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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!
Checklist for Prepping Your Apartment for Your Vacay
Checklist for Prepping Your Apartment for Your Vacay

Checklist for Prepping Your Apartment for Your Vacay

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One of the best things about summer is having the time to get away from home on vacation. Whether you’re a beach, cabin, lake, or destination-lover, you probably still have a trip or two in your plans. But what happens to your apartment while you’re away? Here’s a quick and easy checklist-timeline to help you…
Save or Splurge: The Kitchen
Save or Splurge: The Kitchen

Save or Splurge: The Kitchen

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One of the best parts (or worst, depending on your skillset) of moving into your own apartment is having free reign over your kitchen, meal plan, and cooking schedule. For those that love to cook, this freedom is thrilling! For those that don’t, it can be a bit daunting. Here’s a our list on what…
5-Minute Cleaning Routine You Need To Know
5-Minute Cleaning Routine You Need To Know

5-Minute Cleaning Routine You Need To Know

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After a long day at work, the only thing I want to do when I walk in the door is hit the sofa for a few minutes. However, after a couple weeks of that, it’s easy to let your surroundings go, and turn into a wasteland.  My solution? Take five minutes a day, whether in…
Sick in Your Apartment? Be Prepared!
Sick in Your Apartment? Be Prepared!

Sick in Your Apartment? Be Prepared!

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Getting sick is one of the facts of life–but the first time you’re sick in your own apartment can be a huge bummer if you’re not prepared. Last week, I had my wisdom teeth out (I wish I was kidding) and spent the entire weekend as a sickie…which got me thinking about how thankful I…
10 Reasons Your Roommates are Actually Your Significant Others
10 Reasons Your Roommates are Actually Your Significant Others

10 Reasons Your Roommates are Actually Your Significant Others

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Roommates, when you pick them right, tend to become much more than roommates. After a few months of living in a confined space with a couple people, you get to know basically everything about them. 1. What’s yours is mine (and vice versa). “Separate pantry shelves” cease to exist, closets become interchangeable, and you stop…
Indoor Landscaping for Your Apartment
Indoor Landscaping for Your Apartment

Indoor Landscaping for Your Apartment

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Apartments aren’t always the most conducive to plants, but there are some ways to make them work in your small (and indoor) space. The key is to find plants that are low-maintenance AND need shade. Lucky for you, I’ve put together a list! Succulents These are adorable, easy to take care of (they don’t need…
Get Your Money’s Worth from Your Amenities
Get Your Money’s Worth from Your Amenities

Get Your Money’s Worth from Your Amenities

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It’s no secret that part of what you pay in rent funds amenities around the complex. But are you really getting what you pay for? It’s definitely not the best idea to choose a complex only based on amenities. But once you’ve decided to move in, use these tips to make sure you’re getting the…
Is It Time to Upsize?
Is It Time to Upsize?

Is It Time to Upsize?

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This is the time of year when many first apartment leases are up and it’s time to decide should you to stay or move. So, is your apartment’s feeling a little cramped? Maybe you got a new roommate, or just let your things get a little out of control. It’s one thing to feel frustrated,…
Are You the BAD Neighbor? Take Our Quiz
Are You the BAD Neighbor? Take Our Quiz

Are You the BAD Neighbor? Take Our Quiz

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Apartments mean close quarters, both inside of them and between neighbors. And nothing can ruin your first apartment experience than a neighbor that is rude or disrespectful! …Here’s the catch though, what if you’re the bad neighbor?! Take this quiz below, making a tally of your “yes” answers. Do you… Host late parties often? Play…
Ditching Your Roommates? How to Go Solo (And LOVE It!)
Ditching Your Roommates? How to Go Solo (And LOVE It!)

Ditching Your Roommates? How to Go Solo (And LOVE It!)

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Roommates not your thing? We totally understand. There are many benefits to living by yourself, including a TON of personal freedom when it comes to your apartment. Since you’ve made the decision to ditch your roommates, or are leaning that way, here are some tips to make the whole transition go easier. Find a place…