Which are the best towels? What factors should matter? Last month we talked about the best sheets for the home — and today we’re looking at the best towels. Reader K wonders… Hi Kat, again, love your blog. I am curious as to whether you and the readers have found THE BEST towels. I am ready to do this … Read More about The Best Towels
We’ve talked about a lot of lifestyle things over the years on this blog — but we’ve never really talked about the home component! So first up: let’s discuss sheets. Which are your favorite sheets? Do you splurge on 1000-thread count luxury linens like Frette, or do you prefer highly-rated, well-reviewed sheets like L.L. Bean’s? … Read More about The Best Sheets
What are the best ways to upgrade personal services such as massages, food delivery, personal training, and more? More importantly, where is the middle ground between DIYing it and, for example, hiring a personal chef? How can you outsource and save time in some areas of your life so that you can focus on spending your time (and money) on the … Read More about The Next Step: Services
2021 Update: We still think this was a really fun discussion on when to buy grown-up furniture — but you may want to check out our more recent discussion of the best places to buy furniture (with TONS of reader comments and reviews). There was a fun discussion a while ago in the comments section … Read More about The Next Step: Furniture
When did you first really set up house for yourself — buy dishes and nice furniture? Did you wait until you were married, or when you bought a house or apartment for yourself? When you turned 30? Are you still waiting? I don’t know why this has been on my mind lately, but I just … Read More about When to Set Up House (Or: Why It’s OK To Buy Nice Dishes Before You’re Partnered)
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to decorate your first real apartment — links have also been updated below. Reader R wonders about how to decorate her first apartment after grad school… I’m about to graduate law school and will be moving into my first “grown up” apartment soon. I’ve never really … Read More about How to Decorate Your First Real Apartment
Kat shared her personal adventures in purchasing property, as well as tips for other young women on deciding whether or not to purchase property.
I’ve moved far too many times, particularly in my early 20s when I was interning a lot. (My record is 8 different addresses between April 1997 and April 1999, not even counting 2-week “pitstops” at my parents’ house to unpack everything I needed while interning and repack everything I needed for college.) Things have settled … Read More about The Type A Guide to Moving (Our Best Moving Tips!)
You may not realize it, but where you live is one of the biggest money decisions you make — it can impact YEARS of savings because it’s such a pain to move. So it’s worth asking yourself — can I have a roommate? Do I really need a 1-bedroom or is a studio OK? Do I need to live in the trendy part of town or should I live somewhere cheaper?