15 Items That Will Make Retirement At Home Extra Enjoyable

At some point or another in our lives, we will eventually leave the workforce and settle into retirement, hopefully, anyway. While this comes at a different age for everyone, according to the Social Security Administration, the earliest an individual can retire is 62 years old (when it comes to receiving social security benefits). No matter what age you decide is best for you; retiring can also come with stress. Figuring out money, what to do in your free time, and how it affects those around you are just a few of the many stressors.

However, retirement doesn't have to equal stress. After all, this is the time when you're supposed to finally kick back and live in the moment. Additionally, there are many other resources that will help you further enjoy retirement and make the most of what it has to offer. From smart TVs to security systems, here are 15 items that will make your retirement extra enjoyable and relaxing.

Invest in a roomba

What easier way to enjoy retirement than barely ever having to vacuum again. If this sounds nice, this is your sign to invest in a Roomba. Roombas vacuum your carpet so that you don't have to. They also have certain perimeters they stay in, and some even come with a mopping feature.

Relax in a lazyboy chair

A nice comfortable recliner is the perfect idea to kick off retirement. Since you'll be spending a lot more time at home, it's important to have a cozy place to just sit and relax. Lazyboy is one of the most popular brands; however, recliners come in many other brands as well as sizes and designs.

Adjust your mattress

Another convenient idea is to buy a mattress that you can adjust. Mattresses these days come with plenty of features, including lifting, lowering, and an adjustable hot and cold setting. Buying a mattress that you can adjust to your specifications will allow you to have some of the best sleep of your life.

Add an autostart coffee maker

How nice would it be to be able to wake up to a freshly brewed pot of coffee in the morning? Some coffee makers have a feature where you can set the coffee to start making at a certain time. All you need to do is add the coffee grains and water the night before.

Buy a new alarm clock

Speaking of waking up, it's still important to have a regular routine even in retirement. In order to wake up at a certain time, most normally need an alarm clock. Technology has come a long way, and these days alarm clocks come with an array of sounds that won't startle you out of your sleep.

Save up for a smart TV

Keeping up with the technology theme, a smart TV is another convenient investment. Unlike many other items on this list, this one can be a bit costly, so saving up for it isn't a bad idea. Smart TVs come with all the latest streaming services installed on them, making streaming more convenient and easy.

Sip from a Yeti cup

A yeti cup, while expensive for a cup, is an investment worth making. Yeti keeps drinks colder or warmer for a longer amount of time than regular cups. They're available in many retail stores and online. They also come in many sizes and designs, so finding one that fits your personality will be fairly easy.

Listen to a record player

Taking it back to the good old days, a record player is a nice way to listen to all your favorite music. For some, there is nothing better than throwing on a record and reminiscing about some old memories. Additionally, these are coming back in style and are available in many types of designs.

Secure your home with a system

Retirement or not, a security system is a great and worthwhile investment. If there is someone at your home, you can easily find out who it is without getting up. All you have to do is look at the app on your phone. This helps you ignore people you don't want to deal with.

Clean the air with an air purifier

More than ever before, the air we breathe in is polluted with unhealthy germs and bacteria. It's important to breathe in clean and healthy air so you can stay healthy longer. To do this, one can buy an air purifier. These aren't too expensive and can be found in many stores.

Buy a few massage items

As we get older, our bones and muscles don't work the way they used to. However, there are a few things we can do to help keep our bodies in top shape. Massage items such as a back or neck massager can support and allow our bodies to not cause us as much pain.

Ride a fitness bike

Speaking of staying in shape, what better way to get some exercise in than a fitness bike. This will give you the exercise you need and keep your body in a healthy shape. This also can help you maintain your weight as you will no longer be moving the way you used to. 

Play some board games

Going back old school again, another way to pass the time is to play some board games. This will allow you to have a break from all this updated technology and bring back some memories at the same time. Of course, you'll need someone to play these games with, such as another retiree or spouse.

Buy a bird feeder

While this is clearly for the birds, a bird feeder will allow you to enjoy these beautiful creatures. Placing it close to your house, but not too close, will allow you to sit and watch these animals in their natural habitat. It's soothing and relaxing and is a great time passer.

Substitute with an air fryer

Lastly, another modern-day trend is an air fryer. These fast cookers provide a much healthier alternative than our stoves or regular fryers offer us. Instead of having to deal with unwanted grease, the air fryer cooks around the food as a whole and eliminates as much grease as possible.