Posts Tagged: Roommates

Goodbye, Roommate! How to Know You Are Ready to Get Your Own Place
Goodbye, Roommate! How to Know You Are Ready to Get Your Own Place

Goodbye, Roommate! How to Know You Are Ready to Get Your Own Place

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In the past few weeks, we’ve spent a lot of time talking about selecting roommates. So now let’s shift to another scenario: you’ve had a roommate for a while, and now you’re ready to live on your own. How do you know if you’re ready to take this particular plunge? There are three areas you…
How to Find A Roommate That’s Right for You
How to Find A Roommate That’s Right for You

How to Find A Roommate That’s Right for You

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Last week we talked about where to find people who are in need of a roommate. But simply finding a few people who are interested in being your roommate doesn’t mean you’re done – the next step is choosing someone you really want to have around.  After all, the idea is not just to find…
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…
Roommate Gift-Giving: A Complete Guide
Roommate Gift-Giving: A Complete Guide

Roommate Gift-Giving: A Complete Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Here at My First Apartment we love the holiday season – it’s a time to get  together with old friends,  it’s a time to reflect upon the year gone by, and it’s also a time to exchange presents. For the first apartment dwellers among us, that can mean a good ol’ fashioned roommate gift swap.…
6 Common Roommate Personality Types – Which One is Yours?
6 Common Roommate Personality Types – Which One is Yours?

6 Common Roommate Personality Types – Which One is Yours?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
ROOMMATE PERSONALITY TYPES by Sabrina Personality type plays a heavy role when searching for the perfect roommate. This means understanding your own personality and understanding what type of personality you are compatible with. Here are some of the stand-out personality types I have met during my roommate adventures.  (As for my own personality, I’m probably closest to…
Kelsey Starts Her Roommate Life in LA
Kelsey Starts Her Roommate Life in LA

Kelsey Starts Her Roommate Life in LA

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With this post we welcome our newest guest blogger, Kelsey. STARTING MY ROOMMATE LIFE IN LA by Kelsey Hello! I’m Kelsey, a 22-year old recent college grad, and I have no idea what I want to do with my life, except that I want to do it in the beautiful sunny California where I went college.…
Top 5 Roommate Relationship Landmines…and How to Avoid Them
Top 5 Roommate Relationship Landmines…and How to Avoid Them

Top 5 Roommate Relationship Landmines…and How to Avoid Them

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Sabrina has distilled her 20+ roommate experiences into the top five areas that can explode with serious damage to the roommate relationship.  And we have added some tried-and-true MFA tips for avoiding the danger zones. TOP 5 ROOMMATE RELATIONSHIP LANDMINES by Sabrina Roommates can be a fairy tale of exciting events and life-long…
How to Make Your Roommates Clean When It’s Their Turn
How to Make Your Roommates Clean When It’s Their Turn

How to Make Your Roommates Clean When It’s Their Turn

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
This post is for all my people out there who have ever taken out the trash AGGRESSIVELY! This is for you, you poor souls who fight with every fiber of your being not to turn into your mother and just clean up after your living companion. When you move in with someone there are a…
Roommate Dilemma: To Split or Not to Split Expenses
Roommate Dilemma: To Split or Not to Split Expenses

Roommate Dilemma: To Split or Not to Split Expenses

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Now that our blogger Katherine has settled into her new apartment, she recaps what she and her roommate have decided about buying furniture and other stuff. TO SPLIT OR NOT TO SPLIT EXPENSES  by Katherine It’s a weird relationship, living with someone who you’re not actually in a relationship with. It’s like being in a marriage…
New Way to Split the Rent With Your Roommates
New Way to Split the Rent With Your Roommates

New Way to Split the Rent With Your Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I can’t believe it’s already mid-April and the prime moving season is just two weeks away…are you ready? Be sure to email us at [email protected] if you have any questions as you head out on your searches. We’re happy to answer q’s in our monthly mailbag posts. In the meantime, we’ll continue to give you ammunition…