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Curse the Cupcakes

In a house filled with five girls, limited space constrains the contents of the refrigerator. Budget conscious college students, this also influenced our decision to share the cost of food we purchased. We pooled our funds to buy the collective eggs, milk, cheese, and bread. For the first six months, …

A Sabbatical

It’s been some time since I posted a blog entry. I feel the need to acknowledge this gap from March until June. While unplanned, I took a sabbatical from Roommate for Rent. My absence could be attributed to a number of factors – limited time, too much work, competing creative …

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This Week in Craigslist

Oh #NYC and your Craigslist Postings. Highlights from the week: From #Chelsea You get 250 sq. ft. of your very own, including your own bedroom (with a door). [But wait, to clarify, it’s actually 100 sq. ft. = a (furnished) bedroom PLUS 150 sq. ft. = "social/work space"] Washer/Dryer in …

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Smelly Cat’s Attack on Our Loaner Mattress

Typically Brooklyn is cheaper than Manhattan. However, we were pressed for time — with our current sublet expiring in a few days, my boyfriend and I needed a place to crash and quickly. On Craigslist, we found a basement brownstone apartment to share with an investment banker. He lived upstairs. …

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Rub a Dub Dub: Using Rubs on Fish

Continuing our new series of “How To” – Roommate for Rent tackles cooking with the help of a Foodie in Finance. *** Fish as a main entree tends to polarize people.  People either love it or hate it.  I would argue that those who claim they hate fish just have …

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Mod Podge to Match

With the New Year, comes new content. Roommate for Rent is kicking off a new series of “How To’s” – posts on all things apartment related, from decorating to cooking. The best part is that I’m expanding the authors. So, if you have an idea for one post or a …

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Servants as Roommates

With tonight’s premiere of Downton Abbey, I’ve been thinking a lot about the family as roommates. They are our first roommates when we are young and sometimes our last roommates when we are old. I’ve written about living with our families in the past – My Grandmother living with her …

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Hibernating with Roommates

It’s winter. It’s freezing. School’s cancelled. And working from home is the most logical option (if feasible). With yesterday’s major snow day for New York City, a lot of us in cold climates are hibernating inside until the ice melts and temperatures rise. When polling her friends on Facebook, one …