Essential Items Every Home Should Have

Four walls and a roof above your head is not the only way to define ‘home.’ Your home is more than just a shelter - it is the starting place of love, hope, dreams, and a million other things.

Home is where your heart is, but do you think it should also be a place where you keep a lot of other stuff too? Yeah! From kitchen utensils to endless designs of pillow protector covers, there are certain home essentials you must have to add comfort, style, and personality to your home.

Having the basic essentials at home can make your life a lot more easier

If you are not sure which home essentials you truly need, we’ve put together a list of 7 items we think every home needs.

1. Mesh bags

Although there are many types of produce bags available, mesh bags are the best as they serve multiple purposes.

You can use them to store household items such as groceries, fruits, toys, and laundry. These sacks made of mesh material are durable and long-lasting. Since mesh bags have the capacity to hold a lot of items rather than plastic or ordinary cloth-based bags, you can use them for shopping without fear.

Ombre dip dyed mesh bags for home

Mesh bags negate the need for bleaches and other toxic chemicals that are commonly used in the production process. Therefore, they are eco-friendly and can be considered the best alternative to plastic bags.

2. A comfy mattress

We spend one-third of our lives in bed, so buying a comfortable and supportive mattress is always a worthwhile investment. If you already have one that is old, lumpy, or you are tossing and turning all night, it’s high time to get a new mattress.

Start by doing some research on the types of mattresses available in the market. Find the one that fits your body and sleeping position. At UWS, we recommend you go for organic latex mattresses as they are healthy, safe, and eco friendly.

Always remember your bed is the place you go to rest after a long, hectic day - so, choose wisely.

3. Pillows and pillow protector covers

Along with a mattress, buy a pair of good pillows. Finding the right pillow helps you align your head with the neck and backbone, thereby giving you a comfortable night’s sleep.

A bad pillow fails to offer you the proper support and can cause headaches, neck, shoulder, or even arm pain. Therefore, do proper research before you buy one, and make sure to choose the right pillow based on your sleeping position.

A young woman resting in a comfortable pillow, which is one of the key home essentials

If you are not sure what type of pillow fits you best, feel free to check out our pillow buying guide.

Do you think pillows are just enough? No, absolutely not! You need protector covers along with that. They help to extend the life of your pillow by protecting against wear and tear. And whatnot, pillow protector covers can ensure you a healthier sleep environment by blocking moisture, dust mites, and stains from penetrating your pillow.

4. Basic kitchen utensils

The kitchen is the most active room in a house, and yeah, you will need basic items to cook. In fact, they are something that we use every single day.

Start your kitchen off by purchasing the basic kitchen utensils like large spoons, spatulas, knives, peelers, cheese grater, and can opener. Get yourself a nice set of dishes, say a set of china or a hand-thrown ceramic set. Look for non-stick pans and learn how to take care of them to prolong their life.

You can often save money by purchasing an affordable set of essentials or choose only those items you know you will actually need.

5. Flour sack towels

Flour sack towels can be used for lots and lots of household tasks, including cooking, covering food, cleaning, drying, and serving. These towels are pre-washed, made of 100% cotton, super-absorbent, durable, and are lint-free. Since flour sack towels dry quicker than ordinary towels, they make magnificent cleaning fabrics. You can also use them as hand towels or napkins.

Four sack towels are one of the basic home essentials you need

6. Cleaning supplies

All-purpose cleaner, broom, dustpan, toilet brush, disinfecting wipes, mop, bucket, dish soap, hand, soap, and a good cleaning cloth, cleaning supplies are everything you will need to keep your home spick and span.

7. Cloth storage bags

Use cloth-made storage bags for your knick-knacks or as travel bags for separating your dirty and clean garments.

There are, of course, many other things you will need for your home, but those can be accumulated over time. At the most basic level, you will just need these absolute essentials to live a happy and healthy life.

We hope that this list takes a lot of stress off your head, especially when you have a hell lot of other things  to worry about when setting up the household.

What are some other essential items every home should have? We’d love to hear what you’ve come up with!