Turning thirty is a new milestone in life. Time to get rid of the bean bag chair (unless it is lovesac), make shift furniture, and hand me down towels. Everyone has different measures for success; however, here is a hard list of 10 household items that need to be in your apartment, or house, by the time you have reached 30.
1) A real couch.
Not an uncomfortable futon, not a misshapen hand-me-down and definitely not a pile of giant pillows. A couch is the hub of your social life, where friends gather to talk and hangout. It’s where you spend most of your alone time when you are awake. Buying a real couch is an investment and one that shouldn’t be rushed into lightly. Couches need to be tested for nap-ability, should be stain-resistant, and of course must fit the space. Couches shouldn’t dominate but need to reflect personality — yours. So are you a leather person or slipcovers with a matching ottoman? We happen to like thrift stores for a lot of things, but prefer our couches new. Yeah, the old bed bug thing. Plus every red wine stain has a story and we prefer the story to be ours.
2) Your Grandma’s china
Sure it has dainty little flowers on it, and you’d never in a million years have picked it out on your own to buy. But it’s time to just hush up and take it before your sister stakes her claim. Grandma’s china will grow on you. You will come to cherish it and the family connections it represents. You will value it and pass it along to your children and hopefully they will pass it along to theirs. Just package it up carefully, stash it away and reopen it in a decade. (You may delay thanking us for this advice until then.) The more enlightened among you will, of course, gush with gratitude that you were given such an incredible gift and use it regularly.
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