7 items to upgrade your home workspace this school year

Sep 14 2020, 3:48 pm

This back-to-school season is unlike anything most Canadians have ever experienced before with social distancing and brand new sanitization measures in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

But when we’re prepared with the essentials that allow for a comfortable workspace to study and learn at, it’s easier to be productive, focus on the tasks at hand, and work towards smashing our goals for the year ahead.

To help Canadians prepare for the new school environment, Staples Canada has launched a digital Back to School HQ, offering everything from expert advice for at-home learning to technology tips, and more.

In addition, the retailer has lowered the prices on hundreds of products in-store and online (with free delivery and contactless curbside pickup available). That being said, we’ve rounded up seven items that can instantly upgrade your workspace this school year, whatever your budget.

Writing desk with storage

Simply Desk With Shelf And Drawer/Staples Canada

Doing work from your sofa for an extended period is bound to make you feel lethargic. It’s also something that your brain may associate with relaxation — like binge-watching your go-to series. However, investing in an affordable desk can recreate the sense of being at the office or school. It’s a designated area where you can get in the zone.

Ergonomic task chair

Flash Furniture Mesh Swivel Ergonomic Task Office Chair/Staples Canada

Remote study or work often means spending most of the day in a sedentary position, and if your chair is causing you more pain than anything else, it’s time for an upgrade. Staples Canada has a massive selection of budget-friendly office chairs with ergonomic options that marry back support with comfort.

Standing desk converter

Uplite Standing Desk Converter/Staples Canada

Although everyone’s approach to work is different, the benefits of transitioning between sitting and standing throughout a long day shouldn’t be overlooked. But you don’t need to spend your entire paycheque on a motorized desk. Instead, try a standing desk converter that allows you to adjust your positioning as you desire.

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook/Staples Canada

Technology is a key ingredient for successful communication between teams, students, and teachers. In addition, travel advisories are a part of the new normal, which means we’re using technology more than ever to connect with friends living within Canada and beyond. Reliable devices are needed to do this, and the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook is a perfect example. Suitable for work or school, it offers an immersive experience with a touch screen display with 1920 x 1200 screen resolution.

This sleek product is one of many technology solutions at Staples Canada that allows for seamless virtual learning. And if you need support for your device, Tech Services experts at Solutionshop are available to offer fast service remotely and at Staples Canada locations nationwide.

Wireless Apple AirPods

Apple AirPods with Charging Case/Staples Canada

It can be difficult to concentrate when there’s clutter around your workspace. Yes, tangled wires fall under this category. That’s why wireless options like Apple AirPods are favoured by many Canadians. Simply place them in the charging case and pull them out when you’re ready to listen to an educational podcast or playlist.

Samsung Tab S6 Lite

Samsung Tab S6 Lite/Staples Canada

For those who are always on the move, compact tech companions are a wonderful solution. The Samsung Tab S6 Lite comes with an S pen that lets you stay creative, plus front and rear cameras for instant connectivity.

If you’re missing out on collaborating with others in-person, Staples Studio locations (Kelowna, Ottawa, Toronto, and Oakville) provide a safe and welcoming co-working environment. Here, flexible plans and on-site resources provide students and workers with the tools they need for learning.

Students and customers who visit their nearest store can rest assured that the company is following its ShopSafe protocols to protect staff and customers with all-day disinfection, physical distancing measures, PPE, health assessments, and in-store sanitization stations.

Compact HP LaserJet Pro printer

HP LaserJet Pro MFP M28w All-in-One Printer/Staples Canada

Every so often, most of us need access to a printer for work or school, and not having one at home can result in time wasted. A budget-friendly option like the HP LaserJet Pro works for printing, scanning, and copying — and it fits in almost any space. If you order yours online at staples.ca, you can make the most of free next-day delivery right to your doorstep.


Staples Canada is doing its part to help support students, teachers, and parents in creating a healthy learning environment during this unprecedented back-to-school season.

To ensure a safe return to the classroom or office, Staples Canada has launched a Health & Safety department that stocks everything from sanitization essentials to fashion-forward face masks.

For more information about the new school offerings available at Staples Canada and to browse the stylish and affordable products in the brand’s Simply collection, head to staples.ca/backtoschool.

Check out Staples Canada on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook and join the conversation using the hashtag #WorkLearnStayConnected.

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