Posts Tagged: fire

Why is Your Smoke Detector Flashing or Beeping?
Why is Your Smoke Detector Flashing or Beeping?

Why is Your Smoke Detector Flashing or Beeping?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the most irritating sounds you could ever hear around your first apartment is the sound of your smoke detector beeping, and for good reason. Smoke alarms are made to be extremely difficult to ignore. If you’ve already checked and you’re sure there’s not a fire, there are a few other things that could…
Should You Buy Renters Insurance? Pros and Cons
Should You Buy Renters Insurance? Pros and Cons

Should You Buy Renters Insurance? Pros and Cons

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The word insurance can send shivers down many a spine. In healthcare, for example, insurance is the divide between paying a modest amount for healthcare and going into extreme long-term debt. In renting, though, insurance is not nearly as dramatic.  Renters insurance is usually quite modestly priced and straightforward. For a generally affordable monthly or…
What I Learned When My First Apartment Burned Down
What I Learned When My First Apartment Burned Down

What I Learned When My First Apartment Burned Down

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Standing outside in my ill-fitting pajamas near the neighbors from an adjoining building, with a laptop and my purse clutched tightly against my chest, I remember thinking what a different experience it was for me to view what was happening than it was for them. We saw the same balls of flame on a familiar…