8 Essential Office Supplies for Remote Workers
May 7, 2020
Since the CDC declared the COVID-19 virus a pandemic on March 11, 2020, various shelter-in-place and social distancing rules have been put into place to help slow the rate of infected peoples in the population. This means that more employees than ever are working from home – but not everyone is prepared for this change! Transitioning from office to home office can be difficult, but if you have the right office supplies at your disposal, you’ll be set up for success. Here are a few of our favorite work-from-home office supplies to help you crush your work goals while also flattening the curve.
By now, you’ve probably seen dozens of videos of hilarious video meeting fails – someone forgets their camera is on and does something silly, or walks on screen with less-than-appropriate clothing. You can help your team prevent these mishaps by handing out customized webcam covers! They stick over the camera on your laptop and can be slid to cover or to show your lovely face. By covering your camera when not in use, you can prevent any embarrassing accidental shows from even happening.
On the subject of virtual meetings, headphones with a microphone are a must-have. For people working from home, tuning out distractions from children, pets, or other people working from the same home can be very difficult to do. Help your employees tune out disruptions and tune into their work by giving out these branded wireless headphones so they’ll be able to hear and be heard in meetings with ease.
For a lot of people, working from home is a completely new experience. This means that they may not have a traditional home office setup or supplies that we tend not to actively consider, like a mouse pad. Think about it – if you’re working on the couch or kitchen table, what are the chances that you’ve already got a mouse pad laying around the house? With these thin, portable custom mouse pads, your clients will be able to smoothly glide their mouse to complete any task necessary.
Anyone who has ever had to work with only a laptop trackpad knows that a mouse is a true necessity – nothing is more frustrating than trying to navigate spreadsheets and documents with a jumpy cursor! Your recipients will be so relieved to have a quality, branded wireless mouse to aid them in their home office efforts.
Speaking of frustration, is anyone a fan of jumbled, tangled masses of cords? No? We didn’t think so! It’s been proven that a clearer workspace leads to higher productivity. Help your team organize their computer cables, phone chargers, and other various desk wires with a handy cord organizer featuring your company logo.
With lots of folks missing their daily latte stop, a bag of custom branded coffee makes the perfect appreciation gift for their hard work, flexibility, or support. Help your customers beat the mid-morning blues with a warm cup of joe that keeps your brand at the top of mind.
Portable Office Kit
Since workers aren’t at their usual desks, they may not have access to many of the supplies they were so use to using each day. Give them a little slice of the office at home with a mini office kit. All the supplies fit neatly in a branded container, making it perfectly portable for working in every room of the home.
When it comes to remote work dress codes, three words to sum it up perfectly: comfort is king. The work from home mullet – business on top and ultra-casual on the bottom – is 2020’s hottest fashion trend. Help your clients keep it comfy with a pair of customized slippers featuring your brand and their feet will thank you!
Curious about what other work from home supplies we have? Contact us today to learn more!