Pinays Share Their Most Useful Work From Home Purchases

It makes all the difference!
PHOTO: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Courtesy of Andie Estella, Bernadette Leonardo

If you've only recently transitioned into a work from home setup, then you've probably come up with a checklist of "must-have" items to help you stay productive: Reliable wifi? check. Desk and chair? check. But if your wishlist looks like it has way too many items to fit in your room (or under your budget), don't worry. We asked Pinays in our Cosmo Mixers Facebook group to share their most *life-changing* work from home purchase to give you a head start, and here's what they had to say:

1. A Nordic chair

Bernadette Leonardo
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"I [didn't want] to purchase an office chair because after working from home, di ko na sya magagamit, so at least this can still be used. It’s light pink and PU leather. I got it from Shopee on sale, free SF pa!" – Bernadette

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2. White Scandinavian desk + phone stand

Andie Estella
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"I recently got this phone stand from the akbktii1.ph Shopee store and OMG it makes working from home *soooo much easier*. I can do work on my laptop while video calling coworkers (or friends after timing out!), or instantly see a notification because my phone is now at an angle to do Face ID. Best purchase ever.

[My new desk] made SUCH a huge difference from working on the couch (my spine thanks me, lol). I got this "white Scandi table" on Facebook Marketplace!" – Andie

3. Mesh WiFi

Abigael Sarmiento
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"I ordered tenda mesh wifi to route the internet faster so I can work more peacefully [in] my room. Now I can use 100 mbps even [when] I'm up in my room." – Abigael

4. Swivel chair + work lamp

Monina Eugenio

"I bought myself a cute swivel chair and work lamp that compliments my grandfather’s antique work desk." – Monina

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5. Laptop table

Marian Jenica Atienza Rodriguez

"This laptop table. I got it from Lazada for P228. I love it because I can put it on top of any table to elevate my laptop or turn any surface into a "standing desk". Sitting all day does not work well for me so I often spend most of the day standing up, using the laptop table on top of a study desk and voila! A standing desk." – Marian

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6. Computer table + wallpaper

Lara Elaine Clasicas-Concepcion

"It was supposed to be my hubby's work from home space, however the company decided to provide a shuttle service for him. But [the wallpaper] gives a different look in our house and we can also use this space for my son's upcoming online class." – Lara

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