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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.
Your Own Apartment: Adjusting to Living Alone
Your Own Apartment: Adjusting to Living Alone

Your Own Apartment: Adjusting to Living Alone

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you live with your family, you are accustomed to sharing a bathroom with siblings and having those great battles over the TV remote. Hearing a mini lecture everyday is practically part of the routine. Don’t forget to clean your room! Do the dishes! Help take the trash out! Even living with college roommates has…
Summer Heat Continues: More Ways to Stay Cool.
Summer Heat Continues: More Ways to Stay Cool.

Summer Heat Continues: More Ways to Stay Cool.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The dog days of August are here! It may be the tail end of the summer but that doesn’t mean the heat streak is over. Sometimes the summer heat can trail on well into September and beyond, and I’m here with some more tips to keep you at your coolest. Get out of your apartment…
A Short Guide to Your First Apartment Viewing
A Short Guide to Your First Apartment Viewing

A Short Guide to Your First Apartment Viewing

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the most important parts of finding an apartment is seeing it. You need to schedule an apartment viewing and thoroughly check out the space that will potentially be your home for the next year or longer. The viewing is the time to make sure that this is the kind of space you want…
Cooking At Home: Recipes Galore Online!
Cooking At Home: Recipes Galore Online!

Cooking At Home: Recipes Galore Online!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you dreaming of the smell of freshly baked apple pie wafting through the house, or a plate of chocolate chip cookies cooling on the counter, or a real home cooked meal set on the table?  One of the struggles of living on your own is figuring out where your next meal is coming from.…
Closet Organization Essentials: Primped & Proper
Closet Organization Essentials: Primped & Proper

Closet Organization Essentials: Primped & Proper

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I don’t know about you but like any young person, I love to shop. Whether its a Home Goods in a lovely suburb or a small boutique in the city, something always catches my eye. And with that super skill of shopping, I have accumulated a fair amount of clothing for one person. It actually…
How to Turn Into a Penny Pinching Millennial
How to Turn Into a Penny Pinching Millennial

How to Turn Into a Penny Pinching Millennial

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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…