mount Swivel Vesa Bracket with C Clamp, Grommet Mounting Base for 17 to 27 Inch Computer Screens — Each Arm Holds 4.4 to 14.3lbs. Pictured are BenQ Monitors

The specific mount I purchased doesn’t seem to be available anymore. However, the monitors I purchased are, and the monitors have both HDMI plus Display Ports. Thus allowing for a cheap and effective desk setup that fits nicely on my Vari Desk. Regardless, I’ve listed a very similar mount that would work with my monitors.

Kasa Power Strip

remote work from home office desk essential Home Office Kasa Smart KP303 Plug Power Strip, Surge Protector, Smart Outlets and 2 USB Ports, Works with Alexa Echo & Google Home, No Hub Required

The Kasa Smart KP303 Power Strip allows me to automate the three ports to power office by voice control with Alexa. Although you could use Google if that is the automation you have setup! In addition, you can also check out the individual plugs which I have around my house.

Blue Home Office Desk Mat (comes in different colors)

remote work from home office desk essential Leather Desk Pad Protector,Mouse Pad,Office Desk Mat,Non-Slip PU Leather Desk Blotter,Laptop Desk Pad,Waterproof Desk Writing Pad for Office and Home(Dark Blue,31.5

Adding a desk mat adds a nice pop of color to my desk, but also protects the wood surface. I really enjoy this blue leather desk pad, which comes in other colors, typically just $10-$15.

SteelSeries Keyboard

remote work from home office desk essential SteelSeries Apex 5 Hybrid mechanical Keyboard OLED Smart Display (Renewed)

I’ve had this exact SteelSeries keyboard for 7 years. You can’t see the light-up effect that well with the ring light drowning out the other light. However, SteelSeries makes other desk essentials including many other keyboards, here is a very similar one.

TreadMill for under my Work from Home Office Desk

remote work from home office desk essential picture of a treadmill that can fold to save space

I purchased the Murtisol treadmill a few weeks ago and have been loving it. This treadmill slides right underneath my Vari Desk and allows me to be more mobile.

It only goes up to 2.5 MPH while the bar is raised, so I just leave the bar up to go up to around 8MPH.

Qi Wireless Charging USB Lamp

remote work from home office desk essential Q.LED Flex Mini Lamp with Wireless Qi Charging USB Charger Smart Eye-Protecting Dimmable Lighting Multifunctional Simply Modern Home Bedroom Bedside Office Deco QL5W

If you see above I have a Qi wireless charging Lamp. Of course, you should have multiple light sources in your home office! Before long you will find yourself getting annoyed with having just one light source you can control in your office. As you may have noticed, I also enjoy multi-purpose functionality. In other words, I can toss my phone on this lamp and get a full charge without using a USB cable.

Amazon Echo Dot

Picture of an amazon echo dot

You can see my echo dot next to my lamp in the above section. Thus you can tell I have a lot of tools setup with Alexa.

Closing thoughts

I will update this blog as I get time to list more items I may acquire, or maybe I’ll make a part two! Thanks for checking out what I use and put on my home office desk. Studying for your next Salesforce certification exam? Check out the recommended webcams for an at-home exam.

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Techie Millenial who works from home. I post about my work from home life, being a 9X Certified Salesforce Architect and User Group Leader, and my dogs!