Posts Tagged: roommate living

Should You Date Your Roommate?
Should You Date Your Roommate?

Should You Date Your Roommate?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you are thinking about dating your roommate, think really hard about it. It is a big step. My advice: in most circumstances you should not date your roommate. Consider the impact on other roommates If you have other roommates, you should not date your roommate, especially if another  roommate is also interested in you.…
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…
Creating a Great Roommate Gift Giving Experience
Creating a Great Roommate Gift Giving Experience

Creating a Great Roommate Gift Giving Experience

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
What should you do about roommate gifts? It depends. If your roommate is your best friend, then it’s easy.  You know what they will like, and you’ll get them a perfect gift.  It gets trickier (and more expensive!) if you live in a group house with many roommates, but there are ways to make the…
BLOGGERS WANTED!
BLOGGERS WANTED!

BLOGGERS WANTED!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Some of our blogger team members are heading off to graduate school and big new jobs, so we are again looking to add new writers to our team. Apartment Hunter Blogger: You are just starting to look for your first apartment and want to share the experience with our 250,000+ monthly readers.  You may be a 2017 new…
Roommate Gift-Giving: A Complete Guide
Roommate Gift-Giving: A Complete Guide

Roommate Gift-Giving: A Complete Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This post by Alex, first published in December 2012, has everything you need to know about successful roommate gift exchanges. Here at My First Apartment we love the holiday season – it’s a time to get  together with old friends,  it’s a time to reflect upon the year gone by, and it’s also a time…
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…
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…
5 Perfect Holiday Gift Exchange Ideas
5 Perfect Holiday Gift Exchange Ideas

5 Perfect Holiday Gift Exchange Ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s HEEEERE! Holiday time is officially here because Thanksgiving is done with. Need some ideas for a budget-friendly gift exchange with your roommates? Ugly Christmas sweaters on now, below are the BEST options for a gift exchange on a small OR large scale. WHITE ELEPHANT / YANKEE EXCHANGE 1. Start a Facebook Invite for your…
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…