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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!
Making the Most of Moving Back Home
Making the Most of Moving Back Home

Making the Most of Moving Back Home

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If you’re still saving for your first apartment or have a change in situation that leaves you with few independent options, moving back home may be your best bet. While you may lose a bit of independence, moving home doesn’t have to be a bad thing. If you’re thoughtful about the experience, it can actually…
Long-Distance Apartment Hunting
Long-Distance Apartment Hunting

Long-Distance Apartment Hunting

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It may sound tricky, but long-distance apartment hunting is completely possible! You may have to invest a little extra time and effort into your hunt, but you can still find the perfect place within your budget. Having to find a place long distance is actually pretty common as people move between cities, following jobs or…
Dealing With a Roommate’s Pet
Dealing With a Roommate’s Pet

Dealing With a Roommate’s Pet

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Pets can be a very divisive subject in new apartments, especially between roommates! On one hand, you now have freedom to take care of an animal in your space. On the other hand, roommates don’t want to be stuck taking care of their roommate’s pet all the time! Here are some tips for handling a…
First Apartment Decorating Strategy: Take Your Time
First Apartment Decorating Strategy: Take Your Time

First Apartment Decorating Strategy: Take Your Time

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Have you ever heard the saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”? The same thing goes for your apartment. Instead of rushing through the process, take a different decorating strategy and take your time filling your apartment and making it your own. There are pros and cons of choosing a decorating strategy, depending on your…
Quick Guide to Living With Siblings
Quick Guide to Living With Siblings

Quick Guide to Living With Siblings

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Moving into your first apartment can be made easier if you have siblings who have already forged the path for you! Living with siblings, whether they are older and more established or around the same stage of life as you, can help mitigate the cost of living alone and add some fun to your situation.…
Quick Tips for Your Mailbox
Quick Tips for Your Mailbox

Quick Tips for Your Mailbox

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Moving into your first apartment often means receiving your own mail directly for the first time! Whether you’re moving out of a home or dorm environment, living in your first apartment will come with some changes. While you may never receive snail mail from your friends and family (unless it’s a wedding invitation or a…
The Basics of Cooking for One
The Basics of Cooking for One

The Basics of Cooking for One

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Time to talk cooking!! Cooking meals for yourself can not only stimulate your mind as you learn something new but can also ensure you eat a balanced, healthy diet in your first apartment. And the best of all, it WILL save you tons of money! A major challenge for many apartment-dwellers is how to effectively cook…
Moving In with New Roommates
Moving In with New Roommates

Moving In with New Roommates

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Living with roommates is a rite of passage for many first apartment dwellers and a great way to make moving out on your own more affordable. Often, you get together with friends, find a place, and all move in together, but what do you do when you find the perfect place that already has roommates…
Square Footage: Does It Matter?
Square Footage: Does It Matter?

Square Footage: Does It Matter?

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One of the first things you’ll learn about each apartment you consider is the square footage, but is that really the most important part of your new apartment? First apartments tend to be notoriously small, but the size itself does not always indicate the experience you’ll have there. Here are a few things to consider, other…
Foolproof Apartment Party Guide
Foolproof Apartment Party Guide

Foolproof Apartment Party Guide

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Hosting friends and family is a huge perk of having your own first apartment! And even with a little pressure, it doesn’t have to be stressful. Check out this quick and easy guide to the perfect apartment party that you can reuse over and over again! Think of parties in your apartment as an easy…