Roommates

5-Step Guide to Choosing A Roommate
5-Step Guide to Choosing A Roommate

5-Step Guide to Choosing A Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Roommates can be a great way to save money, and possibly develop new friendships. If your dream apartment comes with a not-so-ideal price point for one, look no further for some great advice on how to make it through the process of choosing a great roommate. 1. Know Thyself Chances are, you will have a…
Beginner’s Guide to Group House Living
Beginner’s Guide to Group House Living

Beginner’s Guide to Group House Living

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you moving with a group of friends off-campus this semester? Get prepared by checking out Tanner’s tips about group house living. (This post was originally published last August.) About a year ago, I moved from Southern California to DC and quickly found a home in the form of a group house full of young…
3 Simple Rules for BF/GF Visits When You Have a Roommate
3 Simple Rules for BF/GF Visits When You Have a Roommate

3 Simple Rules for BF/GF Visits When You Have a Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This post by Katherine, originally published in May 2012, has saved many roommate relationships from turning into ugly war zones because of BF/GF visits — like the ones described in the comments to “How to Tell Your Roommate His Girlfriend Is a Problem”! There are three issues that can turn a roommate relationship ugly:  splitting…
Moving In Together and Blending Decorating Styles With Your S.O.
Moving In Together and Blending Decorating Styles With Your S.O.

Moving In Together and Blending Decorating Styles With Your S.O.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’ll admit it. Decorating my apartment was one of the things I was MOST looking forward to when moving into my own place. The only hiccup? I actually first moved into my boyfriend’s place. We were both very excited to live together and it was one of the best decisions we could have made for our…
Solving Roommate Conflicts the Smart Way
Solving Roommate Conflicts the Smart Way

Solving Roommate Conflicts the Smart Way

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Did you wake up this morning to find a passive-aggressive sticky note waiting for you? Have you been giving your roommate the silent treatment because you are annoyed and she hasn’t even noticed? Maybe you’ve thrown a few passive-aggressive comments into your conversations lately? Roommate conflicts arise quite often. They are almost inevitable, but there…
20 “Roommate-Night” Ideas
20 “Roommate-Night” Ideas

20 “Roommate-Night” Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the best things about having roommates is the chance to become great friends with them! While it’s definitely possible to have challenges when living with another person, it’s important to do your best to get along and have fun together. Doing so can often make both of your living experiences much better! For…
12 Questions Every Subletter Needs to Ask
12 Questions Every Subletter Needs to Ask

12 Questions Every Subletter Needs to Ask

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As new grads start flooding to the housing market, subletting a roommate share is the time-tested way of scoring an apartment when your budget is not high enough for a place of your own. Whether you are looking for a short term sublet of a few weeks while you hunt for a permanent place or…
7 Ways to Stay Friends with Your Roommate
7 Ways to Stay Friends with Your Roommate

7 Ways to Stay Friends with Your Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with a roommate can be fun and exciting, but it can also be hard. You and your roommate may have different schedules where you don’t see each other often. You may like a clean apartment while your roommate doesn’t mind a messy floor. You may not like your roommate’s significant other crashing every night,…
Bills, Bills, Bills… And Splitting Them with Roommates
Bills, Bills, Bills… And Splitting Them with Roommates

Bills, Bills, Bills… And Splitting Them with Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Kalee Cowan Receiving monthly bills that are your responsibility can be a major wake-up call. When I moved into my first apartment, the whole concept of living away from home was new to me. The biggest misconception I had was about bills. Away from home and my parents, I discovered a lot of bills…
Living With Your Introvert/Extrovert Roomie
Living With Your Introvert/Extrovert Roomie

Living With Your Introvert/Extrovert Roomie

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Erika Taylor So you’ve done the “easy” stuff: you found an apartment, started paying your rent (on time!), and got most of your furniture. Now comes a new task – living peacefully with your roommate! Your roomie might be an introvert or an extrovert, meaning their sensitivity to social stimulation might be different than…