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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!
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?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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!)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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…
Solo or Roommates? Take This Quiz to Find Out Which One Is for You
Solo or Roommates? Take This Quiz to Find Out Which One Is for You

Solo or Roommates? Take This Quiz to Find Out Which One Is for You

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re on the hunt for your first place on your own, it’s okay to feel overwhelmed with options. There are tons of places to live, different roommate options, and types of places to choose from. Take the quiz below to narrow down part of that decision…solo or roommates! 1. Roommates are… a.  OK, but…
How to Plan a Successful Visit from Your Parents
How to Plan a Successful Visit from Your Parents

How to Plan a Successful Visit from Your Parents

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After the initial move, your parents may start dropping not-so-subtle hints that you should have them over, be it for dinner or, if you’ve moved farther away, for a weekend visit. This post addresses the second, although you can get dinner advice here. My parents are my favorite people in the world. I absolutely adore…
Pros and Cons of Various After-Graduation Housing Options
Pros and Cons of Various After-Graduation Housing Options

Pros and Cons of Various After-Graduation Housing Options

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you’re about to graduate college with flying colors (or just graduate…)! First of all, congratulations. All of those sleepless nights, bleary-eyed mornings, and afternoon naps have paid off! The question most of my friends and I are facing is WHAT NOW? Hopefully, you’re thinking about the job search at this point. As a peer, my…
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

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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…