Roommates

5 Tips for Bonding with Random Roommates

5 Tips for Bonding with Random Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are many ways to get stuck living with strangers. Maybe it was by choice! Perhaps you found a group via a roommate speed-dating event, or perhaps a realtor recruited you all to live together in the limited-time property he was showing. More likely than not, you’re filling a room in a multi bedroom apartment…
Avoid Roommate Problems…Choose Wisely!

Avoid Roommate Problems…Choose Wisely!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There’s a lot more to choosing roommates than you may think, especially in your first apartment. They need to be fun but not too wild, responsible but not rude. When I first moved to school, I didn’t get to choose my roommate and she and I were complete opposites. It was fine, but definitely not…
3 Reasons Why I Choose to Live Alone

3 Reasons Why I Choose to Live Alone

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My roommate pees in the living room. No, my roommate is not a wild party animal. He is just an animal—an orange and white tabby cat, named Winchester, and his litter box is in the living room. Long before I started apartment hunting, when I was planning a move to a new city for my…
How to Get Along With Your First College Roommate

How to Get Along With Your First College Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Everybody knows that living with a new roommate can be totally challenging. I was an RA of my dorm floor for three years, and I have seen many, many conflicts between roommates. I can tell you that most problems can actually be avoided very easily if you’re proactive with your roommate! All you need is…
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…