Your 20s can feel like a constant state of flux. Frequent moves are a fact of life as you transition from college to your first real apartment and beyond. But by the time you’re 30, you should be ready to settle down a bit. I’m not by any means saying you have to be in your forever home or have your whole life figured out before your 30th birthday. But I do think that’s when it’s time to move on from the hand-me-down dishes and decorate your “big girl” apartment.
I think your space is a reflection of your state of mind. And if you’re living in a chic, well-decorated space, you’re more likely to be successful and happy in other aspects of your life.
So in honor of all the woman turning 30 next year, here are things I think every girl should have in her apartment before she turns 30.
One piece of art that you love. It doesn’t have to be pricey, just something you love.
A comfortable mattress. You spend so much of your life in bed. “Spring” for a nice mattress.
A living thing. It can be a pup or a plant — it’s great to have a little life in your home.
A sewing kit for last-minute repairs. Your mother isn’t there to sew on a button for you anymore.
A coffeemaker. Not going to Starbucks every single day can help you budget for more important things like saving up for a house or car.
A nice vase. I love picking up fresh flowers and displaying them in my home.
A matching set of towels for the bathroom. They don’t have to be fancy, but they shouldn’t be threadbare.
A scented candle. I burn candles whenever I have guests visiting or want to relax at home.
A reliable vacuum. It’s time to toss your old vacuum that doesn’t work well and invest in a powerful one.
Question: What would you add to this list?
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