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Sarah

Sarah is a dog lover and advocate for conversation & laughing at your own jokes. Since finishing her college career in communications, she began working (and living) in Atlanta. After living in a few different apartments over the last few years, she's ready to share experiences. Stay tuned for adventures, tips and advice!
Apartment New Year’s Resolutions: What Works and What Doesn’t?
Apartment New Year’s Resolutions: What Works and What Doesn’t?

Apartment New Year’s Resolutions: What Works and What Doesn’t?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Something about the beginning of a new year makes many people giddy for change, and I am no different! I’m using this January as a chance to refocus on the things that are most important to me. Last year, my New Year’s resolutions were not specific at all, which made them easy to forget. So this…
Smart Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord
Smart Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord

Smart Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Browsing through apartments can be overwhelming! After seeing one or two, the features start to run together, making it hard to differentiate what you liked about one or the other. When I was on the hunt for my last place I looked at so many apartments online that my head started spinning. However, it’s important…
4 Perks of Renting From a Small Company
4 Perks of Renting From a Small Company

4 Perks of Renting From a Small Company

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Many apartments are owned by a large leasing company that owns many different apartment complexes. My very first apartment was one of those, meaning I passed the leasing office every morning on my way out, saw multiple other complexes owned by the same company in my area, and it was easy to drop in at…
Apartment Hunt Begins: Protect and Clean Up Your Social Media
Apartment Hunt Begins: Protect and Clean Up Your Social Media

Apartment Hunt Begins: Protect and Clean Up Your Social Media

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Nowadays, your social media profiles extend everywhere. Most people have accounts with Facebook and Instagram for personal use, and many others use LinkedIn to keep in touch with professional contacts. Traditionally, Facebook and Instagram have been focused on sharing parts of our lives with friends and family, but with new and complex privacy options, that…
Quick and Easy Appetizers for Your New Year’s Eve Party
Quick and Easy Appetizers for Your New Year’s Eve Party

Quick and Easy Appetizers for Your New Year’s Eve Party

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One thing I have learned since ‘growing up’ a little bit is this: Everyone love appetizers. From cheese trays to hot wings, a party (even one in your small apartment) isn’t complete without them. And, not only does everyone love apps, but they are a quick and easy, and usually cheap way to feed a…
Cool Tech For Your First Apartment’s Holiday Wish-List
Cool Tech For Your First Apartment’s Holiday Wish-List

Cool Tech For Your First Apartment’s Holiday Wish-List

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve likely noticed the technology takeover our world is experiencing. From new phones to fitness trackers and other devices, our personal space is generally inundated with cool tech. While you may be tapped out on the personal devices you can use (aka you already have what you need to…
Pet Care While On Vacation
Pet Care While On Vacation

Pet Care While On Vacation

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The holiday season is here! While it means fun, snow, and holiday cheer, it can also mean pretty significant travel as many of us go home to visit with family and friends. For pet owners, one of the biggest perks of the season can quickly become stressful, if pets aren’t allowed at your family’s home…
Roommate Gift Ideas to Fit Every Budget
Roommate Gift Ideas to Fit Every Budget

Roommate Gift Ideas to Fit Every Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The holidays are upon us, and it’s time to think about gifts for our closest friends. Although your gift should change based on your relationship with your roommate, the most important key to great gift-giving is to be thoughtful. If your roommates do an annual gift exchange, look no further for ideas for every type…
How To Create a “Mini Water Garden” in Your Apartment
How To Create a “Mini Water Garden” in Your Apartment

How To Create a “Mini Water Garden” in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Okay, I hear you. “Water garden?!” From someone who struggles to keep any plant alive, I was looking for plants that take minimal maintenance but have the vibrant green color I was hoping to bring into my apartment. Unfortunately, most plants require ample sunlight, which limits my options since my windows don’t have huge window-sills…
3 Easy Decorating Tricks for First Apartments
3 Easy Decorating Tricks for First Apartments

3 Easy Decorating Tricks for First Apartments

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Decorating your first apartment can be very overwhelming. Not only must your space be functional, but it’s important that it shows your personal taste and style. If you’re anything like me, you place a lot of pressure on yourself to make everything look nice and to love every part of your first apartment on your…