Coronavirus has rocked the world and left everybody reeling.
The latest statistics show that almost 3.2 million people have contracted it and around 220,000 people have died.
Those lucky enough to avoid the virus itself have suffered in other ways. Businesses have closed and jobs have been lost; families have been separated and loved ones forced apart.
It’s a time of uncertainty, stress, and widespread fear.
This is why, in our new world of lockdown, we need to be more proactive than ever in improving our quality of life. And, in that regard, a selection of basics household items can make a magnificent difference.
After all, having all the essentials and creature comforts around is a big deal when you’re stuck at home. It softens the blow of enforced social distancing and takes the edge off stifling circumstances.
Wondering about the basic household items that’d make your life ten times easier right now?
1. An HD TV
Let’s face it:
You don’t need a worldwide pandemic to enjoy a high-quality TV. But it definitely comes in handy when you’re spending hours at home with nothing much to do!
Having a wide-screen, high-definition, smart television in your living room is somewhat indulgent. However, there’s no better way to watch the latest chick flick or Netflix series. Turn on the TV, curl up on the couch with a cuppa, and let the evenings (and mornings, and afternoons…) pass by in bliss.
2. A Smart Assistant
Everybody dreams of having their own real-life assistant.
You could get them to do all the annoying errands you couldn’t be bothered to do. In the absence of such luxury, though, smart assistants are the next best thing.
And even if they can’t do the washing, get your coffee, or cook your dinner, they’ll still make your life ten times easier. Play your favorite tunes, get hands-free information whenever you need it, and control every other smart piece of kit you have in the house.
3. LED Light Bulbs
Light bulbs are a quintessential household necessity.
Imagine life at home without them! It’d be like going back to the dark ages (if you’ll pardon the pun). However, not all lightbulbs are made the same.
LEDs (aka light-emitting diodes) are the best ones for the job- especially when you’re cooped up at home and unable to leave on a whim. They’re energy-efficient (good for your purse strings) and last for yonks (good for your home…and your purse strings).
4. Comfy Pajamas
Here’s a quick one:
Pajamas. Go order yourself a luxury set from the internet! You’ll notice the difference in an instant from your old ones.
If you’re going to be lounging around at home, then you might as well be doing so in brand new cuddly, cozy, comfy PJs. You may never want to take them off!
5. A Quality Bed/Mattress
Talk about basic household essentials…
After all, bedrooms without beds are, presumably, just ordinary rooms! Having somewhere warm and comfortable to rest your head at night is a must.
You can’t overstate the life-giving nature of a high-quality mattress either. They have a direct impact on levels of back support and the quality of your sleep. Get a new mattress delivered in a box to your front door and enjoy long and restful nights.
6. High Thread-Count Sheets
If you’re investing in a new bed/mattress, then you might as well get new sheets for it too!
This is a time to treat yourself and make your life that bit easier. Don’t go scrimping on 180 thread count options either! Go all out and buy the 1000 thread count sheets instead.
You’ll be thankful you did.
With nothing much to do during the lockdown, you’ll probably be spending more time in bed. A luxury mattress covered in soft, high-quality bed sheets will make for a dreamy experience!
7. A Food Processor
Food processors are another awesome item to buy yourself in this lockdown.
For one thing, it’s a major time-saver in the kitchen. You can prep meals in a flash and get the cooking on in an instant.
Even better (considering the free time available right now), it means you can get experimental with your culinary endeavors! Try out that recipe you’ve been thinking about for months, or get the home-made health food going.
8. An Essential Oil Diffuser
Home can start to feel stifling when you’re stuck indoors all day.
But it’s far easier when you’re hanging out in sweet-smelling living spaces. That’s where an essential oil diffuser comes into play. Find a scent of your choosing, turn the device on, and sit back in bliss as it sends a lovely fragrance around the room.
With the whole family in an enclosed space for an extended period of time, we’d argue that this is something of a necessity!
9. Wine Glasses
Wine is the surest way to help this lockdown pass with fewer problems.
Forget the loo roll. We recommend stockpiling your favorite bottles of red!
Just make sure you’ve got some quality wine-glasses from which to drink it. After all, we know the situation’s a bad one, but you might as well stay classy throughout it.
10. A Coffee Maker
Last but not least is the all-important coffee maker.
They’re essential additions to any kitchen. For one thing, there’s nothing better than a nice cup of Joe to shake off the wine from the night before.
But the caffeine kick it’ll give will help lift your spirits as well! That’s good news when life could easily start to feel a little glum.
Enjoy These Basic Household Items
COVID-19 is having an unprecedented effect on peoples’ lives.
The world’s been flipped upside down and the rug pulled from beneath our feet. Everything’s up in the air and people are suffering as a result.
Forced into lockdown, day to day life can seem a bit bleak sometimes. However, certain basic household items can (and will) help weather the storm. Hopefully, this post has highlighted the bits and pieces that should improve your quality of life.
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