Posts Tagged: Roommates

The Art of Rejecting A Potential Roommate
The Art of Rejecting A Potential Roommate

The Art of Rejecting A Potential Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Once you move into your first place, like clockwork, you will likely hear from a friend or a friend of a friend who asks if they can move in with you for a short time. Maybe they’re between jobs or almost have enough money to move into their first place, or are simply looking for…
What You Forgot to Ask Your Potential Roommate
What You Forgot to Ask Your Potential Roommate

What You Forgot to Ask Your Potential Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’m sure you’ve already asked your potential roommate all the basics. You know where they’re from, how late they stay up, and how messy they are. You’ve talked about their party habits, whether they have a significant other, and their favorite hobbies. But there are a few topics that probably haven’t come up yet. Here are…
From the MFA Mailbag: Can We Overcharge New Roommates for Rent?
From the MFA Mailbag: Can We Overcharge New Roommates for Rent?

From the MFA Mailbag: Can We Overcharge New Roommates for Rent?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Eve asks: “Hello, my friend and I are thinking of renting out our spare bedrooms in our apartment. We live in an area were rent easily goes for $2,500+ for a two bedroom. We got an amazing deal with only paying $800, as the landlord has known us for quite a while. We were thinking…
Are You a Bad Roommate?
Are You a Bad Roommate?

Are You a Bad Roommate?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
First, let me say that this is NOT an attack on any of my previous roommates! They were all great people who I was lucky to live with. However, there were things they did that I didn’t like, and by identifying the issues I had with them, I can ensure that I (and hopefully you!)…
Do’s and Don’ts of Befriending Your SO’s Roommates
Do’s and Don’ts of Befriending Your SO’s Roommates

Do’s and Don’ts of Befriending Your SO’s Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Dating someone who has their own place generally means you’ll start spending a lot of time there! New relationships are exciting, especially when you just can’t wait to see each other again. But, most people live with roommates in their first few apartments! Your significant other’s roommates will start to play a role in your…
Your Own Apartment: Adjusting to Living Alone
Your Own Apartment: Adjusting to Living Alone

Your Own Apartment: Adjusting to Living Alone

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you live with your family, you are accustomed to sharing a bathroom with siblings and having those great battles over the TV remote. Hearing a mini lecture everyday is practically part of the routine. Don’t forget to clean your room! Do the dishes! Help take the trash out! Even living with college roommates has…
Living with Roommates Who Have Different Incomes
Living with Roommates Who Have Different Incomes

Living with Roommates Who Have Different Incomes

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living with a roommate is a blast, especially when you become close enough friends to start to spend time together outside of your four walls. Oftentimes, friends come from different places and backgrounds with unique interests and career paths, meaning you may be both different and alike. One thing that’s bound to be different between…
Help! My Roommate is A Bad Money Manager
Help! My Roommate is A Bad Money Manager

Help! My Roommate is A Bad Money Manager

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We all know that person…the one who just seems to be a terrible money manager! From over-spending to under-saving, this friend is the one always scrambling to make ends meet because they simply spend money they don’t have. The situation is much worse when this friend is also your roommate! What to do when your…
3 Tricks for Dealing with a Nosy Roommate
3 Tricks for Dealing with a Nosy Roommate

3 Tricks for Dealing with a Nosy Roommate

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are few things more irritating than a person who can’t help putting their nose where it doesn’t belong! However, a roommate that does so may be near the top of the list. Although they likely mean you well, you need to find ways to let your roommate know how you feel…without losing your cool!…
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…