Have you just moved and don’t know where to start?
In Pueblo Rico we have a selection prepared for all those who have just moved and have to start their new home. In this practical guide you will find our favorites in tableware, glassware, saucepans, bath linens, bedding and small appliances.
Our selection that is also available to buy as a “package” has been created in order to save purchase, delivery and installation times and thus make life easier for our customers, since we know how cumbersome it is to go shopping and decide among hundreds of brands and options.
Well, where do we start…
Towels: how to choose?
Choosing the best towels depends on several factors, such as the quality of the material, softness, absorbency, and durability. Here are some tips to help you choose the best towels:
1. Choose high-quality towels: Look for Egyptian, Turkish, or Pima cotton towels, as they are known to be soft, durable, and absorbent. You can also look for towels with a high fiber density for greater absorbency.
- Check the weight: The weight of a towel is measured in grams per square meter (GSM). Look for towels with a GSM of at least 500 for good absorbency and durability.
3. Consider the size: Choose towels that are large enough to wrap around you comfortably after you shower. Bath towels usually measure around 70×140 cm. Do not choose shower towels of a size smaller than this.
4. Test the softness: Touch the towel to assess its softness. Softer towels tend to have a fluffier texture and a higher number of fibers per square inch.
5. Choose a durable color: If you want your towels to keep their bright color, look for towels that have been treated with high-quality, wash-resistant dyes.
Crockery: ceramic, stoneware or porcelain?
Both stoneware and porcelain are high-quality dinnerware materials, but they have some important differences that may influence your choice. Here I present the characteristics and differences of both materials:
Ceramic stoneware: Ceramic stoneware is a dense and resistant material, made of clay fired at high temperatures. It is known for its durability and resistance to bumps and scratches. In addition, it is resistant to stains and is suitable for use in the dishwasher and microwave. Stoneware can also have a variety of finishes and textures, making it highly versatile.
Porcelain: Porcelain is a more refined and delicate type of ceramic, made of kaolin and feldspar fired at high temperatures. It is known for its translucency, brilliant whiteness and elegance. Porcelain is finer and lighter than stoneware, making it ideal for special occasions. However, it is also more delicate and prone to breaking and chipping.
In short, if you are looking for durable and resistant tableware, stoneware may be the best option. If you are looking for a more elegant and refined tableware for special occasions, porcelain may be the best option. In either case, be sure to choose a high-quality make and model for the best results.
Small household appliances: Your great allies
Small appliances can significantly contribute to our comfort by simplifying and speeding up our tasks in the kitchen. Here are some ways these appliances can improve our comfort:
Save time: Small appliances, such as a microwave, coffee maker, and mixer, allow us to cook and prepare food quickly and efficiently, saving us time in the kitchen and allowing us to spend more time on other activities.
Fatigue reduction: Small appliances can help us reduce fatigue in the kitchen when performing tasks that would otherwise be tiring. For example, an electric mixer can reduce the fatigue that occurs when mixing by hand, and a food processor can reduce the fatigue of chopping and mixing.
Variety of Choices: Small appliances allow us to have a variety of choices in our diet by cooking a wide range of foods in different ways. This allows us to experiment with different foods and cook more creative dishes.
Increased safety: Small appliances can make the kitchen safer, as many of them have built-in safety features. For example, many crockpots and deep fryers have built-in thermostats that prevent overheating and reduce the risk of fire.
In general, small kitchen appliances can improve our comfort by making cooking tasks easier, faster and safer, allowing us to enjoy our meals and time in the kitchen more.
Laundry and cleaning: The section you need to create in your new home.
Many times we focus all our effort and energy on decorating our house and we forget that it needs a space where we can organize the products and materials we need for its maintenance.
Normally we do not pay much attention to the composition of this place, which often ends up being a rather ugly and abandoned corner of our home.
Today I invite you with some simple tips to create a practical, functional and beautiful laundry section.
Organize: Keep the laundry section neat and organized. Use shelves, cabinets, and boxes to store detergents, fabric softeners, and other cleaning supplies.
Illuminate: Make sure you have enough lighting in the laundry room. If there are no windows, consider installing good artificial lighting.
Decorate: Add decorative elements to the laundry section, such as plants, photographs or a painting. You can also add a carpet or curtains to make the laundry section more cosy.
Colors: Choose attractive and bright colors for the paint on the walls or cabinets to make the laundry room more attractive.
Practical details: Add practical details, such as an ironing board, a pack of hangers to hang clothes, a clothesline, and hampers for dirty clothes.
Modern Appliances: If possible, consider investing in modern appliances, such as a state-of-the-art washer and dryer, which will not only make your laundry room look more modern, but will also be more efficient and save time.
Remember that the key to having a beautiful laundry section is to make it attractive and practical at the same time. With a little creativity and planning, you can make the laundry room a nice place in your home.
You want to know more?
If you feel that this article has been useful and you want more advice or to have a complete guide with everything you need to get your home up and running, you can contact us to receive our catalog of home accessories. There you will have the complete list with everything you need and the best thing is that we take care of delivering and installing it.
Associate Partner and Interior Designer at Pueblo Rico.
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