It’s a crazy world and it’s getting crazier.
Most times, we know what we want. We have a set idea in our minds about the items that we need. But what about the things we miss? We’ve browsed and searched up and down for the perfect things based on what we think we need. But what about the items we didn’t even think about. There’s an entire set of products, inventions, and ideas that can make our lives a heck of a lot easier. Why not think outside the box and explore options? Here’s a list of four essential items that you old have never in a million years thought that you’d need—but do.
At the time of political divisiveness, pandemics, and lockdowns, the fragility of modern civilizations has never been so clear. Things can go very wrong, very quickly, and suddenly preppers don’t seem all that crazy. Now, we don’t have to go to those lengths to secure ourselves, but a few key items will definitely help. A good, reliable emergency radio is the key to knowing what’s going on in the world if the grid goes down. Independent broadcasts can be sent over the airwaves and national news can still be heard. When things cease to work, we often go back to what we know is reliable. Our smartphones are useless without the grid, and scaling back to older tech may be what separates who is in the know, and who isn’t.
A hori hori is a Japanese gardening tool that seems to do it all. It can measure, cut, dig, set, pat, and prune. It’s the ultimate gardening tool. Even if you don’t have a garden, this special knife will have you itching to cultivate that green thumb. A hori hori is essentially half knife, half spade. It has grades and measures on one side, a partially serrated edge, and a solid handle. Nothing else on Earth can give you that mix of a mad farmer and Indiana Jones. With the hori hori, you’ll find yourself working in the sun like the times of old. It will be your new favorite thing, guaranteed.
Everybody poops. There’s not an organism alive that doesn’t, in one-way shape or form. For us humans, taking a “number 2” may be a bit embarrassing, especially if we’re at a visitor’s house. This is why toilet oils were invented. Nowadays, there are a bunch of brands that make it, but they’re really just essential oils that cover the mess and the smell.
We’re always on the go. We have meetings, conference calls, assignments, paperwork, etc. The last thing we think about is pressing our clothes. In the end, without doing so, we end up looking more unkempt than professionals. A handheld steamer changes that. It takes 5 minutes and fits in your car. You don’t need to show up to those meetings with wrinkled slacks ever again.
With these essential items you never thought you needed, you can tackle any problem with confidence. Whether it be a board meeting, a natural disaster, or a “number 2” you’ll be able to face it and complete the task with confidence and grace.