Roommates

For the Love of God Pick a Roommate You Will Get Along With
For the Love of God Pick a Roommate You Will Get Along With

For the Love of God Pick a Roommate You Will Get Along With

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you have read the Wall Street Journal article on picking roommates or Maureen Dowd’s New York Times’ column, you’ll have seen the recent buzz about social media roommate matching systems that aim to pair like-minded roommates together.  Messy with messy and all will be neat — that sort of thing.  Primarily, it’s geared towards college…
Moving Out when You Can’t Stand your Roommate
Moving Out when You Can’t Stand your Roommate

Moving Out when You Can’t Stand your Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As Labor Day creeps up on us, I’m reminded of a post I wrote just after Memorial Day — about how my roommate wanted her unemployed, recovering alcoholic friend to move in. I was a bit freaked by her baggage, but mostly I had the initial gut reaction that I didn’t like her. Something about…
Roommate Bootcamp – My First Apartment style!
Roommate Bootcamp – My First Apartment style!

Roommate Bootcamp – My First Apartment style!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s almost July and you found the perfect two-bedroom for July 15th. Except, uh, that’s 2 weeks from now and you need another body ASAP. You don’t need a miracle. You need Roommate Bootcamp — MyFirstApartment style! First, you need to view our handy Roommate Agreement Check List. What’s that, — you’ve already considered what…
Protect yourself financially when it comes to new roommates
Protect yourself financially when it comes to new roommates

Protect yourself financially when it comes to new roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, I lost the roommate battle. Well, perhaps I should say that I conceded — with certain strict requirements. When we left off last week, I wasn’t crazy about this chick’s personality. However, after seeing her one more time, she seemed. . . nice enough. And, pretty stable. Not exactly, the glowing words one would…
Required Roommate Reading
Required Roommate Reading

Required Roommate Reading

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re having doubts about moving in with a random roommate, you should consider reading Oonagh O’Hagan’s new book, I Lick My Cheese. It’s pretty much worst case scenario stuff, but it will give you an idea how important it is to find a compatible roommate. That said, it sounds like pretty entertaining reading! Culled…
How to tell your roommate his girlfriend is a problem
How to tell your roommate his girlfriend is a problem

How to tell your roommate his girlfriend is a problem

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Calling all you relationship experts! Our friend Matthew has raised a common problem and asks you to put on your Judge Judy robes again. Here’s Matt’s email. (And thanks for the nice words about our site.) “Hey, first off, I just want to say I love this site and it helped a great deal during…
Should you be roommates with your BFF?
Should you be roommates with your BFF?

Should you be roommates with your BFF?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’re graduating within the month and one Saturday night, walking back from a Bon Voyage party, your best college friend starts waxing poetical about how much she/he is going to miss you. If she’s a fellow womanhood sister, there are probably a few tears involved. If he’s a dude, maybe you shotgun a beer and…
Bad Roommate Story of the Week
Bad Roommate Story of the Week

Bad Roommate Story of the Week

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello All! So, in addition to helpful tips on how to move and furnish your new apartment, every now and then I feel obliged to share a roommate story or two. This week’s stories compete in the genre of “worst roommate ever.” The NYC Wannabe Beethoven.One of my work colleagues is a super sweet gal…
My roommate got fired. . .now what?!
My roommate got fired. . .now what?!

My roommate got fired. . .now what?!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My roommate got laid off. . .and has taken over the apartment! Now what!? So, tis the season to be. . .laid off. Or, at least so says all the major news outlets. While most of us early to mid twenty-somethings have been spared because, lets be honest, we’re not worth much, many of us…