Moving into your first apartment and wondering what are some home essentials you can’t forget? All the items on this list are a game0changer when it comes to #adulting and looking put-together….
There is no denying that some material items can make life a little easier. As women, we have a certain way we like to do things and some things that we just love to have around.
No matter where you live, whether it be in a small apartment or a big home, there are certain things that all women should keep in their homes.
For big budgets and those a little more modest, here is a list of items that you need in your home as a female:
Home Essentials I Can't Live Without
There is just something so elegant about drinking wine out of a beautiful wine glass. It will definitely make you feel more adult-like, and you won’t mind serving up some wine for your guests.
Buy a set of six wine glasses to be safe, even if you are the only one who will be using them, accidents happen. You will be happy to have a gorgeous glass after a long day of work, or when you have friends over for dinner.
If you are really wanting to be fancy, the Stolzle Laustiz Crystal Red Wine Glasses are absolutely stunning and will be an amazing addition to your wine-drinking experiences.
As an adult, you need to pay more attention to what you can do to better the environment, and one way to make a small impact is to use reusable bottles at home.
Not only does this mean you will have an endless supply of cold water in your fridge, but you won’t have to spend more money buying new bottles of water each day, and you will keep up with your hydration!
A pack of reusable bottles is always a good investment, such as these glass bottles with bamboo lids, which will keep chilled in the fridge, and which are 100% BPA-free for your safety!
It’s no home without a coffee maker! No matter the type of coffee you enjoy, you should treat yourself to a decent coffee maker.
It will probably last for years, and you will thank yourself for having delicious coffee available at all times, and for the money you would save not having to buy fresh coffee each day.
One of the best coffee makers you could treat yourself to is the Nespresso by De’Longhi, which is capable of making espressos, lattes, cappuccinos, and a whole host of other caffeinated drinks, and the machine is really trendy as well!
Sometimes you just need to curl up in a soft blanket and imagine all your stress away. Having a comfortable blanket in your home is a luxury on its own, and you really do need to buy one for yourself.
Yes, incredible blankets can be a little pricey, but if looked after, they can last close to a lifetime. The Faux Fur Blanket from Pinzon is about as luxurious as it gets and can be used as an extra layer of warmth or as a throw for your living room or bed.
To make your house a home, you need to hang some of your taste around, and one of the best ways to do this is to include artwork in your house, even if it is just one picture hung above your couch. If the artwork makes you happy, hang it up proudly!
No matter your taste in artwork, find something you love, and which matches the rest of your décor, and hang it proudly in your home!
Every good cook needs a little help, and if you can’t cook well, you will need even more help!
A healthy cookbook will never go to waste in the kitchen and will help you create some of the most delicious meals around.
Cookbooks are also a great way to keep your favorite recipes around, rather than looking them up online and losing them as soon as you have finished cooking!
Find a cookbook that features your favorite tastes and meals to refer to when you don’t know what to cook.
From salty to spicy to saucy, the Cravings Cookbook by Chrissy Teigen features all the foods we want to be eating!
Throw out your old bedding from college and spoil yourself with a new bedding set. It doesn’t have to be premium Egyptian cotton, but you should make sure to buy a good-quality bedding set.
You can choose to keep it plain and neutral or go for bold colors and prints. Whatever you decide, check to see that the material is soft and breathable and that it is comfortable enough to make you never want to get out of bed!
Depending on where you live, you might need to get summer sets and winter sets to accommodate for the change in weather, and to keep you comfortable during the night.
Try and purchase a set with all included – the duvet, the sheets, and the pillows, for it to all match beautifully.
Choose a blender such as the NutriBullet, which attaches the smoothie bottle or cup directly onto the blender, so you can blend and go without worrying about changing bottles or containers.
There are different attachments to accommodate different items you want to blend.
There are SO many vacuums on the market nowadays and at all different price-points.
I have seen some amazing vacuums being sold for $20 and I’ve also seen some you would need to refinance your home in order to afford.
I personally don’t think you need to splurge so much. I have two that I rely on exclusively and get the job done and then some.
A handy-dandy automatic vacuum will save your life on those weekdays you notice the cat hair flying around but can’t be bothered to sweep it.
I’ve also had this vacuum cleaner FOREVER and it’s so cheap.
This was one of my college dorm essentials and I’ve gotten more bang for my buck with it. I recommend it to literally everyone.
Especially because it’s bagless. I hate the idea of bags in vacuum cleaners.
Just having the filth sit in my closet grosses me out
(The prices fluctuate, but if you see this vacuum for under $30, grab it! That’s a GREAT deal)
Show off your new adulting skills by keeping some house plants alive in your home. Look into which plants will survive indoors, and which do well under the climate you live in.
To give them a suitable, and stylish, home, place them in plant stands such as the Fox & Fern Mid Century Plant Stand, which is an adjustable bamboo planter than can hold pots between 8 inches and 12 inches.
The mix of the white pots, the neutral bamboo, and the green plants is both modern and classic and adds style to any home.
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