The cold months have arrived. As the days grow shorter and the holidays rapidly approach, many of us are considering fleeing the city in search of warmer weather—or at least somewhere with fresh air. I know I am. I’m going to spend a few weeks in Pennsylvania with my family and replacing the buzz of cars and ambulances with that of birds chirping and my dog’s morning barks.
Even with the amenities and outdoor spaces that we often enjoy in multifamily living, the COVID blues sometimes make it feel a bit claustrophobic. And, let’s be honest, there is nothing quite like spending time with family and having a yard.
Access control is crucial to keeping our homes and belongings safe any time we are out of town for a long period of time. This industry gives us the peace of mind to leave our homes and know that everything will be just as we left it when we return. And one of the many advantages of living in a multifamily building is that most of our concerns, anything from building security to keeping our mail safe, are taken care of.
However, it’s still a good idea to take some precautions. Those of us who plan to trade our apartments for a bit more space this holiday season should keep a few things in mind before we pack our bags:
It’s more important than ever to take care of our mental and physical health. As we prepare to travel to see our families (with as much precaution as we can), we need to make sure our homes are prepped for our absence. Wherever you spend the holidays this year, I hope you, and your homes, stay safe!
Ivana Gatica graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a degree in Fine Arts and Writing. For the past year, she has been working as a copywriter in the marketing and fintech spaces helping businesses find their unique voice. She also likes to take on freelance writing opportunities in her free time and loves to write fiction and poetry.