There are some things in life that we just have to spend our money on. They're not always the coolest or aesthetically pleasing, but they're a necessary part of our daily lives. Yes, we're talking about home essentials also known as the laundry bag, dish rack, pot brush, and toilet brush holder. How many times have you handed over your hard-earned cash to purchase a cheap plastic dustpan and brush or trash can that inevitably doesn't last very long because it's lacking in quality and it doesn't look very nice either?
We've all been there, but I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be that way. I'll even go as far to say that you can enjoy parting with your money when shopping these "boring" home essentials. Yes, really. Sure, these chic options cost a little more than the 99-cent store, but you'll be proud to have them on display, and it'll actually make those necessary activities like cleaning fun. Read on to see our top 26 home essentials you can shop now to impress your holiday guests.
This does not look like a toilet brush holder. That black marble is something I'd be proud for guests to see.
Laundry isn't fun, but that doesn't mean the basket that holds them has to be boring. This one looks impossibly chic.
Don't let your clutter destroy your holidays. Impress guests with this chic wall hanger that will hang their coats, bags, hats, and knickknacks without a fuss.
There really is nothing quite like having new sheets on a freshly made bed. This sateen set is a must-have, especially in this chic gray silver hue.
Dustpan and Brush
This one is an investment, but you'll never have to buy an ugly dustpan and broom every again.
Cleaning products can be chic, safe for your family, and the environment. These also smell incredible thanks to a blend of essential oils.
Soap gets messy and gluggy the more it's used, but if you ensure it has a chic surface underneath, it'll look more like abstract art.
There are so many dish racks out there but most are really not thinking about aesthetics, and if they do, they don't have a lot of function. This one has both. It's pretty and practical. Yay.
This paper towel holder makes us smile. When we run out of a roll, we get to see that pretty marble again.
Who said hangers needed to be boring? These minimal designs are so pretty and aren't as bulky as the wooden ones that have been popular.
This is such a chic toothbrush holder and won't take up as much room as the round marble canisters (although we love those too if you have the space).
Make freshly cut wood look elevated with this striking midcentury log holder design.
Cooking can get messy and disorganized over the holidays when you have a lot to do, so keep all of your utensils in one place with this stoneware holder. It looks great when it's not being used too.
This is the wastepaper basket of my dreams. You can never own too much marble. Right?
It's the home essential you never knew you needed until you see this stunning version, and suddenly you remember how much table crumbs are better brushed off than wiped off with a cloth.
Hanging toilet from a wall holder is so 2018. We're moving on next year and exclusively using a standing version in cast brass. So chic.
Keep those sniffles at bay over the holidays with this tissue square. It also comes in black marble.
It's likely there will be a lot of little ones around when guests come over for the holidays, so cables will need to be put away. This management box will keep them compact and safe. No one likes messy cables anyway.
You can never have enough storage options, especially over the holidays. This one is a great option near the front door for shoes, scarfs, and hats.
Who said plungers needed to be ugly? Simplehuman has crafted a version that is stylish, but it doesn't just sit pretty. It really works. Bonus.
Even if you have a dishwasher, there are always extra pots to clean during the holidays with extra guests. These look great when not in use too.
Trash doesn't need to look like, well, trash. This Simplehuman rose gold version is impossibly chic.
If your New Year's resolution is to live greener, then you'll love this multipurpose squeegee. It cleans a variety of surfaces, and the gray color helps it to blend in on the counter or sink top too.
Are you still using the salt and pepper shakers from the grocery store? Yes, me too, but I'm ready to elevate the experience and ensure my condiments look tablescape ready for the holidays.
This dish brush looks like a chic body brush. We love the wooden handle design. Joanna Gaines really has her finger on the pulse.
This is definitely a home essential we don't often think about, but it's especially important over the holidays with more guests in the house. This one from Best Made Co. looks really cool too.