Posts Tagged: roommate privacy

Four Ways To Maintain Your Privacy With Roommates
Four Ways To Maintain Your Privacy With Roommates

Four Ways To Maintain Your Privacy With Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you need to keep your rent low, living with roommates can be the way to go. As anyone who’s had roommates knows, the budget-friendliness of roommate arrangements doesn’t necessarily equate to a comfortable living situation – common spaces such as living rooms and kitchens can quickly become messier or dirtier than you’d like, you…
Four’s a Party, Five’s a Crowd: Setting Rules on Visitors
Four’s a Party, Five’s a Crowd: Setting Rules on Visitors

Four’s a Party, Five’s a Crowd: Setting Rules on Visitors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you live in a shared space, how do you decide on a fair guest policy? Some people love a crowd, they truly believe in the more the merrier, and are happy with friends passed out on every square foot of their apartment on a regular basis. Others prefer personal space and would rather check…
Are You Annoying Your Roommate Without Realizing It?
Are You Annoying Your Roommate Without Realizing It?

Are You Annoying Your Roommate Without Realizing It?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sure, you don’t think you’re doing anything annoying. You wave a friendly hello to your roommate. You pay the bills on time and even covered whole utility bill when your roommate was between jobs. Heck, you even shared those cookies you baked last week. As far as you’re concerned, you’re a rock-star roomie. And you probably are.…
Roommates and Overnight Guests:Tips to Avoid Problems
Roommates and Overnight Guests:Tips to Avoid Problems

Roommates and Overnight Guests:Tips to Avoid Problems

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Ben Franklin may have known about electricity, politics, bifocals and one or two other things, but one of his more overlooked gifts to posterity is this immortal observation: “Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” What he didn’t say is this: If they’re your roommate’s guests, rather than your own, the smell can…
3 Simple Rules for Visits from BF/GF When You Have a Roommate.
3 Simple Rules for Visits from BF/GF When You Have a Roommate.

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

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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 and housekeeping,  it’s now time to tackle the biggie that has brought an end to many a beautiful roommate relationship -how to hang out with the BF/GF without breaking…
How to Survive Moving Back Home After Graduation
How to Survive Moving Back Home After Graduation

How to Survive Moving Back Home After Graduation

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’ve received a couple questions lately from readers asking our advice for how to move back home, with mom/dad/grandma as landlord.  With only 56% of 2010 grads working full-time jobs and those working taking pay cuts, it’s become a usual first step in post-college living. And, it’s OK. It’s just the financial reality right now. I…
Romance in the Air?
Romance in the Air?

Romance in the Air?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Planning a romantic evening at home this Valentine’s Day? If you’ve got roommate this could get pretty tricky. You don’t want your dinner for two turning into a group event. You should probably ask ahead of time to make sure that your roomie(s) has other plans or won’t be at home. If they’re going to…