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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!
Roommate Gift List
Roommate Gift List

Roommate Gift List

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Picking out the perfect roommate gift can be tricky, but the team at My First Apartment is here to help with dozens of ideas across different price ranges and for roomies with different hobbies and habits. Check the list, add to your card, and GO for a great holiday season with your roommate. $0-$10 Baked…
Double-Duty Decor
Double-Duty Decor

Double-Duty Decor

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Without a massive budget for decorating, your decor should do double-duty… meaning having more than one use! Instead of spending money on items that only serve a single purpose, consider some of these double-duty decor hacks in your first place! Key hanger / entry table Wayfair $37.99 What’s the first thing you want to do…
Quick Ways to Cut Your Bills
Quick Ways to Cut Your Bills

Quick Ways to Cut Your Bills

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Even if you budgeted perfectly for your first apartment, expenses can add up over time! If you’re looking to cut your bills, here are a few quick and easy places to start with, to save you some money without sacrificing your lifestyle. Gym & social memberships Look through your bank statements to ensure you’re not…
Start Prepping Your Budget for Holidays
Start Prepping Your Budget for Holidays

Start Prepping Your Budget for Holidays

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The holidays are just around the corner, and now that you’re an established adult in your own first apartment, it’s time to start responsibly planning your budget! The holiday season can be stressful in terms of budgeting, but it doesn’t have to be! Take time to plan for the holidays by following these tips and…
Best Rug Finds
Best Rug Finds

Best Rug Finds

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In the market for a new rug? You’re in luck! Apartment carpet can be dingy at best (and stinky at worst!) and nothing brightens your space like a colorful, new (clean) rug. Plus, if you take great care of them, they can last you well into your next few apartments. Check out our favorite places to…
Must-Have Budget Apps
Must-Have Budget Apps

Must-Have Budget Apps

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“There’s an app for that!” In fact, there are mobile apps to solve most problems these days, and your budget is no exception. If you’re like me, your mobile phone is never far from reach, meaning your budget shouldn’t be either! Check out these must-have budget apps and get downloading! Bank, Credit Union, Credit Card…
Cheap and Easy Kitchen Upgrades That Get You Motivated to Cook
Cheap and Easy Kitchen Upgrades That Get You Motivated to Cook

Cheap and Easy Kitchen Upgrades That Get You Motivated to Cook

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If you’re trying to get a little more motivated in the kitchen, you know this first hand. Cooking is hard! From planning meals (tips here!) to grocery shopping then actually cooking, moving into your first place can be a rude awakening that home-cooked meals don’t always come easily. Deciding to cook at home more often…
Get to Know Your New Roommate!
Get to Know Your New Roommate!

Get to Know Your New Roommate!

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Most of the time, moving into your first apartment means moving in with a roommate or two to share the expense (and have some fun!). But, finding the roommate can just be the beginning! If your new roommate is a new friend, acquaintance, or someone you didn’t know prior to the apartment, you should find some…
6 Quick, Cheap Recipes to Master
6 Quick, Cheap Recipes to Master

6 Quick, Cheap Recipes to Master

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Finding dinner recipes that are quick and easy to cook in your first apartment can be a game-changer. If you haven’t yet learned, going out to eat or ordering in can have a negative impact on both your health and your bank account. Instead, make a commitment to learn these quick and easy recipes that you…
5 Qualities to Look For in a Great Roomie
5 Qualities to Look For in a Great Roomie

5 Qualities to Look For in a Great Roomie

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In any shared apartment, finding a great roomie is crucial! Getting along with your roommate… or at least, not despising them… can make your apartment experience amazing! But, how do you know a great roomie when you find one? Or better yet, how do you know a bad roomie before you move in with them!? You’re…