Moving Tip Monday: When to Contact Utilities

Contact your utility companies one month prior.  Find out what you need to do to close out your old utilities and open up accounts for your new ones.  Provide a move in and move out date so that you don’t get additional charges or get your utilities shut off unexpectedly.

 

Moving Tip Monday: When to Contact Utilities

Moving Tip Monday: Keep an Emergency Expense Fund

Moving Tip Monday: Keep an Emergency Expense Fund

Be prepared for an unexpected event during moving.  Keep some cash funds available just in case.  You may need it if a vehicle breaks down, something gets damaged, a person or a pet gets injured, or you need a last minute purchase.  You may not have access to your check book packed away, but by having some cash, you’re prepared!  If all goes smoothly, use the cash to buy your friends pizza for helping you pack!

Moving Tip Monday: Keep Basic Tools Available

Moving Tip Monday: Keep Basic Tools Available  Keep some basic tools available while you move from your former home to your new home.  During your move, you may need to disassemble and reassemble furniture, remove wall hangings or make some repairs. In your toolbox have a hammer, razor blade, and screwdriver.  Have a few plastic baggies in your toolbox as well to gather any small items like nails, bolts and screws.

Moving Tip Monday: Refrigerator Moving

Moving Tip Monday: Refrigerator Moving  If you’re planning to move your refrigerator, try to use up what you have for food in the weeks leading up to your move.  That way, you have less to pack.  One day prior to your move, clean out your refrigerator, place food you want to save into a friend or neighbor’s refrigerator or a heavily iced cooler.  Then defrost your refrigerator and dry it out so it’s ready for the move.