When it comes to housekeeping and making your family comfortable, there are certain items you should always throw into your shopping basket while stocking up on groceries.
Today NAIJ.com brings you a list of some items every Nigerian home must have in 7 special categories.
1. Household cleaning essentials
A healthy home is a happy home and keeping your home clean is an essential part of keeping your family healthy, this is why you need certain items for daily use. If you plan on stocking some of these any time soon, here are our top recommendations:
Detergents: Ariel, So Klin and Omo have made their names as top detergents in the market; if you have never tried them, then you are missing something.
Disinfectants: Dettol and Robert disinfectants are must-haves in every home and for good reasons!
Bleach: You cannot go wrong with Jik and Hypo!
Toilet wash: Harpic is simply king in this category
Dish washing liquids: Are favorite dish washing liquids are Morning Fresh, Sunlight and Fairy. They also keep your kitchen smelling divine.
2. Dairy products
Dairy products turn your breakfast table into a yummy nutritious feast, especially when you have children in the house. You need them to compliment most foods in the house and are simply a must have for your home.
There are so many dairy products in the market but we have a few favorites.
Milk: You simply can’t go wrong with Peak Milk, Dano Milk and Jago Milk
Ice cream: Supreme ice cream and Fanice are two yummy delights you just have to taste. They both come in different exciting flavors you just can’t resist – vanilla, strawberry, chocolate and combinations of all 3!
Bread spread: For bread spread, Blue band butter and Jago Mayonaisse remain two of the bests available in the Nigerian market.
3. Instant noodles
With how busy life can get, it is not always possible to take out a lot of time to prepare a bountiful meal for the family. However, thanks to instant noodles, you can thrill your family with delicious meals on the go if you have instant noodles at home. They are delicious and do not require a lot of time to prepare.
Our top picks of instant noodles are Indomie noodles, Dangote noodles, Mimee noodles and of course, Honeywell noodles!
4. Soft drinks
Having some nice refreshment available at home is always a plus for everybody; so whether you are entertaining some guests, having movie time or simply chilling at home, knowing that you have soft drinks chilling in the refrigerator will make everything better.
Some of the best soft drinks for this purpose are Coca-cola coke, 7up, Mirinda, La-casera and Pepsi!
5. Chocolate drinks / Tea
Chocolate drinks and tea are essentials for people who do not skip breakfast and those who prefer to skip soda as refreshment. Let’s not forget that they are delicious and nutritious as well. Here a few of our top picks for chocolate drinks and tea.
Chocolate drinks: Bournvita and Milo chocolate drinks have created a reputation for themselves that would be difficult to beat; kids and adults enjoy their chocolatey goodness and just can’t get enough.
Tea: If you love quality tea, then Lipton and Top Tea are the brands you should go for. They also come in different flavors to suit your taste.
6. Semovita/semolina/wheat flour
These are the alternatives for people who love their swallows but also want to eat healthy and clean. These prepackaged flours are convenient and easy to store, and you can be sure they were packed under hygienic conditions unlike the ones you buy off market tables.
Some of the best ones out there are Golden Penny Semovita, Honey Well Wheat Meal and Mama Gold Semolina
A list of essential house hold items can never be complete without mentioning toiletries. Personal hygiene is very important to maintain a healthy life, that is why the importance of getting the best toiletories can not be over emphasized. Here are some very good products we recommend:
Soaps: Dettol soap, premier soap and Pears are very mild and gentle soaps for bathing and the favorites of many.
Toothpastes: Our top favorite brands out there are Oral B, Closeup and Macleans.
There you have it, now you can be more guided when picking out household items you will certainly enjoy the next time you go shopping