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Mary Adams has been a small town girl her whole life, but now she is taking her engineering degree to Washington, D.C. She enjoys craft beer and running. Her real dream is to own her own brewery called Tastefully Offensive.
4 Lessons Learned During My U-Haul Move
4 Lessons Learned During My U-Haul Move

4 Lessons Learned During My U-Haul Move

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We packed up the U-Haul and off we went at six in the morning. It was a smooth seven hour ride to Washington DC, with no traffic and cheap gas in Pennsylvania. Then we hit problems. So, here are some lessons I learned from my move. (Note: They will apply equally to all the other rent-a-truck companies,…
Cooking 101: Discovering A Healthy Vegetable Noodle Maker!
Cooking 101: Discovering A Healthy Vegetable Noodle Maker!

Cooking 101: Discovering A Healthy Vegetable Noodle Maker!

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I noticed that we have not had a food post in a while so I wanted to share my newest find. I am currently training for a marathon, the New York City one to be exact! Therefore I have been trying to eat healthier and cleaner. But as everyone knows when you are working 40+…
Little Things I Wish I’d Considered When I Signed the Lease
Little Things I Wish I’d Considered When I Signed the Lease

Little Things I Wish I’d Considered When I Signed the Lease

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When choosing an apartment I looked for huge items such as cost, a safe living environment, accessibility to a metro station, and getting the most bang for my buck. But I also wish I consider some other items that didn’t even cross my mind. 1) Receiving Packages– I do not have a doorman which makes…
Learning to Grocery Shop for One
Learning to Grocery Shop for One

Learning to Grocery Shop for One

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You’ve moved into your new apartment and think you are all settled in until you look in the empty fridge and realize it is time to go grocery shopping. At first I thought this will be  easy; it’s not like I haven’t been to a grocery store before. But then I realized I am shopping…
4 Lessons Learned from My U-Haul Move to DC
4 Lessons Learned from My U-Haul Move to DC

4 Lessons Learned from My U-Haul Move to DC

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We packed up the U-Haul and off we went at six in the morning. It was a smooth seven hour ride to Washington DC, with no traffic and cheap gas in Pennsylvania. Then we hit problems. So, here are some lessons I learned from my move. (Note: They will apply equally to all the other rent-a-truck companies,…
My Five Step Moving Plan Progress Report: 5 Stars!
My Five Step Moving Plan Progress Report: 5 Stars!

My Five Step Moving Plan Progress Report: 5 Stars!

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I am only a week away from the big move and now I feel couldn’t be more prepared. My last post was about my five step plan to find an apartment from afar and the best way to move without spending too much money. I think I have done just that. With my mother getting…
Apartment Search from Afar with a Five Step Plan
Apartment Search from Afar with a Five Step Plan

Apartment Search from Afar with a Five Step Plan

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I am a 2014 engineering graduate with a seven hour move to make in August, from a small town to Washington, DC.  Moving to a location that is so far away is complicated, especially when you don’t have the time to visit the area. As any good engineer I have approached the upcoming move with a detailed plan…