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4 Essentials that You Should Always Have at Home

Make sure you stock up on these items

Photography: Pat Martires (Main Photo)

We make it a point that our homes are clean and organized. Once a week, we check our cabinets and drawers to see if there are items that we need to discard, or sometimes, need to buy. Make sure you fill your shelves with essentials that you can maximize at home. Here are four items that you should always have:

Plastic or paper bags

Storing extra plastic or paper bags is different from hoarding them! Extra plastic bags can be used when throwing the trash while paper bags can be repurposed as table cover or shelf liner.

Emergency kit

Invest in a complete emergency or first aid kit so that you're always prepared for any calamity. Don't forget to include medicines, a flashlight, and a couple of batteries. Store this kit in a safe yet accessible place. Keep track of the medicines and food items (if there are any) to avoid expired items.

Tissue paper / Paper towels

Never run out of paper towels or tissue paper at home! This may come in handy not just in the bathroom or kitchen—as it's considered useful in the different areas of the home, too! Use it to wipe spills and remove dirt as soon as possible. You can keep them in quirky containers that can serve as accent pieces. 

Air fresheners

keep the bathroom and the entire home smelling clean and fresh! You can also work with natural scents using items usually found in the kitchen. Clean the home regularly and open the windows during daytime to avoid a kulob smell.

Extra must-have: Make sure you keep a fresh set of linens and pillows at home. With the holidays fast approaching, you need to be ready to welcome guests and visitors into your home.

Photo by Paolo Feliciano.

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