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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 help others to find their space.
How to Turn Into a Penny Pinching Millennial
How to Turn Into a Penny Pinching Millennial

How to Turn Into a Penny Pinching Millennial

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Being at the forefront of adulthood is a tricky phase to manage. We are looking for a new job, trying to navigate the world outside the college cocoon, and calculating how we could ever afford to leave our parents’ house. We may feel just lost for a while but slowly we all catch up, start…
Prepping For Your Move: Managing Your List of Things-to-Do
Prepping For Your Move: Managing Your List of Things-to-Do

Prepping For Your Move: Managing Your List of Things-to-Do

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There is an overwhelming dread when you mentally list all of the things you have to do when you’re moving into a new place. It goes on and on like a never ending grocery list even though you keep purchasing items. Where do I have to go for this piece of furniture? How much do…
Stuff You’ll Need: The Bathroom + Kitchen Checklists
Stuff You’ll Need: The Bathroom + Kitchen Checklists

Stuff You’ll Need: The Bathroom + Kitchen Checklists

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It’s easy to forget even the simplest of things when you’re balancing priorities of your move. This is a checklist of some bath and kitchen essentials for your first apartment: Bathroom Checklist:  Shower curtain Shower rings Shower liner Towels (hand towels, bath towels) Bath mat Tissues Toilet paper Toothbrush holder Toilet brush Toilet plunger Toiletries…
Living Solo: Some Perks and Downfalls
Living Solo: Some Perks and Downfalls

Living Solo: Some Perks and Downfalls

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Throughout your whole life, you live with your family. You share a bathroom, have chores, and fight for the remote. Well, at least that was my experience. I have always dreamed of living by myself. Peace and quiet. That was always my thought. That dream came to life this past month and it has been…
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…