Dedicated: The Underrated List of Home Essentials

Ever been in the situation where you have needed an item in your home, but never considered it until the moment you needed it. These items are often essential, but always remain at the back of your mind. At times it can be frustrating especially if those items aren’t readily available. Below is a list of common items for the home that are essential, but are underrated.

The torch

When you are in a situation when you need to find something in the dark, having a good torch comes in handy. Ideally, you will keep a few different torches with different beaming abilities such as LED torches to help you navigate or search for items. The home torches are handy for when you experience power cuts or if you need to explore in an area that isn’t well illuminated.

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The brooms, mops, vacuum cleaners, dustpans and brushes

When it comes to cleaning, you need to have the right tools to keep dust, dirt and grime at bay. If your home has wooden or tiled floors, you will need to invest in good cleaning tools that will keep your floors clean, fresh and free from bacteria. Maintain regular cleansing routines as depending on the environment that you are in, the dust and dirt may accumulate quickly.

The large mirror

Although most homes will install a large fitted mirror inside the home, there are cases where it may be in the wrong rooms or the size may not be right. It is important when grooming oneself to use a mirror where you can clearly see yourself and to make the adjustments that you need.

The cordless telephone

When moving into the home and you decide to purchase a phone, ensure that you purchase a good cordless phone. Purchasing a phone that is on a cord will restrict your movements in the home. It can be frustrating if you need to answer your phone that is in the other room on those cold wintery days that you don’t want to get out of bed.

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Curtains, Blinds and window shutters

To add an extra sense of security to the home, it is ideal to invest in curtains, blinds or window shutters. All three can add a unique touch to the interior design of the home. (And exterior design for the external window shutters). It is a great and relatively inexpensive way to manage the heat and brightness control inside your home. It can further improve the ambiance and aesthetics within the rooms of your home.

Doormat

Returning from the outdoors? Avoid bringing the grime and dirt from your day inside your home by investing in a doormat. Get most of the dust off your shoes before you go inside the home.

Fire and carbon monoxide alarms

The safety for the people inside of your home is paramount. If your home isn’t equipped with the necessary alarms that could save your family’s life, then get them installed. Better safe than sorry.

A good boiler

Most people enjoy having hot water for their showers and baths. Having a substandard boiler will have you bathing in lukewarm or cold water. Make sure that you are hot water system is working well to ensure that you are getting the hot water that you desire.

Water purifier

Want to drink water that is good for your body without having to buy spring water from the supermarket all of the time? Invest in a water purifier that you can install on your tap to ensure that you get clean water that is good for your body’s health.

Air humidifier

Air humidifiers are good to increase the circulation of water and moisture in the air, especially in climates that are very dry. These can help maintain the moisture in your skin and keep you looking younger. Further benefits include that humidifiers maintain the temperature in the room, which is good for cold nights where you want to use the heater and feel like you are in the tropics.

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A good mattress

You sleep for around 60% of your life. If you want to improve the quality of your life, it is essential that you invest in a good mattress and bedding. Know the type of comfort that you would like to have when it comes to the mattress’ firmness. Then invest in good pillows and blankets such as duck feather duvets.

Hot water bottle

The hot water bottle is underrated, but for a couple of bucks it will keep you warm in the winter throughout the night and will save you a lot on your heating and energy bills.

A good place to dry your clothes

Depending on where you live, it can be easy or challenging to get your clothes dried. If you live in a property that has open space, you may be blessed to have a clothesline where your clothes can dry pretty quickly depending on the weather. If you live in a flat, then you may be subject to drying your clothes on an internal or external clothes hanger or even taking your clothes down to the Laundromat. You don’t want your clothes to smell damp or even not dry properly. Invest in a good clothes-drying rack for your home.

You don’t seem to notice these things until you need them and you realise that they are missing. Hopefully, this will make things easier for you to identify the essentials that you need for your home.

Lindsay Ginn

Livin' in your basement, eatin' your canned foods.