Roommates

Living with Mom and Dad? Maximize the Benefits!

Living with Mom and Dad? Maximize the Benefits!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you move back in with mom and dad, it’s easy to treat your time at home as just a vacation from the grown up world.  You start acting like you’re sixteen all over again, and waste a perfectly good opportunity to maximize the benefits of this period without the pressures of rent, excessive utility bills, and…
8 Rules For Living With Your Significant Other

8 Rules For Living With Your Significant Other

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with your significant other — like living with a roommate — comes with its own set of ups and downs. However, what makes this situation different from just living with a good friend, a relative or a person that you met online is the fact that your romantic relationship gets tangled up in the small day-to-day details…
How to Be a Subletter

How to Be a Subletter

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Though I’ve sublet my room several times while I was away, I do not have much experience with subletting from someone else.   I was trying to figure out where to go when my lease expires next month, and I realized that subletting for the summer made the most financial and logistical sense.  As a person who has hosted subletters…
24 Rules for Living with Roommates

24 Rules for Living with Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether your roommate is a relative, close friend, or someone found online, sharing space can get tricky! (Take this quiz to find out what type of roommate situation is best for your personality.) It’s important to establish a set of rules, but also to check-in regularly, to make sure the rules still make sense and…
Dinner, for Three! First Planning Meeting with Roommates

Dinner, for Three! First Planning Meeting with Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It has been about a week since the informal decision to move in with my future roommates, boyfriend and girlfriend, Chris and Kayla was made. Since the three of us are all in study mode getting ready for finals, it has not been very easy to get together to talk about logistics. Recently, we were…
Moving to First Apartment in Atlanta

Moving to First Apartment in Atlanta

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Last week, I made a big move. No, not big like finishing a marathon or big like having a good hair day. But, big for a college kid who adores their parents and has lived with them forever.  I informed my parents that I planned to move out of their home for the summer and…
Should You Move In With Your Significant Other?

Should You Move In With Your Significant Other?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Last year this time we covered some legal and relationship issues of moving in together. As the decision looms for many new grads, our bloggers Melissa and Audra are taking another look at this timely topic. Melissa: If saving money is the primary reason to move in with your romantic partner, stop right there. You’ll…
Should You Live with Your BFF?

Should You Live with Your BFF?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whenever I hear this question, my immediate response is no, you should not.  Unless you met your BFF in a roommate circumstance (it happens!), you probably should nix the idea of shacking up with your BFF.  It may sound like fun, and like something out of Girls or Friends, but in reality it causes a lot…
Should You Seek Out a Roommate Who’s Different From You?

Should You Seek Out a Roommate Who’s Different From You?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The fat envelope has just arrived from your top-choice college. While you’re still rejoicing, you realize you’ll have to live with a stranger in a dorm room next year. Yes, you’ll have to fill out some forms to get matched up with a roommate, but even before you get there, you need to decide: do you…
20 Questions to Ask a New Roomie

20 Questions to Ask a New Roomie

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you’ve been friends forever, met via the Internet, or have even lived together in the past, it’s important to establish some mutual understandings with your new roommate before officially moving in together. A fun game of 20 questions can only make things better before signing a lease. Are we all paying the same amount…