Cables out of control? Stationary cupboard bare? Be a boss and get into these great gadget hacks. Create your own office haven, wherever you find yourself working. 

Drink-warming coaster

When you’re engrossed in your work, it’s easy to forget your cuppa quietly going cold next to you. Enter the Hug in a Cup Warming Coaster from Spoilt. Just plug it into a USB port and let it keep your hot drinks at a toasty temperature. It also helps minimise those tempting trips to the kitchen. Because it's a constant snack battle when you’re working from home. 

Lapmate

Working from home has seen us all turning any available corner into a workspace. The Lapmate from Spoilt offers a handy hack that will see you working on your laptop in more comfort. It’s a small table with adjustable legs and six levels of incline. You can take your work from the breakfast nook to the balcony without missing a meeting request.

A small table with a laptop on it
The Lapmate lets you work from anywhere. Pic via Spoilt.

Laptop brush

Keep the tools of your trade spick and span with this double-layered laptop brush from Mr Wares. Cleverly designed and made in Germany, it's made from antistatic bristles that are ideal for dusting your screen. Then the row of longer, firmer bristles dislodge all those stubborn crumbs from your keyboard.

Wireless tech organiser

Low on space? Struggling with cable clutter? Orbitkey’s compact Nest from Milligram stores all your cords and tech essentials in one handy container. It has a built-in wireless charger, perfect for charging your phone or AirPods. Nest makes it easy to pick up and move your station without untangling a mess of tech.

A small bag of tech gadgets on a desk
Organise your desk with Nest. Pic via Milligram.

Untangling cable tidy

Cables – the knotted eyesore of every desk setup. We’ve all had to up our home tech lately. Make offers some stylish products to keep those cables under control. The Orbitkey desk mat cable holder is a magnetic toggle that sits along the top of a desk mat. It'll keep your cables in place and in order. 

Portable diffuser

Need a little help concentrating? Need to keep calm in the face of a crushing deadline? Harness the power of aromatherapy. Get some essential oils from Essensorie and a portable diffuser from Muji. You'll be able to enjoy a signature scent wherever you set up. Add soothing moisture to the air with a quirky cactus-shaped humidifer from Auv Home

A small white pod plugged into a laptop.
Soothe your zoom stress with natural scents. Pic via Muji.

DIY desk organising kit

One of the beauties of working from home is being able to put your own personal style on your workspace. And that includes your stationery supplies. At Milligram, you can pick up an elegant Rifle Paper Co. stationery set that is as pretty as it is practical. It comes filled with everything from paperclips to pads and pushpins. 

Wireless charging dock

Our phones have become our mini offices, where we take calls, check emails and take part in Zoom meetings. No wonder their batteries are feeling it! Keep a sleek wireless charging station from the Museums Victoria Store on your desk and just rest your phone on it. It’ll juice up your phone without having to plug it into its charger. 

A mobile phone on a small wooden charging dock.
The future is wireless.

Rechargeable desk lamp

The right lighting is vital for any home office. You don’t want glare on your screen and your space needs to be well lit to avoid eyestrain. Try this fashionable, rechargeable lamp from Calmatronics. The goose neck lets you angle the light to suit you and the clamp will keep it firmly in place. Its minimal design will slip right into most home decors. 

Mini fan 

As the weather warms up, you might start to miss the office aircon. Never fear, this nifty, rechargeable fan from Tempted is here to keep you cool on a deadline. It comes with three different speeds and you can just recharge it via a USB. Stand it on your desk or take it with you wherever you choose to work on the day.

Need a new desk? Try these local furniture stores for a stylish new set up.

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