Posts Tagged: avoiding roommate drama

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…
7 Ways to Stay Friends with Your Roommate
7 Ways to Stay Friends with Your Roommate

7 Ways to Stay Friends with Your Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with a roommate can be fun and exciting, but it can also be hard. You and your roommate may have different schedules where you don’t see each other often. You may like a clean apartment while your roommate doesn’t mind a messy floor. You may not like your roommate’s significant other crashing every night,…
9 Things to Thank Your First Roommate For
9 Things to Thank Your First Roommate For

9 Things to Thank Your First Roommate For

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Not all of us are perfect, and I know I’m far from it! When I moved out of my parents’ house and into my first apartment, I didn’t really know what to expect. I’ll be the first to say that I wasn’t a perfect roommate in that year! I’m sure we all have faced that…
How to Be a Courteous Roommate While Moving Out
How to Be a Courteous Roommate While Moving Out

How to Be a Courteous Roommate While Moving Out

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Housing situations where you get along well with your roommates are something to definitely treasure! You begin to form friendships or work on existing ones, and your apartment starts to suddenly feel more like a home. Unfortunately, sometimes things don’t work out when you live with others, whether they’re your best friends or total strangers…
3 Signs It’s Time to Part Ways with Your Roommate(s)
3 Signs It’s Time to Part Ways with Your Roommate(s)

3 Signs It’s Time to Part Ways with Your Roommate(s)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you moved into your new apartment months ago and were excited to get to know your fellow apartment mate and share the fun in decorating and spending quality time together. Unfortunately, your relationship with your roommate isn’t like it was before: your roommate’s cleaning habits, their ability to find and eat your leftovers, or…
How to Manage When Your Roommates’ Relationship Ends Mid-Lease.
How to Manage When Your Roommates’ Relationship Ends Mid-Lease.

How to Manage When Your Roommates’ Relationship Ends Mid-Lease.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with roommates can be a tricky situation. Things can get even trickier when you live with roommates who are dating, and, as if third wheeling 24/7 wasn’t enough to question your decision, they decide to end their relationship mid-lease. This happened to me two months after moving in, so for those in a similar…
How To Live Peacefully With Your Roommate’s Alternative Diet
How To Live Peacefully With Your Roommate’s Alternative Diet

How To Live Peacefully With Your Roommate’s Alternative Diet

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Knowing how to live peacefully with your roommate’s alternative diet can be tricky. A bit of knowledge and preparation goes a long way to smooth the transition. Roommates can be challenging at the best of times. It is increasingly common for people who have never met to end up sharing space. Your new roommate could…
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…