Sarah Magnuson

Chicago, IL

Sarah Magnuson is a Chicago-based, Rockford, Illinois-born and bred writer and comedian. She has bachelor’s degrees in English and Sociology and a master’s degree in Public Service Management. When she’s not interviewing real estate experts or sharing her thoughts on laundry chutes (major proponent), Sarah can be found producing sketch comedy shows and liberating retro artifacts from her parents’ basement.
55 Summer Bucket List Ideas to Add to Your Own (for the Best Summer Ever)
Life
Think: picnics, outdoor concerts, and campouts.
Jun 16, 2024
I Tried This Nordic Sleep Method, and It’s Given Me the Best Sleep of My Life
Life
Best part? It’s completely free.
Jun 3, 2024
My Mom’s Method for Seasonal Decluttering Is Ingenious
It’s an intense but smart way to go through her decor.
May 9, 2024
I Use This $10 Office Essential in My Kitchen and It’s Been a Game-Changing Organizer
Organizing
It’s a versatile organizer that belongs in everyone’s kitchen.
Apr 10, 2024
23 Cool & Creative Hobbies to Do at Home
Life
You probably haven’t tried these yet.
Mar 10, 2024
This Cozy Retro Home Feature Is My Roman Empire
Real Estate
Sorry, fellas, but this is my favorite blast from the past.
Dec 12, 2023
​​The Gift I'm Getting All My Relatives Who Don't Live Near Trader Joe's
Life
It all adds up to less than $25.
Dec 12, 2023
The $20 Little Luxury I've Gifted Everyone in My Life
Life
Including myself!
Dec 7, 2023
12 "Dinner Party Questions" That Are Controversial — In a Good Way
Life
“Which five liquids would you want to be able to dispense from your fingertips at any given time?”
Nov 21, 2023
6 Log Cabin Kits You Can Buy for Under $60K
There’s definitely an option for every type of forest sprite.
Oct 30, 2023
30 Spooky-Fun Halloween Party Ideas That Will Make You Want to Host
Living
From chocolate martinis to floating candles, here’s how to celebrate Halloween.
Sep 25, 2023
This “Girl Math” Mindset Shift Makes Me Feel Like I’m Making Bonus Money
Living
Sure, I’ll treat myself for “free.”
Sep 19, 2023
I Sent a Stager Photos of My Bathroom — Here’s What She Told Me to Toss
Real Estate
This room has always baffled me.
Sep 12, 2023
The $10 Kitchen Find That Saves So Much Time (And Takes Up No Space)
Living
I can’t believe I lived so long without it.
Sep 10, 2023
I Tried "Postage Stamp" Vacuuming and It's Saved My Life
Living
It’s a must-try for pet parents.
Sep 7, 2023
Meet the Resale Value-Boosting Feature Known as a "FROG"
REAL ESTATE
They’re not even green.
Sep 3, 2023
20 Funny Things to Ask Alexa When You’re Bored at Home
Living
Alexa, tell me a dad joke.
Aug 23, 2023
30 Fun Instagram Captions for Your Summer Photo Dump
Living
“She's brought a ludicrously capacious bag.”
Aug 22, 2023
6 Little Goodies That'll Make Your House Keys Sparkle
Real Estate
Why not add a little personality to utility?
Aug 13, 2023
5 Places to Buy Geodesic Dome House Kits
They're affordable *and* sustainable.
Aug 11, 2023
The 1970s Layout Feature That’s Making a Huge Comeback
Real Estate
It’s taking off in new construction homes.
Jul 2, 2023
I Love Dolly Parton's Retro (and Free!) Hack for Wrapping Gifts
Living
You probably already have this lying around your home.
Jun 27, 2023
The One Wedding Registry Item You Should Never Be Ashamed to Ask For
Living
This probably isn’t on your list, but it should be.
Jun 21, 2023
My Dad’s Critical Piece of Real Estate Advice for Homebuyers with Kids
Real Estate
He speaks from experience.
Jun 18, 2023
The One Area Rug a Home Stager Gets Asked About the Most
It's a crowd-pleaser.
Jun 14, 2023
10 Affordable Life-Changing Household Items I Wish I’d Purchased 10 Years Ago
How did I live all these years without this $2.50 staple?
Jun 12, 2023
25 Ways to Make Your After-Work Hours Feel Like Weekends
Living
Here’s how to separate your 9-5 from your 5-9.
May 11, 2023
The TikTok Grocery Hack That Saved Me $12 in the Cheese Aisle
Living
It chopped the cost of my charcuterie board in half.
Apr 27, 2023
5 Ways Debby Ryan and Josh Dun’s Home Completely Disregards Resale Value
REAL ESTATE
It’s a masterclass in leaving your mark (and not caring about a renovation’s ROI).
Apr 18, 2023
The Cheap, Retro Staple That Saves Me Space in Every Room
Living
It's overlooked — but it shouldn’t be!
Apr 18, 2023
The One Tool a Chef Says to Banish from Your Kitchen Counters
LIving
It’s taking up space and ruining your tools.
Apr 17, 2023
3 Projects to Prioritize If You're Not Living in Your "Forever Home"
These investments are perfect for our "for now" home.
Mar 18, 2023
The Simple, Low-Waste Kitchen Swap That Makes Me Feel So Fancy
I always thought I had to have a formal dining room to have this.
Mar 13, 2023
9 Soothing, No-Thinking-Needed Activities to Do When You Just Can't Anymore
Try these when your mind just needs a rest.
Feb 27, 2023