You know how you may wish to compliment your rooms or homes with those extra items, but soon decide to leave them out, for the fear of incurring additional unnecessary expenses? The supplementary items that would have moved you from an economy class level of comfort/ satisfaction to a 1st class level.
You would think it would be an over-and-above surcharge that could break the banks. And so you make a conclusion that the worth of the items does not justify the budget.
Here’s Why You Should Buy the Extra Items
For those pieces, electronics, utensils, elements, components or units which you may wish to purchase, even though they do not serve key fundamental purposes around the home/room, and you could live without them easily, here are some reasons why you should go ahead and get them anyways.
Let us call them superfluous items, because, well, they are.
#1 Superfluous items keep you productive
There are scraps or pieces that let you remain alert and tracked. Some even go ahead to keep you organized and aid to plan your day.
In few homes, there’s this oversight on timing/ tracking devices. No hanging wall clocks, or positioned digital clocks. No calendar, not even a desktop/table planner.
As much as you get to save a few bucks from not having to purchase a clock simply because you own a wristwatch, or could make do with your cell-phone’s timepiece if the need ever arises, the traditional mounted clock, or calendar has not lost points in usefulness.
You will find that, when it is available, you would look at the clock multiple times in a day and allow yourself measure and regulate your activities accordingly. You would unconsciously be aware of time spent idly, or time spent gainfully. It’s just the way it works with clocks. When it’s available, it’s conveniently utilized. Yet when it’s absent, it’s quickly forgotten.
The calendar would save a bit of time by helping with rapid planning. The one without the kind of distractions the phone/tablet screen would provide if they were to act as alternatives.
#2 Superfluous items keep your spirit and mood uplifted
It’s possible to find elements that could keep the spirit in a relaxed state. One of them is sound. The right sound can heal the soul, mend the heart or edify the spirit. Music gadgets around the home can contribute to driving in a conducive atmosphere.
A conducive atmosphere does well to keep the mood in check. The right mood can generate a right attitude. Right attitudes can build positive results and induce positive chain reactions when it’s transmitted from person to person.
Not only music gadgets bring this form of mood lifting, scented candles and incenses do too. Incenses, even, have been known to provide a special kind of “high”. It’s not only sought after for its mood lifting properties alone, but the fragrance, as popularly acclaimed, helps in fighting depression and fostering tranquillity. Fat guess on what can be achieved with these benefits.
#3 Superfluous items keep you healthy
Additional comfort might seem like an unnecessary luxury until you learn the dangers of its neglect. One that comes to mind instantly is the insecticide. It can be sold at exorbitant prices in the market, but its objective cannot be negotiated. How many times would you swat the mosquito against the wall? Or clap your palms in the air?
There’s also the blanket of which has a price almost, or more than twice the price of a bedding. So we try to sleep away the cold by cuddling ourselves. Rather than squeeze out the money to purchase or find ways to improvise.
Another would be the provision of a fire extinguisher around the house, but that seems like an overkill. So let’s not go there.
#4 Superfluous items promote organization and reduces clutter
For example, as simple as the ice-cream dish may seem, it can serve various purposes asides, well, ice-cream dishing. It could be positioned on table tops, kitchen counters, bedside table tops, and most flat surfaces to be employed as a mini organizational tool.
Say, they can be used as forms of fleeting storage medium for small shaped objects, mostly the ones used daily. This would avoid litter on flat surfaces as best as possible. And also save lots of time in searching for these objects. Especially how easy it is to lose those kinds. Keys, wristwatches, rings, bangles, hairpins, earrings, cufflinks, pins, needles & threads.
Not only ice-cream dishes, other items could be bought and positioned at angles around the room to capture objects from disappearing, or just collect objects from having to cause a clutter of mess. Bedroom dustbin, laundry basket, foot mat, trays etc.
#5 Superfluous items builds engagement and style
Lush items have a way of gently forcing sparkle, colour, class or warmth into a room. They not only enhance the appearance of a space, they enrich the atmosphere also. You could move instantly from an envisioned dull character to intriguing, just by the addition of an artifact to your wall, or a vintage item at a corner.
A curtain holder or curtain buckle could genuinely upgrade the style of a room with ease. A picture frame would not only revamp the outlook of the room, but could also serve as a conversation starter.
There are many more superfluous, yet needful items which could really make life a lot swell, but we focus on the price tags more closely than we may have to. How about if we let loose on the piggybank keys, just for some moments in some months?!
If you have more ideas on examples of such items, please do share!