Bernie Carr - Apartment Prepper

Bernie Carr - Apartment Prepper

Bernie Carr is the best-selling author of "The Prepper's Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster." She is also the author of ApartmentPrepper.com, a blog dedicated to helping renters be ready for emergencies.

Stories by Bernie Carr - Apartment Prepper

Hurricane Preparedness: 6 Tips Learned from a Hurricane Survivor

Oct 23, 2017

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has been the third most active season to date, according to the National Hurricane Center. As a resident of Houston, I experienced the wrath of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Here are some hurricane preparedness tips I learned from surviving a hurricane: 1. Know Your Hurricane Risk You might not […]

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5 Natural Pest Repellents for Your Apartment

Sep 25, 2017

If you live in an apartment, you’re likely to experience pest problems at one time or another. Units in apartment buildings share walls, floors and pipes, and that can make it easy for unwanted critters to travel between place to place. Most landlords may help with pest control, but if you’re looking for some DIY […]

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Stay Cool: 4 Tips to Help Renters Beat the Heat This Summer

Jun 13, 2017

Summer can often be a time to relax, slow down and take some time off. But the warmer weather may also bring with it its own set of issues, especially if your apartment does not have air conditioning, or your little wall unit isn’t doing the job. Help stay cool this summer, even without air conditioning, with […]

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Daylight Saving Time: 4 Maintenance Tasks for Renters

Feb 15, 2017

It’s almost time to spring your clocks forward. Besides changing your clocks and testing your smoke detectors, this may also be a great time to tackle some of those maintenance tasks you’ve been putting off in your apartment. Here are four to-dos you may want to consider this time of year. 1. Check and Replenish Your […]

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Apartment Evacuation Checklist: 3 Things to Take

Oct 11, 2016

If you only had 30 minutes to evacuate your apartment, what would you take? Your computer? Your birth certificate? Your grandmother’s ring? Having to evacuate your home quickly is stressful enough, let alone having to decide what belongings to grab in a short amount of time. No possession is worth endangering yourself or others. Make sure that you, […]

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Renters: 6 Autumn Safety Tips

Sep 19, 2016

With the heat of summer cooling off, your thoughts may turn to enjoying the crisp, autumn air and watching the leaves change into vibrant colors. As you prepare to get cozy in your apartment and begin making holiday plans, here are six renter-friendly safety tips to consider. 1. Fight Off Potential Germs As you start […]

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First-Time Renters: 5 Emergency Preparedness Tips

Aug 2, 2016

You just moved into your very first apartment, and now you’re officially on your own. You may have put a lot of thought into decorating and making your new place feel like home. But, have you thought about what you might do if an unexpected emergency or severe weather happens? Here are five emergency preparedness […]

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