Sites Kate Likes

Design/Lifestyle: –Daily blogs featuring news, reviews, and other info to help make your apartment a better place. New York, LA, San Francisco, and Chicago all have their own blogs, but the advice contained within will be inspirational wherever you live. Also check out the “Kitchen” blog for design and cooking tips. –From the publishers of now-defunct Budget Living, a site “about all things you do in your home, including decorating, eating, cooking, web shopping, crafting and fixer-upping.” –A design blog featuring funky pieces for your home. Includes links to many city-specific sites.

IKEA: –A blog about IKEA for those who love IKEA, including product news and feature reviews. –The mother ship. –Features ways to personalize your IKEA furniture to make it even more useful or fun.

How To: –Category:Home-and-Garden. User written and edited how-to articles about home and garden. –A site with excellent step by step instructions for do-it-yourself projects.

Kitchen Gear: –A shopping source for anything you could possibly want or need in the kitchen.

Organization: –Find containers, organization tips, and stores near you at this store site. Check out the helpful “Get Organized” section, even if you’re going to be getting your containers at the $.99 store.

Finances: –Tips on how to live simply and plan and manage your finances.

Your New City: –Search for addresses, links, and reviews to restaurants, bars, and other establishments in your new town. You can use it as a yellow pages, although it’s more helpful when you’re looking for a place to go for dinner. –Local, user posted reviews of the good things in your city- restaurants, shopping, bars and night life. A little hipper than Citysearch. –Reader fueled tips and gossip about New York, LA, and San Francisco neighborhoods, as well as a blog on architecture, New York restaurants, and the Hamptons.

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