In Refinery29's Sweet Digs, we take a look inside the sometimes small, sometimes spacious homes of millennial city dwellers. Today, Refinery29's Brianna Donnelly invites us into her $2,250 one-bedroom apartment in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, which she shares with her boyfriend, Mike.
Moving in with a significant other is rarely easy — especially in New York, where leases never line up perfectly (one signed in January, the other in July, etc.) Such was the case when Brianna Donnelly and her boyfriend decided to move in together. "Ideally we would’ve waited until we hit the three-year mark to move in, but with the way leasing and renting in NYC works, it was hard to find that perfect time," Brianna says. "So we opted to move a little earlier after both our leases were up."
The two moved in together at the two and a half year mark, signing on a one-bedroom in Clinton Hill for $2,250. "At first I was really nervous, but a few months in and I think it's going okay," Brianna says. "We do fight though. I clean up more after myself and he doesn't, and I don’t want to clean up after him. That's the only thing we argue about."