Posts Tagged: Roommates

3 Signs It’s Time to Part Ways with Your Roommate(s)

3 Signs It’s Time to Part Ways with Your Roommate(s)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you moved into your new apartment months ago and were excited to get to know your fellow apartment mate and share the fun in decorating and spending quality time together. Unfortunately, your relationship with your roommate isn’t like it was before: your roommate’s cleaning habits, their ability to find and eat your leftovers, or…
5 Questions To Ask Before You Offer To Host Guests

5 Questions To Ask Before You Offer To Host Guests

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If this is your first big holiday season in your first apartment, you’re in for a treat! If family and friends live nearby, they’ll likely want to come check it out, whether for a quick tour, for dinner, or game night! If family and friends plan on traveling in for the holiday, you may be in a…
How to Host An On-Budget Friendsgiving Party with Roommates

How to Host An On-Budget Friendsgiving Party with Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Thanksgiving is just around the corner (what?!) and for a lot of us, that means the 3 F’s: food, friends, and family. Even if you get to head home for the holiday, host a little Friendsgiving get-together with your roomies and take this opportunity to sit down for a fun meal and remind yourselves why…
What’s Your Moving Style? What’s Your Roommate’s?

What’s Your Moving Style? What’s Your Roommate’s?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Before my roommate and I began the process of moving in together, we discussed many important details about living together.  We talked about how often we need to do the dishes, how much alone time we’ll need, and how we’ll split bills and share food.  One thing that did not come up, though, was how…
Beginner’s Guide to Group House Living

Beginner’s Guide to Group House Living

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Tanner Weber About a year ago, I moved from Southern California to DC and quickly found a home in the form of a group house full of young professionals with varying hobbies, professions, and standards of living. Here’s how I survived the first year: 1. Don’t expect to be friends with everyone— There are…
10 Reasons Your Roommates are Actually Your Significant Others

10 Reasons Your Roommates are Actually Your Significant Others

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Roommates, when you pick them right, tend to become much more than roommates. After a few months of living in a confined space with a couple people, you get to know basically everything about them. 1. What’s yours is mine (and vice versa). “Separate pantry shelves” cease to exist, closets become interchangeable, and you stop…
Solo or Roommates? Take This Quiz to Find Out Which One Is for You

Solo or Roommates? Take This Quiz to Find Out Which One Is for You

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re on the hunt for your first place on your own, it’s okay to feel overwhelmed with options. There are tons of places to live, different roommate options, and types of places to choose from. Take the quiz below to narrow down part of that decision…solo or roommates! 1. Roommates are… a.  OK, but…
How to Interview Potential Roommates

How to Interview Potential Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This totally makes sense: forewarned is forearmed — especially if you have a roommate. Living with someone, much like moving in with a significant other, may just as well be called taking the plunge. Finding the right roommate is quite a challenge. It does not matter whether you’ve been friends forever or total strangers because…
Roommate Dilemma: How to Split Rent Fairly When Rooms Are Not Equal

Roommate Dilemma: How to Split Rent Fairly When Rooms Are Not Equal

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re sharing an apartment with a roommate/roommates and you all get rooms that are equal in size and desirability and you all share the common space equally, splitting the rent and the bills isn’t that complicated. Most of the time, the rent is just divided by the number of roommates and everyone pays the same…