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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!
10 Reasons Why Roommates Make the BEST Best Friends
10 Reasons Why Roommates Make the BEST Best Friends

10 Reasons Why Roommates Make the BEST Best Friends

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If you’ve kept up with my story at all, you’ll know that I recently moved from an apartment in Atlanta (with my boyfriend) to an apartment at my university with three other girls. This has led me to reflect a lot on friendships–specifically what a best friend involves. I’m quickly realizing that your roommates often don’t…
Avoid Roommate Problems…Choose Wisely!
Avoid Roommate Problems…Choose Wisely!

Avoid Roommate Problems…Choose Wisely!

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There’s a lot more to choosing roommates than you may think, especially in your first apartment. They need to be fun but not too wild, responsible but not rude. When I first moved to school, I didn’t get to choose my roommate and she and I were complete opposites. It was fine, but definitely not…
Having a Pet in an Apartment
Having a Pet in an Apartment

Having a Pet in an Apartment

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What’s better than having a pet to greet you at the end of the day? Not much. For a serious reality check, read this post from my colleague Alex. A bit negative for my opinion, but go read it and come back to me. Still interested in a furry companion? Awesome. So was I. We decided…
New Apartment, New Adventures
New Apartment, New Adventures

New Apartment, New Adventures

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I can’t believe this summer is coming to a close. It really feels like yesterday that I was moving all of my things into my Atlanta apartment (and cursing the amount of junk I had accumulated! Don’t do what I did! Tips here.). I’m headed back to South Carolina for my final year in college…and…
Apartment Housekeeping Plan
Apartment Housekeeping Plan

Apartment Housekeeping Plan

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In an apartment of your own, housekeeping can be a free-for-all. No parents or responsible adults to empty the dishwasher, vacuum the living room and remind (nag) you to clean your room. What does that mean for us? Time to step up! Luckily for me (and my boyfriend-roommate, Matt), I am a bit of a neat…
Get Friendly! Meet Your Neighbors
Get Friendly! Meet Your Neighbors

Get Friendly! Meet Your Neighbors

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One tricky part about living on your own–especially if you spent the last few years in communal dorms or on a college campus–is figuring out how to make friends nearby. In my experience, you see your neighbors often! Whether it’s walking to and from cars before and after work, taking out the trash, or at…
Apps and Tricks to Help You Save More, Spend Less
Apps and Tricks to Help You Save More, Spend Less

Apps and Tricks to Help You Save More, Spend Less

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The biggest transition for me after moving into an apartment is dealing with MONEY. Or lack thereof. While I was prepared for paying bills and living on a budget, it was is hard to adjust to having the majority of my paycheck dissolve into rent and utility payments. My boyfriend and I are used to going out…
DIY Hanging Photo Display
DIY Hanging Photo Display

DIY Hanging Photo Display

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Did you have a fabulous 4th of July weekend? Do you have the pictures to prove it but keep them hidden in your cell phone?  My suggestion: display the best ones on your wall and keep those memories fresh! Recently, my boyfriend (and roommate) and I went on a dream vacation. This was a trip…
How To Host A Small Apartment Dinner Party
How To Host A Small Apartment Dinner Party

How To Host A Small Apartment Dinner Party

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Entertaining in a small space? No problem. My family is big on dinner parties and we all love to get together for a fun meal. After moving out, we’ve received some pressure to have everyone over to see the new place, and I’m more than happy to oblige. This requires a lot of thought and…
To-do’s While Moving
To-do’s While Moving

To-do’s While Moving

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As I moved all of my things from my university into my first apartment, I realized something really quickly. I have a TON of stuff. Too much! Moving always makes me want to be a minimalist, perhaps out of sheer laziness and an aversion to making fifty trips to and from my car. Miraculously, our…