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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.
What You Forgot to Ask Your Potential Roommate
What You Forgot to Ask Your Potential Roommate

What You Forgot to Ask Your Potential Roommate

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I’m sure you’ve already asked your potential roommate all the basics. You know where they’re from, how late they stay up, and how messy they are. You’ve talked about their party habits, whether they have a significant other, and their favorite hobbies. But there are a few topics that probably haven’t come up yet. Here are…
Moving with a Pet, Part 2: Settling in the New Home
Moving with a Pet, Part 2: Settling in the New Home

Moving with a Pet, Part 2: Settling in the New Home

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You and your pet made it! You both survived the drive, and now all that’s left is to get him settled into his new home. Here are some tips to help that process go as smoothly as possible. (For more advice, check out our other posts on introducing a new pet to your apartment). Assign him…
Moving with a Pet, Part 1: Driving
Moving with a Pet, Part 1: Driving

Moving with a Pet, Part 1: Driving

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If you have a pet, chances are, you can’t imagine living without him. However, you’re probably also very nervous about how he’ll handle moving to a new home. Having moved across the country with a cat of my own, I gained some valuable knowledge on this topic. Here are some tips and a list of…
Bring Some Life into Your Apartment (Literally!)
Bring Some Life into Your Apartment (Literally!)

Bring Some Life into Your Apartment (Literally!)

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If you’re living by yourself for the first time, the newly discovered freedom and privacy is great! (Hello, not having to share a bathroom with a roommate!) But even the most introverted person will find themselves feeling lonely after a month or two, particularly if you’re still on a budget and can’t afford to go…
Are You a Bad Roommate?
Are You a Bad Roommate?

Are You a Bad Roommate?

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First, let me say that this is NOT an attack on any of my previous roommates! They were all great people who I was lucky to live with. However, there were things they did that I didn’t like, and by identifying the issues I had with them, I can ensure that I (and hopefully you!)…
Grocery Coupons and Sales: Are You Really Saving Money?
Grocery Coupons and Sales: Are You Really Saving Money?

Grocery Coupons and Sales: Are You Really Saving Money?

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Shopping sales and using coupons are a great ways to save money, but only if you’re using them the right way. If you’re not, they can actually end up costing you a lot more. This is especially true if you are just learning to shop for one person. The tips here are focuses on grocery…
How to Keep Your Apartment Clean(ish): Tips for Slobs
How to Keep Your Apartment Clean(ish): Tips for Slobs

How to Keep Your Apartment Clean(ish): Tips for Slobs

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I am a slob. I’ll admit it. It’s not something I’m proud of, but it’s something that I’ve come to accept about myself. That being said, I do not enjoy living in a pigsty! Through much trial and error, I’ve discovered a few cleaning tips for slobs that combat my slovenly ways. The Doorway Rule…
Buying Furniture for the First Time: 4 Questions to Consider
Buying Furniture for the First Time: 4 Questions to Consider

Buying Furniture for the First Time: 4 Questions to Consider

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Furnishing your first apartment can be super fun (for most of us, this is the first time we’re making large purchases that are just ours). However, buying furniture can also be a huge hassle if you don’t do it right. Here are some questions to think about before you whip out the credit card. How is…
Renting an Apartment, Sight Unseen
Renting an Apartment, Sight Unseen

Renting an Apartment, Sight Unseen

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Moving cross-country often means renting sight unseen and you don’t get to set a foot into your apartment before the moving-in day. Here are a few tips to help you find the right place to live when you can’t check it out yourself. This may be obvious, but DO YOUR RESEARCH. There are times in life when…