DIY Solo Collaboration Center at Home
The amount of blue light our face sucks in is disgusting. If we’re not Zooming with colleagues, we’re zoomin’ around the Internet on our phones where the blue light from our screens eventually turns us into zombie mush. Now is the time to put your foot down and say, “I will do better!” Great! Now that we have that out of our system, we’d like to talk about some products that can motivate you to step away from a screen and write again. Yes, write again. With your hand!
Full transparency, we don’t get paid anything to feature these products. If we did, that would be awesome. My 12 year old self that was obsessed with stationary is now living vicariously through me, looking for all of the latest in stationary technology.
Whiteboards for Your Home Office
VIVO Freestanding Glass 23 x 19 inch Desktop Dry Erase Board Review
There’s a ton of dry erase boards that you have to put on your wall, but that’s not helpful if you’re working from home all week and need to get your thoughts out when working at the kitchen table. Watch out, this piece is pretty big, so make sure you measure before you purchase!
(4.5 out of 5 Stars)
Here is what some users are saying:
- “The board IS magnetic but your basic flimsy refrigerator magnet won’t work. You need strong magnets.”
- “Literally two pieces that slide together, this thing couldn’t be easier to assemble. Super heavy, so definitely sturdy as heck, but make sure you put it on a sturdy table or desk… I wouldn’t trust a shelf with this big boi! Cleaning it is super easy, and I can use wet erase markers on it for extra pop and contrast. I’ve been using it since the day I got it, and don’t go a day without it.”
- “Like all products from VIVO, this one is great! I found it a very handy addition to my desk. It can be a little unstable when writing on it, but not to the degree that I find it a bother.”
Small Glass Desktop Whiteboard Dry-Erase-Board Review
I’m the worst at keeping up a notebook of notes when I work from home. The closest thing to me will become scratch paper if I’m feeling that writing itch. This kind of a product lets me scribble down quick thoughts and notes that I can then transcribe to digital form later.
(4.5 stars out of 5)
Some customers are saying:
- “This thing rocks!! Great purchase for any student. It helps save paper when you need to solve a problem or write down a quick note. It is elegant and the storage compartment is no joke, awesome.”
- “This is my first of one of these and I love it! I like that I can not lose my important to-dos in my notepad and that they are right on my desk.”
- “I am in love with this product. Every one who has walked by my desk has stoped and asked what is it and where did I get it. My only negative is the slot for phone or iPad is too thin to hold anything with a case on it.”
Three By Three Seattle Desktop Dry Erase To-Do Board White Review
Maybe the first two options are a bit too big for you, no worries! Here’s a small to-do list whiteboard that’s perfect for that small desk area.
(4.5 out of 5 stars)
What customers say about this one:
- “I work from home, on the phone all day and use this to take down numbers or names that I do not need to keep. In the past my desk was cluttered with small sticky notes, some of which had to be carefully shredded at the end of the day because they contained protected information. Now I just wipe the little board clean. I bought 2 more for colleagues.”
- “Love this. I have it on my coffee table in my living room. I can jot things down as I think of them, and erase when no longer needed. Saves countless notes on bits of paper.”
That’s about all of the recommendations we have as of now, though I would say to get a range of dry erase markers, from fine point tips to the normal chiseled tip. If you’d like to share your home collaboration tips, send them on over to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear about them!