Back to School Essentials 2021 - Irvine Moms

Whether you’re going back to school or continuing to learn and work from home, we’ve curated a guide of the must have products for either one! We’ve handpicked some of the most useful and necessary items for our audience that should be staples in your home office!



#1 Computer Desk w/ 8 Hooks: Finding a computer desk has been next to impossible this past year. But thankfully we’ve seen companies begin to pump out exactly what we need. Having a designated work area/desk is key to productivity. This computer desk sits at a mere $45.99, sleek and affordable!

#2 FengJu Cord Organizer, it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. Tired of constantly having to trace where your charger is because it slips off your desk and falls on the floor? Here’s the absolute solution to this, never lose your chargers again with this Cord Organizer and make your life a tiny bit easier.

#3 Desk Drawer Organizer Trays are a MUST if your resolution is to stay clean and organized at home, yes desks may have big drawers but we can’t forget organization is KEY to success! Use these drawer organizers to store pens, pencils, work supplies, notebooks and stay organized. You’re sure to use every tray!



#4 RENBERGET by IKEA is an absolute must have in every home office or study room. Stop using that dinner table chair and get something that your back will love you for! The RENBERGET chair from Ikea can be customized to your liking and is as comfortable as it looks. 

#5 The Daily Roller from George and Willy is an essential for all the ideas that roll right out of your head. Rip a page off, jot down that million-dollar idea you came up with, a simple reminder, or tasks that need to get done. The possibilities are endless!  

#6 AMBIRD Wall Hooks are the combination we always knew we needed. Stay organized and stylish, wall hooks are a must when trying to keep the clutter off the ground. Use that extra shelf to even store pictures or books you might need! 

#7 Keyboard and Mouse Wrist Rest Pads, the items you might not know you needed. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a pain you wouldn’t want but don’t expect to get. Be ahead of the curve and protect your wrists from future aches and pains!

#8 Wall Calendar, a dry erase whiteboard calendar that has no end date, write all of your due dates, keep track of meetings appointments and reminders. The best part is being able to erase everything with a wipe of a towel and starting the next month. 



#9 Ytonet laptop sleeve case, if you’re going back to working in the office again or in person classes don’t forget to protect what we all cherish the most, our laptops. Protect your laptop with these stylish handle bags that fit laptops up to 15.6 inches, a must have for those who want to keep their laptops in top shape. 

#10 Post its are always useful, but they’re even more useful when you can have them everywhere you go. This YISEEK branded post it holder comes in a leather look design that fits virtually everywhere!

#11 Anker Portable Chargers are some of the most useful products you can buy. Don’t let your phone die on you again, this portable charger will get you from 0-100% multiple times before it needs to be charged again. It’s worth every penny invested in it!



#12 Poketo Concept Planners encourage goal-oriented and idea-driven scheduling. They come with designated space for goals, ideas, monthly and weekly sections and plenty of room for any notes and to-do lists you may create. Poketo is environmentally friendly and uses completely tree-free paper! 

#13 Poketo Minimalist Folio Organizer is the perfect addition to the Poketo Concept Planners. A minimalist folio organizer that fits everything inside! ID’s, notebooks, pens, phones and any important paperwork can be stored in the Poketo Organizer. 

#14 Poketo Navy Vegan Leather Folio Laptop, looking for a sleek organizer that can fit your laptop as well? This organizer does that and more, it’s made of vegan leather with extra pockets for receipts, notes, cash, and more. If you’re not a fan of stuffing your pockets with items, this item is just for you!  





Interior Designer Inside Tips:

  • We’ve partnered with Ammie Kim, who has been featured by HGTV, the LA Time, New Star Magazine, and has previously partnered with Tiffany & Co. She gave Irvine Moms some key tips to make your home office the best room in the house!
    • Colors and designs she’d recommend for home offices:
      • Subtle, calming tones are ideal for an office or a study area. For example, a neutral Off-White color or subtle gray is simple, versatile, and charming and won’t be too overwhelming of a color for when you’re trying to concentrate on important documents. If you want to add a pop of color, a light green shade is the perfect go-to for any office. Not only does it bring us back to nature with its leafy green tint, but it additionally sets a soothing, relaxing environment to focus in.
        • She recommends the following colors:
          • Benjamin Moore: Soft fern 2444-40
          • Sherwin Williams: Repose Gray 7015
    • Tips on making home offices much more comfortable and easier to work in:
      • A comfortable, high quality chair is essential to any workspace. Working from home requires sitting all day at the desk, so it is important that your chair is supporting your body and making you feel comfortable, so you are able to focus on your tasks with ease.
    • One thing every home office needs:
      • Natural lighting is the best source of light when studying or doing office work. To best achieve this, place your desk facing the window instead of a blank wall. Furthermore, fresh flowers or plants can revive a workspace. In addition to this, studies show that aromatherapy enhances productivity. 

Be sure to visit Ammie’s website, Facebook, Instagram or Houzz profile for any Interior Design needs!



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