Need A Home Refresh Checklist? Your Complete List & Everything’s On Sale!

Refresh Your Home!

My cutting boards have seen better days, I need my own TV-time blanket (that I’ll hide from our dog), and steak knives that actually cut through steak…these are a few of the items at the top of my ‘home’ shopping list this summer. How about you? Are you looking to update or refresh any of the items in your home? Worn out sheets, pilling bath towels, dinnerware you registered for 20 years ago and no longer love…I think getting organized and prioritizing your list is super important. This way, you can establish a budget and start chipping away at your “must-haves”, and “just wants”! So, where do you start? We created this organized, home refresh checklist, broken down by room, and I’m sharing my favorite picks in each category. And *bonus* all items are currently on-sale!!

In case you missed it, have a look inside Erin’s gorgeous closet/office in this post! It’s stunning!

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Must-Have Home Favorites


I know new towels aren’t the most glamorous purchase ever, but when you have the right set, that are soft and durable, you quickly remember why an upgrade might be necessary! I’m eyeing this set of towels for their great value but also because they come in a darkish grey. While crisp white towels are lovely for that spa-like vibe, the grey will hide make-up stains and is more practical for my lifestyle (and house of boys). But if I could only recommend one item in this category, it would HAVE to be the Simple Human mirror! If you missed it, I wrote a review on why I love mine so much here. If you’ve been thinking about it, the full-size version is $50 off. This might be the time to pull the trigger. It also makes a great gift.


I’m planning to grab this soft quilt and sham set for our guest bed. Being able to machine wash the 100% cotton quilt comforter is so key! I bought this Ugg Throw Blanket for the end of our bed last year and LOVE it. It’s actually quite heavy so it almost has that feeling of a weighted blanket. It’s perfect for chilly nights. I love the color “slate” which is more of a pretty green than gray.


I recently purchased a Pura Smart Home Diffuser for our kitchen and it’s freaking amazing. The Capri Blue scent is citrusy, light, and fresh and the set comes with FOUR fragrance refills plus the diffuser. You can control the intensity of the fragrance from your phone using their app. Everyone keeps telling me how good the house smells. This would make a great gift…for yourself or someone else. There is also a second Pura set on sale with different cartridges here.

Tabletop & Serving

For someone who loves a good charcuterie platter, this Viking butcher block serving board is dual purpose! One side has 3 compartments for nuts, veggies or crackers alongside your meats and cheese. But, wait…there’s more 😉 The second side has those juice grooves you need when slicing meat off the grill so it doesn’t spill all over. One side is practical for cutting and the reverse is pretty for serving. Genius! If you aren’t in the market for the dual-sided Mac Daddy board, there are two smaller cutting boards, a round one and a rectangular one that would make great serving pieces too.

Home Décor & Extras

This category is my favorite for the blankets alone! If you are looking for a super affordable throw blanket that is incredibly soft this one is amazing for under $30. I already mentioned the Ugg throw which I use in our bedroom and then…the plushest of all throws, the Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic blanket comes in 13 colors and is under $100 right now. I have to admit, it’s the Barefoot Dreams that is most coveted on movie night!

What’s a top priority on your home refresh list? Is it a long one like mine, or short and sweet?
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Meet the writer's series, home writer, Susan Harold
Susan Harold
Susan is the Busbee Style Digital Content Editor and a contributing writer. She has spent the last 25 years working in the magazine publishing industry as a content, circulation, and marketing consultant. Susan resides in sunny San Diego, CA with her husband and pathetically perfect pup, Rusty, and loves visiting with her 2 sons when they're home from college. With a passion for pretty things, witty words, travel, and all things family, writing HOME content comes naturally because, truth be told, her homebody game is strong! There’s no place like home!

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