Boost Home Productivity In Every Room With These Essentials

By Peter Salib Peter Salib has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on April 7, 2020

Now that everyone works from home, it’s important that we take the time to make sure we get organized. Home is a place of relaxation and finding ways to maximize home productivity is often easier said than done.

Since you’re binging Netflix shows, you might as well catch up on the Marie Kondo special and get inspired to embark on a productivity optimizing adventure. This isn’t just about tidying up–this about maximizing productivity in different aspects of our lives.

The mobile executive

Work from home (WFH) policies have now been forcefully adopted by businesses worldwide and this behavior change is one that will likely stick. For many people who were once only working in the office, they may find themselves shuffling their equipment back forth between the office and home in addition to suffering from a lack of home productivity. 

Although working from home is comfortable and you’ve established a good work desk–it’s still important to get a change of scenery every once in a while. Switching it up from working at the dining table to the office to the living room is as exciting as things get these days–but lugging around all your equipment may still be a hassle. 

Mobile Edge–an innovative carrying case company–produces stylish, cutting-edge backpacks and laptop cases to empower a mobile lifestyle. Mobile Edge is behind the creation of backpacks for popular gaming brands like Razer and Alienware as well as their own line for gamers and professionals, Core Gaming and Graphite. 

I personally prefer gamer backpacks because they are designed to carry accommodate the modern gear most professionals need like headphones, mice, battery packs and even entire consoles for gamers. The Core Gaming backpacks are packed with enhanced functionality and ergonomic features like a prewired universal power bank pocket, poly-fleece lined tablet pocket and padded air-mesh shoulder straps. 

With the use of the Core Power AC, you can set up shop in a nice shaded area in the backyard and charge your laptop for hours without being tied to the proximity of an outlet. The right backpack makes a great central hub for all your electronic equipment to set up a work station anywhere in the house or on the go–when that becomes a thing again.

The Home Chef
Photo Credit: Prepdeck

Have you ever wanted to jump over the counter at Chipotle and make your own burrito using all those fresh ingredients in those neat containers? It can’t be just me. The way professional chefs practice ‘mise en place’ in the restaurants, we can too at home. Mise en place is a French culinary phrase that means “putting in place” or “everything in its place.” 

You’ve probably seen this technique in use on any cooking show and it’s how meals are cooked so effortlessly–everything is peeled, chopped, measured, and in its own container ready to go. Unlock your culinary potential and cook great meals faster with less cleanup with Prepdeck, an organizational tool designed with the highest quality materials to help you prepare your ingredients and follow your favorite recipes–like a boss! 

Prepdeck comes with the main base, 15 stackable containers in 4 sizes with measurement markings, and 8 prepping tools like a grater and zester that attach directly to containers. The enclosure opens up and doubles as a cutting board that is magnetically detachable and there’s a special compartment in the main base to store cutoffs or waste during prep. 

There is also the option to bundle a 6-month subscription to The New York Times Cooking app with the Prepdeck to access a library of recipes and curated how-to videos. 

The Couch Warrior

Photo Credit: Nerdytec

As you bounce around the house looking for a different environment to work in–you’ll eventually land on your couch. Besides the bed, would you really rather be anywhere else? It sure is comfortable and many have tried to rig a workstation to maximize comfort and productivity but those tray tables just don’t cut it.

Transform your couch into your work desk for added home productivity with Couchmaster lap desks to get the ultimate in comfort and control. Couchmaster has two models–Cybot and Cycon–where the Cybot is more geared towards laptops and the Cycon towards desktop users with separate keyboards and mice. 

Both are ideal from an ergonomics and posture standpoint–the armrests can really help your endurance for those work sprints–or gaming marathons. Couchmaster by Nerdytec has built-in USB ports so you directly plug your mouse and keyboard into the Couchmaster and have just 1 cable connected to the computer providing power to the entire system. There are also some handy side pockets to store different things like cables, remotes, or even drinks.

Couchmaster is the result of years of iteration since 2011 by two passionate computer gamers who set out to conquer the territory of the console players. Nerdytec even offers attachments for the Couchmaster like a Mobile Holder and Ashtray to complete the experience.

Even if you’ve decided to live in your pajamas until this is all over, these tools can help you make the most of your time at home and serve to drive efficiency for the at-home workers and learners. 

We hope you enjoy these home productivity products! But keep in mind, Grit Daily might take small cut of the profit on the items recommended here—but that doesn’t mean we don’t believe in them. We only recommend products that we would buy or use ourselves, so don’t be wary of our suggestions. 

By Peter Salib Peter Salib has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Peter Salib is a Tech Columnist at Grit Daily. Based in New Jersey, he is an avid participant of events nationwide who's attended CES in Las Vegas consecutively since 2013. Peter is the host and producer of Show & Tell, a product showcase YouTube channel and also works at Gadget Flow, a leading product discovery platform reaching 31M consumers every month. Peter frequently works with startups on media, content writing, events, and sales. His dog, Scruffy, was a guest product model on the Today Show with Kathy Lee & Hoda in 2018 and was dubbed "Scruffy the Wonder Dog.”

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