We don’t have to tell you how challenging working from home and homeschooling are… especially when they’re happening at the same.exact.time. Because school is starting up again in just a few short weeks, we’re sharing the tools that have made Monday-Friday more productive, our homes more organized, and our minds a little less stressed.
1. BRIGHT LIGHT THERAPY LAMP | THERALIGHT
Light up your workspace, mood, and energy levels with this LED therapy lamp that can mimic the positive effects of sunlight.
2. PICTURE FRAME | BURKE
Don’t underestimate the power of pictures! Keep a photo of loved ones nearby to keep yourself inspired and remind you of good times.
3. HOME SPRAY | THE LAUNDRESS
Treat your senses to some aromatherapy. This room spray dissolves unwanted odors and leaves behind the calming yet uplifting scent of eucalyptus, pine, and lavender.
4. KIDS DESK | SMALLABLE
It’s super important to carve out a space just for kids’ schoolwork and this small desk won’t take up precious real estate.
5. STAR PROJECTOR NIGHT LIGHT | CTG BRANDS
The best way to set your kids (and, let’s be honest, yourself) up for homeschool success? A good night’s sleep. This clock will turn your kid’s ceiling into a starry night sky that will lull them off to dreamland.
6. MONEY TREE | THE SILL
Manifest success and prosperity and purify the air in your home office area with a money tree.
7. DECORATIVE PILLOW | JOHN ROBSHAW
This petite pillow will have your back on never-ending work days. Just tuck it between your chair and your back.
8. MONROW JUMPSUIT | THE SLEEPCODE
A jumpsuit like this one gets you video call ready in under 60 seconds, and it’s insanely comfy.
9. LAVENDER POUCH | THE LAUNDRESS
Tuck these little pouches in drawers, closets, and armoires to infuse your clothes and linens with the calming scent of lavender. Tip: Keep one next to your work station and give it a sniff when anxiety strikes.
10. PROTECT + GLOW SPF 30 | TULA
Smart devices give off blue light that can damage skin over time. Like blue light glasses for your face, this lightweight, moisturizing sunscreen will protect your complexion. Because blue light can also mess with our eyes and sleep patterns, it’s a good idea to pop blue light blocking screen protectors on your gadgets, too.
11. RELAX BODY OIL | AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES
Got some wanderlust? Spiked with chamomile and ylang-ylang, this stress-melting body oil will bring the vacay vibes to you.
12. HAPPY HOME | THE LAUNDRESS
Meet your WFH cleaning starter pack! Clear smart device screens of smudges, degrime all surfaces, and remove home odors with one handy, eco-conscious kit.
Get it for 20% off through August with code HAPPYHOME.
13. STORAGE CUBE | THE LAUNDRESS
Ditch distracting disarray with attractive storage solutions. Designate a different one for toys, papers, files, and school or office supplies. For smaller desk accessories like eyeglasses and pens, use a small tray like this one.
14. GLASS PITCHER | THE LITTLE MARKET
Keep a big pitcher of water desk-side as a reminder to hydrate. Make it more enticing by flavoring with sliced fruit, veggies, or herbs. (We love lemon, cucumber, and mint leaves). *Chef’s kiss.*
15. FOLDABLE STAND | MOCHI THINGS
Keep your kids occupied beyond school hours by setting them up with this stand, where they can prop a book (we love Eva Chen’s Juno Valentine children's books) or an iPad (hey, we all do it!). Turn on an educational video from Ted Ed, Netflix Jr., Cosmic Kids Yoga, or the Houston Zoo Channel.
16. PARENT SURVIVAL BUNDLE | THE LAUNDRESS
Our new curated bundles are packed with only the laundry and cleaning solutions you need and nothing you don’t. Plus, they come with a free reusable bag! Our Parent Survival Bundle is stocked with gentle Baby Detergent, Stain Solution, All-Purpose Bleach Alternative, and Scented Vinegar so you can stay on top of little ones’ big messes.
17. HOME OFFICE LAP DESK | LAPGEAR
Have days when you’re not just feeling sitting at a desk or table? No problem. Stay in bed or hang on the couch with a comfy lap desk. This one even comes with a compartment for your cell phone.