Posts Tagged: being a good roommate

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 Qualities to Look For in a Great Roomie
5 Qualities to Look For in a Great Roomie

5 Qualities to Look For in a Great Roomie

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In any shared apartment, finding a great roomie is crucial! Getting along with your roommate… or at least, not despising them… can make your apartment experience amazing! But, how do you know a great roomie when you find one? Or better yet, how do you know a bad roomie before you move in with them!? You’re…
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…
Help, My Roommate’s a Vegetarian!
Help, My Roommate’s a Vegetarian!

Help, My Roommate’s a Vegetarian!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So, you’ve found the perfect roommate, and you’re super excited. You’ve got the same taste in music, you’re both neat-freaks, and you’ve already made plans for a weekly girl’s night out. Except, when you were talking last night, she mentioned that, oh, by the way, she’s a vegetarian. Suddenly, you’re freaking out, because for some…
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!)…
Do’s and Don’ts of Befriending Your SO’s Roommates
Do’s and Don’ts of Befriending Your SO’s Roommates

Do’s and Don’ts of Befriending Your SO’s Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Dating someone who has their own place generally means you’ll start spending a lot of time there! New relationships are exciting, especially when you just can’t wait to see each other again. But, most people live with roommates in their first few apartments! Your significant other’s roommates will start to play a role in your…
5-Step Guide to Choosing A Roommate
5-Step Guide to Choosing A Roommate

5-Step Guide to Choosing A Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Roommates can be a great way to save money, and possibly develop new friendships. If your dream apartment comes with a not-so-ideal price point for one, look no further for some great advice on how to make it through the process of choosing a great roommate. 1. Know Thyself Chances are, you will have a…
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…
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,…
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…