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Episode 10: Home is Where Your Things Are: What You Need to Make Your House a Home

Episode 10: Home is Where Your Things Are: What You Need to Make Your House a Home

Home is where you know the wifi password and where the pants aren’t. It’s also where your things are. In this week’s episode, we break down household essentials: items you always need to have around, items worth the splurge, and random household needs that will make your home complete. Tune in to learn how many cast iron skillets is too many and why it’s essential to always have toilet paper on hand.

 

Splurge

  1. Splurge on a quality vacuum cleaner, don’t settle for one that’s been used on green shag carpet.

  2. Nothing gets you out of bed in the morning like the smell of your coffee already brewing. A coffee maker like this one will get the job done, and bonus, you don’t need coffee filters.

  3. Invest in a comfortable mattress. Once you learn what a good night’s sleep is like, your whole world will be different.

  4. Sharp, quality knives make all the difference. KA is partial to this set, but any set will do. KB loves the Capt. Vince Russo Carbon Steel Curved Blade Cleaning Knife for her catch of the day.

  5. Quality nonstick cookware makes cooking and clean-up more enjoyable.

  6. Norwex rags, specifically the envirocloth and window cloth, can take care of all your meat juice and chicken gut cleaning needs.

  7. A crock pot with a timer can be your best friend for weeknight meals. We forgot to mention that this particular crock pot comes with a stirrer- the easiest way to cook just got easier.

  8. Pyrex storage dishes are great for taking lunches and saving leftovers.

 

Essentials

  1. Cold water bottles. They’re easy to grab and go, easily accessible for guests, and you can feel like you’re on an episode of Cribs, what more could you want in life?

  2. A cast iron skillet. One will suffice, unless you live in KB’s household, then you’ll need four.

  3. Toilet paper. Order it on Amazon to ensure you NEVER run out and encounter one of life’s most terrifying moments.

  4. Have a few ring dishes on hand throughout your house to serve as a landing place for your jewelry.

  5. A stocked spice rack can prevent you from having an oregano disaster by keeping your spices easily accessible and allowing you to see when you’re getting low on a particular spice.

  6. A happy kitchen needs: salted butter, onions, garlic, olive oil, rice, milk, eggs, flour, and frozen food (Delimex Beef Taquitos).

  7. Have multiple cutting boards on hand to allow you to prep multiple foods at the same time and avoid cross contamination.

  8. Stand on your comfort mat whilst washing dishes and then dry them with your drying towel for a pleasant dish washing experience.

 

Random Needs

  1. A vegetable chopper can improve your onion chopping efficiency and save you time with meal prep.

  2. A bluetooth speaker is a great addition to any gathering space so you can enjoy sweet, melodic tones wafting through the air.

  3. A meal planner can help you organize your cooking needs and streamline your meal planning.

  4. Candles. You just need candles. A good smell can cover a multitude of sins.

  5. A paper shredder can alleviate the annoyance of mail junking up your kitchen counters. Hallelujah.
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