This, I’m ok with. I don’t particularly like scrolling through my Instagram feed to see all the craziness that happens on Black Friday.

The headlines are always startling, and people forget to be people when they go out and purchase a TV or any other non-essential gadget.

This year stores are looking to move most of the indoor shopping to curbside or online orders. This aligns with most of the population that wants social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Businesses are preparing their stores for the influx of Black Friday orders.

There will be a lot of competition to finish the year off strong, so many companies will promote very enticing deals to get you to fill up that cart and check out.

Here are some products I think you should look out for. A lot of technology items because this is the time you need to update your home with the latest and greatest, to make life easier around the house. With juggling work and home life under the same roof, you need to streamline tasks, and run your home, and work efficiently.

Home Office Upgrades

If you haven’t set up a corner of your home as your home office, then you need to. You’re more likely to be productive if you have a dedicated space that you can work from. Yes, it’s tempting to sit and work from your bed - I’m guilty of it too, but if you’re conducting a Zoom call, you want to be in work-mode, not lounge-mode. Get a simple desk, but splurge on the chair you’re going to rest your bum on, especially if you’re going to be working for hours.

Anella Desk Chair ($152) is complemented by tons of customers that rave about the quality and comfortability of the chair. The chair is sleek and decently priced when you know it’s going to help you stay on task and keep you comfortable while sitting there for hours at a time. Say adieu to back pain.

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When you’re in the zone, you don’t want to be disturbed by anyone. Another product to keep your eyes on is the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds ($279). These noise-canceling earbuds are sleek, and with the latest technology, will let you hear the details that are typically missed. These earbuds will help you stay focused on a task, even with a busy household in the background.

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Home Essentials

If you're anything like me and you love having hardwood floors, but hate sweeping and mopping - because it’s so time-consuming, then this is a product you need to monitor. The iRobot Roomba i7+ ($799.99) is going to eliminate sweeping altogether. Chuck that broom out the window and replace it with the Roomba. This self-guided vacuum learns the lay of the land, sweeps in neat rows, charges itself, and you can even tell it to pick up spills with the built-in app. We all want clean floors, but no one wants to sweep. This is your solution.

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Make running your home easier than ever with help from Google Nest Hub ($229.99). Make video calls to friends and family, set reminders, check on your home when you’re away, and make your home smarter with other compatible tech. These days we need all the help we can get. Adding Google Nest Hub will make your life easier and bring you a sense of peace because your home technology will work to make things efficient.

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Sure, you could buy another TV, or you can spend money on items that will enhance your living situation. Especially during times like these, we want our lives to be more efficient. So keep an eye on these products for great Black Friday deals.