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Returning to the office? 8 essentials you don't want to be without

Make your return to work easier with these must-haves.

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With many people returning to office, you're probably looking for some much-needed essentials to make life easier and more comfortable. If you're anything like us, we've gotten used to a full fridge and all of our favorite things in close proximity. Now, we're adjusting to new routines, commutes and time away from home.

Meaghan Murphy, editor-in-chief of Woman's Day and author of "Your Fully Charged Life," stopped by TODAY with Hoda & Jenna to share her favorite essentials that make the transition back to the office easier.

You won't want to be without these products on your first day back to work, from tech must-haves to a personalized calendar.

Office must-haves

Tech essentials

Anker 622 Magnetic Battery

If you're always forgetting your charger at home, or ending up with a dead phone at the end of the day, look no further than this wireless charger. Murphy says it "saved the day" when she first went back to the office. It easily snaps onto your phone and feature's a foldable kickstand so you can stay charged and connected all day.

Dagne Dover Dakota Neoprene Backpack

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With hybrid schedules, you're probably having to lug a laptop, among everything else, to and from work. Murphy says a tote was giving her back pain and switched to this Dagne Dover backpack. It comes in bright hues and neutrals, fits most 13-inch laptops and more!

The House of Marley Champion True Wireless Earbuds

Whether you're commuting long hours or just want to wind down with music, don't be without a pair of wireless headphones. This pair from House of Marley is super chic, features a noise-isolating seal for amazing sound quality and boasts up to eight hours of playtime. A portion of the proceeds go to fighting deforestation through The Marley Project.

Food and drink essentials

Zojirushi Stainless Steel Mug

Save on costs by making your coffee at home with a stainless steel travel mug. Murphy says this Zojirushi travel mug keeps your java hot for hours. It comes in two different sizes, seven colors and a five-year warranty.

(Re)Zip Reusable Snack Pouches

Did you get used to being next to your fridge all day? Don't forget to pack snacks to keep your energy going! These reusable pouches feature a leakproof ziplock and comes in a variety of sizes — as big as a gallon or as small as snack sized. You can also purchase a kit for sandwiches, fruit and more.

Corkcicle Baldwin Boxer Lunchbox

Between commuting and rising prices, another way to save on costs is to bring your lunch from home. Murphy loves how this Corkcircle lunchbox looks like a purse, coming in five different colors and prints, and keeps your lunch fresh all day long. You can even store your favorite tumbler with a handy adjustable loop.

Work-to-home essentials

Tiny Tags Script Nameplate Chain Bracelet

When she felt anxious about returning to the office, Murphy treated herself to a personalized "YAY" bracelet as a daily affirmation. Whether you want to add your own mantra or your child's names, these nameplate bracelets offer unique reminders of home.

Minted Photo Calendars

Decorate your desk with an old-school calendar to feature pictures of friends and family. Murphy saw this calendar on her co-worker's desk and had to make one for herself. Minted offers a variety of customizable calendars to feature important dates, notes and memories.

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