Posts Tagged: getting along with roommates

Taking Care of Chores When Living With a Roommate
Taking Care of Chores When Living With a Roommate

Taking Care of Chores When Living With a Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with a roommate can be a tricky business. Do you know them already? If not, do you try to be friends with them? Either way, communication is essential to making sure you live in the most harmonious apartment possible. Otherwise- chaos. One of the biggest issues between new and old roommates is chores. Ideally,…
Get to Know Your New Roommate!
Get to Know Your New Roommate!

Get to Know Your New Roommate!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Most of the time, moving into your first apartment means moving in with a roommate or two to share the expense (and have some fun!). But, finding the roommate can just be the beginning! If your new roommate is a new friend, acquaintance, or someone you didn’t know prior to the apartment, you should find some…
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…
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…
3 Simple Rules for BF/GF Visits When You Have a Roommate
3 Simple Rules for BF/GF Visits When You Have a Roommate

3 Simple Rules for BF/GF Visits When You Have a Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This post by Katherine, originally published in May 2012, has saved many roommate relationships from turning into ugly war zones because of BF/GF visits — like the ones described in the comments to “How to Tell Your Roommate His Girlfriend Is a Problem”! There are three issues that can turn a roommate relationship ugly:  splitting…
Solving Roommate Conflicts the Smart Way
Solving Roommate Conflicts the Smart Way

Solving Roommate Conflicts the Smart Way

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Did you wake up this morning to find a passive-aggressive sticky note waiting for you? Have you been giving your roommate the silent treatment because you are annoyed and she hasn’t even noticed? Maybe you’ve thrown a few passive-aggressive comments into your conversations lately? Roommate conflicts arise quite often. They are almost inevitable, but there…
20 “Roommate-Night” Ideas
20 “Roommate-Night” Ideas

20 “Roommate-Night” Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the best things about having roommates is the chance to become great friends with them! While it’s definitely possible to have challenges when living with another person, it’s important to do your best to get along and have fun together. Doing so can often make both of your living experiences much better! For…
9 Things to Thank Your First Roommate For
9 Things to Thank Your First Roommate For

9 Things to Thank Your First Roommate For

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Not all of us are perfect, and I know I’m far from it! When I moved out of my parents’ house and into my first apartment, I didn’t really know what to expect. I’ll be the first to say that I wasn’t a perfect roommate in that year! I’m sure we all have faced that…
3 Signs It’s Time to Part Ways with Your Roommate(s)
3 Signs It’s Time to Part Ways with Your Roommate(s)

3 Signs It’s Time to Part Ways with Your Roommate(s)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you moved into your new apartment months ago and were excited to get to know your fellow apartment mate and share the fun in decorating and spending quality time together. Unfortunately, your relationship with your roommate isn’t like it was before: your roommate’s cleaning habits, their ability to find and eat your leftovers, or…
Beginner’s Guide to Group House Living
Beginner’s Guide to Group House Living

Beginner’s Guide to Group House Living

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
By Tanner Weber About a year ago, I moved from Southern California to DC and quickly found a home in the form of a group house full of young professionals with varying hobbies, professions, and standards of living. Here’s how I survived the first year: 1. Don’t expect to be friends with everyone— There are…