Useful Household Items Everyone Should Keep Around

Prime Custom Builders is proud to create custom homes of distinction. Homes that families can grow and make memories in. If you are at the beginning of that journey and are buying a new house for the first time, it can be easy to forget what essentials to stock your home within the process. Not to worry. We are here to help. Here are a few handy and important items every homeowner should keep on hand.

Fire Extinguisher

Most of us do not think about fire extinguishers all that often. Perhaps not even at all. Especially if you have come from rentals, there are always fire extinguishers around. This is because landlords are required to keep them on all their properties. So, it is easy to see why we can take having them around for granted. When you get into your own home, however, it is important to make sure you buy your own fire extinguisher to keep in the house. Afterall, electrical and kitchen fires are all too common and having a fire extinguisher can prove critical.


Another item that comes in handy when you own a home is a ladder. A ladder can make once difficult tasks infinitely easier. Things like cleaning gutters, changing light bulbs, or hanging curtains are all simple tasks with the help of a ladder.

Emergency Kit

Something that many homeowners forget to stock is an emergency kit. Disasters of any sort are not subjects we like to think about. But the uncomfortable truth is that disasters, whether natural or otherwise, are a real possibility no matter what region you live in. Having a kit prepared and ready to go in the event of an emergency is one of the biggest favors you can do for yourself and your family. FEMA has an excellent list of helpful and important things you may want to consider putting in your kit. Hopefully, you will never have to use it, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.


Keeping at least a basic assortment of tools in the house is always a good idea. A stud finder is excellent for hanging pictures and decorations. A ratchet set is essential to helping along small and large projects. And a crowbar can be useful for a variety of things from removing nails to sheetrock.

So next time you are doing inventory, be sure that you have these items. They will surely make your life safer and easier!

By Prime Custom Builders 12-23-2020