Roommates

How to Choose a Roommate
How to Choose a Roommate

How to Choose a Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Renting can be expensive, and purchasing a property can be even more costly. Some would only live alone if it were possible, and others can’t handle it emotionally. Some find living alone to be lonely, yet for others, living with roommates can be stressful. That said, you can make your roomie experience a good one…
Pros and Cons: Living with Friends vs. Living With Strangers
Pros and Cons: Living with Friends vs. Living With Strangers

Pros and Cons: Living with Friends vs. Living With Strangers

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. In 2015, approximately one-quarter of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 lived with roommates. If you currently live with other people and are lucky, your roommate might be your friend, whether…
Is Living Alone Better for You?
Is Living Alone Better for You?

Is Living Alone Better for You?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with other people has its perks, but it’s not for everyone. Some people might enjoy living alone more if they can afford it, but given how expensive living alone can be, you shouldn’t rush into it if it’s something you’re considering. Instead, you should take ample time to think about whether you’re better off…
How to Stay Safe When Your Roommates Aren’t Social Distancing
How to Stay Safe When Your Roommates Aren’t Social Distancing

How to Stay Safe When Your Roommates Aren’t Social Distancing

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it comes to COVID-19 safety, not everyone is on the same page about taking the necessary precautions. You could even be dealing with this concern at home if your roommate disagrees with wearing face masks, social distancing, or not inviting guests over. If you’re facing this roommate challenge, here are some tips on how…
Three Key COVID-19 Roommate Tips
Three Key COVID-19 Roommate Tips

Three Key COVID-19 Roommate Tips

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Although people are going to beaches and, in some states, bars and clubs now that summer has arrived, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. In fact, cases have now become more prevalent among younger people than older people. If you live with roommates, the spread of COVID-19 among younger people might have you worrying…
What Do I Do If My Roommate Needs to Quarantine?
What Do I Do If My Roommate Needs to Quarantine?

What Do I Do If My Roommate Needs to Quarantine?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take an outsize toll on everyday life, staying at home has grown beyond just sound medical advice. In several states, it’s become the law of the land. With mandatory stay-at-home orders enacted across the country, some people living with roommates or partners may be grateful they’re not alone during…
Help! My Roommate Never Does The Dishes
Help! My Roommate Never Does The Dishes

Help! My Roommate Never Does The Dishes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s a situation many apartment dwellers face: You want to keep your apartment clean and tidy, but your roommate’s dishes go uncleaned in the kitchen sink for days. How do you address your situation with a roommate who never does the dishes? Find the best steps to take below. We, not me When dealing with…
Dorm vs. Off-Campus Apartment: The Ultimate Student Guide
Dorm vs. Off-Campus Apartment: The Ultimate Student Guide

Dorm vs. Off-Campus Apartment: The Ultimate Student Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Before each year of your college education starts, you’re faced with a choice that will completely shape your experience: Do you live in a dorm or rent an off-campus apartment? It’s a decision that millions of students nationwide make every year, yet it’s a question that usually results in intense consideration. Below, find the ultimate…
Three Ways to Make Space for Your Roommates’ Privacy
Three Ways to Make Space for Your Roommates’ Privacy

Three Ways to Make Space for Your Roommates’ Privacy

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you live with roommates, you have to put in a bit of work to maintain your privacy. In apartments with thin walls, shared bathrooms and other common spaces, and frequent guest visits, it can be challenging to carve out a sacred space where you can feel totally, blissfully alone. You can become so focused…
Four Ways To Maintain Your Privacy With Roommates
Four Ways To Maintain Your Privacy With Roommates

Four Ways To Maintain Your Privacy With Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you need to keep your rent low, living with roommates can be the way to go. As anyone who’s had roommates knows, the budget-friendliness of roommate arrangements doesn’t necessarily equate to a comfortable living situation – common spaces such as living rooms and kitchens can quickly become messier or dirtier than you’d like, you…