11 Gadgets You’ll Want in Your First Apartment
Filling your first apartment with all the stuff you’ve always wanted is exciting! It’s your home, and you get to decide what goes in each room.
When you head to the store or online to shop, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the choices. There are gizmos and gadgets for everything!
How do you know which products are worth it and which ones are a waste of money?
This list will guide you as you start turning your apartment into your new home. These 11 gadgets are helpful, fun, and totally worth the money!
1. Grocery Bag Dispenser
Grocery bags come in handy for everything. You never know when you’ll need one, but you don’t want them piling up under your cupboards.
The stainless steel grocery bag dispenser keeps all your bags in one neat organizer. It’s easy to put new bags in when you get them and pull out one at a time when you need them. And the dispenser can be mounted almost anywhere for your convenience.
2. Smart Device Setups
Smart technology makes life easier, and you can bring it into your apartment with a variety of devices.
Alexa, Echo, and other artificial intelligence products make it simple to do daily tasks with an oral command. With your preferred assistant, you can set up your home to be able to remotely:
- Change the lighting
- Turn the TV off
- Adjust the air conditioning temperature
- Talk to your pet from anywhere in the world
For more on how to use smart technology in your apartment, check out this article by Christopher Todd Communities.
It’s a crockpot! It’s a fryer! It’s a baker!
It’s a handy all-in-one device that you must have in your home. It’s an Instapot.
Whether you’re barely able to cook without burning water or you’re an advanced sous chef, the Instapot is essential in every kitchen. Once you learn how to use it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
4. A Dustbuster
There are tons of fancy vacuum cleaners on the market today, but the tried-and-true dustbuster is a must-have.
These mini vacuums let you get into hard-to-reach areas and take care of spills without cumbersome bigger equipment.
5. A Charging Station
Our homes are full of electronic devices. But tracking down your charger when you need it can be a headache!
Keep a charging station in each of your main rooms with a plug for your most-used devices. You’ll never have to deal with a dead phone again!
6. Dash Kitchen Appliances
“Dash” is the brand of appliances known for its mini-versions. If you like to cook but don’t have a lot of storage space in your kitchen, you’re in luck!
Dash has everything you could possibly need, including:
- mini waffle makers
- express egg cookers
- mini pie makers
- popcorn machines
And don’t forget the ultimate gadget for every foodie: the Dash mini donut maker!
7. White Noise Machines
There are lots of benefits of living in an apartment, but one of the drawbacks is that there are other people around you. If you live in a building that tends to get a little loud while you’re resting, a white noise machine is an answer.
Most of these gadgets have multiple sound settings in addition to the “white noise” option. Soothing background music, nature sounds, and more will help you sleep peacefully, no matter how loud your neighbors are.
8. A Fire Stick
Amazon’s Fire Stick has knocked cable out of the game. This little gadget is a big game-changer for streaming purposes.
Plug it into your TV, and you can stream video, play music, and use most apps. Your basic TV turns into a smart TV with nothing but an HDMI port and the fire stick.
9. A Mini-Keurig
Coffeemakers take up a lot of space that you might not have in your apartment kitchen. A mini Keurig comes in many color options to match your appliances and gives you a single serving of your favorite hot drink fast.
At only 12” high and 4.5” wide, this gadget fits anywhere and stays out of the way until you need it.
10. A Robot Vacuum
For most of us, vacuuming is one of our least favorite chores. If you like the looks of a clean floor but hate vacuuming and sweeping, the robot vacuum is for you.
There are a lot of brands you can choose from to find your new robot gadget. Budget-friendly versions do the basic job of vacuuming up pet hair and dust. More high-tech appliances are smartphone operated, allergen-friendly, and do everything but curtsey when they enter and leave the room.
11. Smart Display Frames
Showing off our cherished memories is part of the typical home decor. But the days of cluttering up walls and shelves with tons of frames are over.
Now, thousands of pictures are randomly displayed with a digital picture frame. Connect your images with an app, and enjoy the visual reminders when they pop up on your smart display.
You’ve already started with the basics, like furniture and cleaning essentials. Now, it’s time for the fun part!
These 11 gadgets will fill your home with the tools you need to make daily tasks efficient and easy. Working smarter, not harder, gives you more time to enjoy your new home!