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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.
16 Apartment Vocabulary Terms for First Time Renters
16 Apartment Vocabulary Terms for First Time Renters

16 Apartment Vocabulary Terms for First Time Renters

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So you thought vocabulary terms were just for school? It turns out that there are many apartment vocabulary terms you need to know before you sign a lease. Learning these 16 terms will help come across as a knowledgeable renter and ensure you sign a lease that you understand, know all of the fees you…
Apartment Living: Expectations vs. Reality
Apartment Living: Expectations vs. Reality

Apartment Living: Expectations vs. Reality

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Before move-in day, apartment hunters have expectations about how apartment living will be, and the reality is often times very different. When we watch movies, read books, and scroll through photographs on social media, we often see the fun, nice-looking side of living in an apartment. I know I certainly did. I thought apartment living…
8 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Apartment
8 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Apartment

8 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Apartment

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Having problems at your current apartment you can’t resolve? Or maybe you find yourself constantly dreaming of a new apartment. These may be signs that it’s time to move on and start your search for a new apartment. Here are 8 signs it’s time to find a new apartment: The crime rate in your area…
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.