Posts Tagged: avoiding roommate problems

5 Warning Signs That Your Roommate May Have a Substance Abuse Problem
5 Warning Signs That Your Roommate May Have a Substance Abuse Problem

5 Warning Signs That Your Roommate May Have a Substance Abuse Problem

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Christina Underwood Overdoing it at holiday parties can happen to anyone, but what to do if it looks like things are getting out of control with someone you are living with. If you’re concerned about your roommate’s substance abuse, you’re in a precarious position: you don’t want to invade their privacy, but you can’t…
Roommate Intervention: What to Do When Landlord-Designated “Tenant in Charge” Fails Duties
Roommate Intervention: What to Do When Landlord-Designated “Tenant in Charge” Fails Duties

Roommate Intervention: What to Do When Landlord-Designated “Tenant in Charge” Fails Duties

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In almost every group housing situation I’ve lived in, there is usually one tenant that handles the majority of the responsibilities. They act as the liaison between tenants and landlords, they handle collecting the rent, and they tell the landlord if there are any issues with the apartment. How the “tenant in charge” decision is…
Sharing a Kitchen with Roommates When You Have Special Dietary Restrictions
Sharing a Kitchen with Roommates When You Have Special Dietary Restrictions

Sharing a Kitchen with Roommates When You Have Special Dietary Restrictions

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you have an allergy or special dietary needs, living with someone (or worse, multiple people) who eat what you cannot and sharing a kitchen with them, isn’t just a challenge, it is a flat-out risk. I recently made a clean break with gluten for medical reasons. This was only two weeks prior to moving into…
Living With Your Introvert/Extrovert Roomie
Living With Your Introvert/Extrovert Roomie

Living With Your Introvert/Extrovert Roomie

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Erika Taylor So you’ve done the “easy” stuff: you found an apartment, started paying your rent (on time!), and got most of your furniture. Now comes a new task – living peacefully with your roommate! Your roomie might be an introvert or an extrovert, meaning their sensitivity to social stimulation might be different than…
Welcoming a New Roommate to Your Place
Welcoming a New Roommate to Your Place

Welcoming a New Roommate to Your Place

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Getting a new roommate isn’t too uncommon, but what if your new roommate is joining after you and others already moved in? I recently ran into this scenario when a friend needed a place to stay for a couple months while she was in between job locations. My boyfriend and I have settled into our…