Roommates

What You Forgot to Ask Your Potential Roommate
What You Forgot to Ask Your Potential Roommate

What You Forgot to Ask Your Potential Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’m sure you’ve already asked your potential roommate all the basics. You know where they’re from, how late they stay up, and how messy they are. You’ve talked about their party habits, whether they have a significant other, and their favorite hobbies. But there are a few topics that probably haven’t come up yet. Here are…
From the MFA Mailbag: Can We Overcharge New Roommates for Rent?
From the MFA Mailbag: Can We Overcharge New Roommates for Rent?

From the MFA Mailbag: Can We Overcharge New Roommates for Rent?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Eve asks: “Hello, my friend and I are thinking of renting out our spare bedrooms in our apartment. We live in an area were rent easily goes for $2,500+ for a two bedroom. We got an amazing deal with only paying $800, as the landlord has known us for quite a while. We were thinking…
Are You a Bad Roommate?
Are You a Bad Roommate?

Are You a Bad Roommate?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
First, let me say that this is NOT an attack on any of my previous roommates! They were all great people who I was lucky to live with. However, there were things they did that I didn’t like, and by identifying the issues I had with them, I can ensure that I (and hopefully you!)…
Do’s and Don’ts of Befriending Your SO’s Roommates
Do’s and Don’ts of Befriending Your SO’s Roommates

Do’s and Don’ts of Befriending Your SO’s Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Dating someone who has their own place generally means you’ll start spending a lot of time there! New relationships are exciting, especially when you just can’t wait to see each other again. But, most people live with roommates in their first few apartments! Your significant other’s roommates will start to play a role in your…
Four Expense Splitting Apps To Make Collecting Bills A Snap
Four Expense Splitting Apps To Make Collecting Bills A Snap

Four Expense Splitting Apps To Make Collecting Bills A Snap

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with roommates is a fact of life for most of us. That means the occasional headaches, like divvying up utilities, calculating rent portions, and incessant communication are also a part of our daily lives, for better or for worse. Expense splitting apps are making that less of a headache, thank the stars. From easily…
Couples: Must-Discuss Topics Before Moving In Together
Couples: Must-Discuss Topics Before Moving In Together

Couples: Must-Discuss Topics Before Moving In Together

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you and your significant other (SO, for short) have made the decision to live together, congratulations! It is a very exciting time and a huge step in any romantic relationship. Living together brings a whole new wave of intimacy, partnership, and information into your relationship and is a ton of fun! However, before moving…
Living with Roommates Who Have Different Incomes
Living with Roommates Who Have Different Incomes

Living with Roommates Who Have Different Incomes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with a roommate is a blast, especially when you become close enough friends to start to spend time together outside of your four walls. Oftentimes, friends come from different places and backgrounds with unique interests and career paths, meaning you may be both different and alike. One thing that’s bound to be different between…
3 Tricks for Dealing with a Nosy Roommate
3 Tricks for Dealing with a Nosy Roommate

3 Tricks for Dealing with a Nosy Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are few things more irritating than a person who can’t help putting their nose where it doesn’t belong! However, a roommate that does so may be near the top of the list. Although they likely mean you well, you need to find ways to let your roommate know how you feel…without losing your cool!…
Preparing for Your First Roommate: How to Manage 4 Common Conflict Zones
Preparing for Your First Roommate: How to Manage 4 Common Conflict Zones

Preparing for Your First Roommate: How to Manage 4 Common Conflict Zones

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For some, the word “roommate” is synonymous with “best friend.” For others, it’s “worst nightmare!” Surely you’ve heard tons of stories from both sides of this fence: great roommates and roommate horror stories! But don’t fear…it’s not hard to be a good roommate and to find a roommate that’ll be good to you. However, it…
A Guide To First Time Living With Your Significant Other
A Guide To First Time Living With Your Significant Other

A Guide To First Time Living With Your Significant Other

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The time your parents have been dreading is here; you’re finally ready to move in with your Significant Other. It’s an exciting time, and although there are so many things to look forward to, it also may be different than you’re picturing. I got my first apartment with my husband (then fiancé) 7 years ago…