Essentials for Your First Post-Grad Apartment
Congrats! You got a degree and maybe a job, and now you’re leaving the academic womb into the world of renters’ insurance and rush-hour commutes. Outfit your first real-world pad with these must-haves you didn’t know you needed.
It may be a little moth-eaten and squeaky, but that couch you found on Craigslist was a total steal! And the dilapidated bookshelf you inherited from the previous tenant? A diamond in the rough! This instant fix for wobbly furniture is the perfect introduction to DIY home improvement.
Gone are the days of beer bongs at noon. Now you’ve got a 9am conference call and you’ll be lucky to finish a single glass of wine before bed. Snag an ingenious vacuum sealer to keep that two-buck Chuck tasting fresh for days.
Giant Chocolate-Scented Universal Remote
The lost remote – a tragedy as old as time. No more with this jumbo universal remote. It controls all your devices, it’s huge, and it smells like chocolate.
Nothing says “serial killer” like empty white walls. Hang something up before you creep everyone out by having no personality.
Entry-level job causing executive-level stress? Relax with this buzzy little friend.
Buy it. Use it. Thank us later.
When you invite your date in for a drink, light a candle or three for instant romantic ambiance. Or keep a scented candle in the bathroom for… you know.
Thank You Cards
Whether you’re buttering someone up for networking purposes, or just being a courteous guest, having a stack of thank-you cards on hand will make you feel like a real grown-up.
A fancy throw pillow takes your couch from “dorm room” to “mature twentysomething.”
Toasty Hands Heated Mittens
When your radiator dies a slow, rattling death – or you turn it off to save money – these will come in handy (get it?).
Birdhouse Key Holder
Whatever you do, don’t lose your keys.