Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Investing In High Quality Household Items

Monday, 27 June 2016

Investing In High Quality Household Items

For many of us, if asked how we'd spend a sudden windfall on household items our minds would immediately go to electronic luxiries such as flatscreen TV's, camera's, Pc's and laptops...
But what about the essential and often overlooked household items that really contribute the most to our families wellbeing?
When it comes to investing in quality household items, which are really the most important ones to consider?
I suppose the answers would change depending on who you ask, but here are my own choices.
1) Pots, Pans and Flatwear
Ok so it seems obvious, but these basic everyday kitchen ware items really are worth appreciating. Be it for how much we use them, or how we use them, it's worth taking care of them and using them correctly - and investing in high quaity sets can be very worthwhile.
A good mixed of pots, pans and flatwear will ensure you you have the tools to cook almost any dish imagineable. From light Summer meals, to hearty Winter dishes and everything inbetween. They're invaluable whether you use them when you have a family of hungry mouths to feed and cater for, or are planning a special meal for friends of family.
Of course there are many budget ranges available which do a perfectly good job but when you consider how much these items are used every day it really can be worth while investing in quality products which will last you a while.
2 Beds and Mattresses 
Now we all know the value of a goods nights sleep and just how essential it is for us all. Just as essential in this equation however is the bed we sleep in and the mattress we lie on. It's estimated that the average human spends a third of their life sleeping and yet it's something many of us do not take seriously enough.
Young or old, sleep is a key element for good physical and mental health. Very few adults actually get as much sleep as they should and we all know the impact not having a good nights sleep can have on us the following day. Not only can it make us grumpy, tired and forgetful, studies show that lack of sleep can have a very detrimental effect on our physical well being - even reducing your life expectancy!
To guarantee yourself the best quality sleep possible, comfort is of course key and so investing in a great bed and mattress can be very worthwhile - there are a huge amount of sizes, shapes, and designs to choose from on the market, and choosing the right ones for you, your sleeping requirements and your bedroom is very important...but sometimes overwhelming. The availability of beds and mattresses from companies such as BedSOS make finding the right one a much easier affair.
3 Baths and Showers 
 It has been said that water was the first medicine. Whether this is true or not, the ability to wash and feel clean is not only good for our physical health, it's also good for our mental health and for the soul.
There's nothing like coming in after a lousy day and having a nice soak in the tub, or an invigorating cleansing shower. It's almost a ritual act of cleansing, washing away ones troubles, as much as it is performed to look and feel clean. It's also a good habit to get kids in to and can really help them to wind down - we've all experienced an overtired and whiny child who suddenly perks up when you put them in the bath, I'm sure!
Investing in a qood quality power shower or a bath tub large enough for a good, comfortable soak - or perhaps even indulging in some extravagent features such as bubble jets or led lighting for extra relaxation points - could give the entire family a real boost!
Which household items would you consider most important to invest in?
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