Growing up, I was told that the most stressful time of my life would be planning a wedding. Well, that day has come and gone, and now I am at a loss for what to do. Once my husband and I decided it was time to take the leap and invest in a place of our own, it opened a whole new world of opportunity and, unfortunately, indecision. How was I supposed to know what to buy when my last apartment had mismatched furniture circa 1989 and chipped plates that I bought from a yard sale? How do you know what you need in your first adult home, and how do you know what is and isn’t worth the investment? I learned the hard way, so hopefully you won’t have to!