I don’t really like most other people, as a result I’ve always been relatively anti-social. I have lived alone most of my life, and I enjoy it. There are things, however, that can make intimidating to live alone. For this reason, I’ve curated a list of items which are all readily available on Amazon that will make living alone an even more comfortable experience.
When you live alone, Security can be a big concern.
The biggest fear people have about living alone is that they might not be safe. We live in a world that can be frightening at times, a world were even the safest of areas still have crime. A security system is a good idea for any home or apartment, but even more so for those who live alone. Here’s a few product ideas that will give you some much needed extra security.
Ring Doorbell Camera
The Ring Video Doorbell camera has become a staple in home security. It’s reasonably priced, simple to install, and easy to use. It’s perfect for those who own their own home, and if you upgrade to the Pro model it can be installed in a rental unit without damage to the property. This means no extra dealings that pesky landlord.
Ring also offers a variety of other home security options. If are a fan of the Doorbell are looking to integrate more Ring products into your home security system, these are some great options.
- Ring Floodlight Camera Motion-Activated HD Security Cam Two-Way Talk and Siren Alarm
- Ring Alarm 5 Piece Kit – Home Security System with optional 24/7 Professional Monitoring – No long-term contracts – Works with Alexa
Smart Door Lock
If you worry that the front door to your home might not be as secure as you would like, why not install a smart lock? There’s a ton of options to choose from. Some have keypads, others utilize Bluetooth, but my favorite come complete with biometrics. You’re likely already using facial recognition or fingerprint scans to protect your personal data, so why should your home be any different?
The ZKTeco ML10-ID provides a secure entry to your home. You can unlock the device in any one of four ways. Fingerprint, ID Card, Smartphone, or Mechanical Key. Its diverse functionality makes this product a great buy for anyone looking to step up their security game.
Here are some other great smart lock options.
- August Smart Lock, 3rd Gen technology
- Electronic Deadbolt Smart Door Lock
- Kwikset 99130-002 SmartCode 913 UL Electronic Deadbolt featuring SmartKey
A comfortable space is essential.
One of the best things about living alone is that your home entirely your own to style. Wether your into modern, traditional, or eclectic decor, you want to be comfortable and functional when it comes to furnishing your space.
The Ashley Zella Sectional
If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of your time at home on the couch. Watching movies, reading books, and lets be honest — sometimes even eating dinner. Aside from your mattress, the couch is probably the most used piece of furniture in your home. It’s also the center of your living room decor. That’s why I chose the Ashley Zella to feature. It’s comfortable, it comes in several neutral colors, and it will fit right in with almost any style preference.
A Smart TV
With a smart TV there’s no need for more components and extra wires hanging down from your television. You only have one remote to worry about, and no need to purchase more HDMI cables. Netflix, Amazon, Hulu will be available with the click of a button on your LG 55-Inch 4K Smart TV.
There are a ton of models out there when it comes to television sets, but I’ve had this particular model for almost a year. The webOS is intuitive and includes a ton of free content. One of my favorite things is that when updates run, they are non-invasive and have yet to interfere with my ability to watch my content right away. It may not have every feature on the market today, but the picture quality is amazing and it has everything you need to enjoy your favorite shows.
If your looking for a model that’s a little more supped up, give these a look:
- LG OLED55C9PUA C9 Series 55″ 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2019)
- Samsung QN65Q90RAFXZA Flat 65” QLED 4K Q90 Series (2019)
- Sony XBR-55A9G 55 Inch TV: Master Series Bravia OLED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR – 2019 Model
A dedicated space for Productivity.
When you live alone you are truly the master of your free time. This freedom is probably the best thing about being by yourself, but it can be tempting to spend all that free time on the couch with a bag of popcorn. Creating a space that’s dedicated to productivity can encourage you to meet your goals.
A Desk with Storage
A good desk is the cornerstone of the productivity space. A dedicated space to get things done. Wether its bills, business, or blogging — a good desk is essential. I recommend one with some storage, like one pictured above from Monarch Specialties, to help keep your space organized and your desktop clutter free.
A Comfortable Desk Chair
No workspace is complete without a comfortable desk chair. After all, how much time are you going to want to spend at a desk if you’re uncomfortable? This Leather Office Chair by Yamasoro boasts memory foam as well as adjustable lumbar support to help you stay productive for longer.
Thank you for looking through this list, I hope it was helpful! Let me know in the comments what you think. As an FYI, I do receive a small commission on any of the items you purchase though this post, this comes at no cost to you. Thank you for supporting this blog.