Roommates

What Is The KonMari Method And Should You Try It?
What Is The KonMari Method And Should You Try It?

What Is The KonMari Method And Should You Try It?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you hadn’t heard of Marie Kondo, you probably have now. The tidying mega-star is known for her book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and now she’s got a Netflix series under her belt that basically made her name one of the most well-known for users of the streaming service. If you haven’t watched…
Are YOU Responsible For Your Roommate’s Pet?
Are YOU Responsible For Your Roommate’s Pet?

Are YOU Responsible For Your Roommate’s Pet?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, your roommate decides she simply must get the puppy she saw at the Humane Society this weekend… or, the guy you’re planning on moving in with just mentioned he has a cat. This doesn’t have to be a deal-breaker, and it also doesn’t mean YOU are getting a pet! Most of us have known someone…
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.…
5 Tips for Avoiding Roommate Cleaning Drama!
5 Tips for Avoiding Roommate Cleaning Drama!

5 Tips for Avoiding Roommate Cleaning Drama!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with a new set of roommates comes with unique challenges, from getting used to each others schedules and preferences to sharing your living space with them! That’s generally where cleaning drama can start to unfold – living with roomies that have different expectations of cleanliness than you do! But, this doesn’t need to be…
Get to Know Your New Roommate!
Get to Know Your New Roommate!

Get to Know Your New Roommate!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Most of the time, moving into your first apartment means moving in with a roommate or two to share the expense (and have some fun!). But, finding the roommate can just be the beginning! If your new roommate is a new friend, acquaintance, or someone you didn’t know prior to the apartment, you should find some…
3 Simple Rules for BF/GF Visits When You Are Living with Roommates
3 Simple Rules for BF/GF Visits When You Are Living with Roommates

3 Simple Rules for BF/GF Visits When You Are Living with Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We are re-posting these rules for BF/GF visits to help all of you who are living with roommates for the first time to avoid roommate drama. There are three issues that can turn a roommate relationship ugly:  splitting expenses, housekeeping chores and roommate’s BF/GB overstaying their welcome.  I have already covered how to handle splitting expenses…
5 Qualities to Look For in a Great Roomie
5 Qualities to Look For in a Great Roomie

5 Qualities to Look For in a Great Roomie

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In any shared apartment, finding a great roomie is crucial! Getting along with your roommate… or at least, not despising them… can make your apartment experience amazing! But, how do you know a great roomie when you find one? Or better yet, how do you know a bad roomie before you move in with them!? You’re…
Creative Places to Find Your Next Roommate
Creative Places to Find Your Next Roommate

Creative Places to Find Your Next Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Looking for a new roommate, but not having any luck? Never fear! There are plenty of creative places to meet the perfect roommate for you, without too much stress or panic! Like most things, finding a roommate will require you to put yourself out there and meet new people and make new friends. Don’t be afraid…
Should You Live With a CoWorker?
Should You Live With a CoWorker?

Should You Live With a CoWorker?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When looking for a roommate, especially in a new city, it’s a great idea to ask around at your place of work to see if anyone you know also needs a roommate! But is living with a coworker the best idea? Before taking the plunge with your cube-mate, think over these key questions to make…
5 Uncomfortable Questions For Potential New Roommates
5 Uncomfortable Questions For Potential New Roommates

5 Uncomfortable Questions For Potential New Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Interviewing potential new roommates is a nerve-racking but necessary experience. It’s so important to be able to click and connect with someone before moving them in, but even more important than their personality is finding out what kind of roommate they would be. Here are 5 uncomfortable personal questions to ask potential roommates: 1. Where…