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Sarah

Sarah is a dog lover and advocate for conversation & laughing at your own jokes. Since finishing her college career in communications, she began working (and living) in Atlanta. After living in a few different apartments over the last few years, she's ready to share experiences. Stay tuned for adventures, tips and advice!
How To Deal With Accidental Apartment Damage
How To Deal With Accidental Apartment Damage

How To Deal With Accidental Apartment Damage

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Some damage to the exterior of your rental is likely, from weather and other normal wear-and-tear. However, there are some bigger, accidental apartment damages that may be outside of your control. For example…outside my apartment is our mailbox, which is built from brick and sits directly next to a busy street. Last week, there was a…
Gift Registry Rules for the Co-Habitating Couple
Gift Registry Rules for the Co-Habitating Couple

Gift Registry Rules for the Co-Habitating Couple

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Moving in with your Significant Other (SO) is a TON of fun. However, moving in together often means you will have a lot of stuff, like kitchen items and potentially living room and bedroom items that have been through couple of moves already. Chipped and banged-up duplicates of necessary items are commonplace. So, if friends…
Apartment Activities with New Friends
Apartment Activities with New Friends

Apartment Activities with New Friends

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If you’re moving into your first apartment away from your college city or hometown, you may find it difficult to make friends! This is totally normal, and happens all the time. But after you move away from college roommates and friends, you’ll need to find a squad to support you in person when Face-Time just…
Easy and Unique Apartment Pets
Easy and Unique Apartment Pets

Easy and Unique Apartment Pets

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Moving into your first place is a GREAT excuse to get a new pet…but are you really ready? Instead of going for an animal that requires significant time and effort to care for, consider choosing one of these easy, unique apartment pets to fulfill your need for a friend while being fair to both you…
Safely Cut Corners In Your New Apartment
Safely Cut Corners In Your New Apartment

Safely Cut Corners In Your New Apartment

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Moving into your first apartment is EXPENSIVE. From paying moving costs, deposits, and the first few months of rent, it can be a major financial challenge. But, there are ways to make smart decisions to save you a little money throughout the process! Here are a few ways you can safely cut corners in your new apartment…
First Time Renter Mistakes to Avoid
First Time Renter Mistakes to Avoid

First Time Renter Mistakes to Avoid

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When browsing for your first apartment, it’s easy to get in over your head! From amenities to floor plans and square footage, to location…there is SO MUCH to consider before making a final decision as to where you’ll live. Here are a few common first-time renter mistakes to avoid, which will keep you secure and…
Cheap and Creative Apartment-Friendly Hobbies
Cheap and Creative Apartment-Friendly Hobbies

Cheap and Creative Apartment-Friendly Hobbies

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After moving into your first apartment, you’ll find it easier than you thought to spend a ton of time on the sofa in front of your TV or surfing the Internet. Instead of wasting too much time, try picking up a hobby or two that can keep you occupied and using your brain! Here are…
Furniture Essentials & Extras For Your First Place
Furniture Essentials & Extras For Your First Place

Furniture Essentials & Extras For Your First Place

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Furniture is a huge first apartment expense…but what do you really NEED? Instead of splurging on everything, check out these furniture essentials and extras to make smart decisions and save money where possible! Furniture Essentials Living Room Sofa / futon/ large seating Chair (guests!) Coffee Table Lamp Bedroom Mattress/Box spring Lamp Bedding – sheets, comforter/quilt,…
Housewarming Party: Do’s and Don’ts
Housewarming Party: Do’s and Don’ts

Housewarming Party: Do’s and Don’ts

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Welcome to your first apartment! Now that all the hard work is over (finding your place, securing funds for a deposit, filling out applications, waiting to hear you got your place, packing up, moving in, unpacking)…it’s time to celebrate! Moving into your first place is not only exciting, but it is a huge accomplishment and…
College Graduation Moving Tips
College Graduation Moving Tips

College Graduation Moving Tips

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For many of us, college graduation is RIGHT. AROUND. THE. CORNER. There may be a few things to stress about (finishing finals, saying “bye for now” to close friends, doing a deep clean of your dorm before heading out, planning a graduation party…) but moving doesn’t have to be one of them! Here are a…