Moving into a new place can get overwhelming most of the time. Besides the bills, the hassle of making sure that everything is in place, and figuring out the paperwork, one of the most significant challenges for new homeowners is having to purchase new home essentials.
The bathroom is one of the rooms most often used in the house, and knowing the essentials for it is a sure way of making moving in a whole lot easier. Here are some of the necessary things that every bathroom should have.
- Cleaning wipes
You get antibacterial wipes for sanitising or multipurpose wipes that you can use anywhere that needs a quick cleaning, such as foggy shower pod doors, mould, or detergent spills. Although these cannot replace heavy duty cleaning materials like mops and brushes, it is beyond debate that cleaning wipes are essential.
If your bathroom does not have a medicine cabinet with a mirror, having a wall mirror in the bathroom does the trick. Even with the presence of a mirror, having a handheld magnifying mirror is also perfect for cosmetic purposes.
- Shower curtain
Waterproof shower curtains keep splatters in the shower and help keep the bathroom clean. Moreover, opaque or dark coloured curtains help in concealing the shower just in case it is left unclean, and a guest suddenly arrives. For steam showers or whirlpool baths, using a curtain to conceal anything might be unnecessary.
- Magazine rack
Despite not being waterproof and despite being the most out of place in this list, magazine racks and other small containers in the bathroom are also very nifty. Magazines are especially a nice pick during a hot bath or bubble bath.
- Toothbrush holder
Toothbrush holders are still a necessity even for bathrooms with cabinets and drawers. For one, toothbrush holders are more accessible, and leaving a toothbrush in the holder instead of keeping it in the dark drawer is more hygienic, as having fresh air prevents the potential build-up of mould.
- Bath rugs
These prevent slipping and also keep the bathroom tidy. Also, patterned rugs can serve as a decoration of sorts for otherwise bland and monochromatic baths.
Having towels, meaning face, hand, and body towels, within reach is a no-brainer bathroom essential. Storing these in the bathroom also makes it easier in case of guests who might stay over.
- Cleaning materials
These can range from bleach, cleaners, and even homemade solutions like vinegar and water. When these are in a store nearby, it makes it easier to keep the bathroom tidy.
Both the residents in the home or a worried guest can use a plunger when necessary. Storing these in a nice, conspicuous place near the bowl does the trick.
More preparation, less hassle
Any task is surmountable when you make the necessary preparation beforehand. Even moving in can become hassle-free when creating a list of things to buy, and knowing the difference between essentials and necessity from everyday wants.