To reward yourself for making it through 2020, you definitely need to treat yourself to some great new product or service for your home. Thankfully, your work is starting to pick up again and so you have some money set aside for a nice home-related investment.
The only problem? You can’t quite decide what to buy.
Here’s some advice: by thinking about your current lifestyle and/or work situation, it may help you to narrow down your choices. With that in mind, consider the following suggestions:
For the Business Traveler: A Home Security System
If your boss called you last week to say you’ll be back to the business trip mode in a month or two, you might consider investing in a smart home monitoring system to keep an electronic eye on your property while you are away. There are a number of home security companies that offer 24/7 home monitoring in the form of security cameras that can be placed around doors and windows. A home security service and system are essential to keeping your home as safe as possible, and there are options that fit every budget and lifestyle.
For the Work-From-Homer: A New Computer
Originally, you thought you might be working from home for a few months. Now, almost a year later, you are still working remotely from your home office—and, truth be told, you don’t miss that commute one bit. If this sounds like you, you are probably overdue for a really nice new computer. For instance, if you are a Mac fan, the 16-inch MacBook Pro would be a wonderful investment for 2021; it is Apple’s most powerful notebook and features a retina display, fast processors, and the largest battery capacity to date in a MacBook Pro. As a bonus, with the weather getting nicer, you might be able to move your home office to the patio and work al fresco with your new upgrade.
For the Parent: A Nice New TV
For people who have been cooped up with their kiddos for months on end, it may be time to upgrade the TV in the family room to one with extra bells and whistles. Or—and we promise we won’t tell if you do this—spring for an amazing new flatscreen for your bedroom so you can retreat from the youthful chaos in your home and binge-watch your own shows. Either way, Tom’s Guide offers reviews and advice about some of the many amazing TVs that are currently on the market.
For the Home Chef: Some New Cooking Equipment
You may have felt like you’ve been running an all-day diner for your family. If this is the case, and you enjoy spending time in the kitchen, by all means, buy some nice new equipment to make meal preparation easier and more fun. Ideas include a snazzy KitchenAid stand mixer in a gorgeous color—all the better to help bake banana bread in— or a set of professional chef’s knives. If you’re more of a barbecue person, go ahead and splurge on a high-quality outdoor grill. You can refer to this website for some really good units, whether you’re looking to buy a small one for your family or a bigger one to serve larger crowds. Other ideas include some new non-stick pots and pans, an enameled cast-iron skillet, or a bread machine that can effortlessly mix up batches of pizza dough and sourdough bread with ease.
You Definitely Deserve This!
Depending on your specific circumstances, you can definitely find something amazing for your home that will make your life easier. From a home security system that will decrease your stress level when you are away or a new computer to a beautiful and large television with plenty of streaming services or some new equipment for the kitchen, you have plenty of options for your home-related investment.