Posts Tagged: roommate living

BLOGGERS WANTED!
BLOGGERS WANTED!

BLOGGERS WANTED!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Some of our blogger team members are heading off to graduate school and big new jobs, so we are again looking to add new writers to our team. Apartment Hunter Blogger: You are just starting to look for your first apartment and want to share the experience with our 250,000+ monthly readers.  You may be a 2017 new…
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…
Roommate Intervention: What to Do When Landlord-Designated “Tenant in Charge” Fails Duties
Roommate Intervention: What to Do When Landlord-Designated “Tenant in Charge” Fails Duties

Roommate Intervention: What to Do When Landlord-Designated “Tenant in Charge” Fails Duties

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In almost every group housing situation I’ve lived in, there is usually one tenant that handles the majority of the responsibilities. They act as the liaison between tenants and landlords, they handle collecting the rent, and they tell the landlord if there are any issues with the apartment. How the “tenant in charge” decision is…
Sharing a Kitchen with Roommates When You Have Special Dietary Restrictions
Sharing a Kitchen with Roommates When You Have Special Dietary Restrictions

Sharing a Kitchen with Roommates When You Have Special Dietary Restrictions

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you have an allergy or special dietary needs, living with someone (or worse, multiple people) who eat what you cannot and sharing a kitchen with them, isn’t just a challenge, it is a flat-out risk. I recently made a clean break with gluten for medical reasons. This was only two weeks prior to moving into…
5 Perfect Holiday Gift Exchange Ideas
5 Perfect Holiday Gift Exchange Ideas

5 Perfect Holiday Gift Exchange Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s HEEEERE! Holiday time is officially here because Thanksgiving is done with. Need some ideas for a budget-friendly gift exchange with your roommates? Ugly Christmas sweaters on now, below are the BEST options for a gift exchange on a small OR large scale. WHITE ELEPHANT / YANKEE EXCHANGE 1. Start a Facebook Invite for your…
From the MailBag: “How to Deal with Roommate Conflicts”
From the MailBag: “How to Deal with Roommate Conflicts”

From the MailBag: “How to Deal with Roommate Conflicts”

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Welcome back to the MailBag, everyone. A couple of weeks ago, we dove into our very first advice topic and helped one reader with her question about “when to begin an out-of-state apartment search.” Today, we are taking a different route — we’re addressing several issues and many readers at once. Here’s why: Since My…
20 Questions to Ask a New Roomie
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…
Roommate Gift Giving Alternatives
Roommate Gift Giving Alternatives

Roommate Gift Giving Alternatives

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Gift exchange season is upon us, as is the impending doom of shopping for everyone on your holiday list while also managing to pay rent. And let’s hope your lease isn’t up at the end of the year too… Sharing presents with roommates can be a fun group activity or a potential disaster. If you…
7 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Party with the Roomies
7 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Party with the Roomies

7 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Party with the Roomies

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Apartment parties are fun—you get to decide the guestlist, menu, playlist, décor– but can also be a bit stressful, especially when you have to make executive decisions with other members of your household. If you’re planning to host a crowd over the holidays or on on December 31, you want your event to be pretty…