Style goes beyond what you wear.

It carries over to your home – where hygiene and routines always factor in.

Today we’re covering 10 household essentials that EVERY man needs this year.

Men’s Household Essentials

  1. Condoms
  2. Books
  3. An Accurate Watch
  4. Your Uniform
  5. Quality Pajamas
  6. An Electric Toothbrush
  7. Cooking Utensils
  8. The Essential Tools
  9. A Handkerchief
  10. A Quality Mattress

1. Condoms

Yes, you read correctly. Stock up on condoms.

Hanging out at home with your partner is awesome – you can catch up on lost time because of work or household duties. This quality time inevitably leads to the bedroom.

This isn’t the time to get reckless.

If you happen to be one such lucky man, congratulations… but be responsible. Practice the very same habits for safe sex that you always have. The difference here is that you might be having much, much more of it. Make sure the supplies last.

2. Books, Books, And More Books

There’s never been a better time to catch up on reading. Books work out our brains the same way weights work out our muscles.

Got that novel you never caught up on? Read it. Recently purchased a financial self-help manual? Go through it.

You can’t go wrong reading Stephen King. Click here to check out 10 books that every man needs to read.

Whether it be for work or play, here are just a few ways that reading improves the brain…

  • Strengthens memory – according to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.
  • Reduces stress – according to Mindlab International at the University of Sussex, reading for six minutes helps reduce stress levels by 68%.
  • You can live longer – research from Harvard Medical School revealed how reading consistently helps establish new connections between nerve cells. This prevents excessive cell loss later on in life, thus extending your lifespan.

In the words of Tyrion Lannister; “A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.”

3. Accurate Men’s Watch

You knew watches were coming sooner or later. A man should always own at least one quality dress watch, but why as a household essential?

To tell the time of course.

Let’s use the example of war. In the movie 1917, when the messengers reach the Lieutenant who is to show them the way across the battlefield, the first thing the officer asks them is for the day. Isolated in the trenches, they had no concept of time aside from night and day.

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Watches make great statement pieces but are timekeeping devices first and foremost.

The same can happen when you’re stuck at home.  You can lose track of time quickly without a routine. A watch simply eliminates that problem.

4. Your Uniform

What is your uniform? Not what you wear to work. The Oxford dictionary defines the term as “a particular set of clothes that has to be worn by the members of the same organization or group of people.”

In your case, this is the outfit that boosts your confidence to tackle the challenges ahead. It’s the look that makes you feel powerful.

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There are a million ways to develop a uniform unique to you – take the time to discover it.

Not only can this help with morale at home, but it simplifies your routine. If you know what combination of clothes you’ll be wearing, it cuts down on the time it takes to choose an outfit.

This doesn’t mean the same literal outfit every day – but a particular style, like a blazer-and-dress-shirt combo.

Make it part of your daily routine.

5. Quality Pajamas

Pajamas aren’t something we usually cover at RMRS. We’re always focused on what makes you look great out in the real world and makes a difference.

When it comes to quality relaxation, comfy home wear is now an essential style.

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You may as well get comfortable, so what materials should you look for in a good robe? Here are a few options.

  • Lightweight cotton – the most common option for comfortable pajamas.
  • Flannel – excellent for the wintertime if you’re looking to get cozy.
  • Knit – VERY warm and soft to the touch.
  • Broadcloth – A heavier woven fabric commonly sold in matching sets.

Make sure you wear what relaxes you the most.

6. Electric Toothbrush

Why should you invest in an electric toothbrush rather than a normal one? Because it’s better.

Numerous studies found that electric toothbrushes cut down on plaque and gingivitis more effectively than traditional ones. We’re talking by 21% and 11% respectively.

They can also benefit men who suffer from conditions that limit mobility – conditions such as carpal tunnel and arthritis.

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Ditch the old brush in favor of a modern oscillating toothbrush.

It should also appeal to the conservationist in you. Electric toothbrushes waste fewer materials since you can easily replace the head as opposed to dumping the entire brush.

Take this time to invest in those chompers.

7. Cooking Utensils

It’s time to check the kitchen and make sure you have these home essentials.

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Don’t be caught empty-handed when restaurants stop delivering.

Let’s run through a quick checklist.

  • Non-stick frying pan
  • Saucepan
  • One glass baking dish
  • Measuring spoons
  • Whisk
  • Peeler
  • Tongs
  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s knife
  • Serrated knife
  • Paring knife

8. Essential Tools

Has your wife complained about your handyman skills? It may be time to brush up.

Watch YouTube tutorials, learn the terminology, and get the tools.

With how much can go wrong in the house, it’s difficult to deduce just what to get. Here’s what you need to get started.

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A hammer is an absolute necessity – whether you’re stuck at home or not.
  • A hammer – no surprise there. Try a 16-ounce hammer with a claw. That way you can pry nails out as well as punch them in.
  • Screwdrivers – Specifically a Philips and a flat-head screwdriver.
  • Adjustable wrench – Buy two wrenches. A 6-inch wrench will help you get at tight spaces, while a 10-inch offers leverage for harder bolts.
  • Everyday carry knife – A solid utility blade for any cutting job needed around the house.
  • Pliers – For added leverage when it comes to twisting and pulling.
  • Tape measure – For many, this is the holy grail of tools. You’ll find that most job site workers have one.

Tackle those repairs, gents!

9. Handkerchief

This is an incredibly useful tool. Why? It’s elegant, sanitary, and less wasteful.

You can keep one of these beauties on you, and when you need to sneeze, cough, or touch something you’d rather not – boom, you’re covered.

Save on tissues by using a handkerchief.

With this, you never have to worry about wasting packs of tissues because you can easily rewash the handkerchief. Why be wasteful?

10. A Quality Mattress For Better Sleep

A person spends an average of 26 years sleeping throughout a lifetime, and an additional 7 years just trying to get sleep.

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Click here to learn more about the benefits of quality sleep.

A new mattress actually eliminates stress according to a 2009 study. The quality of the mattress produced a tangible increase in sleep quality, which decreased physical and mental pain.

There’s the obvious benefit of falling asleep faster in a comfy bed, resulting in more sleep.

When it comes to style this year, it’s all about what you can bring to the home.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention – try out comfortable house slippers – the footwear every man should have!

Don’t be caught empty-handed this year!

Click below to watch the video – 10 Things EVERY MAN Should Own

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are household essentials?

Any items that a home requires in order to function smoothly.

What are considered everyday items?

Things like baby items, air conditioners, kitchen knives, can openers, hammers, couches, etc.

What are the most used household items?

Air fresheners, batteries, light bulbs, dishwashing items, shampoo, and soap.

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By: Antonio
Title: 10 Home Essentials Every Man Should Own
Sourced From: www.realmenrealstyle.com/home-essentials-men-need/
Published Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2021 12:55:00 +0000

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