8 Essentials for every home

All homes will have similar essentials that they use daily. Here are some practical and aesthetic items that all homes should have to ensure your home is pleasant and functional.

An emergency light source – An emergency light source in an accessible location is a must. Look at candles and matches, or a rechargeable lantern.

Towels – Towels are a must for the bathroom and the kitchen. Look at investing in good quality fabrics that will last. You should have at least two to three bath towels for each person in your home.

Basic utensils – Even if you don’t cook you will need a fork, a knife, and a spoon.

A small tool set – To hang a picture, fix a running toilet or fix a cupboard you will need a hammer, a flat-head screwdriver, a Phillips head screwdriver, and pliers.

Bedding – Good quality bedding is a must. Look at investing in good fabrics in neutral shades.

A small cleaning kit – A cleaning kit will help you tidy up weekly. Look at a multi-purpose cleaner, a sponge, a mop and mop bucket.

An extra set of keys – Keep a spare set of keys with someone responsible, just in case you lock yourself out or misplace your keys.

Art – Art is a nice way to personalize your space. If you can’t afford a painting, look at hanging a few reprints of artists you like.