Maintaining a house is fun, it can give you a sense of pride and independence, but it’s never without a challenge. But if you have these items, you know you can take on any household chores. So make sure you don’t skimp on these items, otherwise they may give you more trouble instead of making your living easier.
1. Sanitary Ware
Opting for cheap sanitary ware can certainly cut costs, but you run the risk of bubbles and faults in the glaze, resulting in staining and cracking. And beware of cheaper toilets, because their flushing capability is often compromised. Invest in those that guarantee will last for years without looking like the whole town shares bathroom with you. Aside from that investing in timeless sanitary ware means you won’t have to update your bathroom in a few years. So when in doubt, choose white because it never looks dated.
2. Water Dispenser
Having this at home can bring a lot of convenience and benefits for you and your family. Not only that it’s a lot cheaper compared to buying a lot of bottled water, it also saves space in your fridge, makes you drink more water since you can always see it, healthier than tap water, and gives you quick access to either cold or hot water whenever you need it.
3. Exterior Door Locks
You can never go wrong when it comes to investing in security. With all the crooks roaming in the streets, which by the way are getting craftier by the day, waiting for an opportunity to take advantage, you cannot afford to skimp on strong door locks.
You work hard every day to enjoy life and live in comfort. To help you keep going and wake up everyday feeling well rested and fully recharged to take on another day, a mattress that is comfortably soft yet firm enough to support you should be a non-negotiable in your home.
5. Major Appliances
For those appliances you know you need every day and will use often, like refrigerator and washing machine, spending a little more is reasonable provided that the quality is unquestionable. At least you can rest assured that they’ll last for 10 years or more without you needing to take them to the repair shop every few years.
6. Fire Extinguisher
Either you have children or not, you need this. You would not believe how many fire incidents started from small and went to a disaster because people had nothing to put it out with or panicked and didn’t know how to deal with it. At least having a fire extinguisher and knowing how to use it (of course) you can quickly grab it when the need arise.
7. Vacuum Cleaner/Iron
This one is a 50/50 decision making. It really depends on your priority as a house owner. If you’re someone who absolutely can’t tolerate dust, fur, or hair lying around, then vacuum it is. But for those who like to look polished at work or events all the time then good iron will save your life. But if you can afford to buy a good quality of both items, all the more better!