You have just purchased your first home or left the safety of your parent’s nest. There are essential items that many people forget about that they should have in their home that will make life a bit easier and also give you a slight advantage in always being prepared for anything. Your home will become your pride and joy and your sanctuary so investing in a few extra, much needed items will count in your favor. These items might not save you from an apocalypse but it most certainly will make your life easier and get rid of all the lousy headaches caused by things that need to be done around the house. Here is a compiled list of the most forgotten must-have items and why you should have them.
A Vacuum Cleaner that packs a punch
Invest in a good vacuum cleaner. Don’t settle for a cheaper option that might end up breaking in the first month. Vacuum cleaners need to handle a lot of wear and tear, remember a clean house is a happy home. Look after your new vacuum cleaner with sufficient maintenance.
A landing strip
This should be a surface close to your front door where all miscellaneous but important items can be placed and easily be found again. There is nothing worse than looking for your car keys, wallet or mobile phone. Keep it in one place and never experience this nightmare again.
Kitchen and all-purpose scissors
Before you end up with your hands in your hair using your little one’s toy scissors to try and cut through something make sure that you have two pairs of sharp scissors around the house. One pair should be specifically for your kitchen and another all-purpose pair. Be sure to make a golden rule that these pairs of scissors have to be kept in the same place after use.
Down feather Comforters
Cheaper, lower quality comforters can never compare to goose down comforters. Once you experience the luxury of a feather comforter that warms you up in winter and is just right in summer you will never go back to cheap imitation comforters. It is most probably the most traditional, elegant and comfy must-have for your home.
All purpose cleaning cloths
There is just no end to the uses of these cloths. They are cheap and incredibly necessary. Using toilet paper for nasty spills just makes a bigger mess and depending on what you are cleaning up you could end up with some of it on your hand which is unhygienic. These cloths are fantastic to have around the house to clean up just about anything.
Energy saving light bulbs
There is no sin in caring for the environment and also saving a bit of money on your electricity bill at the same time. Invest in energy-saving light bulbs for your entire home. These bulbs have also been revolutionized so if you are not a fan of the white light that they used to have you can now buy them with a warm shade, in other words, regular color and lighting using half the energy.
An electronic Can Opener
I am sure everyone has experienced a bad can opener, and it could turn out to be an incredibly frustrating tool to use. With an electronic can opener your can opening nightmares will be a thing of the past. I think I must have spent more money on a variety of manual openers that ended up failing, getting blunt or just broke. I decided to buy the electronic one and I have never looked back.