Whether you’re looking to spruce up your home with new products or are moving into your first new home or apartment, there are some essentials you absolutely need. But, shopping for household products can get a little overwhelming, and you may just end up buying things you have no use for. That’s why we’ve made a list of things that you need to have if you want to keep your home well-organized and tidy at all times. Start off with this list, and add things as you need to. 

A vacuum

The more the number of people that live in your home (or if you have pets), the dirtier the floors get, making vacuuming is a must. So, make sure you get a vacuum.

Basic kitchen utensils

A big spoon, spatulas and turners, a can opener, vegetable peeler, and cheese grater are all useful kitchen tools to have. Consider buying a set of measuring spoons and cups, and a good pair of scissors.

A good set of kitchen knives

Knives are the backbone of the kitchen, so having a good set on hand is a great idea. You can either stick to the basics and only have a few knives on hand, or invest in a full set.

Basic pots, pans, and bakeware

Any kitchen should at least have a 12-inch and 6-inch skillet, as well as a 2-quart saucepan, as a bare minimum. Lids are always useful, so check for pans with them.

Basic small appliances

A coffee machine, a toaster, and microwave are among the top appliances to consider buying. Take into account your counter space and how often will you actually use the item, before making any purchase. 

Dinnerware and glassware

Your first set of plates, bowls, and silverware does not need to be the finest or last a lifetime. Pick a good set that appeals to you and is within your budget. A simple set of drinking glasses is a good place to start when it comes to glassware. To enjoy a warm beverage, stock your cupboard with a few coffee mugs.

Laundry essentials

Along with detergent, fabric softener, and dryer sheets, add a laundry basket to your list of household essentials. Should you need to iron your clothes on a daily basis, invest in a good ironing board and iron.

Essential storage solutions

Invest in storage containers to store leftover food. A few basic organizers can help you keep your drawers and cupboards in order.

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