As temperatures cool and the colors of leaves begin to change, college students cram their belongings into trunks and backseats and prepare to schlep everything they own across cities, states, and countries and settle into their dorm sweet dorm.
Similarly, while they might not be preparing for semesters of classes and extra-curricular activities, recent grads and young professionals often encounter seasons of change throughout the autumn months, too. The weather and the landscape depict the end of another year, but new leases, roommates, and organizational responsibilities signify the beginning.
Living with a roommate can almost always be expected for at least a short time while in college, but it can also be a great tactic for saving money and maintaining a social life after graduation. With all of the new responsibilities that accompany the autumn months, it might be easy to neglect your roommate relationship.
Having a roommate, however, can be a rewarding and pleasant experience and could even lead to a life-long friendship. Here are a few tips to ensure that sharing living quarters is enjoyable for everyone involved.