Posts Tagged: Roommates

I am thankful for . . .a pretty great living situation!
I am thankful for . . .a pretty great living situation!

I am thankful for . . .a pretty great living situation!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I realize that many of my posts are about problems. My apartment’s too small. My apartment’s too expensive. My apartment has a leak etc etc. As my Yiddish speaking grandfather would say, I’m a bit of a kvetcher (complainer). So this Thanksgiving week, I am going to look on the bright side, for there still…
Decorating and furnishing when you and your roommate have different styles
Decorating and furnishing when you and your roommate have different styles

Decorating and furnishing when you and your roommate have different styles

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you love sleek, modern design and your roommate adores the lacy, floral, Victorian look. Now what? If you don’t talk about your conflict before you furnish your apartment, you’ll end up with a goofy hodgepodge look that you’ll both hate. There are two basic solutions to a design conflict like this. One, you could…
Win their respect! or How to be the best new roommate ever.
Win their respect! or How to be the best new roommate ever.

Win their respect! or How to be the best new roommate ever.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My roommate Matt likes to remind me that he made this apartment the way it is today. “You know I made this apartment what it is today,” he’ll tell me, waving his hand towards the epic and alphabetized vinyl record collection or the well-stocked knife drawer in the kitchen like Napoleon flaunting his Arc de…
One year later
One year later

One year later

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This update came from blogger Jeff in Chicago: Getting out of my parents house was the best decision I ever made. Although the bills and the added responsibilities of making my own food (I miss my Dad’s cooking for sure) is tough, I am out and about in a great city in my mid-20s. I’ve…
Living with Strangers, er, Roommates
Living with Strangers, er, Roommates

Living with Strangers, er, Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
What to do when you want to move but all your friends already have places? Share an apartment with a stranger? Eeek! Actually, it can be pretty great–if you know what you’re doing. While starting by asking friends if they have other friends looking is a good idea, none of mine did. So, I went…