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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 Watch Your Favorite Shows Without Paying for Cable
How To Watch Your Favorite Shows Without Paying for Cable

How To Watch Your Favorite Shows Without Paying for Cable

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One surprising cost you’ll find when you move into your first apartment is your cable bill. Usually providers link it with Internet, which is helpful, but you usually end up spending a lot more for TV than anything else. Here’s your guide to keep up with your favorite shows/encourage your TV habit/stay a couch potato without…
My Second Apartment Will Have These 5 Things
My Second Apartment Will Have These 5 Things

My Second Apartment Will Have These 5 Things

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As a first-time apartment-mover, I wasn’t really sure what I was looking for. What I mean by that is that I didn’t know what I wouldn’t mind sacrificing to save some money. In a few months, I’ll be graduating and hopefully have a more steady source of income. So, for my next apartment, I can…
3 Simple Steps to Avoid Roommate Drama
3 Simple Steps to Avoid Roommate Drama

3 Simple Steps to Avoid Roommate Drama

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When you are living with more than one friend, it can be really difficult to make sure everyone feels included and happy with the situation. If one roommate feels left out or ganged-up on, or if the apartment splits in half, the whole living situation can get an ugly vibe. There are some simple steps…
Save $$ On Your Energy Bill
Save $$ On Your Energy Bill

Save $$ On Your Energy Bill

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My whole family makes fun of my grandparents for keeping it freezing cold inside their house in the winter. Their go-to line when anyone complains that it’s cold in their house? “Put on a(nother) jacket!” I was one of the complainers until I moved into my first apartment and saw my first energy bill. Yikes. Who…
Five-Step Meal Prep
Five-Step Meal Prep

Five-Step Meal Prep

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If you’re anything like me, one of your New Years Resolutions was to start going out to eat less and cooking more. Again, if you’re anything like me, that’s a lot easier said than done. I don’t have much experience cooking (read: none) but I’m excited to venture into this uncharted territory. It’s hard sometimes…
From the MFA Mailbag – How to Assert Independence from Your Parents
From the MFA Mailbag – How to Assert Independence from Your Parents

From the MFA Mailbag – How to Assert Independence from Your Parents

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MFA Mailbag recently received this email asking for our guidance: “I left my parents’ house on good terms. Great terms, even. After I left for college a few years ago, my relationship with my parents has only improved. When I wanted to move out, they agreed that it made sense for me to get an apartment in…
Reorganize & Cut Clutter After the Holidays
Reorganize & Cut Clutter After the Holidays

Reorganize & Cut Clutter After the Holidays

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After the holidays, your apartment is probably a mess. I know ours is. From running around to different family to eating yourself into exhaustion, it’s easy to let your apartment go. But, now is the perfect time to get re-organized and ready for a fabulous New Year in your fabulous apartment! I have a huge…
New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

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It’s the New Year! I hope 2014 was great for you and you’re looking forward to an even better 2015. We are here today with a few resolutions for your New Year that will help keep you (and your apartment) in good shape for all of 2015! Think about where you want to see yourself…
5 Perfect Holiday Gift Exchange Ideas
5 Perfect Holiday Gift Exchange Ideas

5 Perfect Holiday Gift Exchange Ideas

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It’s HEEEERE! Holiday time is officially here because Thanksgiving is done with. Need some ideas for a budget-friendly gift exchange with your roommates? Ugly Christmas sweaters on now, below are the BEST options for a gift exchange on a small OR large scale. WHITE ELEPHANT / YANKEE EXCHANGE 1. Start a Facebook Invite for your…