Author My First Apartment
Kristen

Kristen Valera is a working girl in the CT area who enjoys finding new places to eat, and has officially made the big move to her first apartment. She hopes her experiences will helps others to find their space.
Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?
Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?

Buying Furniture: Where Do I Start?

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Honestly, buying furniture is usually the biggest expense when you are finding your first place. You essentially have nothing unless you find something on Craigslist or if your parents have a whole apartment set lying around their attic. You start from square one. It is crucial to take your budget into consideration and know that…
Beyond Craigslist: Beginner’s Guide to Finding Rental Listings
Beyond Craigslist: Beginner’s Guide to Finding Rental Listings

Beyond Craigslist: Beginner’s Guide to Finding Rental Listings

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There is a lot of research that goes into finding rental listings, but luckily there are also plenty of resources you can use to find a perfect place to live. You just have to take the time look and utilize both online and offline resources to see what’s out there. Here are a few places…
The First Apartment Experience: Do’s and Don’ts
The First Apartment Experience: Do’s and Don’ts

The First Apartment Experience: Do’s and Don’ts

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This past March, I finally made the big jump to getting my own place. It was quite the journey and there were a lot of steps involved but I made it! Moving into your first apartment can be quite daunting, just thinking about the budgeting aspect, finding that perfect space, and starting from square one.…
Making The Call: How to Book Your Apartment Viewing Appointment
Making The Call: How to Book Your Apartment Viewing Appointment

Making The Call: How to Book Your Apartment Viewing Appointment

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If this is your first time around going through the apartment hunting process, there are a lot of steps to get your perfect place. Right now, I am going through the process of finding a new place  to live. One of the essential parts of that process is viewing apartments. So you see the listing…
Documents You’ll Need to Start Your Apartment Hunt
Documents You’ll Need to Start Your Apartment Hunt

Documents You’ll Need to Start Your Apartment Hunt

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If you are new to the apartment hunt process, it can be daunting. What do I need? Do I have enough money saved for rent, utilities, and furniture? Will I have an empty apartment? Do I need a roommate? You sift through dozens of apartment listings and it seems like the search will never end.…
Still At Home? Make The Most of It!
Still At Home? Make The Most of It!

Still At Home? Make The Most of It!

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These days, living on your own is not an easy process. There are so many expenses that need to be tended to. All of you new graduates know exactly what I’m talking about. We know that student loans are the reality in a millennial’s life, while we dream of getting that brand new apartment with…
5 Ways to De-Stress in Your Apartment
5 Ways to De-Stress in Your Apartment

5 Ways to De-Stress in Your Apartment

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You get home from work after a long commute or a chaotic day at work, and the last thing you want to do is wash that pile of dishes in the sink. Or maybe it was a stressful day of work with not even a minute to breathe. The burden of a day’s work can…
First Step: Make the Decision to Move Out
First Step: Make the Decision to Move Out

First Step: Make the Decision to Move Out

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Moving into your first apartment is both a dream and a rite of passage. It will be a place to call your own. A place to give it your own decorating spin, to binge watch Netflix without anyone judging your choice of shows and to test your cooking skills with recipes you find on Tasty…
Spring Cleaning: A Clean Place and a Happy You!
Spring Cleaning: A Clean Place and a Happy You!

Spring Cleaning: A Clean Place and a Happy You!

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Winter has finally made her way out. Like any storm passing through, the season has left a mess, and I’m not just talking about the salt covered roads. There’s that pile of papers that you just didn’t have time to put away or that chair in your room that has a stack of clothes. Your…