Posts Tagged: avoiding roommate drama

3 Simple Rules for BF/GF Visits When You Are Living with Roommates
3 Simple Rules for BF/GF Visits When You Are Living with Roommates

3 Simple Rules for BF/GF Visits When You Are Living with Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We are re-posting these rules for BF/GF visits to help all of you who are living with roommates for the first time to avoid roommate drama. There are three issues that can turn a roommate relationship ugly:  splitting expenses, housekeeping chores and roommate’s BF/GB overstaying their welcome.  I have already covered how to handle splitting expenses…
What Makes a Good Roommate?
What Makes a Good Roommate?

What Makes a Good Roommate?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with someone is a huge commitment; you have to share space, interact and deal with finances together. Sometimes you are thrown into a situation where you don’t have a choice of who you live with, but for when you do have a choice, you may be wondering – what makes a good roommate? Good…
Moving In with New Roommates
Moving In with New Roommates

Moving In with New Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with roommates is a rite of passage for many first apartment dwellers and a great way to make moving out on your own more affordable. Often, you get together with friends, find a place, and all move in together, but what do you do when you find the perfect place that already has roommates…
Confronting Annoying Roommate Habits
Confronting Annoying Roommate Habits

Confronting Annoying Roommate Habits

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are perks of living with a roommate… and for a lot of people, splitting bills is at the top of the list. The happy-go-lucky roommate situations that grace television shows are much more rare than the roommates that simply live together instead of sharing their entire lives. That’s no problem! But, what happens when you…
The Art of Rejecting A Potential Roommate
The Art of Rejecting A Potential Roommate

The Art of Rejecting A Potential Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Once you move into your first place, like clockwork, you will likely hear from a friend or a friend of a friend who asks if they can move in with you for a short time. Maybe they’re between jobs or almost have enough money to move into their first place, or are simply looking for…
Help! My Roommate is A Bad Money Manager
Help! My Roommate is A Bad Money Manager

Help! My Roommate is A Bad Money Manager

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We all know that person…the one who just seems to be a terrible money manager! From over-spending to under-saving, this friend is the one always scrambling to make ends meet because they simply spend money they don’t have. The situation is much worse when this friend is also your roommate! What to do when your…
3 Tricks for Dealing with a Nosy Roommate
3 Tricks for Dealing with a Nosy Roommate

3 Tricks for Dealing with a Nosy Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are few things more irritating than a person who can’t help putting their nose where it doesn’t belong! However, a roommate that does so may be near the top of the list. Although they likely mean you well, you need to find ways to let your roommate know how you feel…without losing your cool!…
Preparing for Your First Roommate: How to Manage 4 Common Conflict Zones
Preparing for Your First Roommate: How to Manage 4 Common Conflict Zones

Preparing for Your First Roommate: How to Manage 4 Common Conflict Zones

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
For some, the word “roommate” is synonymous with “best friend.” For others, it’s “worst nightmare!” Surely you’ve heard tons of stories from both sides of this fence: great roommates and roommate horror stories! But don’t fear…it’s not hard to be a good roommate and to find a roommate that’ll be good to you. However, it…
Roommate Dilemma: What to Do If You’re Sharing a Room and Losing Sleep
Roommate Dilemma: What to Do If You’re Sharing a Room and Losing Sleep

Roommate Dilemma: What to Do If You’re Sharing a Room and Losing Sleep

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Having a hard time sleeping when you’re sharing a room? It’s more common of a problem than you think! Sometimes our schedules are too different, or one person’s snoring is enough to keep the other up all night staring at the ceiling. But lack of sleep hinders on our productivity, the ability for us to…
3 Simple Rules for BF/GF Visits When You Have a Roommate
3 Simple Rules for BF/GF Visits When You Have a Roommate

3 Simple Rules for BF/GF Visits When You Have a Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This post by Katherine, originally published in May 2012, has saved many roommate relationships from turning into ugly war zones because of BF/GF visits — like the ones described in the comments to “How to Tell Your Roommate His Girlfriend Is a Problem”! There are three issues that can turn a roommate relationship ugly:  splitting…