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, social distancing 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.