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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!
Should You Live With a CoWorker?
Should You Live With a CoWorker?

Should You Live With a CoWorker?

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When looking for a roommate, especially in a new city, it’s a great idea to ask around at your place of work to see if anyone you know also needs a roommate! But is living with a coworker the best idea? Before taking the plunge with your cube-mate, think over these key questions to make…
Quiz: Do You Need a Moving Company?
Quiz: Do You Need a Moving Company?

Quiz: Do You Need a Moving Company?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hiring a moving company can either be the best decision you’ve made with your move, or a waste of cash. But, for your first move, how will you know whether it’s what you need or straight up extra?! Take this quick quiz to understand if you should consider hiring a moving company for your first…
Save Money & Eat Better: Meatless Monday
Save Money & Eat Better: Meatless Monday

Save Money & Eat Better: Meatless Monday

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You may have seen the #MeatlessMonday trend hitting the internet lately, and I’m here to tell you to give it a shot! Cutting meat for a day or two each week can not only benefit your health as you eat better, but also your wallet! For many of us on a budget in our apartments,…
Bugs?! No Big Deal
Bugs?! No Big Deal

Bugs?! No Big Deal

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The last thing you want in your first apartment is a bunch of creepy-crawlers! Not only are they gross, but they can carry disease and be pretty dangerous. But, the truth is that for the most part, bugs are no big deal. Here are a few ways to prevent them from arriving… and what to…
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…