Of course you need the essentials in life, shelter, food, water, income, and a general sense of love and happiness. There are, however, a few small cheap home accessories that you should have in your home to make life easy, safe, and functional.
A Good Set of Knives
If you cook a lot at home a good set of knives can go a long way. They can cut down on your preparation time, cleaning time, and relieve or prevent pain in your wrists. Average knives may be flimsy, dull, and less functional than they should be. A good knife will have the proper weight to it so you don’t have to press hard on what you’re cutting and put pressure on your wrist. This will also mean that it will take you less time to cut through your ingredients so you can spend less time in the kitchen. The knives will also be easier to clean once you are done prepping your ingredients since they are treated in ways that allows food to slide off instead of getting stuck.
Packs of Heavy Duty Rubbish Bags
If you live with multiple people, be it roommates or family, you’ll accumulate a lot of rubbish. In order to handle the amount of garbage that can pile up in each room, packs of refuse bags will prove to be more than useful. Choosing to stock up on heavy-duty bags will ensure that they handle bulky items or a large quantity of items. They will also hold liquids better so if you’re the type of household that throws out foods that may leak, these bags will contain the mess so you won’t have to clean up after you take out the trash. These larger sized bags will also minimise your trips to take out the rubbish since the bag can hold more than an average size one.
It may go without saying but every home should have the proper safety equipment in order to ensure the wellbeing of everyone living or visiting the dwelling. Things like smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, a first aid kit, and some kind of safety plan. A safety plan can be something as simple as an agreement for everyone in the home to meet at a certain location in case of a disaster or what to grab from the home if an evacuation is necessary. You should also consider having a list of emergency numbers on the refrigerator or other visible place. This list should have relatives’ phone numbers, doctors’ phone numbers, emergency service numbers, and poison control.
Ironing Board and Iron
Even if you are the kind of person that takes their clothes to a professional for dry cleaning, you should still have an iron and ironing board on hand. You never know when you’ll want to wear a certain article of clothing only to find it all wrinkled up. If you have an ironing board and iron, you’ll be able to handle these surprises and wear exactly what you want when you want to. There are also various sizes of ironing boards so you can get a small tabletop one instead of having a bulky stand-alone ironing board. This can also cut down on your dry cleaning bill.
Having matching towels in your bathroom can really tie together the whole look of the room. It makes the space feel homier and looks inviting to guests. These don’t have to be expensive towels with a high thread count they can just be two of the same towel. This simple element can make a big difference in the look of your bathroom.
There are plenty of other items that you your home should have but these five items are a good start.