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Kalee

Kalee Cowan is a graduate of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Rural Studies: Writing and Communication. She is a writer, a baker, and a customer service representative for an insurance agency in her South Georgia hometown. When she is not working, she is attending concerts, reading an always growing list of books, and spending time with her family. You can find her on Instagram and Pinterest.
Renter’s Insurance – What It Is and Why You Need It
Renter’s Insurance – What It Is and Why You Need It

Renter’s Insurance – What It Is and Why You Need It

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You’ve found your apartment, signed the lease, and set your move-in day. What’s next? Now you need to purchase renter’s insurance. While some landlords require renter’s insurance for liability reasons, not all landlords do. Purchasing renter’s insurance is an inexpensive way to protect both yourself and your belongings. When purchasing any type of insurance policy,…
How to Create a Basic Budget
How to Create a Basic Budget

How to Create a Basic Budget

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Creating a budget is one of the most important steps in keeping your finances in order. When you move into your first apartment, you’ll have to pay for necessities, such as rent, utilities, and groceries, while also being able to afford many other monthly bills, including commuting or car payments, student loan payments, phone,  cable…
Ask Yourself These 6 Questions When You Are Budgeting for First Apartment Expenses
Ask Yourself These 6 Questions When You Are Budgeting for First Apartment Expenses

Ask Yourself These 6 Questions When You Are Budgeting for First Apartment Expenses

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The amount of rent is obviously the most important consideration in your first apartment search, but there are several other factors that can make or break your first apartment budget. Before you fall in love with an apartment, ask  yourself these six questions and factor your answers in when you are budgeting for apartment expenses.…
How to Save Money on Food
How to Save Money on Food

How to Save Money on Food

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Food can get expensive, especially if you add eating out at restaurants to your cost. Redesigning how you buy and cook can save you a lot of money on food. Whether your budget needs organization, you need to clip coupons, or you need to learn better meal prep, saving money on food is definitely doable.…
25 First Apartment Essentials
25 First Apartment Essentials

25 First Apartment Essentials

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Moving into your first apartment and not sure what you’ll need? Here’s a list of 25 essential items that will get you started furnishing your new place. Cleaning Supplies: 1. Broom and dustpan 2. Mop, bucket, and all purpose cleaning liquid 3. Paper towels 4. Disinfecting spray 5. Wash cloths (microfiber works great) 6. Laundry…
18 Indoor Plants to Beautify – and Purify the Air in – Your Apartment
18 Indoor Plants to Beautify – and Purify the Air in – Your Apartment

18 Indoor Plants to Beautify – and Purify the Air in – Your Apartment

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Need a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to spruce up your apartment? Bring a potted plant indoors to add color and decoration. With the right water and light conditions, most of these plants are low-maintenance.  Plus, many of these indoor plants purify air, which is a much cheaper – and better looking – way to…
How to Find the Best Apartment for You
How to Find the Best Apartment for You

How to Find the Best Apartment for You

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The most important part of apartment hunting is finding the best apartment for you. To do this, you need to know what features best suite you from parking and price to location and apartment security. Here is a list of 20 features you can rate to help you find the best apartment for you.
10 Things to Do Before you Sign the Lease and Move In
10 Things to Do Before you Sign the Lease and Move In

10 Things to Do Before you Sign the Lease and Move In

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Planning to move into an apartment soon? Here are 10 things to do before you sign your lease and move in. These tips will help guide you to an apartment suited to your specific needs, and will also help ensure you are protected when you move out or incur damages. Note what direction your bedroom window…
7 Ways to Stay Friends with Your Roommate
7 Ways to Stay Friends with Your Roommate

7 Ways to Stay Friends with Your Roommate

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Living with a roommate can be fun and exciting, but it can also be hard. You and your roommate may have different schedules where you don’t see each other often. You may like a clean apartment while your roommate doesn’t mind a messy floor. You may not like your roommate’s significant other crashing every night,…
Bills, Bills, Bills… And Splitting Them with Roommates
Bills, Bills, Bills… And Splitting Them with Roommates

Bills, Bills, Bills… And Splitting Them with Roommates

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By Kalee Cowan Receiving monthly bills that are your responsibility can be a major wake-up call. When I moved into my first apartment, the whole concept of living away from home was new to me. The biggest misconception I had was about bills. Away from home and my parents, I discovered a lot of bills…