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5 Common First Apartment Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

It’s a given that you’re going to make mistakes in your first apartment. Hopefully, they’re just small mistakes like leaving the milk on the counter or forgetting to take out the recycling one week. But other times mistakes can have major consequences. Use this guide to avoid some common first apartment mistakes.

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10 Ideas to Perk Up Your Morning Routine

Ten Ideas to Perk Up Your Morning Routine

Some people are naturally morning people. I am not one of those people. In college, I stayed up late, woke up early, and lived on Red Bull. After college and working in food service and at evening library shifts for years, I was very much acclimated to staying up late and sleeping in late. But that all changed at the end of last year when my son was born. I suddenly had no choice but to get up at 5, 6am with him. And Red Bull just wasn’t as appealing as it used to be. I tried a number of things to make getting up so early a little easier. Some worked, some didn’t. I still have plenty of mornings where I stumble to the kitchen and try to put baby formula in the coffee maker.

Here are ten of the things that have worked for me. I don’t do all of them every single morning, but I try to squeeze in as many as possible. They’re all easy enough to adapt for dorm life as well.

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