Posts Tagged: apartment safety

Pros and Cons: One-Floor Apartment vs Duplex Apartment
Pros and Cons: One-Floor Apartment vs Duplex Apartment

Pros and Cons: One-Floor Apartment vs Duplex Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. Many people think of single-floor dwellings when they think of apartments, but in reality, two-floor apartments (also known as duplexes) abound. Usually, duplexes are two-family apartments, and people who live in duplex share…
How to Safely Shovel Snow
How to Safely Shovel Snow

How to Safely Shovel Snow

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When it’s your responsibility to shovel snow near your apartment, there are some safety tips you should keep in mind. Although you may want to shovel quickly so you don’t spend a ton of time laboring to create a clear, safe path from your front door to the outside world, it’s essential to work gradually…
Pros and Cons: Living Alone vs. With Roommates
Pros and Cons: Living Alone vs. With Roommates

Pros and Cons: Living Alone vs. With Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. If you’re ready to move into an apartment, choosing whether to live alone or with roommates is an important decision to consider based on your personality and finances. Find some clarity on this…
How to Safely Use Bleach as a Cleaner
How to Safely Use Bleach as a Cleaner

How to Safely Use Bleach as a Cleaner

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When disinfecting surfaces in your apartment to minimize your chances of spreading or catching COVID-19, you might turn to bleach as your disinfecting product of choice. Bleach is a viable last-resort option if you don’t have disinfecting wipes, disinfecting sprays, isopropyl alcohol, or hydrogen peroxide on hand – and since most stores haven’t been able…
How to Build a Security System for Your First Apartment
How to Build a Security System for Your First Apartment

How to Build a Security System for Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sponsored Post By Christopher Carney Before you start organizing your housewarming party, one of the first things you should do in your new apartment is get a smart security system. An apartment that’s truly secure, modern, and feels like your own needs smart security. The good news is that despite their impressive capabilities, smart security…
Apartment Safety During Holiday Travel
Apartment Safety During Holiday Travel

Apartment Safety During Holiday Travel

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Leaving your apartment for the holidays can be exciting as you head to visit family or friends or head out to travel the world. The last of your worries during the holiday season should be the safety of your apartment and the belongings inside. Check out these quick safety tips before you head out for…
Freeze-Proofing Your Apartment
Freeze-Proofing Your Apartment

Freeze-Proofing Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As it gets colder and colder all around the country, protecting your apartment pipes from freezing becomes important. With cold weather comes the potential for pipes bursting, which means a huge headache for both you and your landlord. The winter is also a great reminder to ensure you have Renter’s Insurance, which can help protect…
How to Safely Receive Packages in Your Apartment
How to Safely Receive Packages in Your Apartment

How to Safely Receive Packages in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With the new trend of ordering things online, ensuring you can get your packages on your doorstep has never been more important! But with apartments, there are often plenty of strangers walking past your door at any point, increasing the risk of having your new items stolen. Fortunately, there are some things you can do…
Moving Off-Campus? 4 Things to Consider
Moving Off-Campus? 4 Things to Consider

Moving Off-Campus? 4 Things to Consider

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you starting to get excited about that great off-campus apartment you’ll be moving into in a few weeks? If you have decided to move off-campus, here are four important things to understand about your new living situation. 1. Monthly Rent Payments vs. Semester Dorm Fees Renting an off-campus apartment or a roommate share is…
Cool Tech For Your First Apartment’s Holiday Wish-List
Cool Tech For Your First Apartment’s Holiday Wish-List

Cool Tech For Your First Apartment’s Holiday Wish-List

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve likely noticed the technology takeover our world is experiencing. From new phones to fitness trackers and other devices, our personal space is generally inundated with cool tech. While you may be tapped out on the personal devices you can use (aka you already have what you need to…