Roommates

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…
I am thankful for . . .a pretty great living situation!
I am thankful for . . .a pretty great living situation!

I am thankful for . . .a pretty great living situation!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I realize that many of my posts are about problems. My apartment’s too small. My apartment’s too expensive. My apartment has a leak etc etc. As my Yiddish speaking grandfather would say, I’m a bit of a kvetcher (complainer). So this Thanksgiving week, I am going to look on the bright side, for there still…