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Tana's Habitat: The Ultimate Guide to Finding, Affording, and Styling Your First Place Paperback – Bargain Price, August 1, 2006
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From Publishers Weekly
March's handbook for those moving into their first apartment, dorm or house is sure to be dog-eared after just a few weeks. The force behind Tanashabitat.com, a DIY design site for those on a budget, March has compiled a from-scratch guide to finding, landing and furnishing a new space. She covers every aspect of relocation in a straightforward manner, taking on traditional challenges like budgeting, outfitting a kitchen, cleaning and painting; she also covers the less orthodox side of settling in, including dumpster diving for appliances and furniture. While many of her tips are frugal, she also advises significant investment in frequent-use items like a quality chef's knife ($40-$50), and insists on the best mattress you can afford. Those living alone for the first time will find her thorough questionnaires on apartment hunting, expenses and potential roommates-as well as her explanation of classified ad abbreviations-well worth the cover price. Readers will still be referencing March's information-packed guide months or even years after they've left the nest.
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About the Author
Tana March is the Editor-In-Chief of tanashabitat.com, the DIY Editor for TEEN Magazine, TEEN Beat Magazine and TEENMag.com and a contributor to Seventeen.com. Her designs and philosophy have been featured in publications including The Washington Post, Entrepreneur, US News and World Report and Nikkei Business Associé.
Scott Acord is a Los Angeles-based artist and designer who has worked at MTV Networks and DreamWorks. He recently enrolled at the renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
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In the meantime, the average young adult who just wants to get out of his parents' house can pick and choose from the basic, but very necessary, information easily found here. Hang on to this book and the time will come when you actually do want to learn how to iron clothes, thoroughly clean the place (and use eco-friendly, inexpensive cleaners in the process), make your own headboard, and buy a decent chef's knife. 50 Ways to Leave Your Mother