Whether you live in an apartment or house, there are some things that every woman needs in her home. These things range from safety, health, to just quality items any grown woman should have.
Take it from me, old “houseware” from college just doesn’t cut it anymore. Instead of going the cheap route, it’s time to add more quality and functionality to your life.
Here are the 20 things you need now:
- A toolbox. I cannot keep up with the number of times I’ve used my screwdriver. Cut down the TaskRabbit requests and get it done instantly with your own kit.
- An emergency contact is vital for your safety, especially while living alone. Pick a family member or close friend and store their information in your apartment, phone, work contact details. Want to go a step farther? Check out the If I Go Missing kit from Crime Junkie Podcast (one of my faves!).
- Quality bed sheets are a must for a good night’s sleep and your skin. The best thread count is typically between 300 to 800. I tend to pick up microfiber sets that are super smooth and budget-friendly. Bonus tip: Always keep a set of extra sheets in your closet!
- An air fryer is a perfect kitchen addition whether you’re a rising chef or prefer to keep it simple. You can air fry just anything from meats to veggie. I love the air fryer because it’s healthier than deep-frying and cuts out the mess – no popping grease!
- A planner. Whether you like it digital or handwritten, it’s a must to stay on top of your calendar. Manage your time by keeping your calendar organized.
- A set of luxury towels. Get rid of the scratchy, thin towels. Switch those out for more absorbent, soft pair that will actually last. Quality over quantity.
- Stationery sets are essential to show your gratitude. It’s easy to send a text, but a handwritten message means more. I like to keep a set in my nightstand.
- Baking Soda stops stinky smells in the fridge. Add a box on the side door and keep it fresh.
- A shower drain to prevent clogging. My coils are everywhere on wash day! Over time, it can build up in the drain and cause major clogging. Prevent it early with this quick fix.
- A full-length mirror. Living alone means there’s not always someone to tell you how you’re outfit really looks.
- Travel Luggage is essential for trips or packing up a few items. I keep two suitcases and a duffle bag in my closet for the times when I travel home or need to transport lots of items.
- A flashlight. The power goes and you still need to see!
- Batteries are needed for that flashlight, but also when the remote dies. Be prepared.
- A first aid kit. Keep a stock of bandaids, cold medicine, and any other fixes for smaller injuries and illnesses. Quick tip: Put your doctor’s card and last appointment date in your kit or phone as a reminder.
- Candles are multipurpose: extra light and beautiful scents.
- A stocked cleaning supply. There’s nothing better than coming back to a clean space. At a minimum, I always keep all-purpose cleaner, Magic Erasers pads, and Swiffer replacements.
- Fabric and wooden hangers are longer-lasting, flexible, and help create more space in your closet. I prefer hanging my clothes to keep them wrinkle-free and easy to see.
- Self-care bath products such as scrubs, face masks, and bath bombs. Taking care of your mind and body is essential.
- Food containers because wasting food is a no-no. Get food containers that you can freeze to make a meal last event longer! I prefer tempered glass containers that withstand freezing and microwaving while also maintaining a spotless clean.
- A digital home assistant. Not a necessity, but definitely an added benefit to making your life easier. Set up an assistant to work as an alarm clock, turn off your lights, and ask it pretty much anything.
Let us know your home must-haves in the comments below.