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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!
Apartment Safety During Holiday Travel
Apartment Safety During Holiday Travel

Apartment Safety During Holiday Travel

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Leaving your apartment for the holidays can be exciting as you head to visit family or friends or head out to travel the world. The last of your worries during the holiday season should be the safety of your apartment and the belongings inside. Check out these quick safety tips before you head out for…
Confused about Holiday Tipping? Start with Your Super!
Confused about Holiday Tipping? Start with Your Super!

Confused about Holiday Tipping? Start with Your Super!

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Tipping is commonplace, from your restaurant server to your hairstylist and beyond, for providing services that you appreciate. At the holidays, tipping is a familiar way to show extra appreciation for those people that service you every day! But when it comes to holiday tipping in your first apartment, who is who and how much…
Stress-Free Holiday Party Ideas
Stress-Free Holiday Party Ideas

Stress-Free Holiday Party Ideas

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and if you’re in your first apartment, you may want to throw your first holiday party! Hosting friends and family in your own place can be the highlight of your holiday season. Not sure where to start with a fun holiday party? Check out these ideas and…
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 ourĀ 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…