Roommates

The FATEFUL conclusion to the Couch Cover CATASTROPHE!
The FATEFUL conclusion to the Couch Cover CATASTROPHE!

The FATEFUL conclusion to the Couch Cover CATASTROPHE!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Don’t ya kinda feel like you’re in a 1940’s movie theater? Watching– as the young heroine battles tragedy and turmoil until finally at last, a shimmer of light descends and she discovers that the young soldier respected her all along? Well, friends, in my story, that shimmer of light was my self-respect and the young…
Living with Strangers, er, Roommates
Living with Strangers, er, Roommates

Living with Strangers, er, Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
What to do when you want to move but all your friends already have places? Share an apartment with a stranger? Eeek! Actually, it can be pretty great–if you know what you’re doing. While starting by asking friends if they have other friends looking is a good idea, none of mine did. So, I went…
It’s a boy!
It’s a boy!

It’s a boy!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This last weekend, I had a welcome addition to my little two bedroom apartment: my boyfriend moved in. His lease had ended and rather than sign again for another year, he decided to join me, his lady love. My apartment is also closer to his office. Our living arrangement is a little awkward, actually, because…
Future Roomie Arguments
Future Roomie Arguments

Future Roomie Arguments

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Well, they say that you learn something new each day, and “they” are right. Our lesson for today was this: no matter how much you love a person, and no matter how well you normally get along, searching for housing will lead to arguments galore. We love each other; we really do. But when it…
How to lose cash, a friend and not get the apartment
How to lose cash, a friend and not get the apartment

How to lose cash, a friend and not get the apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This sad tale comes to us from Jonathan in New York City. Fresh out of college, Jon thought he had found the perfect place and the ideal roommate, but six weeks later he had no place to live, was out of $3000 and had lost his friend. Here’s how it happened. Mistake number one was…
Romance in the Air?
Romance in the Air?

Romance in the Air?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Planning a romantic evening at home this Valentine’s Day? If you’ve got roommate this could get pretty tricky. You don’t want your dinner for two turning into a group event. You should probably ask ahead of time to make sure that your roomie(s) has other plans or won’t be at home. If they’re going to…
Roommate Decisions: The Personal Stuff
Roommate Decisions: The Personal Stuff

Roommate Decisions: The Personal Stuff

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The key to a successful roommate relationship is having each party know what to expect right from the start. The best way to accomplish this is by drafting a written roommate agreement that anticipates problems before they arise and establishes ways to deal with them.