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 [...]
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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 [...]
What happens when you want to live together, but don’t want to eat the same kind of living things? Step 1: Respect each other’s choices If this is going to work, you’ll have to agree to disagree. Excepting logistical conversations, you might want the meat vs. no meat conversation to be a banned [...]
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 [...]
By MyNewPlace Guest Blogger, Ron Leshnower – About.com’s Apartment Living Expert Very often, renters choose to live with roommates whom they don’t know well. It could be that the person is a referral from a friend, an acquaintance at work, or a stranger from an online roommate-matching service. If you’re considering rooming with someone whom you [...]
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 [...]
By MyNewPlace Guest Blogger, Ron Leshnower – About.com’s Apartment Living Expert There are many great reasons to want to live in an apartment with a roommate. Most of all, roommates provide companionship, which means you won’t have to worry about feeling lonely and you’ll have someone at home to talk to and hang out with. Roommates can also [...]
It’s about time for college midterms, and if you haven’t done them before—or even if you have—here are some suggestions for surviving the procedure: 1. Have a clean workspace If you’re studying at home, make sure you have a place set aside where you can really focus on your work. A messy desk or table [...]
The age-old debate (and by age-old, I mean about 30 years, when it became more or less socially acceptable to co-habitate as friends). Reasons to do it: 1. Because it doesn’t matter Some argue that we’re living in a post-gender society, or at least, we’re moving in that direction. For lots of us, choosing a [...]
So they look great on (Craigslist) paper — how do you know if someone is really going to be a good roommate for you? Here are our suggestions for what to ask before you move in… 1. What do you do for a living? This is basic information you should know. It will also tell [...]
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