Posts Tagged: Roommates

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,…
Living with Shared Kitchen
Living with Shared Kitchen

Living with Shared Kitchen

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Colleen from Washington, DC gives her tips for sharing a kitchen with a bunch of roommates.  Our favorite,  make your roommates take the dirty dishes to their room if they don’t want to wash them. Living with a Shared Kitchen Sharing a kitchen will always be a challenge. Use these four tips to make shared kitchen living…
For the Love of God Pick a Roommate You Will Get Along With
For the Love of God Pick a Roommate You Will Get Along With

For the Love of God Pick a Roommate You Will Get Along With

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you have read the Wall Street Journal article on picking roommates or Maureen Dowd’s New York Times’ column, you’ll have seen the recent buzz about social media roommate matching systems that aim to pair like-minded roommates together.  Messy with messy and all will be neat — that sort of thing.  Primarily, it’s geared towards college…
The First Two Things to Decide Before You Start Your Apartment Hunt
The First Two Things to Decide Before You Start Your Apartment Hunt

The First Two Things to Decide Before You Start Your Apartment Hunt

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s May and you know what that means — the beginning of summer rental season.  If you act fast you may luck out but otherwise, get ready for rentals to go bat-shit crazy. To give you a head start on your hunt, the first two questions you need to ask yourself right now, this very…