Unfinished Job

Moving is a hassle, I tell you. From packing things up to unloading them to the new place, it is really a ton of a job. Now I know why my husband hates moving.

We are back to our house more than a month now but we haven’t finished unpacking our boxes yet. Some are still in the garage waiting to be opened. The kitchen equipment and utensils were the priority so we got them organized first. Next was the bedding sets (the furniture was already arranged ahead from the time my husband emptied the storage). Some of the office equipment and supplies are the ones left behind. But the computers, table, and chairs have been set up because we needed to have Internet as soon as possible. And for entertainment, the tv satellite service was contacted ahead of time so we have had a connection fast.

There are still loose things here and there. Bags full of cleaning supplies. I couldn’t even think of a place to put the rest of the office supplies. Plus the little nick knacks like board pins, mailing envelopes, business cards, and others are still waiting to be organized. I need to buy a business card holder and a table organizer soon. Whew! To me, moving is a mess.

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Are You Moving?

If so, get the best service from the moving companies in town. Aside from fast and reliable service, they will help movers accommodate their relocation needs by providing trucks that will carry all the valuable things such as furniture and home equipment to their new home.

I am sharing you this because one manager at work has moved to the apartment where I am in. We are now neighbors. She wants to live close to the store we are working in so she decided to move here in Fort Worth. Her moving was no hassle at all because everything was taken care of. From getting one way truck rental to the moving day itself, she had no problems.

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Ways To Lower Your Electric Bills

I am delighted to see our electric bill has lowered last month. Monitoring bills is my one of my useful habits (laughs). My husband said that it’s going to get lower in the coming months because it’s starting to cool again. He added that usually electric bills get high during the summer season. Even so, I still wanted to make it sure we are saving energy at all times.

We should be more aware of saving. Here is to share with you some useful no-cost ways to save energy at home. I got this from Texas Co-op Power. I hope these would also be of help to you.

  • > Turn off everything not in use: lights, TVs, computers, etc.
  • > Check the air-conditioner filter each month and clean or replace it as needed. Dirty filters block air flow through your heating and cooling systems, increasing your energy bill and shortening the equipment’s life.
  • > During hot months, keep window coverings closed on the south, east and west windows. In winter, let the sun in.
  • > Glass fireplace doors help stop heat from being lost up the chimney. Also, close the fireplace damper when not burning a fire.
  • > Activate “sleep” features on computers and office equipment that power down when not in use for a while.
  • > Turn off equipment during longer periods of non-use to cut energy costs and improve longevity.
  • > When cooking, keep the lids on pots. Better yet, use a microwave oven instead.
  • > Dress appropriately for the weather, and set your thermostat to the lowest possible comfortable setting in winter and the highest comfortable setting in summer.
  • > On winter nights, put an extra blanket on the bed and turn down your thermostat more.
  • > In summer, use fans whenever possible to reduce AC usage. Inexpensive fans allow you to raise the thermostat temperature and still remain comfortable.
  • > To save hot water, take five-minute showers instead of baths.
  • > Do only full loads when using the clothes washer or dishwasher.
  • > Use cold water for laundry and save–detergents formulated for cold water get clothes just as clean.
  • > Lower the temperature on your water heater. It should be set at “warm”, so that a thermometer held under running water reads 120 degrees.

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