Working from home during this COVID-19 epidemic hasn’t been easy. Let’s be honest for most of us it’s been very challenging. There’s been so many ups and downs, and a total learning process. Through months of working from home I’ve found a few products that have made life so much easier. These are items I use daily, and have become part of my new routine. I am currently transitions into working in the office, but I am still working from home a few days a week. In my area, a new outbreak is happening and you just can’t be more careful. I hope that you find these tips as helpful as I have during this continuous working from home situation. Here are my 5 Must haves for Working from Home!
I admit having all my work calls being re-routed to my cellphone has put my iPhone to the max. I found in the beginning I was using my phone so much that I was needing to charge it several times throughout the day. A way to prevent this was sitting my phone on this charging stand. I have used wireless chargers for years, but I particularly like this one due to I am able to read notifications as they come in due to the phone facing upright. Face ID is a wonderful thins, and having this phone sitting up alls immediate unlocking. I have no issues with my phone fitting in this stand even with a case on it. This has truly been amazing and I highly recommend it.
AirPods are a must have to keep conversations private. I tend to have so many distractions between all my pets that this 100% helps me hear and understand my customers. Touch features also give this device more accessibility on answering calls. I also love that I can leave my phone on my desk and walk to the coffee bar to make me another cup of coffee. AirPods give me so much more flexibility while working from home. I’ve loved these for a few years now, and truly can see they will continue to be one of my favorites and a must have for working from home.
Speaking of coffee, a morning isn’t complete without a cup of rich coffee from my Nespresso machine. Seriously I bought this during a sale last year, within the first week I bought a second one for my office. I just love the bold velvety flavor of Nespresso coffee. Nespresso also continuously sources new coffee to make your coffee experience worldly and complete. My favorite feature on this machine is the how the used pods are stored. You don’t have to touch hot pods, they simply fall into the rear pod hold. When this compartment is full you just pull it out and dispose or recycle the pods. If you are looking to boost your coffee game, then I highly suggest you give Nespresso a try. It’s a must have for working from home!
I admit the day this product was released, I ordered it from Best Buy. It serves as protection and a way to work easily off your iPad. I adore the keyboard on this product and the magnetic mount is simply spectacular. The way the screen tilts makes this keyboard very unique. The keys are super comfortable and has a working curser pad. Seriously this has to be one of my best purchases of 2020. I use this for more than just checking emails, I also write most my blog posts off my iPad thanks to the Magic Keyboard. Regardless where I am, I am able to grab my iPad and am a few moments from writing the next blog post or answering the next email. This makes it a must have for working from home!
I bet you guessed this one since I just spoke about the Magic Keyboard. The 12.9 inch iPad Pro is a stellar investment for work. It has a very fast processor, larger screen and very sophisticated camera. Apple has upped their camera game on this version including cameras that make scanning documents easy. In my line of work, I’m always on a deadline and more than once my normal scanner has giving me issues. It was super easy to pull out my iPad to scan the few documents so I could move on to my next project. I have been a big fan of iPads for years now and can’t imagine working from home without one. It makes working even in bed an easy task. Let’s face it some days are better spent in bed, especially in the fall and winter.
I sincerely hope that my list of “must haves” help you in working from home. I honestly don’t see where things will be changing. Prayers go out to all of you and your families during this difficult time. These have totally made life easier and I hope you find this helpful. What things are must haves for you in working from home?
Don’t forget to check out my related post, “Surving Covid-19?”