Yesterday, I wrote about what you should look for outside when you’re finding a new apartment. I forgot to add that you should make sure you don’t end up near a laundromat or meters. I almost made this mistake. I found a beautiful furnished apartment and I just loved the place. But a little voice told me to be careful and wait. So I waited three days. On the third day, I returned to the rental place and decided to look around before I went into the office. Well, was I surprised! If I’d taken the apartment I would have lived over a laundromat and meters behind me. A lot of electricity would have come at me. So be careful!
When the rental agent takes you inside an apartment, look at the door knob very carefully. A lot of times, the door lock is too short and the door won’t close properly. It’ll be very easy for someone to get into your apartment.
Look at the carpeting and see if you notice any holes in it. Usually holes are part of your harassment. The perps make holes in the carpet so it’s easier for electricity to get in through the floor.
Check the blinds carefully. A lot of times the blinds will be uneven, short and long. And usually the width is too short, so the perps can get at you. Make sure you can close and open the blinds. My blinds don’t work at all. I can’t open or close them. My mistake in not noticing.
I noticed in my new place, everyone has screens, but I don’t. Another mistake I made.
Check all the faucets. There are no stoppers in any of my faucets. I asked the maintenance man “why are there no stoppers?’ He told me with a straight face that stoppers were no longer required. Yeah, sure they’re not. What baloney!
Every tenant has a medicine cabinet, I don’t. I have a large mirror. I’m sure they use the mirror to watch me. Every place I went, there were large bathroom mirrors. I keep the mirror covered. They did the same thing to me in my old apartment, so I know what the mirror is for.
Make sure you check the shower pressure. My shower pressure is so low, I can barely take a show. I complained about it and I was told there’s nothing they can do about it. Yeah, sure.
Check everything. And I mean everything.
Yesterday, I wrote that you should try to get an apartment on the second floor. What I really meant is that you should get apartment on the top floor, whatever floor that is.
Looking for an apartment as a target is hell. All the looks you have to put up with when you meet people. You know what they’re thinking about you and there’s nothing you can do about it. You have to grin and bear it.
So if any of you are looking for new apartment, or house, I really wish you a lot of luck. Don’t expect anything to change in your new apartment. It’ll just be the same old same old.
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