30 Things Everyone Should Have At Home Somewhere (2024)

When you’ve prepared for the unexpected, you can embrace last-minute guests or accidents without feeling like your life is spiraling out of control. Stock your home with these essentials — covering safety, home care, cooking and entertaining — and you’ll be prepared for just about any surprise situation.

In Case of Emergency

For the health and safety of your family, it’s important to keep the following items in your home.

1. Safety: First Aid Kit

“It goes without saying that you should have a fully stocked first aid kit in the kitchen,” says home inspector, engineer and contractor, Lisa P. Turner. Keep one for emergencies and one for daily use.

That way you’ll always have one that doesn’t have stuff missing.”