Are you guilty of turning the thermostat up or down when your partner isn't looking? Don’t be ashamed, lots of us are guilty of this apartment/relationship sin. And the deception is sure to increase as winter approaches.Much like men are from Mars and women are from Venus, it’s been said that men are always hot while the ladies tend to be cold. But how does this gender disparity bode for the living quarters when both disagree on the temperature? Adjusting the thermostat every hour is the last thing you want to do. Trust us - that heating bill will skyrocket! Some might even suggest separate beds or separate rooms - gasp! So, what can the two of you do to remain comfortable and warm (or cool) this season?
Moving in together is a huge deal for any couple. It’s incredibly appealing because you can split costs and chores, and no longer worry about keeping up two places. Wouldn’t it be romantic to wake up with your sweetie every single day? Of course! But there are many pros and cons to consider before you take the relationship-changing leap of living together. Here are 10 tips to make sure you’re moving in together for the right reasons and to make this relationship transition a little more harmonious.
Even if you've found the perfect roommate, challenges will eventually arise. One of the first battles that you and your roomie may face is how to decorate your new space. Your style is simple and contemporary while your roommate likes lots of adornments and antiques. Even with opposite styles, don’t let your roommate ruckus get out of hand. Here are some simple ways to settle the decor war!
Breaking the ice with a new roommate can be nerve-wracking. The outcome is completely unpredictable. You might become BFFs (think Monica and Rachel on "Friends"), worst enemies (think "Single White Female"), or fall into some murky gray area in which you aren't quite sure what’s going on.
But don’t torment yourself too much. Even with completely opposite personalities and schedules, a little effort can go a long way in making dorm or apartment life pleasant for you and your roomie.
Having a roommate can test your patience at times. From watching the dirty dishes pile up to having to deal with guests you don't know, living with another person provides both goods and bads. However, the little issues that pop…
Attention drama queens and drama kings! Life with your roommate doesn’t have to feel like a never-ending soap opera. With a bit of patience and strategy, you can use smart problem-solving skills to avoid the drama and maintain a peaceful existence in your apartment.
One of the most difficult situations roommates face is deciding who will take care of what chores. Obviously each roommate is in charge of keeping his or her bedroom and bathroom clean, but what about common areas? Who does the…