Whether you live in a spacious home or a studio flat, there are some things everyone needs to make a house feel like home. So here is a list of 6 things that are worth investing in, and that can be bought on every budget!
1. A Blender Or Coffee Machine (Or Both!)
A blender is crucial for healthy cooking, especially if you are a lover of delicious smoothies, soups and pancakes. Make sure you have a blender that’s small enough to fit in convenient shelves and is easy to clean. Alternatively, if you are a lover of coffee in the morning, a quality coffee or espresso maker is worth the splurge because an indulgent cup of coffee or a homemade latte could become the highlight of your morning and set your entire day up for success.
2. A Reliable Hoover
It’s time to ditch the cheap handheld hoover or daily broom and dustpan, and invest in a hoover that will make your floors spotless. You’ll be able to vacuum less often for a cleaner home and will feel better knowing even the unnoticeable crumbs and dust are taken care of.
3. A Set Of Wine (Or Water) Glasses
Invest in a stunning set of about four or six wine glasses (depending on how many people you’d have over at once) to have on hand for company. You’ll be inspired to host dinner parties or indulge in a nice glass of wine after a long day. If you're not a drinker, you can do the same for a nice set of water glasses and enjoy a non-alcoholic beverage!
4. A Stylish Area Rug
A main living room area rug is usually the first thing that catches the eye when someone walks in, and tends to be a real focal point around your sofas and coffee table. Treat yourself to a rug that feels soft and luxurious (it makes all the difference) and keep it as clean as possible (have carpet cleaner on hand for emergency spillages).
5. Those All Important Tools
Yes, you can hang pictures, repair a leaky tape, or replace bathroom tiles on your own. Get yourself a toolbox that contains all the essentials (a hammer, screwdriver, nails) to have on hand for any minor fixes or home improvement projects you can do on your own. With a set of your own tools, there’s not much that you (and a quick YouTube video) can’t fix.
6. Optimal Wardrobe Organisation
Taking the time to thoroughly organise your wardrobe is not only crucial to be able to see everything you own, but it’s crucial for your mental health. Imagine how much less stressed you’d be if you walked into a perfectly organised space to get dressed in the morning, versus a cluttered, messy one. Donate clothes you don’t wear anymore, use matching hangers (stick to velvet or wooden materials), and invest in storage items that organise the most cluttered areas of your closet.
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