Black Friday Essentials: elevate your home office with sustainable products

Lucy Bennett
By Lucy Bennett  - Contributing Editor
Black Friday Essentials elevate your home office with sustainable products

Before Black Friday 2023 starts, take some time to reevaluate your shopping habits. Focus on buying home office essentials that not only enhance your workspace but also align with eco-friendly practices. Making conscious, informed purchasing decisions brings many benefits to you and to the planet. In this article, we’ll explore some of the must-have sustainable accessories for your home office worth buying on sale.

Adjustable desk

Sit-stand desks have gained popularity for their ergonomic benefits. Thanks to the automatic height adjustment system, you can easily change your position from sitting to standing as well as set the correct desk height to maintain good posture. When shopping for adjustable desks on Black Friday, consider models crafted from responsibly sourced wood, such as Oakywood’s Standing Desk made of certified oak or walnut. These materials are not only extremely durable, but also environmentally friendly and classically beautiful.

Black Friday Essentials elevate your home office with sustainable products

Ergonomic chair

An ergonomic chair is crucial for maintaining comfort and productivity during long work hours. Look for chairs made from recycled or recyclable materials, and ensure they are designed with ergonomics and sustainability in mind.

Monitor or laptop stand

Place your screen at eye level. A wooden monitor stand, laptop stand, or desk shelf can be a game-changer for your home office setup. Stands and shelves on your desk elevate your organization and provide additional storage space for small items, such as sticky notes, AirPods, chargers, and other office supplies. 

Wireless charger

Oakywood Wireless chargers are not only convenient to use, they also contribute to maintaining a clutter-free workspace. You don’t have to waste time fighting with tangled cords and searching for a lost power adapter. Just put your device on the designated spot and here you go! – it’s already charging. And if you don’t have a QI-enabled phone, you can opt for a docking station – another great solution that helps you keep your devices organized and charged.

Handy desk organizers

A cluttered desk often decreases productivity and effectiveness. That’s why thoughtfully designed desk organizers are worth investing in. A stylish tray made from natural wood, a convenient pen pot, a dual-purpose headphones stand, and some little desktop drawers will do the job. 

Eco-friendly lighting

Good lighting is also essential for a productive workspace. Consider investing in LED desk lamps or pendant lights that are energy-efficient and have a minimal environmental footprint. When choosing a desk lamp, keep in mind that white, cool light (temperature: 4000 K or more) is the best for work and concentration. 

How to shop responsibly?

In today’s world, making responsible and informed purchasing decisions is paramount. If you want to make the most of Black Friday deals without destroying the planet, consider the following tips:

  • research brands and prioritize ones that use responsibly sourced materials and embrace sustainable production methods;
  • quality over quantity – instead of buying numerous cheap items, invest in a few high-quality, long-lasting products that reduce the need for frequent replacements;
  • eco-certifications – look for products with reliable eco-certifications such as FSC, OEKO-TEX, C2C, Intertek, Rainforest Alliance, Certified Carbon Neutral, Leaping Bunny, or Energy Star.
  • be mindful of the carbon footprint associated with shipping and delivery – choose local or eco-friendly shipping options (for instance: carbon neutral delivery) wherever available;
  • recycling and disposal – properly dispose of or recycle old office equipment and furniture to reduce waste and environmental impact.

This year during Black Friday, seize the opportunity and upgrade your home office with essential accessories that not only enhance your productivity, comfort, and ergonomics but also promote sustainability. By choosing products made from responsibly sourced materials, embracing eco-friendly brands, and making informed decisions, you can create a workspace that aligns with your values while still taking advantage of the best deals and promotions.

iLounge author Lucy Bennett
By Lucy Bennett Contributing Editor
Lucy Bennett is a Contributing Editor at iLounge. She has been writing about Apple and technology for over six years. Prior to joining iLounge, Lucy worked as a writer for several online publications.