Roommates

How To Make A Good Impression On Potential New Roommates
How To Make A Good Impression On Potential New Roommates

How To Make A Good Impression On Potential New Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Getting a call back from a Craigslist ad can seem like a major victory, especially when potential roomies are swarming like ants on a pool of honey. Getting a call back, however, is just the first hurdle to overcome. You’ve got to make a good impression on your potential new roommates. Much like trying to…
Do You NEED Roommates?
Do You NEED Roommates?

Do You NEED Roommates?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With graduation and moving season around the corner, there are tons of people in the market for their very first apartment. One of the most fun parts of living alone is the independence you gain. From managing your monthly bills and making meals to locking up for vacation, living alone will teach you a lot about…
Build Yourself a Safety Net When Moving In With Your SO
Build Yourself a Safety Net When Moving In With Your SO

Build Yourself a Safety Net When Moving In With Your SO

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When your Significant Other (SO) is also your roommate, breakups are doubly complicated. Moving in with your SO is an extremely exciting time in any relationship. There’s lots of fun in merging styles, learning about your partner, spending extra time together and making your place feel like home. But no matter how comfortable you are that it’s a…
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…