How to Assemble a Fire Emergency Kit and Build an Evacuation Plan

Posted by Jenna Redman

August 15, 2018

The California Wildfire season seems to be getting worse over the last couple of years, blazing through places that you’d normally think wouldn’t burn. People who never thought they were living in an area of California that could easily burn have been evacuated and many of them have lost their homes.

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Topics: Safety, Renters Insurance

Air Quality Tips for Fire Season

Posted by Jenna Redman

July 18, 2018

No matter where you call home in the good old U.S. of A. there tends to be a season in which you are more careful than others.

East Coasters have hurricane season. During this season it’s important for them to keep an eye on the weather in case they need to evacuate or protect their homes. 

Midwesterners have tornado/storm season. It’s important for them to keep their storm cellars stocked with essential supplies and have boards ready to protect their windows. 

West Coasters, especially Californians, have fire season. This is a season that can seem to last for months on end and leaves you wondering if fall will ever show up. Even if there is no fire within your direct area, smoke can still be in the air.

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Topics: Safety

Beware These Current Scamming Trends!

Posted by Ben Olberg

July 13, 2018

Crooks are creative. While they may lack other qualities like honesty and integrity, they certainly apply themselves when it comes to swindling people out of their hard-earned money. If you don't stay up to date on current scam trends you might just get taken advantage of. Did you know there are actually scammers going door to door dressed as utility workers and demanding payment for overdue bills? That's pretty bold, and a little scary.

What about "Smishing" have you heard of that one?

How do you avoid scams like this at your Chico apartment? Read on...

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Topics: Living in an Apartment, Apartment Living, Safety

Prepare Your Chico Apartment for Summer Vacation

Posted by Jenna Redman

June 13, 2018

Along with summer, comes all of those vacations you’ve been planning for the last few months, or the ones that just popped up on your radar. You’ve probably already thought through the kind of things you’ll need to get before you leave, but have you thought of your Chico apartment?

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Topics: Summer Activities in Chico, Rental Living, Apartment Living, Safety

Apartment Living Tips: How to Safely Dispose of Your Christmas Tree

Posted by Jenna Redman

December 27, 2017

Christmas is officially over. Sigh.

One of the best parts of the Christmas season is going to pick out your Christmas tree and spending time decorating it with all the family ornaments, colorful lights, or all the garland you can place on it. Apartment living may mean you have to become a little more creative when it comes to getting your tree inside your apartment, but it adds to the fun, right? PIVOT!

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Topics: Apartment Living, Safety, Holidays

10 Unusual Apartment Living Situations NOT Considered an Emergency

Posted by Paige Gilbert

December 22, 2017

Most of us know what to do in an emergency situation, call 9-1-1, but when you’re in an unusual apartment living situation do you know what’s NOT considered an emergency? In other words, do you know when to disturb the REM cycle of your apartment manager and when it’s up to you to put on your adulting hat and troubleshoot? The following scenarios should be insightful for you!

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Topics: Safety

My First Apartment Checklist: Who to Call First in an Emergency

Posted by Jenna Redman

December 20, 2017

Moving into your first apartment can be an amazing experience. There are so many things you get to do now that you are on your own! 

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Topics: My First Apartment, Safety

Holiday Cooking Tips for Apartment Living Safety

Posted by Jenna Redman

December 13, 2017

The holiday season brings anticipation of a certain kind to everyone. For some it’s being able to see family that live far away; others become excited to make that special holiday meal that only gets made once a year.

No matter what you’re anticipating this holiday season there’s bound to be some kind of cooking going on. As you may already know, apartment kitchens are on the smaller side. It can get tight when there’s more than one person moving around and prepping food. It’s important to make sure that everyone who helps you out is being safe with all the moving pieces and parts.

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Topics: Safety, Apartment Living, Holidays

How To Get Chico Apartments Ready For Holiday Traveling

Posted by Living In Chico Team

December 08, 2017

Going out of town for the holidays? Now is a good time to educate yourself on how to make Chico apartments more secured while you're gone for an extended period of time.

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Topics: Apartment Living, Safety, Holidays

How To Decorate Chico Rental Properties Safely for Christmas

Posted by Living In Chico Team

November 29, 2017

We get it, the season is here and it's time to get into the Christmas spirit.You take out the boxes of Christmas decorations or you head to the store to get the latest in décor. First things first, let’s go over the safety basics for decorating Chico rental properties.

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Topics: Apartment Living, Decorating your Apartment, Winter in Chico, Safety, Holidays