Every mom or homemaker has items she just loves and has to have. It could be something that makes her home feel homey and cozy. Or something that is beautiful to look at. Or maybe it’s purley fuctional. Maybe it makes her life easier. I’m going to share with you my favorite must have items for every home.
Diffusers and Essential Oils
I know you knew this had to be included in my list of must have items for every home. I’ll tell ya, my favorite diffuser of all time is this Aria diffuser. It’s a bit pricey, but I think it’s worth it. I have had mine since 2017 and use it just about every single day. But you can find less expensive ones here. But this one was a splurge and is a statement piece and I think it makse the space more relaxing. If you do want the Aria, I suggest you get it in the Premium Starter Bundle because it comes with the 12 oils too, but if you already have oils and just want the diffuser, you can grab it by itself.
If you need some essential oils to go along with the diffuser, so get some Young Living Essential Oils here (if you are new to oils, just grab one of the Premium Starter Bundles). They are the best of the best and if you are filling the air in your home with aromas, you want to make sure they are safe. You can read more about that here.
A Good Vacuum
I have gone through a lot of vacuums in my lifetime and so far this one is my favorite. This is the Shark NV360 Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe Upright Vacuum. I love this one because it is light and powerful! I can carry it up and down the stairs with ease. It’s great for pets, and has a lift away feature so you don’t have to carry the entire vacuum around.
Flowers and Plants
Flowers just make me happy. They brighten up any room and space and can can acutally help reduce stress and lift your mood.
Plants clean the air in your home. Snake plants and spider plants are especially helpful. They clean the air, produce oxygen, and can help filter out allergens. Also, I love the way they look. I used to kill most plants lol, but after I kept a few alive, they grew on me and now I absolutely love plants. Snake plants are easy to are for.
I love these frames so much. They are a must have item for every home where there are kids or grandkids. They are super easy to open and place a piece of artwork inside to display. My kids love showing off their work and feel proud when it’s nicely displayed. These will hold a lot of pieces of art (paper). We have one for each of our kids.
Good sheets are a must have item for any home. Having good sheets can actually change the way you sleep. I’ve got two favorites.
These are thicker and heavier. Perfect for the winter nights in southern California where it doesn’t get too cold (or at least not cold enough for flannel sheets). These Printed Cotton Percale Sheet Set – Opalhouse™ designed with Jungalow™ These are 100% percale cotton construction with peached finish which makes it soft and breathable. They are Fair Trade certified. Also, they are “STANDARD 100 by OKEO-TEX” so they aren’t filled with toxins.
For a lighter sheet option, I have been really enjoying these! They are super soft, light and airy! Since they are 100% double brushed tightly woven they are super soft. They were even kind enough to give me a discount code to share with you all. Just enter DevinSpies, with the above link, in checkout for 20% off!
If you have a small outdoor space, or just don’t want to deal with fertilizing, proper soil conditions and all the other not so fun parts of gardening, then tower gardens are another must have item for every home. We love growing our own produce, especailly tomatoes and strawberries! But these tower gardens have an endless amount of possibilities of what you can grow. You can even grow them inside!
Keyless Entry Door Lock
This one is purely convenience. Seriously, I will never go back to a lock and key. No more digging for keys and I can do this one handed while I’m carrying in an armful of groceries. It reads my finger print for entry. We travel a lot so we often have house sitters. We can program in additional passcodes for our house sitters or other house guests so they don’t need a key either. Then when they no longer need the code, we just delete it. This has bloothtooth capabilities and you can monitor to see who has locked and unlocked the door. In bed and don’t remember if you locked your door? Just look on the app! And if it’s not locked, lock it from your phone! So easy!
We recently removed all the carpet from our home and installed luxury vynil planks. I do not want them to get dirty or ruined so I got this spin mop to keep them clean. It rings out so much of the water! No more wet floors, they are just damp. I love to use a capful of this Thieves Household Cleaner in the mop water as a floor cleaner. We have travertine tiles on the rest of our floors and this mop works well for those too. We have kiddos that help us clean and this is easy for them to use as well.
I never thought I’d be recommending plugs lol. But here I am. I think smart plugs are one of the must have items for every home. Again, this one is pure conveience. These are compatable with Alexa and Google Home. Did I mention I have kids? That means, they are always leaving lights on in their bedrooms. You know what’s awesome? Just saying “Alexa, turn of (enter name here) bedroom light”. We also use it for our bedroom fans lol. We typically don’t turn on our air condidtioner so sleep with a fan on. But sometimes it gets too cool for me and instead of getting out of bed in the middle of the night I can just turn off the fan by saying, “alexa turn off my fan” or if I don’t want to wake the hubby, I can do that from my phone too. How cool!
Ok, let’s just get this out of the way. It’s an Instant Pot. Not an “instapot”. Two words. Say it with me now, Instant Pot. There you go. Sorry, pet peeve of mine. We use our instant pot all the time. Some of my favorite things to cook in it are frozen pork ribs (seriously, I found this out when I forgot to pull the ribs out of the freezer and they turned out great), beets, pulled pork, and rice. But there is an endless amount of instant pot recipes on the world wide web. Have fun finding the perfect recipes for you! I have this 7 in 1 but now they have a 9 in 1 and even an air fryer top (which I have not tried yet).
I’m pretty sure this one is self explanitory. But one of the must haves for every home is Jesus. Seriously, once you let God in, and give Him control, things will change for the better. Daily bible reading is something I need to get better at but I will always recommend the Bible as the number one book that everyone needs in their life.
Alright, that’s enough for now. But keep an eye out because I might share some more with you later 🙂
What are some of your “must have items for every home”?