Posts Tagged: Roommates

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…
No More Roommates! How to Know It’s Time to Go Solo
No More Roommates! How to Know It’s Time to Go Solo

No More Roommates! How to Know It’s Time to Go Solo

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our blogger Elyse is contemplating her next move after graduation. The Price of Solitude by Elyse Roommates. I’ve had good ones, great ones and terrible ones. With my lease coming to an end in a few months, I’ve been considering the two options of either finding a new roommate, or going it alone. Don’t get me…
Budgeting For The Move to First Apartment
Budgeting For The Move to First Apartment

Budgeting For The Move to First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Dedreanna has taken out her calculator and figured out what her first apartment move will cost. “Budgeting For The Big Move  by Dedreanna We have started to budget for our big move.  As I mentioned in an earlier post after graduation my fiance and I are getting our first apartment with another couple. Because of this, most…
4 Secrets for Getting Along with Roommates
4 Secrets for Getting Along with Roommates

4 Secrets for Getting Along with Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our blogger Elyse shares her strategies for handling money matters and common chores with roommates. I’ve lived with a lot of different people in my life. When I lived at home, I had to share a room with my sister right up until I went to college and  shared a dorm room. When I got the apartment, one…
Elyse on Roommate Gifting
Elyse on Roommate Gifting

Elyse on Roommate Gifting

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you share a home with people, it can often feel like a surrogate family. I’ve had Sunday dinners and Thursday movie nights with roomies, but I’ve loved the Christmases I’ve shared with roommates more than anything. Last year, we all had a real Christmas morning together (albeit, the week before Christmas day) where we…
Should You Exchange Holiday Gifts With Your Roommate(s)?
Should You Exchange Holiday Gifts With Your Roommate(s)?

Should You Exchange Holiday Gifts With Your Roommate(s)?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re friends with your roommates – then this question is easier. You can casually chat about it. Yes. No. Whatevs. In the situation above, likely your natural first instinct is to ask what the expectation is – and that’s not wrong no matter who your roommates are. I think what makes everyone nervous about…
How to Plan a Week of Healthy Meals for $60
How to Plan a Week of Healthy Meals for $60

How to Plan a Week of Healthy Meals for $60

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our guest blogger Elyse is an NYU student who just recently managed to free herself from the college dormitory system. Me and My Grocery List The one thing I never understood in college was how quickly people abandoned their meal plans. Why would a person choose to cook meals, wash dishes and, the worst part of…
Shakiera Moves Off-Campus in Memphis
Shakiera Moves Off-Campus in Memphis

Shakiera Moves Off-Campus in Memphis

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A sophomore at the University of Memphis, Shakiera is moving out of her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia to be closer to her school life in Memphis, TN. With money in her pocket and restlessness in her shoes, she’s ready to move into her first apartment and fully experience every part of being an independent, living,…