Posts Tagged: avoiding roommate mistakes

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…
5 Uncomfortable Questions For Potential New Roommates
5 Uncomfortable Questions For Potential New Roommates

5 Uncomfortable Questions For Potential New Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Interviewing potential new roommates is a nerve-racking but necessary experience. It’s so important to be able to click and connect with someone before moving them in, but even more important than their personality is finding out what kind of roommate they would be. Here are 5 uncomfortable personal questions to ask potential roommates: 1. Where…
5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Getting My First Apartment
5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Getting My First Apartment

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Getting My First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Congrats to all you new graduates! As a graduation gift from me to you, let me share a few things I wish I’d known as I moved into my first apartment. 1. It’s not a race to furnish it.  When I first moved into my apartment, I wanted the idyllic Pinterest-worthy apartment as soon as…
What Type of Bad Roommate Are You?
What Type of Bad Roommate Are You?

What Type of Bad Roommate Are You?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
“Good roommates are all alike; every bad roommate is bad in their own way.” Here are some of the most common types of bad roommates. We’ll tell you how to avoid becoming one as you start looking for your roommate share. Everyone’s Mom Are you the roommate that acts like everyone’s Mom and tries to make sure…
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…
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…