r/Showerthoughts takes on the ‘Important’ Questions about Apartment Living

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The solace of the shower is one of the few moments in life when our attention is not trained on a smart device. Without the pixelized stimulation we’re accustomed to, our brains tend to turn to life’s great questions for entertainment and nothing illustrates this better than r/Showerthoughts, a subreddit where people post- you guessed it, their shower thoughts. Continue reading

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Your First Time… Moving Out of Your Parents’ Place

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Recently, I’ve been finding myself playing “grown-up” at some of the local bars, legally enjoying an alcoholic beverage (or two), trying to look the part of the adult that, as a kid, I envisioned myself becoming one day. However, the sad truth is that I’m still living with my parents, earning less than ten an hour making coffee, nowhere nearer to adulthood than four years ago when I completed high school. I envy my friends, one by one moving out of their parents’ places and renting their own apartments, driving their own cars. And every night after I finish at the bar (not every night), I walk back home to my garage, behind my mom’s house, and slip into the same pair of pajamas I’ve been rocking since way back in middle school. Continue reading

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A Single Girl’s Guide to Living Alone

Living Alone (Image Credit: Daniel Zedda)

Living Alone (Image Credit: Daniel Zedda)

Living by yourself can seem daunting, especially to those of us who are single. It’s easy to feel lonely when you no longer have the constant companionship that your college roommate provided or a boyfriend to pass the hours with. However, it definitely has its advantages. Here’s how to make the best of your solo living arrangement. Continue reading

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Your First Time…Renting an Apartment

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Renting (Image Credit: Wavebreak Media Ltd.)

Renting an apartment for the first time can be a stressful experience. There are a ton of things you have to keep in mind on top of actually finding a place you want to live and can afford. It can be overwhelming, especially if you go into the process not knowing what to look for or expect.

To help you get through the trials and tribulations of apartment hunting, I’ve come up with some basic steps that will help you find your perfect place. Continue reading