Jason's Brothers Foldable Seagrass Belly Basket
Living in one of the most expensive cities in the country (cough, San Francisco, cough) makes for a tight budget. Once the student loans, rent, and other monthly expenses are paid, the extra cash (that I should be saving) goes toward experiences. Because really, what's the point of living in SF without living in it? Concerts, happy hours, dinners, the occasional bougie cocktail on a roof deck — if it calls for a good memory with friends, I'm there. It's not a cheap price to pay by any means, but I've always felt weekends galavanting the Bay Area are worth it, even at the cost of a nondecorated apartment.
Then, self-isolation kicked in. My bustling weekends turned to nights spent at home, and thoughts like, "Wow, has that corner always looked so empty?" and "How have we lived without a dish rack?!" now pop into my head. Truth be told, I've neglected this apartment. My frugal budget allowed for a choice: fun nights out or a cute home. I chose fun nights out. However, since adjusting to this new normal, I've come to find that it's time for some home improvements, and without frivolous weekend expenditures, I can afford to do them.
The dish rack was my first of many home purchases, and the feeling was so rewarding. Finally, I'm checking off a list that's been in my mind for a year. If you're in the same position, here's all the purchases I've made (thus far) that improved my stay-at-home life.