Roommates

That’s my Shampoo!- Dedreanna Deals with Roommate Boundary Issues
That’s my Shampoo!- Dedreanna Deals with Roommate Boundary Issues

That’s my Shampoo!- Dedreanna Deals with Roommate Boundary Issues

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
That’s my Shampoo!- Roommate boundaries. By Dedreanna   Living with roommates is difficult.  Add in the fact that they are (or used to be) your best friends and it becomes even more difficult. Certain lines (no matter how thin) just shouldn’t be crossed. Here is an example of some things that have happened at our apartment…
How to Survive Moving Back Home After Graduation
How to Survive Moving Back Home After Graduation

How to Survive Moving Back Home After Graduation

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’ve received a couple questions lately from readers asking our advice for how to move back home, with mom/dad/grandma as landlord.  With only 56% of 2010 grads working full-time jobs and those working taking pay cuts, it’s become a usual first step in post-college living. And, it’s OK. It’s just the financial reality right now. I…
No More Roommates! How to Know It’s Time to Go Solo
No More Roommates! How to Know It’s Time to Go Solo

No More Roommates! How to Know It’s Time to Go Solo

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our blogger Elyse is contemplating her next move after graduation. The Price of Solitude by Elyse Roommates. I’ve had good ones, great ones and terrible ones. With my lease coming to an end in a few months, I’ve been considering the two options of either finding a new roommate, or going it alone. Don’t get me…
Elyse on Roommate Gifting
Elyse on Roommate Gifting

Elyse on Roommate Gifting

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you share a home with people, it can often feel like a surrogate family. I’ve had Sunday dinners and Thursday movie nights with roomies, but I’ve loved the Christmases I’ve shared with roommates more than anything. Last year, we all had a real Christmas morning together (albeit, the week before Christmas day) where we…
Should You Exchange Holiday Gifts With Your Roommate(s)?
Should You Exchange Holiday Gifts With Your Roommate(s)?

Should You Exchange Holiday Gifts With Your Roommate(s)?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re friends with your roommates – then this question is easier. You can casually chat about it. Yes. No. Whatevs. In the situation above, likely your natural first instinct is to ask what the expectation is – and that’s not wrong no matter who your roommates are. I think what makes everyone nervous about…
Avoiding Roommates from Hell
Avoiding Roommates from Hell

Avoiding Roommates from Hell

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s kind of amazing, how many bad roommate stories are out there. Everyone who’s ever lived with someone seems to have one and few topics bring about the kind of unadulterated hatred and self-pity than those of horrible roommates. Jezebel recently came to us, asking if we had any tips for how to avoid roommate…
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…