Posts Tagged: roommate

Learning to Manage Conflict When Living With Your Significant Other
Learning to Manage Conflict When Living With Your Significant Other

Learning to Manage Conflict When Living With Your Significant Other

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving in with your significant other is a huge decision and major step in any romantic relationship. (Before making the decision, check out these tips from my fellow bloggers, who explain questions to consider, splitting finances, and rules to live by). The move itself, albeit stressful, can be the most fun part! From packing up…
5-Step Guide to Choosing A Roommate
5-Step Guide to Choosing A Roommate

5-Step Guide to Choosing A Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Roommates can be a great way to save money, and possibly develop new friendships. If your dream apartment comes with a not-so-ideal price point for one, look no further for some great advice on how to make it through the process of choosing a great roommate. 1. Know Thyself Chances are, you will have a…
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…
Avoiding Roommates from Hell
Avoiding Roommates from Hell

Avoiding Roommates from Hell

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s kind of amazing, how many bad roommate stories are out there. Everyone who’s ever lived with someone seems to have one and few topics bring about the kind of unadulterated hatred and self-pity than those of horrible roommates. Jezebel recently came to us, asking if we had any tips for how to avoid roommate…
For the Love of God Pick a Roommate You Will Get Along With
For the Love of God Pick a Roommate You Will Get Along With

For the Love of God Pick a Roommate You Will Get Along With

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you have read the Wall Street Journal article on picking roommates or Maureen Dowd’s New York Times’ column, you’ll have seen the recent buzz about social media roommate matching systems that aim to pair like-minded roommates together.  Messy with messy and all will be neat — that sort of thing.  Primarily, it’s geared towards college…
Roommate Bootcamp – My First Apartment style!
Roommate Bootcamp – My First Apartment style!

Roommate Bootcamp – My First Apartment style!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s almost July and you found the perfect two-bedroom for July 15th. Except, uh, that’s 2 weeks from now and you need another body ASAP. You don’t need a miracle. You need Roommate Bootcamp — MyFirstApartment style! First, you need to view our handy Roommate Agreement Check List. What’s that, — you’ve already considered what…
Bad Roommate Story of the Week
Bad Roommate Story of the Week

Bad Roommate Story of the Week

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello All! So, in addition to helpful tips on how to move and furnish your new apartment, every now and then I feel obliged to share a roommate story or two. This week’s stories compete in the genre of “worst roommate ever.” The NYC Wannabe Beethoven.One of my work colleagues is a super sweet gal…
So, is my boyfriend annoying my roommates?
So, is my boyfriend annoying my roommates?

So, is my boyfriend annoying my roommates?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As we head into dating hibernation season (i.e. winter), I thought now might be a good time to revisit the subject of the roommate significant other issue. And, it’s a doozy. Sure, summer flings had their drawbacks, never knowing who was going to walk through the door next. They’d be here today and gone tomorrow.…
When the Subletter Renegs on the Rent
When the Subletter Renegs on the Rent

When the Subletter Renegs on the Rent

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello Gentle Blog Readers, I was going to write about urgent last-minute apartment fixes–but a friend is having an urgent problem, so I’m hoping some of you may have advice. Also, apartment living ethics fascinate me. The problem? The subletter( who is an acquaintance of a current housemate) doesn’t think she should pay rent for…