Some jobs constantly keep you on the go. Travelling between cities and countries or negotiating contract after contract means less time at home. Your apartment becomes a place to crash instead of being a home. There is nothing wrong with knowing the permanence of your situation. The problem comes in how you might cut corners.
You might not invest in furniture and other home features because the place is temporary. We seldom think about the added ease these things provide, which in many ways make up for the brief set up. Here are five things that make your morning rush a little bit more hassle-free:
As relaxing as a bath is at the end of a long day, it is time-consuming. Taking baths and cleaning up after could eat up valuable free time and space. If you are looking for a relaxing option, steam showers are just as relaxing as a good bath. The steam helps clean your pores. You can replicate that fresh out of the sauna skin without leaving your home.
If you have ever travelled to Japan, you know that bidets are a thing of the future. When you are busy, you could overlook your toiletries. A bidet takes care of the job without you having to depend on toilet paper runs. The switch might be jarring at first, but after a couple uses it will grow on you. The bidet is also very eco-friendly. If you don’t have one, consider getting one installed.
- Fog-free mirrors
Fog-free mirrors are for those who take extra time prepping in front of the mirror in the morning or night. You might not mind wiping your mirror after a hot shower, but have you considered how unnecessary it is? With a fog-free mirror, you can go straight to brushing your teeth, applying your make up, or your skin care routine with no fuss. Minimal effort and minimal cleaning, you can see yourself clearly without settling for the small space you wiped
- Bathroom rugs
Bathroom rugs are the warm sanctuary during cold winters and long showers. You can strategically place them at the entrance of your shower, in front of the toilet and sink. Placing them in these locations helps you dry your feet where you might spend the most amount of time when getting ready. You do not need to vigorously rub your feet with a towel as you run out the door or settle for wearing your shoes with damp feet.
- A good supply of toiletries
Generally, stock up on your bathroom necessities; have a pack of toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, napkins/tampons. Buy in bulk when stocking up to prepare for days when you do not want to go out of your house. It is also an excellent way to be ready for guests. When buying toiletries, remember to check the expiration date. Try to find the recently manufactured and keep in mind the expiration dates of different products.
You might not stay at home for long, but this doesn’t mean you have to deal with small inconveniences. The time saved, and the ease provided is an investment in its own right.