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Benjamin Hawes is a recent college graduate from San Francisco that just made his life long dream of moving to New York come true in the beginning of 2015. While in college, Ben served as a resident assistant for three years, and has a lot to say about how to get along with roommates! He recently found an apartment in Bushwick, Brookyn. He is having fun making his way through New York as he starts to decorate his apartment and pay his bills!
How to Conduct a Successful New York City Apartment Hunt
How to Conduct a Successful New York City Apartment Hunt

How to Conduct a Successful New York City Apartment Hunt

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There has always been a part of me that wanted to move away from my hometown in Northern California to the great city of New York. I didn’t travel far for college, and I never studied abroad. In the late summer of 2014, my college best friend and I decided to make the big move.…
5 Rules For Having A Significant Other Stay Over
5 Rules For Having A Significant Other Stay Over

5 Rules For Having A Significant Other Stay Over

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One of the main challenges that roommates face is coming to an agreement when it comes to having a significant other over at the apartment. This is a very common issue between apartment mates, and can usually be solved easily if both parties are willing to compromise. (Of course, it would have been best if…
Pre-Move Visit to New York City, and Why I’m Going To Move to Queens
Pre-Move Visit to New York City, and Why I’m Going To Move to Queens

Pre-Move Visit to New York City, and Why I’m Going To Move to Queens

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Six months ago, I made the decision to move to New York City after I graduate from college in December. As I was doing research and trying to find answers to all of my questions, I realized it would be best to just take a trip from my current home in San Francisco to visit…
I’m Moving to Brooklyn: Here’s How I Plan to Furnish My Apartment
I’m Moving to Brooklyn: Here’s How I Plan to Furnish My Apartment

I’m Moving to Brooklyn: Here’s How I Plan to Furnish My Apartment

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As my move to New York approaches, I am starting to make plans about how I want to furnish my apartment. As a suburban California kid, I have always had many places to shop, a car to transport new stuff, and parents to pay for things. Living in Brooklyn, all of that will be different.…
I’m Moving To New York. But First, I’m Going To Visit.
I’m Moving To New York. But First, I’m Going To Visit.

I’m Moving To New York. But First, I’m Going To Visit.

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When I was 12 years old, my family made a trip to New York, and I absolutely loved it. Ten years later, I am planning to move out there, and I’m very excited about it! My college friend Ande and I had the idea to make the move from San Francisco about a year ago,…
Give Your New Dorm Room A Makeover
Give Your New Dorm Room A Makeover

Give Your New Dorm Room A Makeover

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When you move into your new dorm room, you’ll probably look around and start thinking about ideas for decorating, and how you are going to pitch them to your roommate! A lot of dorm rooms end up looking very similar, but with some creativity, you can use these ideas and make them your own. 1. Fill The…
7 Easy Ways to Transform Your Childhood Bedroom Into An Adult Living Space
7 Easy Ways to Transform Your Childhood Bedroom Into An Adult Living Space

7 Easy Ways to Transform Your Childhood Bedroom Into An Adult Living Space

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One of the most challenging things about living with your parents is privacy. Your bedroom is really your only escape, and it should feel like your own place to relax. My bedroom was full of primary colored shelves, crazy lamps and furniture that I picked out in junior high. I decided to change up my…
How to Get Along With Your First College Roommate
How to Get Along With Your First College Roommate

How to Get Along With Your First College Roommate

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Everybody knows that living with a new roommate can be totally challenging. I was an RA of my dorm floor for three years, and I have seen many, many conflicts between roommates. I can tell you that most problems can actually be avoided very easily if you’re proactive with your roommate! All you need is…