Posts Tagged: safety

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…
Location, Location, Location! Checking out the Neighborhoods
Location, Location, Location! Checking out the Neighborhoods

Location, Location, Location! Checking out the Neighborhoods

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Even thought it’s been two weeks, I feel like I’ve been searching for an apartment since foreeever. I’ve also been known to enjoy the hyperbole. To be honest, I haven’t made that much progress since we last spoke. Er. I wrote. Well, unless you could file ‘knowledge’ or ‘experience’ way under some useful category. For…
When a murder happens on your block, security becomes VERY important
When a murder happens on your block, security becomes VERY important

When a murder happens on your block, security becomes VERY important

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Last week on my block, the city-dweller’s worst fear materialized; a woman was murdered, in what initially looked like a break-in. I came home from work to find a police car barricading the street and yellow tape slicing across the apartment in question and its surrounding lawn. It was a scene I’d only before seen…