On the one hand, you’re one of the few single people in the country who can afford to have their own place. Good for you! On the other hand….it can be lonely, boring, and creepy as all get-out. Listen to your most embarrassing music As much as I love my guy roommate, it will [...]
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Spring cleaning? An excellent idea. Get the winter grime off your floors, and the buildup of stuff out of your closest. Just don’t forget your clothes in all this. After all, you spend as much time in them as you do on that mattress you should probably be flipping soon. Clean and store sweaters Sweaters [...]
It’s spriiiiiiiiiiiiing. At least, it is some places, as it seems to snow every time someone in New England is foolish enough to put on a pair of shorts. If it’s legitimately warm where you are, congratulations. …Now if you could just remember what the heck you used to do when it was warm out. [...]
The age-old question: should I live with my good friend? …And by “age-old,” I mean “several decades old, since more than just rich kids started to go to college, women included, young adults stopped living with their parents until marriage, and people have been allowed to choose their own roommates rather than being assigned by [...]
If you’ve ever trolled around the internet (or is it trawled?) trying to find tips for living with roommates of a different age, you’ve probably noticed a prevalent anxiety: people wonder how old is “too old” to live with roommates. Stop worrying about age …So let’s start there. If you’re considering living with someone [...]
Call it a roundup of roundups. Check out these lists of great smartphone apps, for everything from bill splitting to interior decorating. Have roommates? These three apps can help you split the bill, break down energy usage by room (very handy) and synch your calendars for things like rent due dates and garbage pick-up. Hungry? HowStuffWorks shares [...]
Happy New Year! This holiday always presents a good opportunity to take a break and look back on the past year. At MyNewPlace, we’re thinking about all the apartment news of the past year… and the advice that we’ve given you. I want to share few of my favorite articles with you; check them out [...]
The big holidays are over, and you’ve got one weekend to relax before it’s time to put your party hat back on and ring in the new year (and whatever whirlwind 2013 is sure to bring!). The holiday season can be a stressful one, even if it is filled with friends, family and good cheer. [...]
I once had neighbors whose kids screamed every morning, like clockwork, at 5:30 a.m. Conversely, they felt it was unreasonable for us to play acoustic guitar in our apartment at 8 p.m. Sometimes, you just can’t win. What you can do is learn from my mistakes, and keep things civil instead of losing it one day and [...]
Listen closely — do you hear sniffling, coughing, nose-blowing? Yeah, me too. At least here in San Francisco, cold season has definitely arrived. I thought I’d avoided whatever bug the MyNewPlace office is apparently incubating, but once my roommates started getting phlegm-y, I started to worry. It might be a little late for me, but [...]
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