Sharing a Bathroom with a Roommate

Sharing a space with someone is never an easy task, but sometimes it is just necessary. Whether you’re moving into the dorms for the first time as you head off to college, are living at home with a sibling, or even if you’ve just moved into an apartment with your significant other, the basic guidelines for […]

How to Handle a Roommate Issue

So, you’ve already found a roommate and a place to live, packed up your stuff and moved into your new place. As you’re probably aware, living with someone else can be tricky at times and it definitely requires give-and-take. You won’t always get along, but there are a few things you can do to avoid […]

Things to Include in a Roommate Contract

Whether you are best friends with your roommate or you met them through an ad, setting boundaries and guidelines for your new humble abode is key to a smooth living situation. Here are things to include in a roommate contract that can be applicable to when you are moving into your first apartment or into a house with 3 other […]

Moving in With Someone of the Opposite Sex

Moving is quite stressful! And, unless living on your own is an option, selecting the right roommate can cause stress levels to soar! What if none of your same-sex friends can move in with you, but an acquaintance/friend of yours of the opposite sex is ready to sign on the dotted line? For some, the […]

How to Know You’re Ready to Move Out on Your Own

Moving out on your own has different meanings for everyone. For some it means leaving their parents’ nest for an apartment with a roommate, and for others it means living alone in a studio. Either way, this can be a difficult decision and a serious commitment for some. Here’s how to know you’re ready to move […]

Moving In with Someone Who has a Pet

From cats to dogs to hamsters, any pet can help make a house a home. However, when moving in with a new roommate, pets can sometimes cause trouble and unnecessary friction in a roommate relationship. To make any pet move-in as smooth as possible, follow these tips: Tip #1: If Possible, Get to Know the […]

Tips for Being a Good Housemate

We all learned The Golden Rule at an early age: treat others as you would like to be treated. However, there are many golden rules when it comes to being a good housemate and if followed correctly, will allow you peace and serenity without the heartache of living with a housemate out of a horror […]

How to Load a Moving Van with Only Two People

The saying goes “two is better than one” so if you and your roommate are moving, or maybe your buddy has offered to help you move, you’ll have each other to lean on for the stresses (and sweats) of moving. Here’s how to load a moving van with only two people! Before Loading Bring out […]

Resolutions Made Easier: Take the Next Step

As we make our way through the new year, it’s easy to lose motivation when it comes to staying consistent with your resolutions. If your resolution is to take the next big step in life, you have a challenging but rewarding year ahead.  By this time next year, you will look back on this ‘big […]

What to Consider When Finding a Roommate

Finding a roommate is one of the most important selections you will make in life. Don’t believe me? Well, if you’ve never seen the movie The Roommate, here is the gist: sweet college student Sara meets her new college roommate Rebecca as soon as she arrives. At first, it seems that this may be a friendship-match […]