Posts Tagged: Roommates

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…
5 Ways to Use Halloween to Bond with Your Roomies

5 Ways to Use Halloween to Bond with Your Roomies

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In need of some ideas about how to bond with your new roomies? Then you’ve come to the right place, and at the right time of year, too. Usually, the holidays are a time when you and your roommates will spend lots of time apart (visits home, separate parties with friends, etc.), but there’s no…
10 Reasons Why Roommates Make the BEST Best Friends

10 Reasons Why Roommates Make the BEST Best Friends

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve kept up with my story at all, you’ll know that I recently moved from an apartment in Atlanta (with my boyfriend) to an apartment at my university with three other girls. This has led me to reflect a lot on friendships–specifically what a best friend involves. I’m quickly realizing that your roommates often don’t…
5 Tips for Bonding with Random Roommates

5 Tips for Bonding with Random Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are many ways to get stuck living with strangers. Maybe it was by choice! Perhaps you found a group via a roommate speed-dating event, or perhaps a realtor recruited you all to live together in the limited-time property he was showing. More likely than not, you’re filling a room in a multi bedroom apartment…
Avoid Roommate Problems…Choose Wisely!

Avoid Roommate Problems…Choose Wisely!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There’s a lot more to choosing roommates than you may think, especially in your first apartment. They need to be fun but not too wild, responsible but not rude. When I first moved to school, I didn’t get to choose my roommate and she and I were complete opposites. It was fine, but definitely not…
3 Reasons Why I Choose to Live Alone

3 Reasons Why I Choose to Live Alone

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My roommate pees in the living room. No, my roommate is not a wild party animal. He is just an animal—an orange and white tabby cat, named Winchester, and his litter box is in the living room. Long before I started apartment hunting, when I was planning a move to a new city for my…
Apartment Housekeeping Plan

Apartment Housekeeping Plan

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In an apartment of your own, housekeeping can be a free-for-all. No parents or responsible adults to empty the dishwasher, vacuum the living room and remind (nag) you to clean your room. What does that mean for us? Time to step up! Luckily for me (and my boyfriend-roommate, Matt), I am a bit of a neat…
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…