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No matter what stage of life you are in, whether it be a freshman entering college for the first time or a graduate student looking for an apartment for your last few years of school, you will most likely always run into a situation where you need to find a roommate. Choosing a roommate is much like choosing a boyfriend or girlfriend, except in this situation when things go bad you can’t breakup with your roommate, especially if a lease has already been signed. This is why it is important to be not only picky during this process, but also open-minded about meeting new people. Below, are tips to finding the perfect roommate so you can avoid the dreaded “roommate nightmare”.

Starting at a new university can seem intimidating, but getting involved can be a great way to make a big college feel like home. Whether you are interested in playing ukulele or learning about other cultures, there are hundreds of organizations on campus to choose from. Looking into and applying to various organizations is a great way to make new friends and have fun with people who have a similar passion as you. You get out of an experience what you put in, and the same goes for your time at Auburn. The more effort you put into engaging yourself on campus, the more relationships you will develop, the more memories you will make and the more experiences you will have.

Moving into a new apartment can be stressful but it can also be fun and exciting. Decorating a new apartment is probably the most exciting aspect of moving into a new place but it can also be expensive. We all wish we could design an apartment like the homes on HGTV, but that is most-likely an unaffordable prospect when you are living the college lifestyle. Thankfully, there are ways to decorate your apartment while keeping costs down. By doing DIY projects, you can decorate a new apartment while remaining under your budget - but still have fun! There are thousands of projects to choose from that are simple, cheap and appealing to the eye. The kitchen is considered to be “the heart of the home” and unfortunately, it is the place that can easily become messy and disorganized. Here at Liberty Properties, we want to give you some DIY projects for the kitchen in your new apartment.

College is a time where we are finding ourselves and maturing into a person who we didn't know existed. During this period of change, almost everyone goes through a phase where they feel they are 100% capable of not only taking care of themselves, but also taking care of an animal. Whether it be a kitten, bunny, puppy or fish, we all have experienced “pet fever” at some point in college. You are finally free from being under your parent’s roof and it is hard to restrain yourself from driving to the local shelter and getting the perfect puppy you’ve always wanted, but what students forget about is the responsibility and commitment it is to have a pet in college. Below are five things to consider before making the life changing decision of getting an additional, furry roommate during your college years.

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