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Home Essentials

All Things You Should Have for Your Home!

These items listed below are what I recommend having in your new home or maybe your current home! I love the items listed and would not hesitate to buy again. The links provided are affiliate links, but rest assured, I only list things, that I, myself have personally used and loved!


The Ultraloq door lock has been revamped and is even better than ever. I have had mine for about a month now and I absolutely love it! It is a satin nickel finish or for a few extra dollars, you can get it in aged bronze. It is the world's first five in one lock for your home. It has a fingerprint option, code option, smartphone app option, knocks to open option, and a key option! It is very useful when you don't want to make an extra trip to the car for groceries, with this you are able to grab those extra bags and not worry about having to set bags down at the door. Unlock from your smartphone from the car and all you have to do is use your elbow to let yourself in!

The neat thing about the fingerprint option is that is used with advanced technology and it has an anti-peep feature. You can also see a list of logs made with a touch of the app!

The material itself is very reliable. It has a reversible handle, it is weatherproof and it has a long life battery with a low battery alarm. It comes with an 18-month electronic and mechanical warranty. It also has an auto relock and lockout option. It was very easy to install and I am a girl! So if I can do it, you can too! ;) 

 *So save yourself an extra trip and buy yours HERE.

ecobee4 Thermostat

Okay, so I will start by saying since I have started using this little gadget, I have noticed a change in my bill, for the better that is! It is not that hard to use either! 

So the black main thermostat goes in your main room, like a living room. The little white one goes in a room, like a kitchen or a bedroom. The downside to this package is that it only comes with one little room thermostat, so you will have to purchase more if you want them. 

It works with Amazon Echo or Google Home, but it already has some of the functions of the Echo. It has a microphone and speakers. It has about 10,000 commands including, jokes, reading the news, and adjusts the temperature. The best thing is you can control each one from anywhere! 

And I don't know about you, but my old thermostat did not tell me the humidity in the room like this does! 

*Save money on heating and cooling and buy yours HERE

Kasa Smart LED Light

I only have one of these and it is in my bedroom, but I assure you it is worth it, even just in one room! It is so peaceful to wake up to or doze off to, heck even use it as a nightlight! 

This fancy little light bulb is controlled by the Kasa app. These light bulbs have a dimmer with a schedule you can customize to you. If you are in another room and forget to turn off the light, simply use the app to turn it off. 

Set schedules, timers, and countdowns and have your lights work for you, not against you, when you are in the middle of that family movie night. It also serves as a little security protection by using the Away Mode to turn lights on and off at different times to give the appearance that someone is home intermittently. Best of all, it's only eight watts!

*Never get up to turn a forgotten light off again! Buy yours HERE!

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