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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…
Should You Live with Your BFF?
Should You Live with Your BFF?

Should You Live with Your BFF?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whenever I hear this question, my immediate response is no, you should not.  Unless you met your BFF in a roommate circumstance (it happens!), you probably should nix the idea of shacking up with your BFF.  It may sound like fun, and like something out of Girls or Friends, but in reality it causes a lot…
5 Ways to Figure Out Your First Apartment Must-Haves
5 Ways to Figure Out Your First Apartment Must-Haves

5 Ways to Figure Out Your First Apartment Must-Haves

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re in the market for an apartment, it’s easy to dream. Perhaps a bit too easy. You want lots of space, cheap rent, a balcony, a doorman, maybe even a swimming pool and a gym. Laundry in-unit, of course, a nice flower box with ever-blooming roses … and then you pinch yourself and return…
What is a Railroad Apartment and Should You Rent One?
What is a Railroad Apartment and Should You Rent One?

What is a Railroad Apartment and Should You Rent One?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re thinking of living in New York City, in Boston or in Washington, D.C. , you may have heard of a “railroad” apartment. But what is it? And should you consider renting one? First, a definition: in NYC, a railroad apartment is typically an apartment without hallways, where each room opens onto the next.…
Take This Quiz Before You Look for Roommates
Take This Quiz Before You Look for Roommates

Take This Quiz Before You Look for Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you clueless about what type of roommate situation is best for you? Well, I am pleased to tell you that this little quiz will help you decide…or at least it’s a fun activity to get you thinking. As you go through the quiz, write down the letter that best describes your behavior. 1.) When…
6 Rules for Talking to Your Roommate About a Problem
6 Rules for Talking to Your Roommate About a Problem

6 Rules for Talking to Your Roommate About a Problem

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For most people, roommates are a simple fact of apartment living. Whether you source your roommate from friends you already have, or whether you conducted a laborious roommate interview to find someone suitable, you’re most likely stuck with your current roommate – at least until end of the lease. So what do you do if…