Transitioning to online classes has been no easy feat. It can be really hard at times but fortunately there are some products you can get to make it a little bit better.
When I told my boyfriend I was writing this post the first thing he offered as an idea was patience and I couldn’t agree more. I’m kind of kidding but not really – lol. Patience as an online student is definitely key but there are a few things you can get that will make your life a lot easier.
Today I’m sharing with you some affordable items I can’t go without as a full-time graduate student taking online classes. These products have made my life easier and my desk even cuter!
1. Desk organizer
Having a desk organizer for online classes is a must. Staying organized with your classes is more important than ever.
I love this bamboo wooden desk organizer because there’s room for notebooks and extra things like pens, clips, and post-it notes. I love the way this desk organizer looks, I feel like it gives desks a really clean look.
This rose gold metal desk organizer is also a really cute option! Click here to buy the metal desk organizer or see tons more options on Amazon.
I have a desk organizer and I seriously don’t know what I’d do without it. I can’t focus when everything looks a mess so it’s really important for me to make sure I have a clean area to work.
2. Leather desk pad
This is something I didn’t know I needed until I saw it on Amazon. How does Amazon always seem to know what we need before we even do?!
This leather desk pad comes in so many different colors, like you can see at the bottom of the picture. I love how it protects your desk from spills and scratches and also makes your desk look clean and modern.
This is a perfect item if you want to change up your desk area a little bit. It’s really affordable and will make a big change to your work area.
3. Blue light glasses
If you don’t have blue light glasses already, you need them in your life! I finally got a pair for Christmas and they are so amazing. My eyes finally don’t hurt after hours of staring at the computer!
Amazon has a ton of super cute ones for a really good price. You can check out this 2-pack of glasses here.
4. Wifi extender
Your days of slow wifi are over. This is a really affordable ifs tender so you can still get good wifi if your router doesn’t reach where you need it to. Instead of paying a ton of extra money on getting better wifi through the company you can just plug in this wifi extender!
5. Lumbar support pillow
If you are struggling with back pain after sitting at your desk all day this is your sign to splurge and get a lumbar support pillow. It’ll make you so comfy and it’s under $30 so you can’t go wrong.
6. Daily calendar and to do list
I’m obsessed with stationary like this. I can’t find the exact daily planner sheet that I have but I found this really similar one on Amazon.
This is perfect for keeping a daily plan. The one linked has space for a to do list as well as some habit tracker columns. I love keeping mine on my desk so I can see a quick overview of what my day is going to be like.
7. Mini ring light for zoom classes
This definitely isn’t something that you NEED but it would add a nice touch to your zoom classes and meetings.
I think getting a mini ring light would be a really good accessory for you if you are doing zoom interviews or something like that!
I hope this post of things I use for online classes helps you out! These are just some products that have made my online student life so much better.
I know it’s not easy to have online classes and there are new hurdles we have to overcome as students now. There are so many things that add even more stress to us as students, but I do really hope these products help you continue to adjust to the new lifestyle.