Have a lot of roommates, and even more chores? Some of the following steps may be of service: Sit down, everyone together, and make a list of the various tasks you want completed. Examples: -Kitchen clean -Refrigerator clean -Vacuuming -Mopping -Bathroom clean -Trash and recycling Some households might want dishes done by the individuals, for [...]
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Well, crap. You’re breaking up with your significant other—and, horror of horrors, you’re living together. What now? If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything without a mediator Before you try to nail out the nitty-gritty, honestly evaluate whether you can do this amicably. If you’re feeling angry, vengeful, or just too hurt to [...]
It can be lonely and intimidating to move somewhere new, with no friends and no family around. Sure, you can throw yourself into your work, and spend a lot of quality alone time in the evenings. But if you want to build up a new social network, you have to be proactive. Here are some [...]
Do: -Start off civil. And continue to be civil. And stay civil, regardless of what is thrown/blasted/destroyed/alleged. It worked for Gandhi, it can work for you. -Act the bigger person. YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS. Don’t be a jerk, child, control freak, or any other iteration that would make you the joke of a reality [...]
I once had a flatmate who used my “hidden” spare key to break into my room, take my car key, and “borrow” my car—all because I wasn’t around to ask. (Incidentally, I’m pretty sure that borrowing something without asking is the definition of “stealing,” but thankfully I got my car back.) The point? We’ve all [...]
Kudos. Half of America, at least, just ignores this day, and look at you! Searching for good ideas to make your dad happy! But what if you can’t quite afford a Rolex…or even a waterproof watch? Try doing these nice things instead, and unless he’s as materialistic as Madonna was in the 80s, he’ll be [...]
First things first. To be a good roommate, try to choose a roommate that you like. It’s a lot easier to be genuinely nice to someone when you don’t think they’re obnoxious/a pig/severely immature/Severus Snape. Don’t eat their food without asking; don’t wear their clothes without asking; don’t flirt with their crushes (with or without [...]
Moving in with a partner is, excuse the platitude, an important and sometimes intimidating step. It’s not something to be taken lightly, and, ideally, not a decision to reach for purely financial reasons. Although we know you really love your Teddy Poo, it can’t hurt to consider the following before taking the plunge. Make space [...]
It’s that time of year again—the time of year when you are torn between thinking Mother’s Day is just a Hallmark sham and wanting your mother to know that you actually do appreciate her, at least enough to make her breakfast in bed. Actually, if you live with or near you mother (and so many [...]
Are you getting married soon? If so, you’ll want to make sure that you have all the essentials on your wedding registry. Though many people have many of these things already, having a wedding may mean that it’s time for an upgrade to your apartment and lifestyle. Remember that your registry should have some expensive [...]
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