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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!
Crafting a Stellar Rental Application
Crafting a Stellar Rental Application

Crafting a Stellar Rental Application

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Once you find the perfect place (yay!!), it’s time to submit your rental application to secure your place! Rental Applications help landlords learn more about potential tenants and allow them to get key information, like credit and job status, so they can make smart decisions about who to rent to. As a renter, this is…
Successfully Negotiating Rent Pricing
Successfully Negotiating Rent Pricing

Successfully Negotiating Rent Pricing

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In your first apartment, the cost of rent should be one of your top priorities so you don’t sign a lease that’s more than you can comfortably afford on your income. What you will learn during your apartment hunt is that the same apartment can change in price as demand fluctuates and seasons change. While…
Monthly Cleaning Schedule That WORKS
Monthly Cleaning Schedule That WORKS

Monthly Cleaning Schedule That WORKS

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We know, we know. At the top (er, close to the top) of your New Year’s Resolutions each year is to lead a cleaner or tidier lifestyle. And the place to start? Your apartment, of course! Not sure exactly how? That’s where we step in – with a cleaning schedule that can really WORK for…
Apartment Splurges for Your Tax Refund
Apartment Splurges for Your Tax Refund

Apartment Splurges for Your Tax Refund

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Tax season is HERE, which for many can also mean Tax REFUND Season! Depending on how your income is set up, you may expect some of your tax money coming back to you in the coming months. Add that to any holiday cash you may have received, and it’s surely burning a hole in your pocket!…
5 Ways to Treat Your SO Roommate for Valentine’s Day Without Breaking the Bank
5 Ways to Treat Your SO Roommate for Valentine’s Day Without Breaking the Bank

5 Ways to Treat Your SO Roommate for Valentine’s Day Without Breaking the Bank

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of how you can celebrate your significant other on that day! If you don’t live with your significant other, or don’t have one for the holiday, consider throwing a “Gal – / Dude – Valentine’s Day” party to celebrate all of your closest friends instead.…
Do You Need a Financial Adviser?
Do You Need a Financial Adviser?

Do You Need a Financial Adviser?

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When you venture out on your own, there are plenty of new responsibilities that come your way… like being financially responsible and planning for your future! A financial adviser may help you set and meet financial goals and introduce you to the world of money management during this new chapter of your life. Here are a…
New Habits To Improve Your Daily Apartment Life
New Habits To Improve Your Daily Apartment Life

New Habits To Improve Your Daily Apartment Life

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New Year, New YOU! Well, even if you’re not reinventing yourself for 2019, the new year can be a great time to reset on habits to level-up your daily life. Don’t miss this motivating chance to pick up new habits (and drop some bad ones!) that also make your apartment a better place to be.…
Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger!
Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger!

Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger!

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In your first apartment, cost likely takes precedence over square footage. Budget-friendly apartment hunters may settle on a small space they can afford… and that’s perfect! Once you’re in your small space, it’s time to get decorating. The great news is that with a little thought, you can make decisions that actually make your small…
Making the Best of Your Community Laundry
Making the Best of Your Community Laundry

Making the Best of Your Community Laundry

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One chore that is pretty much impossible to escape? Laundry! At one point or another, you’ll run out of clothes and will be forced to face the task. Having to use a shared laundry facility adds difficulty to a chore that many aren’t interested in in the first place. Whether your laundry room is within…
Themed Party Ideas for Apartment Entertaining
Themed Party Ideas for Apartment Entertaining

Themed Party Ideas for Apartment Entertaining

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Ready to up your party game? A themed party may be just the thing! Hosting friends and family in your first place can be a blast – and adding a theme makes it all the more fun! Themed parties give an “occasion” to an otherwise average Friday or Saturday… and it’s true, everyone loves a…