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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!
How To SAVE Your Security Deposit
How To SAVE Your Security Deposit

How To SAVE Your Security Deposit

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We have all heard the horror stories about sleazy landlords who will not release the security deposit on some trumped-up damage claims. This little infographic shows the steps you should take on moving in and moving out to guarantee that the deposit ends back where it belongs — in your pocket! If you are looking…
Save or Splurge: Furniture & Decor
Save or Splurge: Furniture & Decor

Save or Splurge: Furniture & Decor

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So you’re finally in your new place and it looks…drab. That’s pretty common in rental apartments. They specialize in beige: carpets, walls, counters…you get the picture. If you didn’t bring much apartment decor with you during your move, you’re probably eager to get started on sprucing the place up. But, what items deserve a splurge,…
Cost of Having a Pet In Your Apartment
Cost of Having a Pet In Your Apartment

Cost of Having a Pet In Your Apartment

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We’ve talked about what you should consider before adopting a dog or cat and bringing it into your apartment, but what about the costs? Once you’re sure your landlord allows pets (and allows the kind of pet you want to adopt), how much should you plan to spend? For many people, the excitement of having a…
How Much Does It Cost To Move To Your Next Apartment?
How Much Does It Cost To Move To Your Next Apartment?

How Much Does It Cost To Move To Your Next Apartment?

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I’m in the process of moving to a new apartment, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! I am moving from a tiny place to a more spacious townhouse with a yard for our dog and a great location for both work and play. But, how much is all of this going to cost?…
8 Easy Apartment Storage Hacks
8 Easy Apartment Storage Hacks

8 Easy Apartment Storage Hacks

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If there’s anything that all apartment-owners can agree on, it’s that we need more space. Most apartments focus sell based on square-footage, and unless you’re making serious bank, it’s likely that your space is a bit smaller than you’d like. This is something that I struggle with, because I hate the look and feel of…
Planning the Move to Your Next Apartment
Planning the Move to Your Next Apartment

Planning the Move to Your Next Apartment

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I’ve been living in a small apartment with my boyfriend and our dog for a while now (you can follow my whole story by looking here) and we have been considering upsizing for about 10 months. In the last 6 months, we started seriously thinking about it, researching online, and making a list of things we…
How to Keep Your Puppy Happy In a Small Apartment
How to Keep Your Puppy Happy In a Small Apartment

How to Keep Your Puppy Happy In a Small Apartment

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I am a HUGE dog lover and even adopted a dog a couple years ago in my first apartment. Raising a puppy in an apartment isn’t easy (see this post and this one and this one for more information on preparing), but once you commit to having a dog, it’s fun to think of creative ways to…
Random Thoughts on the First Day in a First Apartment
Random Thoughts on the First Day in a First Apartment

Random Thoughts on the First Day in a First Apartment

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This is going to be awesome! I am all grown up! How did I accumulate so much stuff in so few years? No big deal, it’s only like 15 boxes. Or more than that. And a mattress and bed frame and desk and TV and sofa. Thank god I asked my parents to help. Heavy.…