Roommates

Who Let the Dog Out?: Roommate’s Pets and Your Responsibilities

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Living with your roommate’s pet is generally fun in the beginning—at least until you realize you’re the one who is constantly having to let the dog out. Even if your roommate promises his or her pet won’t interfere with your life, it will. Even the most responsible of roommates cannot control all aspects of a […] read more

How to Share a Loft Apartment with a Roommate

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Sharing any kind of apartment with a roommate requires some thought and compromise, but sharing a loft apartment presents an even more unique set of challenges. Because the flow and division of space in a loft is different than a traditional apartment with a distinct set of rooms, you and your loft roommate will have […] read more

Living with Roommates: How to Share a Bathroom

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Out of all the inconveniences you may encounter living with a roommate, having to share a bathroom tops the list. Having a roommate is great in terms of lowering your living expenses, overall safety and constant companionship, but sharing personal space, specifically a bathroom, can be problematic. You and your roommate can make it work […] read more

Living with Roommates: Refrigerator Etiquette

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The refrigerator.  It’s such a small place but it s also a place that deserves a conversation when living with roommates. Try laying down some ground rules and establish refrigerator etiquette sooner than later. Putting off this conversation may lead to frustration, fights and miscommunication. Good fridge etiquette can be simply and easy, because it’s […] read more

Confronting Your Roommates about Sexual Activity

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Confronting your roommates about disruptive sexual activity can be a delicate, perhaps even embarrassing, topic to broach. However, you have the right to feel comfortable in your own apartment, so you’ll have to speak with your roommates so that the living arrangements are fair for everyone. Sitting Your Roommate Down Since the topic of sexual […] read more

Significant Other Moving In? Learning to Adjust

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Is your significant other moving in? Learning to adjust may be one of the hardest things you think will be easy. When you have your own place and are spending more time with your loved one than you are on your own, the idea of moving in together and getting married may seem exciting. However, […] read more

How to Set Up a Wireless Network with Your Roommates

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If you are tired of having cables running all over your apartment, consider setting up a wireless network. These days, this is quite easy because wireless networks are so prominent. Many Internet service providers give you a modem that is also a wireless router.  Try calling them and asking to trade in your older modem. Alternately, you […] read more

Living with Roommates: Negotiate for the Master Bedroom

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When living with roommates, it is essential to lay out the separation of expenses and space prior to moving in together. Often, you may find that the bedrooms available to you and your roommates in your apartment are different sizes and may or may not have a bathroom attached. Should you want the master bedroom […] read more

Shared Accomodations: How to Be a Good Roommate

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When you are in a situation demanding shared accommodations, there are certain requirements to make it a pleasant living environment. If everyone in the apartment follows these common rules and actions, it stands a good chance of being a peaceful and enjoyable place to live. Respect Each Other’s Property This concept was taught to us […] read more