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Audra

Audra is a recent college graduate and an aspiring writer based in her home state of Georgia. She’s a lover of the sweetest Southern tea, warm weather, and decorating with lots of color, DIY projects, and shabby chic pieces. Her apartment living journey is still young, so she’s busy navigating the ups and downs and learning along the way. For more from Audra, follow her on Pinterest or check out her website shepenspretty.com.
6 Tips for Making a Winning Complaint Call
6 Tips for Making a Winning Complaint Call

6 Tips for Making a Winning Complaint Call

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When you enter the adult world, one of the harshest realities is that you no longer have your mom there to make those awkward complaint calls for you. Miffed that your internet is out? Confused about that $50 fee? Perturbed that maintenance still hasn’t fixed the ice maker? Sorry, friend – you’re not 12. It’s no longer chill for…
5 Best Apartment Sofas Under $500
5 Best Apartment Sofas Under $500

5 Best Apartment Sofas Under $500

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Let’s be honest: furniture shopping — and the big budget it often requires — only gets a special kind of person excited. I’m one of those rare breeds — few things get me more pumped than shopping. Digging to the depths of the internet. Walking through stores until your feet hurt and your gas tank is…
My First Apartment’s Guide to Moving in With Your Significant Other
My First Apartment’s Guide to Moving in With Your Significant Other

My First Apartment’s Guide to Moving in With Your Significant Other

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So, you think it’s time to take the leap and move in with your significant other. But, before you dive right in, you’re wondering what you should know and consider before you pop the big “should we move in together?” question. Moving in with your boyfriend/girlfriend is a huge step that can have either a…
Thrifty Decorating Solutions: Throw Pillows & Wall Art
Thrifty Decorating Solutions: Throw Pillows & Wall Art

Thrifty Decorating Solutions: Throw Pillows & Wall Art

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Whether you’re decorating your first apartment ever or re-inventing the style of your fifth apartment, one thing remains true – throw pillows and wall art are a great way to liven up and give your space a whole new look. But you know what else is true? Both of those things are usually not very…
Decorating on the Cheap: The Pros & Cons of IKEA Furniture
Decorating on the Cheap: The Pros & Cons of IKEA Furniture

Decorating on the Cheap: The Pros & Cons of IKEA Furniture

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Let me just go ahead and make it clear: I L-O-V-E IKEA. I mean, what’s not to love? The stuff is great. But, even though IKEA has been there to save the day many a time when I’ve had an apartment furnishing crisis and very little cash in my post-college bank account, there are some…
Easy-Peasy Packing Supplies Checklist
Easy-Peasy Packing Supplies Checklist

Easy-Peasy Packing Supplies Checklist

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It’s inevitable. You’re in the midst of packing and you think you’re all ready, set to start boxing up all your junk when you realize… you forgot something really important. Maybe it’s tape. Perhaps markers. In my case, I often severely underestimate how many boxes I need. Friends, don’t let this happen to you. Here’s an easy-peasy…
Apartment Decor Spotlight: Budget-Friendly Room Dividers
Apartment Decor Spotlight: Budget-Friendly Room Dividers

Apartment Decor Spotlight: Budget-Friendly Room Dividers

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Whether you’re living in an open-floor studio or just want to add a little more privacy to your standard apartment, room dividers are one of the most fabulous (and cost-effective) ways to break up and give your space a cozy feel. So, today, after a request from one of our awesome My First Apartment readers,…
The Ultimate Apartment Hunting Checklist
The Ultimate Apartment Hunting Checklist

The Ultimate Apartment Hunting Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I knew that I’d be on the apartment hunt again one of these days, but what I didn’t realize is that I’d be doing it so soon — and in another state. Having learned the hard way what I do and do not want in a new place from past experiences, I now create a…
Pros vs. Cons of Renting a Vintage Apartment
Pros vs. Cons of Renting a Vintage Apartment

Pros vs. Cons of Renting a Vintage Apartment

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Well, it’s been almost 2 years (a long stretch for me — I’ve moved at least 5 times since graduating college almost 3 years ago!), but I’m on the apartment hunt yet again. This time, I’m leaving my home state of Georgia behind and heading up to beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia, all thanks to a fabulous…
8 Things to Do When Moving to a New State — An Easy Checklist!
8 Things to Do When Moving to a New State — An Easy Checklist!

8 Things to Do When Moving to a New State — An Easy Checklist!

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If you’re moving out of state, there’s A LOT to plan for. Trust me, I know — I’m in the process of packing up my life in Georgia and getting ready for my big move to Virginia in just a few months. Moving at all, even when it’s just down the street can be a…