When setting up a home, there are plenty of things that you’re sure to have added to your shopping list. Everyone knows the key essentials when furnishing a property – a comfortable sofa, a fridge, a cozy bed, a washing machine…
However, once you’ve invested in all of the obvious things, there are probably still lots of items that you forgot to include. Here, we look at the top five things that are so often forgotten by those who are getting their home basics.
A Water Filter
In all of the bustle and fuss when it comes to setting up your kitchen, you’ll almost certainly not be thinking about the taste of your tap water. Yet a water filter is an essential item if you want to be sure that you and your family are drinking the purest, safest tap water from your faucet.
Whether you decide to opt for a filter that you install onto the faucet itself or whether you go for a pitcher-style model, you’ll find that the taste of your water will be dramatically improved with the addition of this one simple item to your kitchen.
An Oscillating Fan
If you moved home during the winter months, you probably didn’t even think about how the inside of your new property would feel once the summer came around. However, once the sun comes out and the weather heats up, you’ll almost certainly be wishing that you had an effective way to cool down on the warmest days.
An oscillating fan is a great addition for any home. Even if you have air conditioning in your home, sometimes it’s more cost effective and convenient to simply use a single fan to cool the air down if you’re only going to be in one room or if you don’t want to cool the air significantly.
A fan is also essential in any part of your home that doesn’t have integrated air conditioning – for example a conservatory, basement or attic. You can make sure that your entire indoor environment maintains a comfortable temperature throughout the year at an affordable price with this one simple accessory.
If you’ve discovered a mold or mildew problem in your new home, there’s one simple item that you can buy that will make all the difference to your indoor environment. A dehumidifier is the perfect solution to eradicating the unhealthy spores that cause respiratory problems and allergies and which could end up making you ill.
If your home is located in an especially warm and humid climate, a dehumidifier is a real asset. It will make your living environment much more comfortable to live in throughout the year while improving the air quality exponentially.
There are many different types of dehumidifier on the market today, so you need to get more details to ensure that you pick the right one to suit your home.
A Slow Cooker
Even if you aren’t a whizz in the kitchen, you could benefit from investing in a slow cooker. These amazingly useful gadgets are absolutely perfect for anyone with a busy lifestyle since you can rustle up amazingly delicious meals with minimal effort. Ideal for people who work full time, a slow cooker allows you to just add your ingredients in the morning before heading out the door, switch it on and then return home in the evening to a tasty home-cooked meal with no fuss.
Incredibly versatile, you can use a slow cooker to prepare an enormous variety of foods, from soups and stews to curries, joints of meat and chilis. You can even prepare cakes and desserts in no time, freeing up oven space if you’re preparing a large meal for a dinner party with friends, and allowing you to get on with entertaining without having to spend valuable time slaving over a cooker top.
A Steam Mop
If you have hard floors in your home, you’re probably already tired of the ritual of vacuuming and mopping. A steam mop could be the ideal weapon to add to your home cleaning arsenal!
Designed to take all of the hard work out of cleaning hardwood, linoleum, vinyl or laminate flooring, a steam mop will not only effortlessly remove stains and marks but will also eradicate bacteria and germs leaving your home clean and tidy as well as sanitized.
Ideal for pet owners and families with children, a steam mop makes getting on your hands and knees to scrub hard floors a thing of the past, and as it uses steam as a natural form of cleanser, there are no harsh chemicals required that could potential harm animals or little ones.
Quick and incredibly easy to use, a steam mop is a convenient and affordable way to improve your home environment, save you time and produce cleaner, safer floors all around your house.
So, there you have it – five things that you need but always forget to buy for your home. Now that we’ve reminded you of these essentials, make time to go out and get them now – you won’t regret it!