If you have ever wondered the few things every home needs, this article is for you.
Your home is a comfy place. It’s the only place you go to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The thing is, not every home has everything you need. This article is here to remedy that situation, without breaking the bank.
20 Things Every Home Needs to Have:
Every kitchen home needs a blender. This is because a blender can make someone healthy, creative, and save money in the kitchen.
For example, you can put leftover fruit that you normally leave in the fridge to spoil, and make it into a smoothie.
No home is complete without a peeler, particularly the ergonomic kind. peeling vegetables and fruits (1) easy and safe with this handy item.
If you know what you are doing, you can even make chips and salad using the same ingredients.
3. Kitchen Knife.
Every home needs a kitchen knife, irrespective of whether you really cook or not.
If you are really not a kitchen person, then better opt for a sturdy 6 to 10-inch knife that you can use for almost any kitchen emergency or DIY situation.
4. Aluminum Foil
No, not to make hats, to put on your head! It can be very helpful for food storage, cooking and a few DIY situations.
Every home needs items for attaching loose wires and items. Tinsel is cheap, very easy to shape, and may even look good as part of a décor.
6. Tape (Channel, Electrical, Packaging, Masking, Scotch)
No home is complete without tape. If you absolutely must have just one then opt for the widest tape which is most practical, and can be used for a number of situations.
7. Long Nose Pliers
Self-respecting DIY kits haven’t got long-nosed pliers. It can be used for dozens of odd jobs and DIY situations.
8. Vise Handle
Vise grips are the big brother to long nose pliers. It’s barely bigger and has a locking option. No nuts or bolts can be over tightened if you have the right pliers and vise handles.
9. Multi Socket Screwdriver
Today, screws aren’t limited to plus or minus variations. That’s why you need to upgrade your kit to include different sizes in addition to different shapes.
The wrench is particularly helpful for those plumbing emergencies that are not large enough to call a plumber. For example, you need to repair a kitchen faucet, install a new shower, etc.
The author has never heard of a house without scissors. This is a must have because mowing is something you do every day. If you only have one, then you’ll need a set of weights which you can purchase from a bookstore.
12. Tape Measure
A ruler is good to have on hand, but a measuring tape can be used in all situations that a ruler cannot. For example, if you need to measure tube diameter, measure distance, etc.
13. Emergency Light
You never know when a power outage will occur. At the very least, you will need a portable light to look for things in dark corners, i.e., under the bed.
14. Sewing Equipment
Clothing tends to rip or tear at the most inconvenient moments. Even if you can replace the same, you may not do enough. That’s when stitching kits come in useful.
15. Chainsaw (steel/wood)
Almost every DIY project (2) will ask you to cut something, i.e. tubing, wood, PVC, etc.
16. Electric Drill
For curtain rods or window blinds you want to install, in addition to hooks or wall shelves you need at home.
An electrician’s deal may cost you a few hundred dollars, but it is a fraction of the price of hiring a professional to drill just a hole or two.
Every house can never get enough rags. Tip: use old and worn clothes. It’s better than throwing it away.
18. Extra Battery
You never know when your rechargeable battery will run out. That’s why you need to keep a few disposable items handy just in case.
19. Am/FM radio battery powered
In case of a zombie apocalypse tomorrow, you will need an AM/FM radio. Oh, it also comes in handy in case of a twister, hurricane, etc.
20. Epoxy/Rugby/Super Glue/Gun Gun
Every home owner or household member breaks something. At a minimum, you will need a hot glue gun with cartridges and a bottle of super glue.
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