Owning a gorgeous and comfortable home is one thing, but living in it with foresight, safety, and peace of mind is an entirely different story. This article is for every homeowner out there, regardless of whether you live alone or with a whole family. While we already know specific home necessities like cookware, the right appliances, and beddings–this post aims to explain the importance of other home items that you probably don’t own yet.
It doesn’t matter if you have a mansion or live in a small apartment, as these items will still be beneficial. We’ll be covering a list, from owning a proper toolbox to investing in the best fireproof home safe to ensure the protection of all your valuables at home. Don’t leave your safety and the safety of your loved ones to chance!
Even if you don’t consider yourself good at woodcrafts or handiwork, a toolbox will be your best friend. The time will come when you would need to hammer a few nails to hang art on your walls, or there’s a battery compartment you will need to open with a screwdriver. You may even need a retractable tape measure before planning to rearrange the furniture in your living room.
A toolbox is a pretty basic home item that anyone can easily take for granted. Although the truth of the matter is things will break and need fixing. Whether it’s something that needs adjusting or tightening screws, it always helps to be ready during such situations.
2. Vacuum Cleaner
Luckily, vacuum cleaners these days are more quiet, powerful, and portable–some are even cordless, so you can freely move around without worrying about its power cable. Not to mention you can get them at reasonable price points.
Other than being ready for accidental messes, a decent vacuum cleaner will be beneficial in maintaining the cleanliness of your home. Using it regularly will stop the buildup of dust, dirt, and bits of food that may attract pests.
If you or some family members suffer from dust allergies or asthma, it’s time to get a vacuum cleaner and use it regularly to prevent any triggers.
3. Fire Extinguisher
You are lucky if you have at least one fire extinguisher in your home. However, if you have the extra cash, try investing in your home’s safety by getting multiple fire extinguishers–especially if you have a big house.
A fire extinguisher achieves fire prevention and the safety of your family and the people around you. And just in case you already have some in your home, be sure to know how to use them! It would cause so much anxiety and panic when there’s a fire and you’re struggling with how to use a fire extinguisher properly. And if you have the time, you may teach your family (even your kids!) to prepare for emergencies.
4. Home Security System
Whether your house is big or small, you need to spend money on an excellent home security system. So, what are its inclusions? An excellent security system often includes entry sensors for doors, motion sensors for windows, wireless outdoor and indoor cameras, and a glass break sensor. You can even request a panic button, which is ideal for placing near the master bedroom.
When the system detects a break-in, you can set it up to send notifications on your phone or activate alarms. You may even choose the option on your system to call 911 during a break-in, especially when you’re not around.
Depending on the size of your home, it may be costly at first–as sensors would range from 15 to 30USD each, while cameras may amount to 100 to 170USD. You should make this investment if it’s for a place you plan to stay in the long term and ensure your home’s protection.
It may be hard to imagine, but modern home security systems are pretty easy to set up. Even if your home is big, it would only take 30 minutes since most of the equipment and sensors are wireless. That said, a home security system will help you sleep better at night and give you peace of mind whenever you’re away.
5. Fireproof Safe
Last but not least, every home should have a fireproof safe. It is never too early or too late to ensure the safekeeping of your valuables at home. Whether you have items that hold sentimental value like photos, letters, and other priceless items–or valuables like documents, cash, jewelry, and heirloom watches, a fireproof safe will indeed protect them while you’re not around. If you use firearms, a fireproof safe will make the perfect storage option, more so if you want them out of reach from kids or certain family members.
It is saddening that we sometimes don’t realize the value of something until it’s gone. That is why spending money on the right things is essential to prepare for any untoward situations at home. Sure, making a few investments on home items may seem pretty hefty on your wallet, but you can never put a price on the safety, convenience, and peace of mind that it can give to you and your loved ones.
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