It occurred to me in a moment of introspection that I, probably like many others, had my priorities set entirely wrong when I populated my very first apartment with... well, with stuff. And later on, my first home. If I knew then, what I know now. Sigh.
Well, can't fix that, but I can sure issue some good advice that others can benefit from if they so choose.
First, and most important, and in this order: Pick the bed you want, first buy the best mattress you can find for it, then buy good sheets, pillows and bedding, and finally, buy the bed itself. You're going to spend a lot of time on that bed, and the quality of that time will directly influence everything else in your life.
Secondly, if you work with computers as I do, there are five things you don't want to skimp on, no matter what. Don't even try.
These things combine to make the whole of your experience better — often by a considerable margin — and so your work product is better and your level of satisfaction while working is much higher. And in the end, you'll make more money and be happier.
After you get those things handled, it's time to buy forks and spoons, a refrigerator, underwear, etc. No, don't thank me. You're not going to follow my advice anyway. But I'll tell you what: Years from now, you may suddenly remember what I wrote, and if you do, you're going to smack yourself in the head because you didn't do exactly what I said. 🙂