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Major in Sanity.

I am either starting doctoral studies this fall or downsizing to a graduate student lifestyle in preparation for entering a program next fall (2013). What kind of living arrangement is likeliest to give me the best combination of economy and sanity? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Apr 9, 2012 - 20 answers

Roommate's approach to fixing his dog's bad behaviour is through telling him "don't do that", and my cat is in constant fear.

Roommate's dog is untrained and terrorises cats. The roommate won't do anything really (except verbally address his dog "don't do that") Needless to say the dog does many things that are bad besides terrorizing my cat and another roommate's cat Like a parent with an out of control child, what do you do??? [more inside]
posted by pixienat on Apr 6, 2012 - 34 answers

Should I give up my life alone?

Has you ever gone (voluntarily, without pressing financial/other need) from living alone to living in a roommate/group house situation again? Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by downing street memo on Apr 6, 2012 - 23 answers

How to deal with a pot-intolerant roommate?

My roommate is going to try to kick me out of the apartment for breaching one of his rules twice. I am struggling with communicating how sorry I am and how much I would like to stay. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2012 - 46 answers

Upstairs, Downstairs

She needs to sleep early without any noise, mom and I need to use the kitchen which inevitably causes noise. Help! [more inside]
posted by oceanview on Mar 19, 2012 - 35 answers

Landlord has told me my room is already leased/unavailable for next year? What?

My landlord just informed me that my room is unavailable for next year since he already signed someone else... and I've no idea what to think of this. [more inside]
posted by isaynay on Mar 13, 2012 - 35 answers

Help me with finding a housemate.

Older MeFites: how did you find a housemate or shared house, and how did it work? Details within. [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Mar 9, 2012 - 20 answers

Roommates dog craps in my room - roommate doesn't care.

How can I convince my roommate to put her dog away when she leaves, especially when it isn't potty trained and craps everywhere? [more inside]
posted by isaynay on Mar 2, 2012 - 56 answers

Potential domestic violence/abuse roommate situation?

I think I'm in a potential domestic violence/abuse roommate situation. Help! [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude on Feb 28, 2012 - 43 answers

Let's hang out ... but only at my place

Looking for advice about how to deal with spending a disproportionate amount of time at one person's house when in a relationship ... while my situation may be unique, I'm hoping others have done the dating-while-living-with-folks thing, or the dating-with-a-horrible-roommate thing, or dating-someone-who-doesn't-drive thing. I can feel myself getting resentful, and that's not fair - it's no one's fault. [more inside]
posted by athena2255 on Feb 23, 2012 - 22 answers

Roommate issues - how to level?

Personal issues with new roommate; two males. How do we resolve this and move forward? [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude on Feb 15, 2012 - 39 answers

(possible) smoker roommate

One of my roommates thinks the other has started smoking in our non-smoking apartment. How do I handle this in the least dramatic way possible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 11, 2012 - 17 answers

Dealing with a passive aggressive landlord.

Asking for a friend. She currently lives with 3 other people in a single family household in the Boston area. Recently her landlord/roommate sent the entire household a very passive agressive email and she'd like some opinions on how to deal with it. [more inside]
posted by thekiltedwonder on Feb 7, 2012 - 52 answers

Nice, non-psychotic, anal-retentive, seeks similar.

I am 27 and male. I've lived in shared housing my entire adult life: dorms, rented rooms, group houses, shared apartments. I want to finally live like an adult.™ How? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2012 - 27 answers

Should I be mad at my roommate because she disturbed my sleep?

Do I have a right to be bothered by my roommate watching TV in our living room? [more inside]
posted by sunrisecoffee on Jan 7, 2012 - 30 answers

Have I made a tragic subletting error?

I'm worried I've entered into a completely unreasonable subletting agreement, and don't know how to get out or to solve the situation. [more inside]
posted by good day merlock on Jan 5, 2012 - 29 answers

First-time cohabiter looking for advice on merging lives

First-time cohabiter with some questions on merging money/stuff/habits post-move. Advice appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2012 - 16 answers

Someone has to deal with this shit

Who should pick up the poop? Owner of the dog, or roommate who gets home first? [more inside]
posted by pluot on Dec 1, 2011 - 60 answers

My friend and roommate is driving me crazy, and it makes me feel like a bad person!

How can I help my very depressed roommate/old friend without being dragged down into her vortex of drama? [more inside]
posted by andhowever on Nov 11, 2011 - 9 answers

Movin' out?

Help me hack my living space or the way I deal with it... or decide to move out! [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Nov 10, 2011 - 30 answers

How to survive a smoking household as a non-smoker?

I've moved into a new shared-house living situation, and contrary to what the live-in manager explicitly told me, the roomies smoke cigarettes in the house. I'm not a smoker and tobacco smoke really bothers me. What to do? [more inside]
posted by hackwolf on Nov 1, 2011 - 17 answers

How do I stop my mattress from reeking?

Removing Beer on Mattress? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2011 - 5 answers

How to undo being thoroughly out-manipulated?

My roommate unilaterally decided to force me out of the apartment. She and 3 new tenants already signed a new lease. What are my options (if any)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2011 - 41 answers

How to cook for one, when living with many

People who live with others but cook for yourself: What do you cook? How do you cook it? Requesting recipes and tips, please. [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Oct 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Coping strategies for the quietly ticking firework?

I'm looking for coping strategies or appropriate vents for long-repressed irritation with minor things, such as frustrating professors, unfortunate policies, more-sociable roommates, and the stuff of life. While I'm ok with impersonal set-backs and serious personal challenges, these minor interpersonal irritants seem to be driving me closer and closer to open confrontation, and I don't know how to channel it properly while retaining some measure of my natural calm and distance. [more inside]
posted by reenka on Sep 19, 2011 - 20 answers

Desperately Need to Move, But No Luck Finding a Place After Almost 3 Months

So I am still looking for a place to live. This is so stressful and frustrating, and the worst part is I only have about three weeks before I must move out. I'm seriously not sure what else I can do right about now. [more inside]
posted by Fire on Sep 19, 2011 - 35 answers

Too much sharing=resenment

How can my roommate and I share food fairly? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Aug 30, 2011 - 34 answers

Dealing with roommates?

How do I deal with feeling isolated in my own home? Kind of a long story. [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Aug 23, 2011 - 20 answers

Leaving the nest?

Moving out questions! [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on Aug 20, 2011 - 10 answers

10 days until rent is due!

I have been very happily living in a 3BR apt in Seattle (lower queen anne) with a couple for almost 2 years, and today they're moving out to a house together. In 10 days rent is due. I have posted on craigslist for new roommates to move in. I've asked a few friends to help me screen people, but I'm still freaking out because I'm extremely nervous about choosing new roommates! I really like being close friends with my roommates, so this feels like dating. I'd love any advice & experiences you could share! [more inside]
posted by palegirl on Aug 20, 2011 - 19 answers

Room wanted ads on Craigslist - do they work?

Moving to Toronto filter: Is there point in posting a "I'm looking for a room" ad describing myself on Craigslist? [more inside]
posted by marais on Aug 8, 2011 - 11 answers

Keep friction to a minimum.

Help me keep conflict between my roommates to a minimum. [more inside]
posted by mean cheez on Aug 4, 2011 - 13 answers

Can you successfully introduce cats to each other BEFORE they move in together?

Can you successfully introduce cats to each other BEFORE they move in together? [more inside]
posted by Neely O'Hara on Jul 25, 2011 - 11 answers

Seeking Housemate Situation for The First Time - Help Me Present Myself Best

Looking for an apartment share. There are limited options in my price range, so I need to maximize my appeal. What can I do to make myself sound like a good roommate in my intro emails and calls? [more inside]
posted by Fire on Jul 20, 2011 - 31 answers

Am I Being Overly Territorial?

I have a problem that's challenging on a logical and moral level. [more inside]
posted by presqu'ile on Jun 23, 2011 - 38 answers

what can I do about my roomies moving out?

roommates on a shared lease moving out without 30 days notice. Do I have any legal recourse other than keeping the security deposit? [more inside]
posted by punch_the_mayor on Jun 22, 2011 - 12 answers

Where should I live next year?

Within the next month, I'm planning to move out of my studio apartment to a house with roommates. I have two housing options available and I'm not sure which one I should choose.... [more inside]
posted by calcetina on Jun 11, 2011 - 17 answers

Bringing dates home when you have roommates?

What is the protocol for bringing a date home when you have roommates that use your common area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2011 - 18 answers

Is my cat a stealth arsonist?

My roommate is blaming an oven fire on my cat, and it's causing some tension between us. Help me figure out the best way to handle the situation so we're both satisfied. [more inside]
posted by Neely O'Hara on Apr 18, 2011 - 78 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

My living situation is perfect. But I'm not satisfied with it. Is there a way to fix it? Should I leave? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2011 - 20 answers

Thinking about moving, when is enough, enough?

Roommate/Renting Filter: Should I stay or should I go? I've rented room in a nice neighborhood for 3 years. I'm sick of my roommate and I want to be more social. Advice/opinions needed. (long version within) [more inside]
posted by Polgara on Apr 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Should I ask my roommate's permission to date her friend?

Should I ask my roommate's permission to date her friend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2011 - 14 answers

My friend needs advice on renting a house in San Diego.

My friend needs advice on renting a house in San Diego. He has been there for years, but he wants to scale down from 5 total roommates (including him) to 3 total roommates, including him. In order to scale down like this, he'll have to charge at least $1000 per roommate. Then each person will have tons of space. He wants roommates that are very nice, honest, and super-clean. Is this do-able? What can he do (he's in no position to make any major home improvements) to make it more likely that he'll find what he's looking for within a reasonable period of time?
posted by SociologistTina on Jan 18, 2011 - 11 answers

How do we re-distribute rent to accommodate for a move-in girlfriend?

My roommate's girlfriend moved into our three bedroom apartment and we're about to re-sign the lease. I think we should take the new person into account and re-distribute the rent to accommodate for a fourth roommate, but what is the most fair way to do this? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Jan 4, 2011 - 42 answers

How do I deal with my roommate?

Help me deal with my roommate in a nice, calm, rational way [more inside]
posted by duddes02 on Dec 10, 2010 - 39 answers

Should I jointly sign a lease with strangers?

DC-Lease-Filter: Should I jointly sign a lease with 2 roommates I just met, wherein each roommate is "jointly and severally responsible for each and every provision in the lease" - including the total rent for the house? [more inside]
posted by catquas on Oct 28, 2010 - 14 answers

Either he spontaneously combusted or has become allergic to money.

I have my former roommate's security deposit. I don't know his new address. How do I get him the money slash how long do I have to keep trying to contact him before I'm allowed to give up and keep it for myself? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 20, 2010 - 35 answers

Permission to paint a room?

I got a new roommate who painted her room dark gray. I wasn't home when she painted and I found out when I got home. Should she have asked permission? [more inside]
posted by duddes02 on Sep 13, 2010 - 59 answers

Lease Issues

I live with two other people in an apartment in Illinois. The lease holder of the apartment was just hospitalized for what be an extrended period and myself and the other apartment-mate are not on the lease. [more inside]
posted by lampshade on Aug 17, 2010 - 9 answers

How to move to a cool area when you're young and broke and nervous

Doing my first house/apartment room hunting experience out of college and sort of unclear on the craigslist etiquette AND if I should even be looking. Would really appreciate input and advice. This is really long because I ramble...but I SWEAR it's good! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2010 - 21 answers

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