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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.
4 Things an Adult Knows
4 Things an Adult Knows

4 Things an Adult Knows

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Transitioning into adulthood isn’t easy for anyone, but there are certain skills you absolutely need to know before you leave home and live like a real adult. I’ve tried to list some of the most important here. To some, this list may seem fairly obvious, but to many people, these are things that have never…
Your First Grocery Store Trip Checklist
Your First Grocery Store Trip Checklist

Your First Grocery Store Trip Checklist

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MFA has written fantastic posts in the past about what to get on your first grocery store trip and how to stock your pantry, but I’ve always found it helpful to have multiple lists to look over, so for your viewing pleasure, I present to you a list of everything I bought on my first grocery trip…
How To Cut Cords to Save Real Money
How To Cut Cords to Save Real Money

How To Cut Cords to Save Real Money

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When you budget for you expenses at your new place, you never forget to account for the obvious things: rent, electricity, water, etc. But what you might not have thought about is how much your electronic habits are costing you. Here are a few ways you can cut back to save on your electronic expenses. Netflix…
Getting to Know Your Neighbors (For Introverts)
Getting to Know Your Neighbors (For Introverts)

Getting to Know Your Neighbors (For Introverts)

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When it comes to day-to-day interactions, I’m a tremendously shy, introverted person. Even the friendliest of people intimidate me. If it were up to me, I would never have to meet new people, and I would never even see my neighbors. However, that’s not the way life works, and there are some very good reasons…
Gift Ideas from $0 to $15 for Everyone on Your List
Gift Ideas from $0 to $15 for Everyone on Your List

Gift Ideas from $0 to $15 for Everyone on Your List

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I have love/hate relationship when it comes to giving gifts. I love that moment of finding the perfect gift for someone and knowing how much they’ll like it, but I hate the sometimes arduous process of actually figuring out what the perfect gift is, not to mention the how much lighter my wallet feels after every holiday…
The First Apartment Tool Kit
The First Apartment Tool Kit

The First Apartment Tool Kit

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I rarely need things from my tool kit, but when I do need them, I need them now. Assembling a good tool kit can be hard, though—How do I know what I need? How can I afford all of these expensive tools? Why do I need a tool kit if I’m not a handy person…
Things My Boyfriend Never Washed
Things My Boyfriend Never Washed

Things My Boyfriend Never Washed

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When I visited my long-distance boyfriend’s apartment for the first time, I discovered that the organized persona he put on in front of me was just that. He and his roommate were unaware of some of the most basic housekeeping necessities. Like washing things. Please, learn from their mistakes! The dish towel There was a…
The Wonders of Command Hooks: Tips for Slobs
The Wonders of Command Hooks: Tips for Slobs

The Wonders of Command Hooks: Tips for Slobs

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a slob, and for that reason, these things have been a godsend to me. They come in tons of colors, shapes, and sizes, and they don’t damage the walls. (And, no, the company isn’t paying me to say this, I just love them this much). Seriously, I use them EVERYWHERE:…
My First Apartment Furniture Purchases: Prices and Product Reviews
My First Apartment Furniture Purchases: Prices and Product Reviews

My First Apartment Furniture Purchases: Prices and Product Reviews

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Buying your first furniture can be really fun, but it can also stressful when you have dozens of different options and don’t know which ones to choose. It’s especially hard if you’re ordering online and don’t have the chance to see the product in person before making your decision. In an effort to alleviate some…
Everything I Own: A Complete Room-by-Room Furnishing Checklist
Everything I Own: A Complete Room-by-Room Furnishing Checklist

Everything I Own: A Complete Room-by-Room Furnishing Checklist

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Having lived in my new apartment for about a month, I went through and created a pretty comprehensive inventory of everything I own. Hopefully, this will help you develop your own furnishing checklist while you’re packing for your own move. MFA has written a checklist like this before, but I thought it might be helpful to…