Posts Tagged: neighbors

How Should You Deal With an Unruly Neighbor?
How Should You Deal With an Unruly Neighbor?

How Should You Deal With an Unruly Neighbor?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve put down a deposit on your dream apartment. The ceilings are super high, the hardwood floors are gorgeous, you have tons of space, the kitchen is huge, and you live in a quiet, convenient location. However, after moving in, you’ve discovered something you couldn’t quite have known before moving in: One of your neighbors…
Getting to Know Your Neighbors (For Introverts)
Getting to Know Your Neighbors (For Introverts)

Getting to Know Your Neighbors (For Introverts)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it comes to day-to-day interactions, I’m a tremendously shy, introverted person. Even the friendliest of people intimidate me. If it were up to me, I would never have to meet new people, and I would never even see my neighbors. However, that’s not the way life works, and there are some very good reasons…
Making the Best of Bad Neighbors
Making the Best of Bad Neighbors

Making the Best of Bad Neighbors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
From time to time, you’ll surely encounter apartment neighbors that you simply don’t get along with. Before making a sure decision, try to get to know them! But if that doesn’t work out, you’ll need to deal with them maturely and responsibly for your own sanity and to ensure your landlord wants to extend your…
Are You the BAD Neighbor? Take Our Quiz
Are You the BAD Neighbor? Take Our Quiz

Are You the BAD Neighbor? Take Our Quiz

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Apartments mean close quarters, both inside of them and between neighbors. And nothing can ruin your first apartment experience than a neighbor that is rude or disrespectful! …Here’s the catch though, what if you’re the bad neighbor?! Take this quiz below, making a tally of your “yes” answers. Do you… Host late parties often? Play…
Solo or Roommates? Take This Quiz to Find Out Which One Is for You
Solo or Roommates? Take This Quiz to Find Out Which One Is for You

Solo or Roommates? Take This Quiz to Find Out Which One Is for You

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re on the hunt for your first place on your own, it’s okay to feel overwhelmed with options. There are tons of places to live, different roommate options, and types of places to choose from. Take the quiz below to narrow down part of that decision…solo or roommates! 1. Roommates are… a.  OK, but…
Get Friendly! Meet Your Neighbors
Get Friendly! Meet Your Neighbors

Get Friendly! Meet Your Neighbors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One tricky part about living on your own–especially if you spent the last few years in communal dorms or on a college campus–is figuring out how to make friends nearby. In my experience, you see your neighbors often! Whether it’s walking to and from cars before and after work, taking out the trash, or at…
The Neighbor’s Loud Party: Some Advice
The Neighbor’s Loud Party: Some Advice

The Neighbor’s Loud Party: Some Advice

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes neighbors are great. Sometimes neighbors stink. But the fact remains that you’re going to have to deal with them, one way or the other. Never is this more apparent than when your neighbor throws a loud party next door, on the very night you were planning on a quiet bath and some reading. Our…
Nosey or Noisy- Tips for Getting Along with Your Neighbors
Nosey or Noisy- Tips for Getting Along with Your Neighbors

Nosey or Noisy- Tips for Getting Along with Your Neighbors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Neighbors. Everyone’s got ’em.  Sometimes for the better…sometimes not. Recently, our friends at Jezebel asked us if we could share any tips about how to get along with one’s neighbors and we were happy to oblige. Check out Jezebel’s full social minefield article and see the tips we shared below! Should you introduce yourself to your neighbors…
The Fifth Floor Girls and the Second Floor Guys.
The Fifth Floor Girls and the Second Floor Guys.

The Fifth Floor Girls and the Second Floor Guys.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Elyse learns why it pays to be friendly with your neighbors. The Fifth Floor Girls and the Second Floor Guys. We moved in on the same day as our second floor neighbors. They were three guys, we were three girls and we were close enough in age to comfortably mix socially. They…
Sarah Says Neighbors Are Friends Not Foes
Sarah Says Neighbors Are Friends Not Foes

Sarah Says Neighbors Are Friends Not Foes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Today’s guest blogger is Sarah whose first apartment is in the outskirts of St. Louis. She’s a recent college graduate and just started her first job as the Assistant Resident Director of off-campus housing! Neighbors are friends not foes Whether you have that loud jazzercising neighbor above or chain smoker neighbor to the side, it is time…