Essential Life Hacks for People Planning to Live on Their Own
Manila, Philippines. March 1, 2016 – For those who have finally taken that crucial step into adulthood, nothing feels like the satisfaction and excitement of moving into their own pad. However thrilling the experience may be, they shouldn't forget the practical side—furnishing the new home with the essentials they need to survive on their own. Here are a few practical tips to check out: Get multi-purpose items Not only does doing this give more value for money, but it will also save on space. A sofa that converts into a bed would work wonders in a small studio, for example, as would a storage chest that doubles as a coffee table. In the kitchen, avoid tools and appliances that can only do one thing. A multi-cooker like Hanabishi’s 9-in-1 will serve any college student, new graduate or young professional well. Not only is it an automatic rice cooker, it also functions as a broiler, braizing pan, steamer, slow cooker, deep fryer, stir fryer, food warmer, and cooker for stews and even barbecue. Another multi-tasker is the Hanabishi blender which is good not only for making delicious, healthy shakes, but also for pureed soups, sauces, and dressing as well. Invest in good cookware The three most basic pots and pans for starter condo, apartment or townhouse are a stockpot (for boiling water, cooking pasta, making soup and stews), a saucepan (for making sauces, heating up soup), and a sauté pan (for pretty much everything else). Make sure that the pots match the type of stove in the home, though. If using a stove like the Hanabishi induction cooker, the user needs cookware that is magnetic—cast iron, steel, magnetic stainless steel, and ceramic-clad or enameled iron pots and pans. It may be worth investing in these because, in the long run, one can save a lot of electricity by using an induction cooker. Don’t forget the essentials First-time independent girls and guys may overlook the small necessities—dishes, utensils, towels, and bed linen, but obviously, these are needed as well. They don’t have to be matchy-matchy; in fac, unmatched dinnerware has its own charm as long as the new nester can pull it off with flair.