Iowa July 26, 2015
13 Undeniable Things You’ll Find In Every Iowa Home
There is nothing as welcoming as an Iowa home. Our homes have an air of comfort, simplicity, and warmness to them. As soon as you step into the front door and take your shoes off, of course, you will notice that many of us have these 13 typical Iowan objects in our houses.
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1. Tons and tons of these corn holders
You probably have dozens of these little guys swimming around in your kitchen drawer. You don't even know how you got them, but you don't know how you would survive without them.
2. A college football t-shirt
Whether you like sports or not, and whether you went to one of these schools or not, you probably own at least one Iowa or Iowa State t-shirt.
3. A medicine cabinet packed with bug spray, sunscreen, and everything else you could ever possibly need
Because anything could happen, and you never know when you might need that third bottle of witch hazel. You're prepared for literally anything and everything.
4. An impressive collection of yard games
Your garage has a special section dedicated to yard games like cornhole, horse shoes, disc golf, and ladder toss.
5. Pop. No soda to be found here.
In Iowa, pop is a noun first, and an adjective second.
6. Fuzzy socks
You have a different pair of fuzzy socks for each day in the winter, and by each day I mean you literally have like 90 pairs of these. You get them pretty much every Christmas, and birthday if you were born in winter. I'm not complaining, though, because they're super comfy and warm and awesome.
7. An assortment of winter gear
Sleds, snow boots, snow pants, gloves, and a fluffy marshmallow coat are things you will find in every Iowa home.
8. An arsenal of winter tools
Don't forget your shovels, ice scrapers, and sidewalk salt. These items are pretty impossible to survive an Iowa winter without, so of course you will find them in every home.
9. One of these fleece blankets with the knotted ends
For some reason, Iowans are crazy about these things. You either got one as a gift from someone, or you gave one to someone as a gift. All it is is two pieces of fleece knotted together, but the fact that you can get the coolest patterns of fleece (like kitty cats or tie dye) makes these blankets a hot item.
10. A t-shirt quilt, or quilt of some kind
If you don't have a fleece tie blanket, then you have a quilt of some kind. Iowans appreciate a good quilt, and we especially love our t-shirt quilts.
11. A Scentsy and a collection of wax blocks for every season and occasion
Pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving? Check. Apple pie for Christmas? Check. Candy Corn for Halloween? Check.
12. A scrapbook full of old photos and clippings from the local newspaper
You can bet that that photo of you at junior prom is in here, tucked preciously away behind a plastic page protector along with all your other embarrassing memories.
13. A welcome mat
No Iowa home is complete without a welcome mat. This is something you will see at almost every single home. If not, they must still be moving their stuff in.
What are some more things you will find in every Iowa home? Share with us in the comments section!