Winter crept up imperceptibly, and with it the desire to turn the house into a warm, cozy nest to which one would want to return after a hard day at work. For this purpose, blankets, carpets, pillows, tablecloths, cute napkins are perfect. However, there are things that people buy, succumbing to a moment's whim, and then regret the money spent, not knowing where to attach a new thing. Novate.ru offers to get acquainted in more detail with the list of impractical items that are unlikely to be useful in the household.
1. Bread maker
People who buy this kitchen appliance fall into two categories:
• the first includes housewives who use the device for its intended purpose and not (knead dough for dumplings in it, bake bread, make pp-desserts);
• the second category includes girls who think that they will do the same as the first, but in fact use a bread maker in the first week after purchase, and then put it aside until better times.
As practice shows, there are much more housewives from the second category. And this is easy to explain, because the enthusiasm that appears immediately after buying a bread machine passes in a week. It only seems at first that you will pamper your household with freshly baked bread every morning. And then the harsh reality sets in: there is very little time for cooking, they do not have time to eat fresh bread, it dries up and is suitable only as a dinner for pigeons. As a result, you think that bread is not such a healthy product, and if you want something fresh, the store is always at hand. This is how the kitchen gadget you've been dreaming of ends up on the bench.
Therefore, before buying, soberly assess your strength, the time you are ready to devote to cooking, and the amount of extra pounds (and they will certainly appear if you have baked goods every day). Not ready to get fat and spend all your free time in the kitchen? So you don't need a bread maker either.
Now there are many multifunctional kitchen gadgets, so buying a device that performs only one task is at least impractical. Firstly, it will not cost much less, and secondly, your tiny kitchen is unlikely to thank you for the huge number of electric assistants that will occupy the entire countertop.
The situation with the deep fryer is not much different from the example with the bread maker. You get confused a couple of times, find a recipe for the perfect fries, midballs or churos, delight your household with wonderful dishes, spend an hour cleaning the kitchen from greasy stains, and start thinking about where to attach a new gadget.
And, of course, do not forget about the dangers of deep-fried dishes. They not only contain a huge amount of calories that negatively affect the figure, but in general, fatty foods are harmful to health. And when a deep fryer is at hand, the temptation to cook something harmful is constantly present.
“It's decided! On Monday, I switch to proper nutrition and start playing sports. There are discounts on treadmills in the store, so you need to take it while you are in the mood and desire. "It is these thoughts that fly through your head when you are enthusiastic about choosing sports equipment. And so, this bulky monster in your living room. There is no limit to joy! The next morning, you put on your pretty uniform and go for a run. After you, the rest of the family and even the cat test the treadmill. The enthusiasm lasts for about a week, and then the first T-shirt appears on the track. Do not laugh! This is a standard development of the situation - when the thirst for sports feats disappears, the equipment begins to be used as a hanger. And that is very convenient.
It is better not to waste money and not to occupy valuable square meters in the apartment. Do you want to lead an active lifestyle? Buy a gym membership. There you will have a large number of simulators at your disposal and, if you want, even a personal trainer. Running single runs at home once a week is unlikely to get you the results you want. But the atmosphere in the hall will force you to get together and carry out everything conceived.
4. Huge TV
Buying a new TV is always a very responsible step. You think for a long time about which diagonal size is suitable for your living room, which company you prefer, how to install it in the room. And then day X came: you go into the store, come to the shock of a large selection and forget what kind of TV you needed. It's good that there is a professional consultant nearby. But he also needs to earn money, therefore, without thinking twice, the seller offers the largest TV that is available. In the salon, he looks cool, but when he is on the wall in the living room, an unpleasant realization comes - he is huge! While watching, your eyes get tired, your head starts spinning and it seems that it would be better if you turned on a movie on your phone. Do not think that you will get used to these sensations - quickly pack the giant monster and go to the store to exchange for a TV with a smaller diagonal.
5. White fluffy carpet
After watching films and photographs of luxurious interiors in the apartment, you decide that you will definitely buy a large fluffy white carpet for your apartment. “We will lie on it, watch movies and drink wine,” you fantasize at the checkout. But the very first film show ends with a huge stain of wine on the carpet. Even if it was possible to avoid such an outcome of events, the new acquisition is still not happy. The carpet gets smeared very quickly, it needs to be carefully looked after, and if there are small children or pets at home, then the cleaning process turns into a living hell. It would be much more practical to buy a dark-colored carpet with a small pile or to complement the interior with other cozy little things: beautiful curtains, decorative pillows.
6. Cat house
By the way, about pets. I also want to take care of them, so the first thing that comes to mind is to buy a large house for the cat with a scratching post and a soft bed. But not all pets appreciate this broad gesture. Most of them prefer to sleep on a carpet or bed and sharpen their claws on furniture. Therefore, if you notice that the cat is not showing interest in the new house, return it to the store, if possible.
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