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Things All Single Women Need at the Home
According to a study done in 2010 states that 51.3% of women over the age of 15 are single. That's a bunch of women living alone going about there daily lives companionless. So I thought I'd take the time to put together a list of things single women need in the home for those "just in case" moments.
Fits perfectly in a kitchen or bathroom drawer.
This is a must when the lights go out. You don't want to be left in the dark for these just in case moments. Strategically placing flashlights throughout the house come in very handy. Purchasing those flashlights that resemble ink pens are perfect for kitchen and bathroom drawers. They are small and convenient enough for stashing in small places. One click of the button and you have instant light. Knowing where your breakers are is a great idea as well. With a flip of the switch you might be able to turn your own lights on without needing your backup flashlights. Keeping a spare flashlight in your glove compartment for any situations that might arise is also a good idea for your vehicle. And always remember to keep spare lightbulbs on hand too.
Toolbox (Yes, with tools inside.)
I don't want to hear, "I don't even know what a wrench is." Well it's time you learned sister. It's time to stop calling on your neighbor to ask them to help you fix something. Unless you love seeing their rear end in those jeans, other than that you need to have your own set of tools. Having some basic tools around the house and the knowledge of how to use them, can help you in any do it yourself job and will only strenghten your independence.
Some of you might say, "What's that?" And if you know what one is and what it is used for, kudos to you. An air compressor can be used for inflating your tires. For some this could be a Godsend due to the fact that they no longer have to stop and attempt to get air at a gas station. Most of those air pumps don't work half the time or are problematic in some form or fashion. Most air compressors also come with a large light or warning lights on them for emergency situations.
Most women are height challenged and can't reach those hard to reach places. A small ladder or step stool could give you a little boost to see those spices in the back of the cabinet. It can also help you dust those hard to reach places such as the top of the refrigerator.
These little inexpensive gadgets can be found at any gas station. These are awesome if you have to deal with snow or ice that piles on your vehicle in the wintery months. Let the defrost do some of the work on those icy patches that are too stubborn to come off. Then wipe away any residual ice and snow with the scraper.
Automatic Car Starter
If you no longer want to be out in the elements scraping snow with that handy dandy snow scraper and don't have someone to do it for you, an automatic car starter can do the trick. No more worries about going outside to defrost your car. And it has the opposite effect in the heat, providing your car with a cool inside. A remote starter can also be helpful if you're walking alone to your car. Having it already started and ready for you to get in and drive off can increase your safety. You can buy a kit and have them install it at an auto repair shop. Or take your vehicle in and have a professional provide their own kit and installation.
Car Phone Chargers
Definitely a must for the car. Not just for single women but for everyone. If an emergency situation were to occur and you have no juice on your phone, you could be in big trouble if you're unable to call for a lifeline to help you out. Always making sure your phone has enough charge can make a bad situation a little bit better.
Well I won't go into much detail with this one. You know what it's for and why. But if you want to avoid an overflowing toilet and don't want the expense of a plumber or calling on a maintenance man, it is best to have a plunger around. For such an easy fix to a possible reoccurring problem you should get one. And if it's not for you it could be for any company you may have over. It's better to have one and not need it instead of needing it and not having it.
These are just a few nifty items to have around the house when things may take a detour for the worst and you have no one else to rely on but yourself. As single women we must be prepared for situations that come up that we just might be able to fix on our own. Learning how to be independent is mostly trial and error. Any triumph that we make as a self sufficient woman is a definite plus.