We are so close to having our insert in, my wife turned to me and said: "okay, what do i need to buy." Interesting. It has been about 12 years since my last house with a stove. I thought: hmm, what do we need. SO, I am wondering what ia everybodies top ten (or five or fifty) hearth related essentials (tools may or may not be included). here's what we are working on: 1. 8# maul, fiberglass shaft 2. some attractive wood holder for next to hearth (wifey said absolutely not to a big rubbermaid container) 3. Hearth tools: that is: stoker and ash shovel... 4. ash can 5. Hearth Rug (perhaps- love my wood floors) what else could you not live without? thermometers? stove top, room?