Sarah Magnuson's Recent Articles
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Why Biophilic Design Is the Newest Trend in Real Estate
Ever heard of it?
Aug 21, 2022
How I Use a "Ready Action" List to Organize My Home Without Tearing it Apart
The unlikely way my therapist taught me to stay organized ... using Dungeons & Dragons.
Aug 18, 2022
Why Planning a "Suburbs Day" Is the Perfect Way to Unwind
Real Estate
Just because you’re a city mouse doesn’t mean you can’t also enjoy a little leisure time as a suburb mouse.
Aug 17, 2022
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?
Aug 16, 2022
I Sent a Home Stager Photos of My Kitchen
Here's what she told me to get rid of.
Aug 8, 2022
The Effortless Thing I Did to Solve My Plastic Bag Collection
No more crinkly grocery bag woes for me.
Aug 3, 2022
This $10 Target Candle Smells Exactly Like Abercrombie & Fitch in the Best Way
No trip to the mall needed.
Aug 2, 2022
7 Grown-Up Back-to-School Items to Add to Your IRL Shopping Cart
Adults, it’s time to take back back-to-school shopping.
Jul 30, 2022
7 Suburbs Made Famous by Iconic Movies and TV Series
With stories that portray real human struggles and complicated characters.
Jul 28, 2022
I Bought My First Home 9 Months Ago — Here's What I Wish I Did Differently
There are 3 things I want to warn you about.
Jul 19, 2022
I Asked 5 Self-Proclaimed Sweaty People How They Survive the Summer Heat
Here's how to go "AC hopping" this summer, according to summer heat haters.
Jul 10, 2022
The Hygge-Loving Reason I Still Have a "Christmas Tree" Lit Up in July
Why not enjoy a very merry summer?
Jul 5, 2022
The History Behind That Ubiquitous Red, White, and Blue Bunting
It's everywhere in the summertime.
Jul 4, 2022
I'm an Anxious Traveler and This Is How I Make A Foolproof Packing List
The only way I’ve been able to embrace wanderlust while mitigating my fears is to be prepared — and for me, that means strategic packing. 
Jun 17, 2022
The Groovy History of an Iconic ‘70s Home Feature: Wood Paneling
It was popular well before the age of bell bottoms.
Jun 10, 2022
The One Thing I'm Putting on My Wedding Registry to Organize My Entire Life
PSA to wedded couples to-be: You can put anything you want on your registry.
Jun 10, 2022
How My Local, No-Frills Walking Trail Helped Me Heal from a Breakup
A love letter to the average walking path.
May 28, 2022
These Are the 10 Best Cities for New College Graduates and Career Changers
Calling all entry-level job seekers!
May 19, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About “Duplex Downs"
It's a house style that's all over Chicago.
May 15, 2022
This Common Architectural Feature Has a History That Dates Back to Ancient Rome
Hint: It's a type of window.
May 13, 2022
5 Things To Do If Your Home Has This Rare Feature
Ever heard of a Pittsburgh Potty?
May 10, 2022
The Nostalgic Reason I Accidentally Started Collecting Fisher-Price Toys From My Childhood
I don’t know what it is about ’90s kids, but our wistful longing for simpler days feels uniquely potent.
May 6, 2022
101 Ways to Get Outside This Spring
From your doorstep to the outskirts, here's your warm weather bucket list.
May 3, 2022
These 5 Free Gift Ideas Can Help You Stay Connected to Friends and Family
For those interested in saving some money and using your organizing habits for good, here are five no-spend, tech-focused gift ideas for family and friends.
Apr 24, 2022
I Just Attended My First PowerPoint Party — and I Can't Recommend Them Enough
Prepare for hours of cry-laughing with friends.
Apr 17, 2022
This Is the Best Color to Paint a Split-Level House
According to a real estate agent.
Apr 6, 2022
4 Fun Ways to Zhuzh Up a '50s Pink Bathroom, According to Home Stagers
Their biggest piece of advice? Lean into the pink.
Apr 3, 2022
3 Things I Always Keep on My Desk While Working from Home
From practical to nostalgic, these essentials help me enjoyably power through my nine-to-five.
Mar 10, 2022
One Thing That’s Always Worth Splurging On, According to a Real Estate Agent
It's not a fancy kitchen countertop or bathroom remodel.
Mar 1, 2022
4 Important Reasons I'll Never Stop Rearranging My Furniture
I’m never going to abandon my compulsion to try out new layouts and systems, and I’m not sorry.
Feb 21, 2022
The 8 Best Regional Terms for the Strip Between the Road and Sidewalk, Ranked
"I’m not wasting my time mowing the lawn over on the GOVERNMENT GRASS!"
Feb 12, 2022
A Landlord's 3 Best Tips for Finding a Subletter ASAP
Here's what to know.
Jan 18, 2022
Laundry Chutes Have a Dirty History (But I Still Want to Bring Them Back)
I've been thinking: Why the heck don't we have laundry chutes anymore?
Jan 17, 2022
4 Things a Real Estate Attorney Wants You To Know About Buying a House
Once you pass the Zillow search stage and start getting serious about an offer.
Jan 7, 2022
Split-Level Homes Are Perfect, and I Will Die On This Hill
Let me elaborate.
Dec 3, 2021
30 Funny Gifts That Will Even Get Curmudgeons to Laugh
Here are some gift ideas that are LOL-guaranteed, I promise.
Nov 15, 2021
3 Home Office Trends on Their Way Out, According to the Pros
Here's why home offices are the new powder rooms.
Nov 4, 2021
4 Real Estate Agent-Approved Tips for Setting Your Home’s Listing Price
Here's what to consider.
Oct 23, 2021
These 5 Apartment Therapy Articles Got Me Through Buying and Selling a Condo
Take it from me, a writer who has lived through it IRL.
Oct 17, 2021
7 Overdone Kitchen Trends That Buyers Are Tired of
According to real estate experts.
Oct 6, 2021
4 Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Started Renovating My Condo to Sell It
I learned a few lessons along the way.
Sep 4, 2021
This Midwestern Walking Trail Is a Total Gem for Architecture Lovers
The most remarkable aspect? The view — and not just of the freshwater lake, but of the stunning lake houses and historical estates that adorn the storied trail.
Aug 24, 2021
The Best Cities for Buying a Vintage Historic Home
If you're in the market for a house with a bit of history, here's where you should look.
Aug 20, 2021
Here’s Why Every Apartment You’ve Ever Rented Is Painted in “Landlord Off-White”
It's the paint color everybody loves to hate.
Jul 15, 2021