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5 Holiday Decorating Hacks for Your Small Apartment

5 Holiday Decorating Hacks for Your Small Apartment

The city is brimming with lights and you’re sipping cocoa from a red cup — ‘tis the season for scarves, extra layers, parties, and plenty of holiday cheer! And the best thing about celebrating the holidays as an adult is having the opportunity to start […]

Finding a New Home in the Midst of Homesickness

Finding a New Home in the Midst of Homesickness

Congratulations on taking the next step in life, moving away from home to pursue your dream in New York City! You landed a great job, found a fun roommate, and are navigating the city like a scene out of the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Suddenly, […]

Co-Living 101: Making Nice With the Bad Neighbors

Co-Living 101: Making Nice With the Bad Neighbors

It’s 4 a.m., and a television has been roaring on the floor above you for the past hour. You have a presentation at work in the next couple hours, but you can’t catch a wink. What now? We’ve all been there. Whether it’s a group […]

What Not to Assume About Your Feminist Roommate

What Not to Assume About Your Feminist Roommate

It’s move-in day: You and your roommate are lugging boxes up your five-floor walkup, and just as she’s making her ninth trip in, a guy beats her to the door. He opens the door to let her in first. “No worries! You go ahead,” she […]

6 Ways to Tackle the Hidden Germs in Your Apartment

6 Ways to Tackle the Hidden Germs in Your Apartment

Whether you’re a neat freak or just someone who wants to live in a tidy, germ-free home, dividing cleaning responsibilities between housemates can get even messier than your not-so-neat apartment — which is why you should be on the same page with any new housemates. […]

Why Co-Living is a Rising Trend Among Single Parents

Why Co-Living is a Rising Trend Among Single Parents

Co-living is on the rise, and the demographic of those who choose to share their homes is expanding — roommates aren’t just for college kids and young professionals. Apps like Roomi allow people a safer, more transparent way to find housemates with whom they’ll vibe. […]

How to Deal With Your Roommate’s Untrained Pet

How to Deal With Your Roommate’s Untrained Pet

So, you’ve received the news that your new roommate comes as a package deal. To your relief it’s not a clingy significant other who will inevitably become your third roommate, but rather a furry, four-legged friend — you couldn’t be more excited! Maybe you’re no […]

3 Expert Tips to Protect Your Info From a Snooping Roommate

3 Expert Tips to Protect Your Info From a Snooping Roommate

After many mindless hours of scrolling through endless social media posts every night, you might’ve developed the habit of shutting your laptop and leaving it casually on the coffee table. Do you think twice about locking it? Maybe not – because some house rules are […]

The Basics of Inviting Your Roommate Home for the Holidays

The Basics of Inviting Your Roommate Home for the Holidays

With the holiday season in full swing, millions of people will soon be heading home to spend time with their families. Unfortunately not everyone has the luxury to jet set away, and plenty of folks may be spending the holidays alone. There’s a chance your roommate […]

Can My Landlord Lock Me Out Legally?

Can My Landlord Lock Me Out Legally?

You’ve probably heard plenty of roommate horror stories, but the truth is that roommates aren’t always the ones you should be weary of. For some unlucky renters, it’s bad landlords that can make your life a living nightmare. (The City of New York even put […]