All the first things in life are beautiful, but with them comes the apprehension of change. Once you sign on the dotted line and get keys to your small but very own home – aka starter home – you are now ready to enter adulthood. Although this allows you to live independently and have all the privacy you needed, it comes with a hoard of responsibilities.
Your starter home becomes the center of your attention. From setting up the rooms to getting the essentials and the groceries, you are on your own. This step in life is essential for instilling a sense of responsibility. It helps you see things through from a mature person’s point of view.
Essential Items for Your Starter Home
NICETOWN Burgundy Curtains for Living Room
One of the first items you get for your starter home must include curtains or drapes. In addition to the décor of the living room or bedroom, curtains are a must for privacy and blocking out the sunshine on weekends when you want to sleep in till late. These drapes from Nicetown are exquisite and made from the best material. They are soft but heavy-duty drapes with a woven three-layered fabric that serves to block the light.
You can put it up in your bedroom or living as it is made with beautiful matte silver grommets. In addition to blocking the light from outside, these blackout drapes help keep your room protected from the UV rays. You can watch TV in peace when these curtains are drawn as there is no light glaring on your screen.
A Cleaning Kit
- High Reach Cleaning Kit with a 10-Foot Extension Pole
Although a ladder is one of the essential items you should get for your starter home, you do not need one with this high-reach cleaning kit. This kit comes with a pole that extends up to 10 feet, and you can easily clean your ceilings, fans, lights, etc., without using a ladder. This kit by Evriholder Store does not disappoint in any way.
It also includes a mop head, static duster, and a squeegee that takes care of all the things in your home. The high-quality cleaning items prevent your home from scratches and dust. Moreover, all the attachments in this kit are very convenient to clean.
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Kitchen Essentials Set
Entering adulthood also implies improving your lifestyle for the betterment of the environment. This means you should replace the harsh chemicals with plant-based and cruelty-free cleaning products. This set by Mrs. Meyer’s comes with the softest and most gentle liquid hand soap. It also includes dish soap and a multi-purpose cleaner.
You can use these cleaning products to quickly remove dirt stuck on things for days or weeks.
Ring Alarm 5-piece kit (2nd Gen)
A drawback of living on your own is the constant threat of a security breach. Therefore, it is important to have a safe and reliable security system set up for the peace of your mind. This 5-piece home security set is one of the essential items you should get for your starter home. It includes a base station, keypad, motion and contact sensor, and a range extender.
Nothing can be better than having your home security system on the go – implying that the security system you put up should be at your fingertips. You can be away from your home but still know about what is happening around you. This system connects with Alexa and is backed by 24/7 police service and fire/medical response teams.
Epica Heavy-Duty Clear Vinyl Shower Curtain Liner
Nothing is worse than having to mop the whole bathroom floor after a bath that you rightly deserve following a tiring day at work. With the Epica heavy-duty shower curtain liner, you can treat yourself to a nice relaxing bath without worrying about water splashing everywhere.
This shower curtain also traps odors and stains. It comes with special nylon mesh headers and rust-proof metal grommets. Usually, shower curtain rings get rusted very easily. Hence it is best to get the rust-proof ones so that they last you long and prevent the water from splashing everywhere.
Simplehuman Toilet Plunger and Caddy
While adulting requires you to keep track of the groceries, it also makes you responsible for the cleanliness of your sanitary fittings. You cannot get the real feel of getting your starter home unless you start worrying about how you should get the best plunger to keep everything clean.
This toilet plunger and caddy by simplehuman comes in a sleek style chrome style. It has a powerful suction that plunges your washroom well. It is designed with a magnetic dome that keeps the plunger covered; therefore, it is best for moving around without making anything unhygienic. However, this plunger set is known for getting rust quickly, so you might have to wipe it down after a wash.
- Stanley SL10LEDS 10 Watt Lithium-Ion LED Spotlight
Being the owner of your starter home automatically makes you its plumber, electrician, and handyman who keeps track of weird noises and leaks. Therefore, it is best to invest in good and reliable home tools in the beginning so that you save loads on calling the handyman every time something goes wrong in your house. For this purpose, buying a high-quality flashlight is important.
Stanley rechargeable spotlight is expensive and might be a little heavy on your pocket, but it is worth every penny for practical use. It is guaranteed to hold a charge up to 12 months and even run on low power for up to 7 hours. It has an intense light that illuminates the area well. However, the only drawback is its weight – it becomes difficult to hold this flashlight up for a long time.
- X-sense Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Alarm
This two-in-one detector by X-sense incorporates smart technology to protect you and your home from smoke and carbon monoxide. You don’t want a smoke detector that detects something burning and isn’t noisy enough to wake you up in the night. The manufacturers have kept this thing in mind and equipped it with high-sound speakers, and a flashing LED indicator so you can your family can wake up instantly.
- Automatic Touchless Infrared Motion Sensor Trash Can
This set of touchless trash cans is one of the best investments for your starter home. Closing the lids completely seals the odors in; thus, protecting your health. It has motion sensors that help avoid contamination around the house as they only open when you have to throw something in. Although some issues have been noted with the sensors, it is best to make an informed decision before buying this product.
Now that you have taken a step ahead and planned to own a house or owned one, you should get used to the idea of doing a lot of things on your own – such as maintenance of the house, cleanliness, stocking the pantry, etc. For this, you need to know what items are essential for dealing with day-to-day issues.
Having all the essential home tools, a good flashlight, a reliable security system, and smoke detectors is very important.