To start, let’s go over a few tips before signing a lease and moving in. When shopping around for apartments in your budget, you’ll want to go over the security measures in place. Speak with representatives from the complex regarding gated entry, camera locations both inside and out, alarm systems and so on.
You’ll also want to go over the parking situation. Determine if the parking lot is well lit or if there are private garages. You should also consider the location and what’s nearby. In addition to being close to your job, proximity to bus routes and convenience stores may make life easier down the road. If you’ve already made yourself at home, there are still ways to make the apartment more secure. Simple recommendations include blocking the view inside your apartment to those on the outside. Especially important for first-floor dwellings or ones with lots of foot traffic, this simple step could include hanging dark, heavy curtains or keeping the blinds closed.
Adjusting to a solo lifestyle can be difficult. For additional factors to consider when living alone, please see the accompanying resource.