When you live on your own, there are so many little necessities that you might forget to buy or might not have because they are so little. Beforehand, when you live in your parent’s home, all those small items are conveniently in the home, whether it be garage gadgets to weird things under your kitchen sink.
Moving into a place, a lot of us don’t normally think about the small things first. We normally think about the big, bulky necessary items, like a couch, a bed, a washing machine/dryer, etc. Though those items are certainly important and a necessity, little items that can make your day to day life convenient definitely come in handy and shouldn’t be looked over.
Items underneath your kitchen sink may not be the first thing you think of when buying furniture or necessities for your home, but there are plenty of things you need to have in order to have a perfectly functional and relatively stress-free home. You might be lost as to what item to have under your sink, because while you want to have what is important, you also don’t want to go overboard and add unnecessary clutter.
Do you find yourself in need of little things that would be useful under your sink? Unsure of what items are the best to have? Here are the top five things you should have under your sink, guaranteed to make your life easier!
Unless you exclusively use paper or styrofoam plates, sponges are a necessity to have under your sink. Sponges obviously help to clean your dishes and glasses, but sponges are also great to clean your countertops or tough to remove grime on your stovetop. If you wash dishes frequently, sponges can get nasty pretty quickly, so stocking up on extras is a smart move!
Let’s face it, kitchens just by their nature get dirty. You’re cooking food, preparing meals, assembling lunches, etc., which can sometimes end in a total mess. After the day is over, you don’t want to be left with a kitchen riddled with crumbs, dirt, and leftover food. A multipurpose cleaner is perfect to disinfect and wipe away all of the mess of the day.
Essential oils aren’t just good for putting in a diffuser, they’re also great for a number of other purposes, such as getting rid of annoying bugs that may be invading your home. John Mease, a home inspector in Atlanta noted in an article by Lambeth Hochwald, “If mice and bugs are a constant bother, try placing essential oils (such as lavender and cedar) or bug-repelling plants (such as strong mint) around the house to discourage these annoying pests from entering your space. Sure, vinegar helps, too, but it doesn’t smell nearly as good.”
An obvious, but important item to have under your sink, dish soap is useful for cleaning your dishes and pans, but also cleaning surfaces when your spray cleaner can’t do the trick. Melissa Maker of Clean My Space writes, “Any time ‘warm, soapy water’ is called for, this is what you want to use. A small squirt goes a long way. Not only does it cut grease, it removes surface dirt and won’t harm or stain delicate surfaces.”
There is a reason why the name of these life savers are called “magic erasers.” I don’t know what exactly is in these special white sponges, but they are seriously nothing short of magic. Magic erasers are known to get even the most stubborn or difficult of stains off with little to no effort. When accidents happen, a magic eraser is always there to clean it up!
Sometimes a lot of our problems can be solved by only the simplest of solutions. When moving into your new space, you are bound to forget some of the important essentials, but that doesn’t mean you’ll never get them! Though simple, things under your kitchen sink can swoop in and save you during some of life’s small stressful situations.