Posts Tagged: choosing roommates

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…
Creative Places to Find Your Next Roommate
Creative Places to Find Your Next Roommate

Creative Places to Find Your Next Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Looking for a new roommate, but not having any luck? Never fear! There are plenty of creative places to meet the perfect roommate for you, without too much stress or panic! Like most things, finding a roommate will require you to put yourself out there and meet new people and make new friends. Don’t be afraid…
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…
6 Best Things About Having a Roommate
6 Best Things About Having a Roommate

6 Best Things About Having a Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you first move in with a roommate, you may think that you are going to hate sharing your space because you always had your own place. Let me convince you how much fun it is going to be to have a roommate. With a roommate you’ll have: 1. Someone to do things with The…
5 Things You Need to Know about Your Future Roommates
5 Things You Need to Know about Your Future Roommates

5 Things You Need to Know about Your Future Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you are looking for your first apartment and you don’t know where to start. Well, here are 5 things anyone looking for a roommate share should find out about their future roommates. Rent Payments You must know how they will pay the rent and when. Are they getting any help paying the rent?  If…
What You Forgot to Ask Your Potential Roommate
What You Forgot to Ask Your Potential Roommate

What You Forgot to Ask Your Potential Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’m sure you’ve already asked your potential roommate all the basics. You know where they’re from, how late they stay up, and how messy they are. You’ve talked about their party habits, whether they have a significant other, and their favorite hobbies. But there are a few topics that probably haven’t come up yet. Here are…
Finding Roommates 101: Craigslist and Facebook
Finding Roommates 101: Craigslist and Facebook

Finding Roommates 101: Craigslist and Facebook

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When looking for a first apartment, many people moving out of their parents’ house soon realize is that they just can’t afford their own place. As difficult as that truth is to process, there is one easy(ish) solution: roommates. When moving to a new city, however, you may not know anyone in the area. Or,…
Avoid Roommate Problems…Choose Wisely!
Avoid Roommate Problems…Choose Wisely!

Avoid Roommate Problems…Choose Wisely!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There’s a lot more to choosing roommates than you may think, especially in your first apartment. They need to be fun but not too wild, responsible but not rude. When I first moved to school, I didn’t get to choose my roommate and she and I were complete opposites. It was fine, but definitely not…
Should You Live with Your BFF?
Should You Live with Your BFF?

Should You Live with Your BFF?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whenever I hear this question, my immediate response is no, you should not.  Unless you met your BFF in a roommate circumstance (it happens!), you probably should nix the idea of shacking up with your BFF.  It may sound like fun, and like something out of Girls or Friends, but in reality it causes a lot…
Should You Seek Out a Roommate Who’s Different From You?
Should You Seek Out a Roommate Who’s Different From You?

Should You Seek Out a Roommate Who’s Different From You?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The fat envelope has just arrived from your top-choice college. While you’re still rejoicing, you realize you’ll have to live with a stranger in a dorm room next year. Yes, you’ll have to fill out some forms to get matched up with a roommate, but even before you get there, you need to decide: do you…