Living with roommates is one part art, one part science - and here on the Common blog, we can help you achieve that alchemy. Check back often for the latest stories on roommate living. Common is all about coliving, so we think you’ll find there’s something for everyone.

After all, being a Common member means getting the best parts of coliving (think lower rents and beautiful spaces) with none of the hassle. And that means ensuring the space is welcoming, warm, and friction-free for everybody. Whether you’re decorating your new home, searching for tasty dinner concepts, drawing up a chore chart, or just looking for fun things to do together, you’ve come to the right place.


How To Find a Roommate

Wondering how to find a roommate? Common has the tips you need to help you find a great roommate whether you’re moving to a new apartment or a new city.

Apartment Searching

How to Rent an Apartment for the First Time


How to Tell Your Roommate You’re Moving Out

It might be time to have the “I think we should live with other people” talk with your roommates.


Roommate Chore Chart: How to Split Chores

When you live with a roommate or two, it can be hard to determine who should do what household duties.


How to Split Rent With Roommates

If you decide upfront how to handle splitting rent and joint expenses (and putting it in your roommate agreement), you can set you and your roomies up for success.


How to Make Friends in a New City

Moving to a new city can be scary, especially if you don’t know anyone. Try these methods to not only meet new people, but to make new friends.