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Tricks to Splitting Costs with Your Roommates
Tricks to Splitting Costs with Your Roommates

Tricks to Splitting Costs with Your Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the biggest perks of having roommates is the ability to split many apartment costs 50-50. As long as you have the space, the more roommates, the less your monthly costs should be. But when it comes time to pay the bills, it can get sticky. Who pays for what? And how much? How…
10 Reasons Your Roommates are Actually Your Significant Others
10 Reasons Your Roommates are Actually Your Significant Others

10 Reasons Your Roommates are Actually Your Significant Others

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Roommates, when you pick them right, tend to become much more than roommates. After a few months of living in a confined space with a couple people, you get to know basically everything about them. 1. What’s yours is mine (and vice versa). “Separate pantry shelves” cease to exist, closets become interchangeable, and you stop…
Practicing Empathy To Get Along With Roommates
Practicing Empathy To Get Along With Roommates

Practicing Empathy To Get Along With Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself. – Mohsin Hamid Whether living on your own for the first time, getting started in your career, or simply due to financial limitations, many of us will find ourselves living in a shared household at some point in our lives. According to a study conducted…
Ditching Your Roommates? How to Go Solo (And LOVE It!)
Ditching Your Roommates? How to Go Solo (And LOVE It!)

Ditching Your Roommates? How to Go Solo (And LOVE It!)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Roommates not your thing? We totally understand. There are many benefits to living by yourself, including a TON of personal freedom when it comes to your apartment. Since you’ve made the decision to ditch your roommates, or are leaning that way, here are some tips to make the whole transition go easier. Find a place…
Solo or Roommates? Take This Quiz to Find Out Which One Is for You
Solo or Roommates? Take This Quiz to Find Out Which One Is for You

Solo or Roommates? Take This Quiz to Find Out Which One Is for You

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re on the hunt for your first place on your own, it’s okay to feel overwhelmed with options. There are tons of places to live, different roommate options, and types of places to choose from. Take the quiz below to narrow down part of that decision…solo or roommates! 1. Roommates are… a.  OK, but…
How to Interview Potential Roommates
How to Interview Potential Roommates

How to Interview Potential Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This totally makes sense: forewarned is forearmed — especially if you have a roommate. Living with someone, much like moving in with a significant other, may just as well be called taking the plunge. Finding the right roommate is quite a challenge. It does not matter whether you’ve been friends forever or total strangers because…
10 Reasons Why Roommates Make the BEST Best Friends
10 Reasons Why Roommates Make the BEST Best Friends

10 Reasons Why Roommates Make the BEST Best Friends

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve kept up with my story at all, you’ll know that I recently moved from an apartment in Atlanta (with my boyfriend) to an apartment at my university with three other girls. This has led me to reflect a lot on friendships–specifically what a best friend involves. I’m quickly realizing that your roommates often don’t…
5 Tips for Bonding with Random Roommates
5 Tips for Bonding with Random Roommates

5 Tips for Bonding with Random Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are many ways to get stuck living with strangers. Maybe it was by choice! Perhaps you found a group via a roommate speed-dating event, or perhaps a realtor recruited you all to live together in the limited-time property he was showing. More likely than not, you’re filling a room in a multi bedroom apartment…
24 Rules for Living with Roommates
24 Rules for Living with Roommates

24 Rules for Living with Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether your roommate is a relative, close friend, or someone found online, sharing space can get tricky! (Take this quiz to find out what type of roommate situation is best for your personality.) It’s important to establish a set of rules, but also to check-in regularly, to make sure the rules still make sense and…
Dinner, for Three! First Planning Meeting with Roommates
Dinner, for Three! First Planning Meeting with Roommates

Dinner, for Three! First Planning Meeting with Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It has been about a week since the informal decision to move in with my future roommates, boyfriend and girlfriend, Chris and Kayla was made. Since the three of us are all in study mode getting ready for finals, it has not been very easy to get together to talk about logistics. Recently, we were…