Now is the perfect time to catch up on your reading progress. Books exercise our brains like weights exercise our muscles.
Remember that novel you never read or that self-help book you recently purchased? I bet you're collecting dust on your bookshelf.
Pick them up and read them! Whether for work or play, reading improves the brain in several ways.
- It enhances memory
- It stops stress
- It extends life expectancy
Yes, you read that right - stock up on condoms.
It's great to hang out at home with your partner - and spending time with your loved one is something we often take for granted! So frankly - this good time inevitably leads to good bedroom time.
Sure - but now is not the time to act recklessly.
You may be married or in a long-term relationship, but you should still maintain the same safe sex habits as you always have. The only difference here is that you may have more with one person - increasing the risk of a happy little accident!
Buy condoms - and make sure you use them up.
Chronographs for Stylish Men
You know that watches will be on this list sooner or later. Men should always have at least one quality formal watch.
I can already hear the confusion, "Antonio - why is a watch a man's home essential?"
Of course it is to tell the time.
Let's take war as an example. In the movie 1917, when the messengers arrive at the lieutenant who is taking them across the battlefield, the officer asks them what day of the week it is. Isolated in the trenches, they have no concept of time except day and night.
The same thing can happen when you are home for an extended period of time. Without a routine, you can quickly lose track of time. Watches eliminate this problem.
The Perfect Closet
What do you wear at home?
The Oxford Dictionary defines a uniform as "a particular set of clothes that members of the same organization or group must wear".
In your case, you are a member of a stylish men's group. You're a fan of RMRS!
For those of us who are fashionable, this "uniform" is an outfit that can boost our confidence to help us meet the challenges ahead. It is a look that makes us feel powerful, whether in the office or in our own homes.
Not only does this help boost confidence, but creating the perfect closet can also simplify your daily life. Knowing the combination of clothes you'll wear can reduce the time it takes to choose outfits - and increase productivity.
Carefully Selected Pajamas
Pajamas aren't something I usually wear at RMRS. I usually focus on what makes you look great in the real world.
However, in terms of quality relaxation, comfortable loungewear is essential, but many men forget this.
You can also feel comfortable in pajamas and a nice robe - so what material should you choose? Here are a few options.
- Lightweight cotton - the most common choice for comfortable pajamas.
- Facecloth - a great choice for winter if you want to wear something cozy.
- Knit - Very warm and soft to the touch.
- Broadcloth - A heavier woven fabric, usually sold in sets.
Make sure you wear the clothes that relax you the most.
Electric Toothbrush - A Must for Every Household
Why are electric toothbrushes considered more of a household necessity for men than standard manual toothbrushes?
It's simple: because they're better.
Numerous studies have found that electric toothbrushes are more effective at reducing plaque than traditional toothbrushes. We're talking a whopping 21%.
They can also benefit men with conditions that limit mobility, such as carpal tunnel and arthritis.
What's more, electric toothbrushes waste less material because you can easily replace the brush head without having to discard the entire toothbrush.
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.
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!
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.
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.