Posts Tagged: bad roommate

Help! My Roommate Never Does The Dishes
Help! My Roommate Never Does The Dishes

Help! My Roommate Never Does The Dishes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s a situation many apartment dwellers face: You want to keep your apartment clean and tidy, but your roommate’s dishes go uncleaned in the kitchen sink for days. How do you address your situation with a roommate who never does the dishes? Find the best steps to take below. We, not me When dealing with…
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…
Are You a Bad Roommate?
Are You a Bad Roommate?

Are You a Bad Roommate?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
First, let me say that this is NOT an attack on any of my previous roommates! They were all great people who I was lucky to live with. However, there were things they did that I didn’t like, and by identifying the issues I had with them, I can ensure that I (and hopefully you!)…
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!…
From the MailBag: “How to Deal with Roommate Conflicts”
From the MailBag: “How to Deal with Roommate Conflicts”

From the MailBag: “How to Deal with Roommate Conflicts”

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Welcome back to the MailBag, everyone. A couple of weeks ago, we dove into our very first advice topic and helped one reader with her question about “when to begin an out-of-state apartment search.” Today, we are taking a different route — we’re addressing several issues and many readers at once. Here’s why: Since My…
Are You Annoying Your Roommate Without Realizing It?
Are You Annoying Your Roommate Without Realizing It?

Are You Annoying Your Roommate Without Realizing It?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sure, you don’t think you’re doing anything annoying. You wave a friendly hello to your roommate. You pay the bills on time and even covered whole utility bill when your roommate was between jobs. Heck, you even shared those cookies you baked last week. As far as you’re concerned, you’re a rock-star roomie. And you probably are.…
What to Do When Your Roommate Bolts
What to Do When Your Roommate Bolts

What to Do When Your Roommate Bolts

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Katherine tackles an all-too-common roommate situation.  WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR ROOMMATE BOLTS by Katherine   Uh oh. Your soon-to-be-roommate got cold feet at the altar, pulled a Julia Roberts a la Runaway Bride and is now halfway to Canada on a FedEx truck. This leaves you in a lurch, with the caterers…
How to lose cash, a friend and not get the apartment
How to lose cash, a friend and not get the apartment

How to lose cash, a friend and not get the apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This sad tale comes to us from Jonathan in New York City. Fresh out of college, Jon thought he had found the perfect place and the ideal roommate, but six weeks later he had no place to live, was out of $3000 and had lost his friend. Here’s how it happened. Mistake number one was…