Posts Tagged: Roommates

Living Solo: Some Perks and Downfalls
Living Solo: Some Perks and Downfalls

Living Solo: Some Perks and Downfalls

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Throughout your whole life, you live with your family. You share a bathroom, have chores, and fight for the remote. Well, at least that was my experience. I have always dreamed of living by myself. Peace and quiet. That was always my thought. That dream came to life this past month and it has been…
How To Make A Good Impression On Potential New Roommates
How To Make A Good Impression On Potential New Roommates

How To Make A Good Impression On Potential New Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Getting a call back from a Craigslist ad can seem like a major victory, especially when potential roomies are swarming like ants on a pool of honey. Getting a call back, however, is just the first hurdle to overcome. You’ve got to make a good impression on your potential new roommates. Much like trying to…
Do You NEED Roommates?
Do You NEED Roommates?

Do You NEED Roommates?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With graduation and moving season around the corner, there are tons of people in the market for their very first apartment. One of the most fun parts of living alone is the independence you gain. From managing your monthly bills and making meals to locking up for vacation, living alone will teach you a lot about…
The Very Best Way to Find Roommates
The Very Best Way to Find Roommates

The Very Best Way to Find Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into your first place? A great way to cut costs, make friends, and have fun in your apartment is finding a roommate to live with! Not only are roommates generally nice company to be around, but all of your standard monthly bills could cut in HALF! Think rent, utilities, cable, internet…the list goes on!…
5 Ways to Treat Your SO Roommate for Valentine’s Day Without Breaking the Bank
5 Ways to Treat Your SO Roommate for Valentine’s Day Without Breaking the Bank

5 Ways to Treat Your SO Roommate for Valentine’s Day Without Breaking the Bank

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of how you can celebrate your significant other on that day! If you don’t live with your significant other, or don’t have one for the holiday, consider throwing a “Gal – / Dude – Valentine’s Day” party to celebrate all of your closest friends instead.…
Easy Housekeeping Tricks to Keep Your Apartment Neat
Easy Housekeeping Tricks to Keep Your Apartment Neat

Easy Housekeeping Tricks to Keep Your Apartment Neat

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
While you don’t have to keep your apartment magazine-ready at all times, it is respectful to clean after yourself and keep your apartment neat, especially when you have roommates. Being a considerate roommate means you won’t have to worry about a messy apartment if a guest stops by unexpectedly or if you have to call…
Neatnik vs. Slob – How to Live With A Roommate Who is Less Tidy Than You
Neatnik vs. Slob – How to Live With A Roommate Who is Less Tidy Than You

Neatnik vs. Slob – How to Live With A Roommate Who is Less Tidy Than You

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with a roommate can be beneficial in many ways including: splitting rent and household bills, having someone nearby in case of an emergency, and having someone to hang out with. One habit that can become problematic is living with a roommate who is less tidy than you, especially when it comes to sharing and…
10 Questions to Ask A Potential Roommate
10 Questions to Ask A Potential Roommate

10 Questions to Ask A Potential Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You and your potential roommate need to have an open, honest conversation to ensure you will be compatible before you sign a lease and move into an apartment together. This conversation and some of the questions may be uncomfortable and personal, especially when it comes to discussing finances, but they are necessary questions you both…
Apartment Living: Expectations vs. Reality
Apartment Living: Expectations vs. Reality

Apartment Living: Expectations vs. Reality

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Before move-in day, apartment hunters have expectations about how apartment living will be, and the reality is often times very different. When we watch movies, read books, and scroll through photographs on social media, we often see the fun, nice-looking side of living in an apartment. I know I certainly did. I thought apartment living…