Roommates

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…
9 Things to Thank Your First Roommate For
9 Things to Thank Your First Roommate For

9 Things to Thank Your First Roommate For

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Not all of us are perfect, and I know I’m far from it! When I moved out of my parents’ house and into my first apartment, I didn’t really know what to expect. I’ll be the first to say that I wasn’t a perfect roommate in that year! I’m sure we all have faced that…
How to Be a Courteous Roommate While Moving Out
How to Be a Courteous Roommate While Moving Out

How to Be a Courteous Roommate While Moving Out

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Housing situations where you get along well with your roommates are something to definitely treasure! You begin to form friendships or work on existing ones, and your apartment starts to suddenly feel more like a home. Unfortunately, sometimes things don’t work out when you live with others, whether they’re your best friends or total strangers…
Finding Roommates 101: Craigslist and Facebook
Finding Roommates 101: Craigslist and Facebook

Finding Roommates 101: Craigslist and Facebook

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When looking for a first apartment, many people moving out of their parents’ house soon realize is that they just can’t afford their own place. As difficult as that truth is to process, there is one easy(ish) solution: roommates. When moving to a new city, however, you may not know anyone in the area. Or,…
3 Signs It’s Time to Part Ways with Your Roommate(s)
3 Signs It’s Time to Part Ways with Your Roommate(s)

3 Signs It’s Time to Part Ways with Your Roommate(s)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you moved into your new apartment months ago and were excited to get to know your fellow apartment mate and share the fun in decorating and spending quality time together. Unfortunately, your relationship with your roommate isn’t like it was before: your roommate’s cleaning habits, their ability to find and eat your leftovers, or…
How to Host An On-Budget Friendsgiving Party with Roommates
How to Host An On-Budget Friendsgiving Party with Roommates

How to Host An On-Budget Friendsgiving Party with Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Thanksgiving is just around the corner (what?!) and for a lot of us, that means the 3 F’s: food, friends, and family. Even if you get to head home for the holiday, host a little Friendsgiving get-together with your roomies and take this opportunity to sit down for a fun meal and remind yourselves why…
Welcoming a New Roommate to Your Place
Welcoming a New Roommate to Your Place

Welcoming a New Roommate to Your Place

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Getting a new roommate isn’t too uncommon, but what if your new roommate is joining after you and others already moved in? I recently ran into this scenario when a friend needed a place to stay for a couple months while she was in between job locations. My boyfriend and I have settled into our…
How to Manage When Your Roommates’ Relationship Ends Mid-Lease.
How to Manage When Your Roommates’ Relationship Ends Mid-Lease.

How to Manage When Your Roommates’ Relationship Ends Mid-Lease.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with roommates can be a tricky situation. Things can get even trickier when you live with roommates who are dating, and, as if third wheeling 24/7 wasn’t enough to question your decision, they decide to end their relationship mid-lease. This happened to me two months after moving in, so for those in a similar…