Roommates

The Very Best Way to Find Roommates
The Very Best Way to Find Roommates

The Very Best Way to Find Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first place? A great way to cut costs, make friends, and have fun in your apartment is finding a roommate to live with! Not only are roommates generally nice company to be around, but all of your standard monthly bills could cut in HALF! Think rent, utilities, cable, internet…the list goes on!…
5 Ways to Treat Your SO Roommate for Valentine’s Day Without Breaking the Bank
5 Ways to Treat Your SO Roommate for Valentine’s Day Without Breaking the Bank

5 Ways to Treat Your SO Roommate for Valentine’s Day Without Breaking the Bank

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of how you can celebrate your significant other on that day! If you don’t live with your significant other, or don’t have one for the holiday, consider throwing a “Gal – / Dude – Valentine’s Day” party to celebrate all of your closest friends instead.…
Roommate Dilemma: What to Do If You’re Sharing a Room and Losing Sleep
Roommate Dilemma: What to Do If You’re Sharing a Room and Losing Sleep

Roommate Dilemma: What to Do If You’re Sharing a Room and Losing Sleep

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having a hard time sleeping when you’re sharing a room? It’s more common of a problem than you think! Sometimes our schedules are too different, or one person’s snoring is enough to keep the other up all night staring at the ceiling. But lack of sleep hinders on our productivity, the ability for us to…
9 Great Things About Moving In With Your SO
9 Great Things About Moving In With Your SO

9 Great Things About Moving In With Your SO

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving in with your Significant Other (SO) is a big decision that should not be made lightly. Both members of the relationship should talk through the pro’s and con’s and be sure to set out boundaries and expectations before signing a lease. However, once the decision is made and the ink is dry, here are…
5 Warning Signs That Your Roommate May Have a Substance Abuse Problem
5 Warning Signs That Your Roommate May Have a Substance Abuse Problem

5 Warning Signs That Your Roommate May Have a Substance Abuse Problem

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Christina Underwood Overdoing it at holiday parties can happen to anyone, but what to do if it looks like things are getting out of control with someone you are living with. If you’re concerned about your roommate’s substance abuse, you’re in a precarious position: you don’t want to invade their privacy, but you can’t…
Roommate Gift Ideas to Fit Every Budget
Roommate Gift Ideas to Fit Every Budget

Roommate Gift Ideas to Fit Every Budget

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The holidays are upon us, and it’s time to think about gifts for our closest friends. Although your gift should change based on your relationship with your roommate, the most important key to great gift-giving is to be thoughtful. If your roommates do an annual gift exchange, look no further for ideas for every type…
Roommate Gift-Giving: A Complete Guide
Roommate Gift-Giving: A Complete Guide

Roommate Gift-Giving: A Complete Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This post by Alex, first published in December 2012, has everything you need to know about successful roommate gift exchanges. Here at My First Apartment we love the holiday season – it’s a time to get  together with old friends,  it’s a time to reflect upon the year gone by, and it’s also a time…
Tips for Holiday-Stress-Proofing Your SO Relationship
Tips for Holiday-Stress-Proofing Your SO Relationship

Tips for Holiday-Stress-Proofing Your SO Relationship

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The holidays are a time of wonder, cheer, giving — some would even say magic. But you know what else the holiday season is full of? Stress. Lots and lots of stress. Sure, I may be pessimistic about “the most wonderful time of year” but there’s no denying that in addition to gifts and good…
Learning to Manage Conflict When Living With Your Significant Other
Learning to Manage Conflict When Living With Your Significant Other

Learning to Manage Conflict When Living With Your Significant Other

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving in with your significant other is a huge decision and major step in any romantic relationship. (Before making the decision, check out these tips from my fellow bloggers, who explain questions to consider, splitting finances, and rules to live by). The move itself, albeit stressful, can be the most fun part! From packing up…