Posts Tagged: Katherine

How Katherine Got Her Landlord to Fix the Sink

How Katherine Got Her Landlord to Fix the Sink

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With this post we bid farewell and good luck to Katherine who has made a big move in her career and has to cut back on her extracurriculars, including blogging for My First Apartment. The good news is that this opens up another blogger slot, so if you are interested, drop us a note to…
3 Simple Rules for Visits from BF/GF When You Have a Roommate.

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

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are three issues that can turn a roommate relationship ugly:  splitting expenses, housekeeping chores and roommate’s BF/GB overstaying their welcome.  I have already covered how to handle splitting expenses and housekeeping,  it’s now time to tackle the biggie that has brought an end to many a beautiful roommate relationship -how to hang out with the BF/GF without breaking…
How to Make Your Roommates Clean When It’s Their Turn

How to Make Your Roommates Clean When It’s Their Turn

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This post is for all my people out there who have ever taken out the trash AGGRESSIVELY! This is for you, you poor souls who fight with every fiber of your being not to turn into your mother and just clean up after your living companion. When you move in with someone there are a…
Roommate Dilemma: To Split or Not to Split Expenses

Roommate Dilemma: To Split or Not to Split Expenses

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Now that our blogger Katherine has settled into her new apartment, she recaps what she and her roommate have decided about buying furniture and other stuff. TO SPLIT OR NOT TO SPLIT EXPENSES  by Katherine It’s a weird relationship, living with someone who you’re not actually in a relationship with. It’s like being in a marriage…
Katherine Picks Up Her Furniture Essentials for under $1,000

Katherine Picks Up Her Furniture Essentials for under $1,000

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
 Our blogger Katherine has chronicled the ups and downs of her apartment search, and now shares how she’s furnished  the basics for less than $1,000.  FURNISHING YOUR FIRST APARTMENT: DREAM OR NIGHTMARE? by Katherine So I’ve recently found my first real-live apartment and my roommate and I have found ourselves in that predicament that newlyweds usually face:…
10 Things You Should Know about Picking a Moving Company

10 Things You Should Know about Picking a Moving Company

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
 Our blogger Katherine just moved to her new apartment and now generously shares her tips on picking a moving company. WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A MOVING COMPANY by Katherine Hiring a moving company for your move is usually a good idea, unless you happen to be friends with the wolf pack in Twilight.  Alas,…
Found Your Dream Apartment? Make Sure You Get It!

Found Your Dream Apartment? Make Sure You Get It!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Last we heard from Katherine, she had just lost out on her dream apartment. Luckily, she’s found another one and shares with us the process of making sure that she got  the lease. FOUND YOUR DREAM APARTMENT? NOW MAKE SURE YOU GET IT! by Katherine So, finally after logging a lot of man-hours, I’ve finally found an…
Katherine’s10 Essential First Apartment Items

Katherine’s10 Essential First Apartment Items

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Katherine has made a list and checked it twice. No, not the list you’re thinking of;  it’s her list of essentials every first apartment needs to have.  TEN ESSENTIAL FIRST APARTMENT ITEMS by Katherine There are a lot of things you might want for your apartment; a modern version of a Victrola or…
New Online Resources for Splitting Bills with Roommates, Drama Free!

New Online Resources for Splitting Bills with Roommates, Drama Free!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Katherine has found help online for splitting expenses. Splitting Bills with Roommates, Drama Free! by Katherine  We all know how awkward it is to remind a friend they owe you $3.52 for that milkshake you spotted them for last night, and it’s even worse when that friend is a roommate and that…
New and Improved Los Angeles Neighborhood Guide: Part Two

New and Improved Los Angeles Neighborhood Guide: Part Two

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
New and Improved Los Angeles Neighborhood Guide: Part Two by Katherine As promised,  part two of the LA Guide covers some of the trendier neighborhoods for the young and single.  (Click here if you missed part one.)  Beware though, that with trendiness come rapidly rising rents to match the rapidly rising coolness of their inhabitants. And some of the…