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Taylor

Taylor LaSon is a recent Hamilton College graduate who is currently living in Memphis while seeking her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology. She and her cat prefer a quiet, introverted lifestyle full of Netflix binges and arts and crafts, but when she does go out, she enjoys rock climbing and making silly faces at small children.
3 Ways to Make Meals More Interesting
3 Ways to Make Meals More Interesting

3 Ways to Make Meals More Interesting

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Cooking for yourself is hard. Especially when you want to eat every single day. One meal a week? Okay, I’m alright with that. Two meals? I suppose I can make that happen… Three? Didn’t I just cook on Tuesday? Here are a few tips and ideas…
Three More Things to Check Before Choosing Your Apartment
Three More Things to Check Before Choosing Your Apartment

Three More Things to Check Before Choosing Your Apartment

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Between my friends and myself, we’ve lived in quite a few different apartments. Overall, we’re usually pretty happy with our choices, but it seems like every time we move somewhere new, there’s always at least one thing we didn’t think to check before signing the lease. And of course, we never realize that it’s an…
Little Apartment Perks That Make a Difference
Little Apartment Perks That Make a Difference

Little Apartment Perks That Make a Difference

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At this point, I’m sure you already know what your main must-haves are in your first apartment. Maybe you absolutely need a dishwasher. Maybe street-parking is a deal-breaker for you. Maybe you’re down to pay extra each month for onsite laundry machines. But there are a few little things that I know never occurred to…
Things You Need on Move-In Day
Things You Need on Move-In Day

Things You Need on Move-In Day

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Packing to move is a pain, and it’s easy for even the most organized person to lose track of things and forget which box has what in it. The problem is, there are some things that are fairly vital as soon as you get to your new place, and you may not want to (or…
Moving Expenses I Didn’t Budget For
Moving Expenses I Didn’t Budget For

Moving Expenses I Didn’t Budget For

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So, you’re about to move to your first apartment. I’m sure you’ve already planned out your moving budget, but there may be some expenses you didn’t plan for yet. I know I certainly hadn’t figured these things into my move. Startup/Connection Fees Did you know that for things like utilities, internet, etc., they don’t just…
So You Wanna Use Your Kitchen…
So You Wanna Use Your Kitchen…

So You Wanna Use Your Kitchen…

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Going from having all your meals pre-made by parents and dining hall staff to having to cook for yourself definitely isn’t easy, but it’s not quite as hard as it seems at first. Plus, cooking actual meals for yourself rather than ordering take-out of buying frozen dinners has quite a few benefits–it’s often much healthier,…
Finding the Humor in Living on Your Own
Finding the Humor in Living on Your Own

Finding the Humor in Living on Your Own

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We like to look at moving out of the house and into our first apartment as a true signal of adulthood. Living on your own means you’re a responsible, capable adult. But just because we think of ourselves that way doesn’t mean that we always act that way. Even adults do stupid things or make…
Italy Rules: Money Saving Tips I Learned Living Abroad
Italy Rules: Money Saving Tips I Learned Living Abroad

Italy Rules: Money Saving Tips I Learned Living Abroad

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Let me preface this by saying that I know that this doesn’t hold true everywhere, but let’s face it, Europe is often a lot better at saving on energy (and therefore money) than America, and while I was studying abroad in Italy, I picked up several habits that your wallet (and the environment) will thank…
Common Household Items My Boyfriend Didn’t Own
Common Household Items My Boyfriend Didn’t Own

Common Household Items My Boyfriend Didn’t Own

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I’ve written several times about my experiences staying at my boyfriend’s apartment, and as much as I love him, there are times when I wonder how on earth he manages to get by living away from his parents. This time, I’m here to discuss three common household items that he didn’t own — items that, until staying…
4 Things to Clean that Make a Big Difference
4 Things to Clean that Make a Big Difference

4 Things to Clean that Make a Big Difference

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There are so many things in your apartment to clean, it’s no surprise that some things get overlooked. But there are a few things that you should never forget, because they make a huge impact on your living space. Here’s a list of four things that are particularly important to remember. Inside the microwave This…