Posts Tagged: Roommates

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…
5 Ways to Figure Out Your First Apartment Must-Haves

5 Ways to Figure Out Your First Apartment Must-Haves

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re in the market for an apartment, it’s easy to dream. Perhaps a bit too easy. You want lots of space, cheap rent, a balcony, a doorman, maybe even a swimming pool and a gym. Laundry in-unit, of course, a nice flower box with ever-blooming roses … and then you pinch yourself and return…
New Girl Moves In: 3 Rules for Switching Roommates

New Girl Moves In: 3 Rules for Switching Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When the time comes to renew  your lease, the more roommates you have, the more likely changes will happen.  Apartments are temporary; you pick to live in a rental with roommates because you’re in a transitional period in life.  Most twenty-somethings who live in apartments have ever-changing jobs, relationships, grad school acceptances, and other unpredictable real-life adult factors…
Take This Quiz Before You Look for Roommates

Take This Quiz Before You Look for Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you clueless about what type of roommate situation is best for you? Well, I am pleased to tell you that this little quiz will help you decide…or at least it’s a fun activity to get you thinking. As you go through the quiz, write down the letter that best describes your behavior. 1.) When…
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…
It’s Not Me, It’s You: Breaking up with a Roommate

It’s Not Me, It’s You: Breaking up with a Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
  Sometimes things don’t work out the way we expect: relationships, friendships, living situations.  No matter how mature or experienced we are, when something goes awry, there will be hard feelings. The cardinal rule of roommate break-ups is don’t blindside your roommates. Don’t  just pack up and leave a post-it on the fridge.  Also, it’s not cool to announce that…
Are You Annoying Your Roommate Without Realizing It?

Are You Annoying Your Roommate Without Realizing It?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sure, you don’t think you’re doing anything annoying. You wave a friendly hello to your roommate. You pay the bills on time and even covered whole utility bill when your roommate was between jobs. Heck, you even shared those cookies you baked last week. As far as you’re concerned, you’re a rock-star roomie. And you probably are.…
Tips for Hassle-Free Splitting of Bills with Roommates

Tips for Hassle-Free Splitting of Bills with Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You know how it goes. One roommate has the cable bill in his name. Another roommate has his name on the electricity and heat. And you’re the one that mails in the rent check. And then there’s groceries, which you try to trade off on, but it may just be that you’ve footed the bill…
Should You Join a CSA for Your Fresh Veggies and Fruit?

Should You Join a CSA for Your Fresh Veggies and Fruit?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let’s start with this: we here at My First Apartment strongly suggest making a habit of cooking at home. Why? First, it saves you a ton of money. Second, you learn a valuable skill (cooking). Third, usually when you eat at home, what you eat is healthier than what you’d have eating out (since you’re…
Goodbye, Roommate! How to Know You Are Ready to Get Your Own Place

Goodbye, Roommate! How to Know You Are Ready to Get Your Own Place

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In the past few weeks, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about selecting roommates. So now let’s shift to another scenario: you’ve had a roommate for a while, and now you’re ready to live on your own. How do you know if you’re ready to take this particular plunge? There are three areas you…