It’s officially wedding season! Between the numerous registry gifts and two homes blending into one, it can be easy for extra stuff to pile up for a newlywed couple. So, if you’re engaged or just attending a ceremony this summer, we’ve put together a guide to what every new home really needs.
According to The Knot, the most popular registry items today are all for the kitchen! Investing in high-quality ceramic, non-stick pans and stainless-steel pots is a necessity for any couple, and will pay off in the long run.
ClosetMaid's Premium Kitchen Cabinet organizers are perfect for storing all those new kitchen items!
Every home should also have a plate set that can double as both everyday dinnerware and special occasion dishes. Check out this great article from The Kitchn on the most popular all-purpose dinnerware sets for inspiration!
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Right behind kitchen items in popularity are linens. Choosing between sheet sets and the right number of towels can get a little confusing in any scenario, so here’s a list of exactly how many linen items a home needs:
- Two sheet sets for seasonal changes
- One basic white set (or any color) for each bedroom
- Eight pillows – two per spouse and four for guests
- Two comforters per bed – one for warmer and one for colder weather
- One throw blanket per bed and an extra one for the living room couch
- Four bath towels, four hand towels and four washcloths per bathroom
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Another growing present trend is eclectic, unique gifts. Couples today are interested in items they wouldn’t typically purchase on their own but would still love to have in their new place, such as artwork, tech gadgets, a monthly coffee subscription, and more!
Image source: Prynt
A portable printer that attaches to a smartphone like the one pictured above from Prynt is the perfect tech accessory for a destination wedding, or for couples who just love to travel!
With all these new items, storage can become an issue. If the newlyweds are a younger couple just starting out in a rental or smaller home, it’s important to find creative ways to get and stay organized in limited space.
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Blending two homes is never an easy task, but with the gift of organization, you can help make this joyous time even more special! For more storage and lifestyle tips, visit ClosetMaid.com, and check out all of our other channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Houzz and Flickr.