It’s a simple fact: there are certain home essentials every stylish man needs to buy.
If you don’t own these, can you even call yourself a stylish man?
You’re good when it comes to your wardrobe, but chances are you’re dropping the ball in other important areas.
Is your home life as stylish as it could be?
This is the place you’re going to find out. Today, we're covering 10 men’s home essentials that most guys overlook.
In this article, you’ll find these home essentials:
- Life-Changing Books
- A Stylish Man’s Watch
- The Perfect Wardrobe
- Luxury Pajamas
- An Electric Toothbrush – Essential For Every Home
- Cooking Utensils
- Essential Tools For The Home
- A Soft Cotton Handkerchief
- A Quality Mattress For Better Sleep
#1. Life-Changing Books
There’s never been a better time to catch up on reading. Books exercise our brains the same way weights exercise our muscles.
Remember that novel you never read on or that self-help book you recently bought? I bet you’re collecting dust on the bookshelf.
Pick them up and give them a read!
Whether for work or play, here are just a few ways reading improves the brain:
- It Boosts memory
- Can Stop stress
- Lengthens life
In the words of Tyrion Lannister:
“A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.”
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Yes, you read correctly – stock up on condoms.
Hanging out at home with your partner is fantastic – spending time with the person you love is something we often take for granted! So let’s be frank – this quality time inevitably leads to quality bedroom time.
Sure – but this isn’t the time to get reckless.
You might be married or in a long-term relationship, but you should still practice the very same habits for safe sex that you always have. The only difference here is that you might have much more of it with one person – increasing the risk of a happy little accident!
Buy condoms – make sure the supplies last.
#3. A Stylish Man’s Chronograph
You knew watches would feature on this list sooner or later. A man should always own at least one quality dress watch.
I can already hear the confusion: ‘Antonio – why is a watch a men’s home 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 shows them the way across the battlefield, the officer asks them what day it is. Isolated in the trenches, they had no concept of time aside from night and day.
The same can happen when you’re at home for long periods. You can lose track of time quickly without a routine. A watch eliminates that problem.
#4. The Perfect Wardrobe
What do you wear at home?
The Oxford dictionary defines a uniform 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, you’re a member of a stylish men's syndicate. You’re an RMRS fan!
For us stylish guys, this ‘uniform' is the outfit that boosts our confidence to help us tackle the challenges ahead. It’s the look that makes us feel powerful – whether we’re at the office or in our own homes.
Not only can this help with confidence, but building a perfect wardrobe also simplifies your routine. Knowing what combination of clothes you’ll be wearing cuts down on the time it takes to choose an outfit – increasing productivity.
#5. Carefully Chosen Pajamas
Pajamas aren’t something I usually cover at RMRS. I typically focus on what makes you look great in the real world.
However, comfy home-wear is essential when it comes to quality relaxation, and many men forget this.
You may as well get comfortable in pajamas and a good robe – so what materials should you choose? Here are a few options:
- Lightweight cotton – The most common choice for comfy 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. An Electric Toothbrush – Essential For Every Home
Why are electric toothbrushes considered men’s home essentials over standard manual ones?
Simple: because they’re better.
Numerous studies found that electric toothbrushes cut down on plaque more effectively than traditional ones. We’re talking by up to 21%.
They can also benefit men who suffer from conditions that limit mobility, such as carpal tunnel and arthritis.
What’s more, electric toothbrushes waste fewer materials since you can easily replace the head instead of 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.
Don’t be caught empty-handed if take-out isn’t an option. Let’s run through a quick checklist:
- Non-stick frying pan
- One glass baking dish
- Measuring spoons
- Cutting board
- Chef's knife
- Serrated knife
- Paring knife
It’s not a long list – but ensuring you have these bare kitchen essentials will allow you to cook confidently and produce some pretty fantastic meals.
#8. Essential Tools For The Home
Has your wife complained about your handyman skills recently? It may be time to brush up.
Watch YouTube tutorials, learn the terminology, and get the tools.
It isn’t easy to decide what tools to buy when so much can go wrong in the house. However, here’s what you need to build a men’s home essentials tool kit:
- A 16-ounce, claw hammer
- Phillips and flat head screwdrivers
- A 6 and 8 inch adjustable wrench
- Razor sharp utility knife
- Sturdy Pliers
- A retractable tape measure
Tackle those repairs, gents!
#9. A Soft Cotton Handkerchief
A handkerchief is a great addition to my men’s home essentials list. Why? It’s often overlooked, but it’s also elegant, sanitary, and less wasteful.
You can keep one of these beauties in a pocket, and when you need to sneeze, cough, or touch something you’d rather not, you’re covered.
Save money and the environment by using a handkerchief instead of disposable tissues. Sure, a box of tissues will do, but they look ugly, and they’re not reusable.
Look classy, save money and preserve the planet by using a handkerchief instead.
#10. A Quality Mattress For Better Sleep
A person spends an average of 26 years sleeping throughout a lifetime. An additional 7 years go on trying to get to sleep in the first place.
A new mattress eliminates stress, according to a 2009 study. The mattress quality produces a tangible increase in sleep quality, decreasing physical and mental pain.
It’s an obvious benefit, but falling asleep faster in a comfy bed results in more sleep and far less stress!
Just make sure you get the correct mattress for your body. A good all-round mattress is the medium-firm, memory-foam topped mattress. This class of mattress provides good support without making you feel like you’re sleeping on a rock.
Unsure what size to buy? Check out these measurements:
- Full – 54 inches x 75 inches
- Queen – 60 inches x 80 inches
- King – 76 inches x 80 inches
- California King – 72 inches x 84 inches
When it comes to style, it’s vital to remember these men’s home essentials. The fact is, these are non-negotiables if great style is your ultimate goal.
A quick bonus tip for you: try out comfortable house slippers. They’re a game-changer when it comes to home comfort – trust me.
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