10 Must-Have Home Office Products

Your home office doesn’t need to be drab. Add color and personality to your space with these productivity-promoting products.
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Accessories from A to Zen

Your home office should resemble a sanctuary-not a corporate cubicle.
Photo By: William N. Hopkins

A Treat for Your Seat

"I’m a big proponent of having a good chair," says home office author Lisa Kanarek. "I cringe when I see people sitting at a kitchen table chair." Ergonomics can have a huge impact on your health-especially when you’re seated all day. Cultivate comfort on the cheap with this OK! Office Chair by Umbra ($49). Buy it at containerstore.com
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File in Style

Sort, separate, group and, dare we say, look forward to filing with these Filex File Folders ($10 for a pack of six) from See Jane Work. Buy it at seejanework.com
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Eye Spy Storage

Home office expert Brandie Kajino is a fan of russell+hazel’s collapsible Collater ($30). Place it on your desk or hang it on a wall to open up your workspace. Buy it at russellandhazel.com
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Stack It Up

Save floor space with this durable, vertical organizer, says Kanarek, who recommends this product for a small home office. The separate drawers on the 7-Bin Storage Tower, $249, are also an organizational tool. You can group supplies as well as documents. Buy it at containerstore.com
Photo Courtesy of The Container Store

Shred Session

Personal information constantly flows in and out of your home office. Protect yourself from identity theft with this ruby red paper ripper ($69.99) by 4WRK Go Shredder. It’s portable and strong enough to cut up credit cards. Buy it at officemax.com
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Set Up a System

Or just use the one Peter Walsh developed. Walsh’s modular [In]Place line (prices vary) fits Post-It’s, binder clips, file folders and more into one portable unit. Kajino is a fan of the clear, flexible material Walsh uses: it’s basic and efficient, but never boring. Buy [IN PLACE] System products at inplacesystems.com
Photo Courtesy of [In]Place System by Peter Walsh

Reusable Storage

Repurpose a small terra cotta planter as a pen holder or store your receipts in KASSETT CD boxes ($6.99 for two), a tip from home organizer Janet Taylor of Totally Organized. Buy it at ikea.com
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The Benefits of 4-in-1

Multitasking printers that copy, scan and fax save time and space, Kajino says. Try this wireless, 4-in-1 Lexmark version ($129.99). Buy it at lexmark.com
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Make Room for Miscellany

Stow software manuals, magazines and miscellaneous literature in magazine holders. This decorative Brocade Magazine File from See Jane Work ($24) is one of the company’s bestsellers. Buy it at seejanework.com
Photo Courtesy of See Jane Work

Pencil It In

A chic writing implement can inspire great style and creativity. Kajino loves these STRASS Swarovski-topped pencils from the Crystal Pencil Collection ($72 for 12). We’ll take any excuse we can get to make work more fun. Buy it at russellandhazel.com
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