Posts Tagged: roommate agreement

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…
Four’s a Party, Five’s a Crowd: Setting Rules on Visitors

Four’s a Party, Five’s a Crowd: Setting Rules on Visitors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you live in a shared space, how do you decide on a fair guest policy? Some people love a crowd, they truly believe in the more the merrier, and are happy with friends passed out on every square foot of their apartment on a regular basis. Others prefer personal space and would rather check…
Relationship and Legal Issues When You Move In With Your Significant Other

Relationship and Legal Issues When You Move In With Your Significant Other

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s a month before graduation and you have just found out that both you and your college BF/GF  have landed jobs in the same city.  Now the big question is, should you look for an apartment together? And if you do, what are the relationship and legal issue to consider before you take this big step?  Cohabiting…
Top 5 Roommate Relationship Landmines…and How to Avoid Them

Top 5 Roommate Relationship Landmines…and How to Avoid Them

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Sabrina has distilled her 20+ roommate experiences into the top five areas that can explode with serious damage to the roommate relationship.  And we have added some tried-and-true MFA tips for avoiding the danger zones. TOP 5 ROOMMATE RELATIONSHIP LANDMINES by Sabrina Roommates can be a fairy tale of exciting events and life-long…
What to Do When Your Roommate Bolts

What to Do When Your Roommate Bolts

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Katherine tackles an all-too-common roommate situation.  WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR ROOMMATE BOLTS by Katherine   Uh oh. Your soon-to-be-roommate got cold feet at the altar, pulled a Julia Roberts a la Runaway Bride and is now halfway to Canada on a FedEx truck. This leaves you in a lurch, with the caterers…
4 Secrets for Getting Along with Roommates

4 Secrets for Getting Along with Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our blogger Elyse shares her strategies for handling money matters and common chores with roommates. I’ve lived with a lot of different people in my life. When I lived at home, I had to share a room with my sister right up until I went to college and  shared a dorm room. When I got the apartment, one…
Protect yourself financially when it comes to new roommates

Protect yourself financially when it comes to new roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, I lost the roommate battle. Well, perhaps I should say that I conceded — with certain strict requirements. When we left off last week, I wasn’t crazy about this chick’s personality. However, after seeing her one more time, she seemed. . . nice enough. And, pretty stable. Not exactly, the glowing words one would…
Required Roommate Reading

Required Roommate Reading

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re having doubts about moving in with a random roommate, you should consider reading Oonagh O’Hagan’s new book, I Lick My Cheese. It’s pretty much worst case scenario stuff, but it will give you an idea how important it is to find a compatible roommate. That said, it sounds like pretty entertaining reading! Culled…
Lesson learned: Work out the roommate “What Ifs” before moving in

Lesson learned: Work out the roommate “What Ifs” before moving in

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My apologies that it’s been awhile — between being sick AND having to move this week, there’s been precious little time for anything else. Well, aside from saying goodbye to friends and making them lift heavy objects for me. There was puh-lenty of time for that. But, now that I’m squarely moved into my new…