Coffee Maker

One of my roommates moved out on July 1st and a new one moved in that same weekend(this was all coordinated well in advance). When roommates move out you would expect them to take all their stuff, but roommates fail to move all their stuff. Whether it’s done intentionally or not, it doesn’t bother me because […]

radpad renting out rooms

[update 8/24/16 deal is no longer being honored: http://blog.onradpad.com/an-update-on-our-no-credit-card-fee-android-pay-promotion/] Radpad is a service that allows tenants to pay their rent with their credit card. How it Works The tenant signs up with Radpad and has the choice of sending you a one-time payment or a reoccurring payment.  The money comes in a form of a check […]

difference between scam and legitimate roommate e-mails

So, right now I have advertisements up on my usual places because a roommate is moving out at the end of June. One go to place is Craigslist. I’ve been in the business long enough to know what’s a scam e-mail and what’s not. It wasn’t surprising that I received my first bit of e-mail […]

What This Blog Isn’t About

by Mike on February 15, 2016

in Announcement

Renting Out Rooms Blog

I get more e-mails than not from folks asking to advertise their spare room on my blog. An example of said e-mail is as follows: I’m trying to rent out my room and I think I keep getting those fakechecks that you guys are talking about. How do set up a profile on this website? I’m […]

dealing with lock outs

Years ago, I had a roommate who constantly locked himself out of the house. To have this happen once in awhile is acceptable, but a few times in a month is just an inconvenience. So to avoid the hassle of driving home to let him back in, I decided to hide a key. There are […]

Kitchen counter top renting out rooms

There are things in my house that’s taking a beating over the years from the roommates. First is the kitchen counter tops. Kitchen countertops I have a simple and basic laminate counter top, which are prone to damage around the seams. To make matters worse, the counter top is white colored, not an off-white or […]

Bank account bonus

I love receiving rent money via electronic transfers, it’s fast, convenient, and happens like clockworks since most of my roommates have it setup automatically through their banks. So rarely, do I ever have to setup a time to collect cash or a check and run to the bank. A few of my roommates decide to […]

I receive a lot of e-mails asking me for help in finding a roommate. Even though, there’s a time investment to responding to these e-mails, I like to help people out when I can and respond to each one of them. I applaud their resilience in making some extra income and believe it will better […]