Posts Tagged: safety

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 Buy Furniture on Online Marketplaces
How to Safely Buy Furniture on Online Marketplaces

How to Safely Buy Furniture on Online Marketplaces

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Online marketplaces are a convenient source for finding a bargain and buying affordable furniture and other home goods. Unfortunately, if you’re not careful during the purchase and exchange process, you might find yourself facing scams and dangerous situations. Here are a few ways to ensure your safety when buying furniture online. Research the item To…
Going on Vacation? Your Ultimate Apartment Prep Checklist
Going on Vacation? Your Ultimate Apartment Prep Checklist

Going on Vacation? Your Ultimate Apartment Prep Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re going away for a couple of nights, you’re probably not thinking too much about what could happen to your apartment as it sits alone and unattended for such a short time. But what if you’re taking a much longer vacation? When do you need a friend or a family member to “check in”…
Checklist for Prepping Your Apartment for Your Vacay
Checklist for Prepping Your Apartment for Your Vacay

Checklist for Prepping Your Apartment for Your Vacay

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the best things about summer is having the time to get away from home on vacation. Whether you’re a beach, cabin, lake, or destination-lover, you probably still have a trip or two in your plans. But what happens to your apartment while you’re away? Here’s a quick and easy checklist-timeline to help you…
A 5-Minute Apartment Safety & Security Check-up
A 5-Minute Apartment Safety & Security Check-up

A 5-Minute Apartment Safety & Security Check-up

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
  Apartment living is great… the amenities and social opportunities can make you feel like the whole property is your big, giant home! However, you never know when a security breach or natural calamity may happen, so to rest peacefully, take a few minutes now to make sure your personal space is safe and secure. Verify…
How Safe is Your New Hood?  8 Ways to Check
How Safe is Your New Hood?  8 Ways to Check

How Safe is Your New Hood? 8 Ways to Check

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When moving to a new neighborhood, whether a few blocks or thousands of miles from your comfortable bubble, it’s easy (and important!) to question how safe the new area is. Especially if you won’t be living in a building with 24-hour security or a doorman, you’ll want to make sure you feel protected in your new…
What It Feels Like To Be Robbed
What It Feels Like To Be Robbed

What It Feels Like To Be Robbed

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Last Sunday we were newlyweds, recently returned from a gorgeous honeymoon in Greece. My husband, Alex, who often blogs for MFA (and even recently blogged about first apartment safety!) would end the day by laughing and throwing a pillow at me saying in a deep baritone, “The Honeymoon is OVER!!” We were wrapped in a…
Apartment Safety Tips: Holiday Travel Edition
Apartment Safety Tips: Holiday Travel Edition

Apartment Safety Tips: Holiday Travel Edition

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With the holidays just around the corner, it’s no surprise that many folks will be travelling – especially those living away from home for the first time. I still remember the relief that first year going home for Thanksgiving  – and the equal relief upon opening the door to my apartment afterwards. I also remember…
The Ultimate Apartment Security Checklist
The Ultimate Apartment Security Checklist

The Ultimate Apartment Security Checklist

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
After a particularly hairy subway ride this evening, I was thankful to return home to my quiet, empty apartment.  But, with my boyfriend out for a drink with friends, as I entered, I couldn’t help but peer into the darkness, momentarily concerned about what or who might be greeting me once I entered. I’ve never…
Checking Out Your (Future) Neighborhood
Checking Out Your (Future) Neighborhood

Checking Out Your (Future) Neighborhood

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In my opinion, the apartment itself is the most essential aspect of any lease.  Others will disagree, giving higher preference to neighborhood — some even to the commute.  But, no matter how you slice it — you’ll want to consider all three. Last week we covered the apartment checklist. This week, let’s talk hood. Do…