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5 Accident Prevention Tips for Your Apartment

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Accident prevention is important for any residence, but particularly an apartment when space is limited and traffic is often higher. Making a few adjustments to your place can prevent serious and costly accidents. The following tips will assist you in making your apartment safe.

1. Watch the Cords

In any residence an overloaded socket can pose a fire hazard. Make sure that there is only one plug per socket. If you need more outlets, then use a surge protector that …

Earthquake Preparedness in Your New Apartment

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Earthquake preparedness is one of the things that you should do once you moved into a new apartment. Earthquakes can occur anytime no matter where you are and injuries can be prevented by following simple earthquake preparedness instructions. You do not have to be an expert on disaster survival to come out of an earthquake alive.

Survey Your Apartment

Take some time to determine the hazardous areas in your new apartment. Ask your landlord about the state of your apartment’s …

Practical Survival Food Storage in an Apartment

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Creating survival food storage is necessary but it takes space, money and energy. Natural disasters might not happen but unemployment, illness, bad weather or surprise guests do happen.

Getting Started

Start by buying a little extra each month of what you already buy. A dry, cool cupboard will be better than a kitchen or bathroom cupboard. Tins can rust and dry goods can get infected with mold or weevils.

Important Tips

Date everything you store with a black pen. Rotate …

How To Child Proof Your Apartment

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Once your baby starts moving around, you need to know how to child proof your home for their safety. Apart from accident prone areas such as the bathroom and kitchen, other areas can be dangerous for your little one as well. This is because living spaces are constructed with adults in mind. Anything from the staircase to plug points can be dangerous for an active and curious child.

Electrical Sockets

Check your home for electrical sockets within the child’s reach.

Using a Security System in An Apartment

Monday, February 4th, 2013

For many years, having a security system in an apartment was something that was almost unheard of. This was usually because landlords didn’t permit tenants to drill holes in walls, use staples to run wire along baseboards or ceilings or otherwise perform additions or improvements that require drilling a hole almost anywhere.

However, advancements in home security system technology have now made it possible for apartment tenants to easily add a security system to help provide protection and security for …