How To Effectively Improve Your Mood At Work

What to get to make your office into a comfy home away from home.



Ditch the company carafe of watered-down, lukewarm coffee and get a gourmand-worthy caffeine fix with the Philips Saeco Xelsis EVO espresso and cappuccino machine. With the click of a button, the machine will grind, brew, froth, and steam one solid cup of joe—or cappuccino, espresso, or latte. Thanks to the machine’s six customizable user profiles and eight adjustable grinder-granularity settings, you can stop torturing the intern with repeated Starbucks runs. $2,999.99

Bed Bath & Beyond Elmsford (plus two other Westchester locations)
(914) 345-2701 |

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Cleaning crew not getting those days-old cereal crumbs collecting under your desk? Enlist the cutest robot since R2-D2—the iRobot Roomba 770—to do it instead. The Roomba works on your schedule, thanks to its two auto virtual wall adapters, which emit an infrared beam, limiting it to a chosen designated area. It also captures fine dust particles to prevent recirculation and improve your office air quality. $499.99

Best Buy, Mount Vernon (plus two other Westchester locations)
(914) 664-4425 | 


Coworker coughing up a storm? A dust field collecting behind your computer monitor? The Friedrich AP260 air purifier uses a five-stage filtration process that reaches up to 260 feet, so you can take a breath of clean air even when you’re away from your desk. The purifier automatically adjusts its cleaning level to sense changes in air quality and lights up to indicate air-quality status. No longer do you have to worry about watery eyes, sneezing, and congestion hindering your productivity. $250

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Leiberts Royal Green Appliance Center,
White Plains
(888) 534-4572 |


Keep cool in an office that runs hot and stuffy with the 10-inch Dyson AM06 Desk Fan. With the strength of a quality fan minus the noisy motor to power the blades, this fan has 10 speeds and contains air channels that reduce airflow turbulence and audible motor noise. $299.99

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Even threatening Post-it notes won’t always prevent the office lunch bandit from swiping your food out of the shared fridge. Keep your lunch safe from sticky fingers by purchasing the 34-inch-tall, compact Marvel Refrigerator. And, you can set the temperature from 35°F to 43°F, so you’ll never have to settle for a soggy tuna sandwich again. Available in solid stainless steel, solid white, white overlay, solid black, and black overlay. $1,450 

Berger Appliances, Hawthorne (914) 769-2300 |


If the interior of your office microwave is an amalgam of soup-splatter, popcorn remnants, and unidentifiable smells and stains, you no longer have to be be grossed out by sharing it. Instead, get your own desktop microwave. The stainless-steel KitchenAid 1200-Watt Countertop Convection Microwave Architect Series II includes a separate 1500-watt convection element, so it can double as an oven. It features both roasting and grilling functions, as well as a rack that can give meat a great sear. $549.96 (online only)

Appliance Sales Plus, Somers (914) 248-5810 |  


Toast is so…communal-kitchen. Amp up your at-work breakfast with the 4 Slice Egg & Muffin Toaster. The eight-pound appliance accommodates sliced bread, English muffins, croissants, and bagels, and lets you make poached eggs, scrambled eggs, and more. Carnivores will appreciate the included meat tray, which can heat up pre-cooked meats and bacon, so you can pack in some additional protein to power you through the morning. $99.99
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