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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!
Getting Involved in Your New Community
Getting Involved in Your New Community

Getting Involved in Your New Community

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For many of us, moving into our first apartment also means moving to a new city or state! Whether you move for work, friends, love, or adventure, it is a very exciting time. However, after the excitement of your move fades, it can become difficult to find and make friends or feel connected to your…
Multipurpose Decor: Making the Most of Your Space
Multipurpose Decor: Making the Most of Your Space

Multipurpose Decor: Making the Most of Your Space

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Decorating your first apartment is a ton of fun, but comes with its own set of challenges when you are in a small space. Apartments can feel cluttered when there is not enough storage space, as most people will leave all of their favorite items on display. What I’ve found to be the key to…
Move-Out Cleaning Checklist
Move-Out Cleaning Checklist

Move-Out Cleaning Checklist

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Moving out of your apartment can be a stressful time! Add the drama of not understanding how or what to leave squeaky clean in your old place and many of us end up feeling overwhelmed and anxious about the move. Almost every apartment complex or landlord will require the apartment be left as clean as…
Add These 5 Quick Cleaning Hacks for Your Nightly Routine
Add These 5 Quick Cleaning Hacks for Your Nightly Routine

Add These 5 Quick Cleaning Hacks for Your Nightly Routine

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It’s easy to get into a good nightly routine once you’ve moved into your first apartment, and it will happen no matter what! If you’re intentional with you time, you can get into a routine that is beneficial to your own mental well-being, and your apartment too! Check out these quick cleaning hacks and add…
Best Stores for Affordable Decor
Best Stores for Affordable Decor

Best Stores for Affordable Decor

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Shopping for furniture and apartment decor can lead you to a lot of different places, from big-big stores to secondhand shops to online retailers. If you’re interested in fancy or high-quality furniture, be ready to pay top dollar! However, if you want to find affordable decor, that’s cute, functional, and will last through your apartment…
First Apartment Furniture Mistakes
First Apartment Furniture Mistakes

First Apartment Furniture Mistakes

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After spending the weekend helping my sister move from her first apartment into a new one in the city, one thing became extremely clear: Some furniture is simply wrong in your first apartment! Big, bulky pieces only make your space feel small and are very difficult to move. In a temporary space, keep unnecessary furniture…
Dealing with an Unresponsive Landlord
Dealing with an Unresponsive Landlord

Dealing with an Unresponsive Landlord

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Small issues are bound to come up when you’ve living in your first apartment, from clogged shower drains (ew) to broken air conditioning (ugh) to aesthetic maintenance… and these issues simply require a landlord to come and fix! Even if you have a fantastic landlord who quickly attends to big issues, having an unresponsive landlord…
Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your Wardrobe for Your New Job
Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your Wardrobe for Your New Job

Cheap Ways to Upgrade Your Wardrobe for Your New Job

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Moving into your first apartment is a huge step in adulting. In a lot of cases, first apartment-ers have just landed their first big job or got a promotion from their company, which puts them in a position to gain some independence (aka pay for an apartment). Part of adulting in a new job (or…
Do’s and Don’ts of Befriending Your SO’s Roommates
Do’s and Don’ts of Befriending Your SO’s Roommates

Do’s and Don’ts of Befriending Your SO’s Roommates

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Dating someone who has their own place generally means you’ll start spending a lot of time there! New relationships are exciting, especially when you just can’t wait to see each other again. But, most people live with roommates in their first few apartments! Your significant other’s roommates will start to play a role in your…