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Your Bag Can Buy A Sofa…And More!

Check out our infographics and do the math—it’s not that costly to furnish your home, just skip these unnecessary luxuries

Photography: Jun Pinzon, Louie Aguinaldo

Have you ever complained about not being able to furnish your just-moved-into living room, yet you find yourself with the latest designer handbag and shoes? How about jetting off to exotic islands yet coming home to a measly mattress on the floor?

Stop these expensive habits now and you may be able to complete your home in a few months. It’s okay to sometimes give in to occasional splurges, but forego these unnecessary expenses once in a while to invest in important furniture for the home. We did the math for you in these habits vs. furniture infographics:  

Four months of an iced coffee addiction can buy you a good sofa.
A single fancy designer bag can buy you an entire, fancy living room set.
One romantic vacay to Boracay for two can cost you a matrimonial bed.

Illustrations by Rian Bautista

Read the original article ("Expensive Habits vs. Furniture ") in the March 2016 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App. Log on to for more details.

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