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 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. Another aspect of apartment life to check ahead of time is pet friendliness. Having a pet for company could make a world of difference when striking out on your own. As such, you should make sure this option is available if you see a cuddly companion — or possible guard dog — in your future.
Fortifying your apartment could also include installing rental-friendly security devices on the windows and doors. Designed with renters in mind, there is contemporary equipment available that can help you feel safe and sound without damaging the interior. From a professionally monitored system to mounted doorbell cameras, you have several options to help safeguard your home.
Adjusting to a solo lifestyle can be difficult. For additional factors to consider when living alone, please see the accompanying resource.