You’re well into your twenties and living life independently, but does your house still have mismatched sheets, boxes marked ‘miscellaneous’, an overflowing cupboard, no dresser, and a mattress pushed against the wall? With a few simple tricks, you can make your apartment a little more habitable for an adult like yourself. A home should be a reflection of yourself, a space where you can feel comfortable and recharged after a long day’s work (or play). Coming home to a cluttered, disorganised space is never pretty. If you’re thinking of starting a new chapter, or finally want your place to feel more like home, make sure your space has these grown-up essentials.
A QUALITY MATTRESS
Taking care of your back is a significant part of being an adult. That’s why, your very first buy should be a good mattress where you can get that much-needed good night’s sleep.
CLEAN SHEETS & BEDSPREADS
Remember the last time you came back to a clean made up bed? Chances are, it was when you lived with your parents or stayed at a hotel for business. Clean sheets and bed spreads are a non-negotiable. They make your room look sophisticated and cosy. It will do you well to have two to three sets, in case you have guests over or if you somehow managed to get food or drinks on them.
If you want people to take you seriously, we suggest you get rid of those make-shift bedsheet curtains and invest in a sophisticated set of drapes. Floor-to-ceiling curtains are a great option. Light coloured cotton curtains will make any room look bigger and any windows look larger. For the bedroom, opt for thicker materials to help shut out natural light for that beauty sleep.
A COMFORTABLE COUCH
Yes, this is an investment but one it’s one that you won’t regret. Most of us love to read, watch movies, or play video games on our televisions or laptops and relax after a long and tiring day. For this, we need a place to relax and feel comfortable. And that’s exactly why this space calls for a soft, cosy, and good quality couch.
Your bathroom is the most honest reflection of you are as a person. But if that’s not something you agree with, remember it’s that one room in your house that visitors go to, and secretly judge you. Keeping it sanitised, odourless, organised, and well stocked is of absolute importance. Hang up hand towels near the sink, invest in some bath towels, purchase liquid hand soap and soap dispensers, stock toilet paper, and get a nice no-slip bathroom mat.
Get your basics in place—a stove top, a microwave, a refrigerator, standard cookware, set of dishes, cutlery, glassware, and maybe a pair of wine glasses.
They brighten up the room, are low maintenance, and you also learn to take care of something other than yourself--that’s a big part of adulting.
A dresser, especially one with a large mirror, lends an extra special appeal to the bedroom. It provides storage for personal items that you wouldn’t want lying around for display, keeping your bedroom neat and organised.
From weekly cleaning supplies, a standard toolbox to a first aid kit it’s important to stock up to save yourself time, and keep your house functioning at its best.