Household Items Everyone Needs Now
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Mix Master2 of 14
From butternut squash soup to baby food to frozen margaritas, this professional-grade blender makes magic in the kitchen.
SHOP NOW: KitchenAid Five-Speed Artisan Series Blender, $130
Wipe Out3 of 14
Eliminate cupboard clutter and save money by opting for one nontoxic, all-purpose cleaner that's fit for every surface in your home. This bright bottle boasts natural cleaners made from corn and coconut, ingredients that are surprisingly tough on grime.
SHOP NOW: Method All-Purpose Cleaner in Clementine, $4
Lean Machine4 of 14
It's finally time for a life-altering, grown-up vacuum. This efficient Dyson model self-adjusts to various home flooring types and makes cleaning so fun that your kids and hubby might look forward to the chore.
SHOP NOW: Dyson DC41 Animal, $600
Counter Intelligence5 of 14
A toaster oven is a wise use of kitchen real estate that makes whipping up personal pizzas, hors d'oeuvres and even roast chicken as simple as sliced bread.
SHOP NOW: Cuisinart Toaster Oven Broiler With Convection, $100
Chop, Chop6 of 14
Prep dinner with a friend by keeping two cutting boards that will last a lifetime. Use one for meats and proteins, and keep the other for the veggies and cheese to prevent cross contamination.
SHOP NOW: J.K. Adams Co. Cherry Chunk Boards, from $90
Dynamic Duo7 of 14
For each bed in the house, two sets of yummy sheets in colors that easily coordinate are all you need.
SHOP NOW: Eileen Fisher Lustrous Sateen Bedding for Garnet Hill, from $39
Split Personality8 of 14
Discreetly trash and recycle with this high tech, no-touch and generously proportioned can. The inside is outfitted with two compartments for all your clean-up needs.
SHOP NOW: Simplehuman Rectangular Sensor Can, $250
Tried & True9 of 14
There are those beloved pots and pans you reach for again and again. Invest in a versatile trio that includes a skillet-sauté pan, a saucepan and a much deeper pot for hearty stews, soups and pasta, and more.
SHOP NOW: Le Creuset Cobalt Five-Piece Cookware Set, $375
Look Sharp10 of 14
Bail on the block for three high-quality stainless steel cutting tools: an 8-inch bread knife, an 8-inch chef's knife for prep cutting, and an 8-inch slicer for carving meats.
SHOP NOW: Schmidt Brothers Basic Knife Set, $50
Wrap Up11 of 14
Unless you have a Brady Bunch or a heavy rotation of guests, six bath towel sets will do the trick. Plus, it's nice to retire them when they are no longer fluffy or to add new colors for a quick bathroom refresh. Try these super-soft, Portuguese-made cotton towels.
SHOP NOW: Milagro Bath Towels by Matouk, from $33
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Modern life calls for lots of casual meals, even when entertaining. Dish with friends and family over eight complete place settings in white porcelain, ideal if you need to mix and match when you're at capacity.
SHOP NOW: Casper 16-Piece Dinnerware Set by Terence Conran, $95
All Set13 of 14
Like a scout, you will always be prepared—not constantly running the dishwasher—with 12 flatware settings. Pick a classic style that easily transitions to fancier feasts.
SHOP NOW: Crate & Barrel's Clark 20-Piece Flatware Set, $140
Oui, Oui14 of 14
Heat-safe French Picardie glasses are the standard in Paris bistros and come in a variety of sizes. Keep a basic set of 12 on hand for café au lait, lemonade and chic sips of wine.
SHOP NOW: Duralex Picardie Glass Tumblers, from $15
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