Staying safe in your apartment requires a little effort on the tenant. I lock my door every time I leave my apartment, whether I am walking the dog or taking out the trash. I also make sure that the bar is securely across the patio door. If the bushes in front of my apartment grow too wild, I call the front office. When I am in the house for the evening, I place security bars against the back door and the front door. I purchased these items for $20 apiece.
Apartment Living also suggests a few tips:
- If you are moving in, make sure that your smoke detectors were recently tested
- Purchase carbon monoxide detectors
- Keep your apartment clean, so that you do not attract critters
- Make sure your locks were changed before you moved in
- Do not give out keys to anyone who does not live in the apartment
- Do not get on the elevator with a stranger
- Report bad lighting to the front office
- Keep personal records in a fireproof box
- Be aware of your surroundings when entering your apartment
- Purchase light timers for nights when you are away from home
Visit the Apartment Living website for more information about staying safe in your TriBridge Residential apartment.
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As the fall season begins, you may choose to workout indoors. I have already chosen to workout indoors. If I do not use my apartment community fitness center, I use my living room. Yes, you can create workout routines and execute them in your apartment home.
The Apartment Living website suggests purchasing a few helpful items. These items include a jump rope, a mini-trampoline, an exercise DVD, free weights, and an exercise ball. I own one pound and five pound free weights, and a jump rope. I have friends who own exercise DVDs and exercise balls, but none of my friends own a mini trampoline.
On the days that I do not feel up to walking to the apartment community fitness center, I jump rope for about 10 minutes. It is a cardiovascular exercise the increases my heart rate and burns calories. When you are ready to tone your muscles, use your free weights to curl your biceps. The Apartment Living website also suggests filling milk jugs with water and completing “12 to 20 repetitions of bicep curls, tricep curls, and shoulder raises.” What exercises do you perform in your TriBridge Residential apartment?
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The summer season is nearing the end, and the fall season will soon begin. Do you redecorate your apartment every season? Some people make a few changes to their apartment each season. Some people decorate their apartment each holiday. Would you like to read a blog post about the Labor Day holiday or about decorating for Halloween?
If you only choose to redecorate your apartment this fall, Elle Décor has a few furniture trends that might interest you. I know that you are thinking, “Elle Décor only deals with high end interior décor.” However, Katherine Nelson of Elle Décor found nicely priced items at the Spring Furniture Market in High Point, North Carolina. These items fall into her “six hot design trends” for the fall. The first trend is to glamorize with rich colors and curves. The second trend is the metallic leather look. Pleats are also “in” this fall. They are the fourth trend. Dining tables that make a statement are the fifth trend. Finding furniture for small spaces is the sixth trend. The seventh and final trend is green furniture.
Visit the Elle Décor magazine to find other tips and trends for your TriBridge Residential apartment. Have you found any good furniture deals near your TriBridge Residential apartment?