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50 home comforts we can’t live without

by LaurettaCWright
50 home comforts we can’t live without

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I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this once or twice before on the blog, but I’m a real home girl.

Yes, I love travelling and discovering new places, but I’m also at my happiest at home, surrounded by all my home comforts.

It has taken me a number of years to create a home environment where I’m really at ease, but which also looks aesthetically pleasing. And trust me, I’ve still got a long way to go on this, with unfinished rooms still left to do, but on the whole I’m happy with how far we’ve come in the ten years we’ve lived in our current home.

Sweat the small stuff

So we all have little rituals don’t we? It might be the way you make your bed, or the favourite mug you use for your morning cuppa. But it’s all these little creature comforts that we use to make our daily lives go without a hitch.

I recently read a survey from Europe Holiday Inn & Staybridge Suites that revealed Brits’ top 50 favourite home comforts and found myself agreeing with most of them – namely reliable broadband, the smell of clean clothes and a favourite pair of slippers – I know, I’m getting old!

Other top-ranking home comforts include the particular smell our homes have, home-cooked meals and a good book.

The study also found that more than three quarters of Brits admit to missing some of their home comforts when they’re away – and that on average, it takes less than four days of a holiday for people to begin missing their favourite items they left behind.

I can relate to this, particularly sleeping in my own bed (now that I’ve got the best bed in the world!) if the hotel one is not up to par and drinking Yorkshire Tea if I forget to pack the t-bags when I go away. I do like to create a ‘home from home’ when I’m away.

Hotel heaven

When I do stay away, I often think to myself that I could be the next Alex Polizzi (Hotel Inspector). I’ll spot things that other people don’t.

For example, in one hotel, the door of the ladies’ changing room opened ‘the wrong way’ in that as soon as it opened, you could see women changing.

Had the hotel had a bit of foresight, it would have had the door opening on the wall side so that women could comfortably get changed without the fear of men walking past (which they did because the men’s changing rooms were after the women’s – possibly another oversight).

My mini list of home comforts that I believe ALL hotels should have to ensuring a great night’s stay would look something like this.

  • A complimentary bottle of water (preferably replenished every day)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • A kettle and English-breakfast t-bags
  • A pair of slippers for each guest
  • Antibacterial gel
  • Nice smelling toiletries
  • At least 600 thread count duvet/pillow cases/sheets
  • A 24-hr mini shop (or counter), which isn’t extortionately over priced!

As a rule of thumb, I take t-bags, slippers, a travel candle and a couple of nice smelling toiletries when I’m going to be away from home. What are your must-have home comforts you take with you when you’re staying away from home?

So then, back to the home comforts – my top ten includes the following: my family, the rabbits, TV/Netflix, my MacBook, my iPhone, my bed, double walled glasses, a nice cuppa (well, about ten cups a day!), dressing down and a tidy, clean and organised home.

My dream bed and mattress

And now to the top 50 home comforts most Brits can’t seem to live without…

  1. Bed
  2. A proper night's sleep
  3. Home-cooked meals
  4. Comfy sofa
  5. Family
  6. Your favourite film or TV programme
  7. A cup of tea
  8. Getting into your comfy clothes
  9. Your own toilet
  10. Laptop/tablet/computer
  11. Slippers
  12. A good book
  13. Reliable broadband
  14. Pets
  15. Having the heating set to the perfect temperature
  16. A well-stocked fridge
  17. Garden
  18. Your mattress
  19. Coffee
  20. Listening to music/the radio
  21. A dressing gown
  22. Photos of loved ones
  23. The smell of clean clothes
  24. A glass of wine
  25. Bacon sandwiches
  26. Quilt
  27. Netflix/Sky TV subscriptions
  28. Blanket
  29. Hot chocolate
  30. Your favourite mug
  31. Biscuits
  32. Pillows
  33. Scented candles
  34. Candles
  35. Log/wood burning fire
  36. Hot water bottle
  37. The way your house smells
  38. Fancy bubble bath
  39. Ice cream
  40. Games console
  41. Warm laundry after taking it out of the dryer
  42. Marmite
  43. Ketchup
  44. Throw cushions
  45. Mac and cheese
  46. Brown sauce
  47. A foot stool
  48. Artworks
  49. Onesies
  50. A breadmaker

What are your go-to home comforts?

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20 comments

Rebecca Whatmore 28th March 2019 - 7:28 pm

I love your list of comforts – they sounds good to me!

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LaurettaCWright 1st April 2019 - 7:10 am

Thanks Rebecca – it’s nice to remind ourselves of the nice things isn’t it?

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Craig Havery 6th March 2019 - 11:50 am

good top 50 but you can’t beat a comfy bed

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LaurettaCWright 1st April 2019 - 7:09 am

Very true Craig!

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Iris Tilley 1st March 2019 - 9:53 am

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Iris Tilley 1st March 2019 - 9:54 am

Things sorry

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LaurettaCWright 1st March 2019 - 11:01 am

That’s true Iris – and there are always sentimental things that bring back great memories aren’t there? It could be holidays away together or an anniversary – or just something you have with your family to joke around – it’s the little things if anything.

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Tracy Nixon 1st March 2019 - 7:37 am

I thnk I can agree with all 50! Nothing like being surrounded by your home comforts!

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LaurettaCWright 1st March 2019 - 9:16 am

Thanks Tracy – I seem to collect new ‘home comforts’ every week – I hope I’m not turning into a hoarder! ha ha…

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Laura Schwormstedt 26th February 2019 - 9:32 am

Ohh I do love a comfy bed and a good cup of coffee although I can take and leave scented candles – some give me a headache, otherwise spot on

Laura x

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LaurettaCWright 28th February 2019 - 5:41 am

Thanks Laura – I’m the same with the scented candles – but it only affects me if they’re cheap candles!

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Jenni 26th February 2019 - 7:51 am

I love my mattress and a comfy hoody for at home. When I’m in a hotel WiFi and kettle are my musts

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LaurettaCWright 26th February 2019 - 9:01 am

Definitely agree with you on those points Jenni – and preferably Yorkshire t-bags!

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Alex Grace 25th February 2019 - 10:19 am

Home is by far my favourite place to be, I’m such a homebody! Always nice to go away but also very nice to come home! So pleased to hear you’re still loving your new bed! Doesn’t Alex Polizzi have the best job though?!! If I could be a different Alex I would be her!

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LaurettaCWright 25th February 2019 - 5:27 pm

Ha ha! Yes, I agree Alex has got a cool job – I wouldn’t mind hers! I’m the same as you being a homegirl….it’s familiarity isn’t it? And cosiness…

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Claire 24th February 2019 - 7:17 am

I am nodding whilst reading your list. Aww, I love mac and cheese 🙂

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fashionandstylepolice 23rd February 2019 - 9:51 pm

I need all these things and more. A good comfy bed is at the top of my list.

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LaurettaCWright 26th February 2019 - 9:01 am

It’s really important to the sleep we need isn’t it?

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kerry 23rd February 2019 - 3:04 pm

Ohhh I love being at home to. As much as I love travel and socialising, I get excited by a saturday night home these days too! I would have to say my favourite thing about being home is being in my comfy clothes, no make up, hair up, incense lit, a hot bath, and a book. Lovely!

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LaurettaCWright 23rd February 2019 - 4:19 pm

Ah, thanks Kerry! I’m totally with you on that! That sounds like my idea of an ideal night – except I’d probably opt for a film over the book, but only because I’m either reading or writing every hour of the day!

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