Roommates

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…
Living Solo: Some Perks and Downfalls
Living Solo: Some Perks and Downfalls

Living Solo: Some Perks and Downfalls

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Throughout your whole life, you live with your family. You share a bathroom, have chores, and fight for the remote. Well, at least that was my experience. I have always dreamed of living by myself. Peace and quiet. That was always my thought. That dream came to life this past month and it has been…
How To Make A Good Impression On Potential New Roommates
How To Make A Good Impression On Potential New Roommates

How To Make A Good Impression On Potential New Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Getting a call back from a Craigslist ad can seem like a major victory, especially when potential roomies are swarming like ants on a pool of honey. Getting a call back, however, is just the first hurdle to overcome. You’ve got to make a good impression on your potential new roommates. Much like trying to…
Do You NEED Roommates?
Do You NEED Roommates?

Do You NEED Roommates?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With graduation and moving season around the corner, there are tons of people in the market for their very first apartment. One of the most fun parts of living alone is the independence you gain. From managing your monthly bills and making meals to locking up for vacation, living alone will teach you a lot about…
Build Yourself a Safety Net When Moving In With Your SO
Build Yourself a Safety Net When Moving In With Your SO

Build Yourself a Safety Net When Moving In With Your SO

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When your Significant Other (SO) is also your roommate, breakups are doubly complicated. Moving in with your SO is an extremely exciting time in any relationship. There’s lots of fun in merging styles, learning about your partner, spending extra time together and making your place feel like home. But no matter how comfortable you are that it’s a…
The Very Best Way to Find Roommates
The Very Best Way to Find Roommates

The Very Best Way to Find Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first place? A great way to cut costs, make friends, and have fun in your apartment is finding a roommate to live with! Not only are roommates generally nice company to be around, but all of your standard monthly bills could cut in HALF! Think rent, utilities, cable, internet…the list goes on!…
5 Ways to Treat Your SO Roommate for Valentine’s Day Without Breaking the Bank
5 Ways to Treat Your SO Roommate for Valentine’s Day Without Breaking the Bank

5 Ways to Treat Your SO Roommate for Valentine’s Day Without Breaking the Bank

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of how you can celebrate your significant other on that day! If you don’t live with your significant other, or don’t have one for the holiday, consider throwing a “Gal – / Dude – Valentine’s Day” party to celebrate all of your closest friends instead.…
Roommate Dilemma: What to Do If You’re Sharing a Room and Losing Sleep
Roommate Dilemma: What to Do If You’re Sharing a Room and Losing Sleep

Roommate Dilemma: What to Do If You’re Sharing a Room and Losing Sleep

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having a hard time sleeping when you’re sharing a room? It’s more common of a problem than you think! Sometimes our schedules are too different, or one person’s snoring is enough to keep the other up all night staring at the ceiling. But lack of sleep hinders on our productivity, the ability for us to…
9 Great Things About Moving In With Your SO
9 Great Things About Moving In With Your SO

9 Great Things About Moving In With Your SO

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving in with your Significant Other (SO) is a big decision that should not be made lightly. Both members of the relationship should talk through the pro’s and con’s and be sure to set out boundaries and expectations before signing a lease. However, once the decision is made and the ink is dry, here are…