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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!
Enjoy A Summer Staycation!
Enjoy A Summer Staycation!

Enjoy A Summer Staycation!

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Summer may be the time to travel and explore the world, but many of us don’t have the time off or bank accounts to spend on a big, fancy trip! Taking a staycation is a great way to relax and unwind without coming home to a massive bill. Instead of griping or wasting the season…
Living with Roommates Who Have Different Incomes
Living with Roommates Who Have Different Incomes

Living with Roommates Who Have Different Incomes

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Living with a roommate is a blast, especially when you become close enough friends to start to spend time together outside of your four walls. Oftentimes, friends come from different places and backgrounds with unique interests and career paths, meaning you may be both different and alike. One thing that’s bound to be different between…
Help! My Roommate is A Bad Money Manager
Help! My Roommate is A Bad Money Manager

Help! My Roommate is A Bad Money Manager

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We all know that person…the one who just seems to be a terrible money manager! From over-spending to under-saving, this friend is the one always scrambling to make ends meet because they simply spend money they don’t have. The situation is much worse when this friend is also your roommate! What to do when your…
3 Tricks for Dealing with a Nosy Roommate
3 Tricks for Dealing with a Nosy Roommate

3 Tricks for Dealing with a Nosy Roommate

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There are few things more irritating than a person who can’t help putting their nose where it doesn’t belong! However, a roommate that does so may be near the top of the list. Although they likely mean you well, you need to find ways to let your roommate know how you feel…without losing your cool!…
Signs You Found A Good Landlord
Signs You Found A Good Landlord

Signs You Found A Good Landlord

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When you are looking for your first apartment, you may not realize how important a good landlord will be to your well-being and happiness during that first year on your own. But how do you tell a good one from a bad one before it’s too late? Don’t worry, there are plenty of signs that…
Preparing for Your First Roommate: How to Manage 4 Common Conflict Zones
Preparing for Your First Roommate: How to Manage 4 Common Conflict Zones

Preparing for Your First Roommate: How to Manage 4 Common Conflict Zones

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For some, the word “roommate” is synonymous with “best friend.” For others, it’s “worst nightmare!” Surely you’ve heard tons of stories from both sides of this fence: great roommates and roommate horror stories! But don’t fear…it’s not hard to be a good roommate and to find a roommate that’ll be good to you. However, it…
Top Summer Energy Saving Tip
Top Summer Energy Saving Tip

Top Summer Energy Saving Tip

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Want to know the quickest and easiest way to save cash and energy this summer? Keep reading for the┬átop summer energy saving tip to implement this year! Whether you live in a hot and humid or a more mild city, air conditioning bills add up…and fast! Especially as you move from winter, which may require…
How To Be A Great Apartment Host
How To Be A Great Apartment Host

How To Be A Great Apartment Host

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There are a few tried and true methods to being a great apartment host when you have friends join you in your apartment. Check out these quick and easy tips to ensure your friends have a great experience in your apartment and love to visit you! Prep and clean up No one wants to spend…
Apartment Comparison Guide
Apartment Comparison Guide

Apartment Comparison Guide

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As you try to find your first apartment, it’s important to compare a few different apartments before making your decision. Instead of falling in love with the first apartment you see, try to be critical of different units and check out a few others to find the one that’s right for you! Use the MyFirstApartment…
Tips to Be a Great Apartment Guest
Tips to Be a Great Apartment Guest

Tips to Be a Great Apartment Guest

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Summer is the perfect time for visiting friends near and far, and if you are lucky, you might even get invited to stay over for a few days. Being a great apartment guest isn’t difficult…but few people know how to do it right! When you are invited to stay in someone’s apartment, here are a…