6 products that will help you consolidate desk space while working from home — starting at $30

Moriba Cummings
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It’s no secret that work-from-home practices have majorly spiked across the board between June 2020 and now (November 2020) as a result of the ongoing pandemic.

With more people temporarily no longer having access to the more spacious and productivity-inducing workspaces, they’ve had to adjust to what they have at home. For many, especially those who live in smaller apartments or shared living spaces with roommates or family members, there isn’t that much space to work with.

Limited workspace real estate shouldn’t deter you from making your designated workstation comfortable and a place you look forward to using daily. In fact, there are products you can shop to maximize the space you do have and, thanks to some of them being multi-functional and space-consolidating, you may end up with even more free space than you had, initially.

Take a look at six products you need to help you consolidate limited desk space, below:

1. Oakywood Wooden Laptop Stand, $149

Credit: Oakywood
Credit: Oakywood

Oakywood is a simplistic brand that crafts high-quality wooden accessories for various workspace types. If you work from a small desk, this wooden laptop stand is ideal for placing your screen at eye level to alleviate any back or neck strain. Additionally, it opens up more free space underneath the vessel for additional storage.

You can easily store an external keyboard under the laptop stand after the workday is over and, while in use, you can house documents, cables and any other desired items for concealed storage.

2. Nulaxy Laptop Stand, $29.99

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Credit: Amazon

If wood isn’t your jam, this aluminum alloy laptop stand performs the same function as the Oakywood option. However, this one from Nulaxy features open space on the sides, giving your desk a more open-concept plan.

Like the previous option, you can store your external keyboard below the laptop riser to free up even more space.

3. Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard, $39.99

Credit: Logitech
Credit: Logitech

Speaking of wireless Bluetooth keyboards, gone are the days where you are required to cough up nearly $100 for a quality option. The Logitech K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard was not only optimized for use with both Windows and Mac OS, but it costs only $40 — that’s over $50 cheaper than the Apple Magic Keyboard.

In addition to its multi-use functionality (the device can be seamlessly used across three different devices with the press of one of the three gray buttons at the top), this Logitech keyboard can be easily stored in a drawer or below a laptop stand or riser. Plus, it’s also designed for easy portability and comes in three gorgeous colors (black, rose and off-white).

The Logitech K30 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard is currently on sale for $37.99 on Amazon.

4. Oakywood Laptop Dock/Vertical Stand, $59

Credit: Oakywood
Credit: Oakywood

Another Oakywood staple that is sure to free up space on your desk (we’re talking a full laptop length worth) is this vertical laptop stand and dock. Available in a choice of solid walnut or oak wood, this product is ideal for those who use an external monitor on a daily basis and need to keep the laptop out of the way.

This dock, made of two solid pieces of wood connected by a stainless steel base, elevates your laptop for a cleaner and more clutter-free desk setup with a monitor. It fits all notebooks under 0.8 inches thick.

5. Function101 BentoStack Desktop Organizer, $49.95

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Credit: Amazon

If you’re a cable-hoarder or just need a better vessel to store all of your small devices and cables, the Function101 BentoStack is a must-have. Inspired by the modern Japanese lunch box, this item is a compartmentalized storage case that is designed to specifically hold phone accessories for travel and workspace organization.

The bottom storage compartment houses larger accessories like Macbook Power bricks and iPad and iPhone power adaptors while the upper storage compartment houses smaller items such as U.S. charging cables, dongles, earbuds and other smaller cables.

The Function101 BentoStack is available in four colors: space gray, rose gold, pink and navy.

6. Oakywood 2-in-1 Headphone Stand With Wireless Charger, $109

Credit: Oakywood
Credit: Oakywood

Lastly, if you routinely use headphones or just have a pair stored at your desk for recreational use, it may be worth it to display them with a stand like this one from Oakywood. This not only de-clutters your workspace thanks to its elevated form, but it also provides easy access to the headphones — and, of course, it looks pretty sleek.

Adding another level of workspace organization and innovation, this headphone stand features 2-in-1 functionality as it also doubles as a wireless charger for any Qi-enabled phone.

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