110 Essential Household Items You Should Have At Home Somewhere

updated Sep 18, 2023
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Home may be where the heart is — but it should also be where you keep a lot of other important stuff, too. Even if preparedness isn’t your strong suit, there are certain household items that any home should possess. From essential cleaning supplies to must-have kitchen equipment to things that create a happier home, here are 110 items everyone should have at home — or at least plan on having sometime in the near future. 

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Tools & Supplies

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Kitchen Equipment

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Cleaning Supplies

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Storage and Organizational Items

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For Emergencies