Clean out dryer lint. Clean your dryer lint screen with every use and don’t overload the dryer. You could save up to 5% on your bill since dryers are the #1 energy consumer in most homes. In addition, try to use the washer/dryer during off-peak hours for extra savings.
Line Dry your Clothes. Whether you use a clothing line outdoors, hangers on hooks or a drying rack, line drying your garments is the way to go. Not only will they smell wonderful, and preserve their appearance but whites become whiter in the sunshine and you don’t use any energy from your dryer. On a hot summer day your clothes can dry in about an hour! What’s more is you’ll save the cost of dryer sheets too, they won’t be needed as your clothes won’t be tumbling together creating static!
Turn your hot water temperature down to 120. The water is still plenty hot and you will save quite a bit on your energy bill. We did this at our old place and our energy bill dropped about a month.
It’s well worth carrying a small notebook with you in the weeks running up to moving. In here you can jot down details of those essential numbers – your solicitors, bank, estate agents, utility providers and moving firm. When you’re all packed up, you’ll be grateful to have the numbers close to hand.
The laptop computer offers just what computer users today need. It’s a space saver, looks stylish, and gives people on the move that vital extra – portability. The only downside of this freedom to move your computer around is that you need a power source. Although laptop batteries today last longer than ever, your laptop charger is a key part of your system.
A portable battery charger is one of the newest products on the market these days. The mobile phone charger will simply require just 2 AA batteries in order to operate and can be used anywhere at anytime. This is a great tool to have around if you are traveling out of the country and will have to purchase adapters to use in the electrical outlets. If you ever have an emergency and have no electricity, you will want to have the portable mobile phone charger.
Most people will have at least a week or two’s notice of their moving date, which, if used wisely, can help smooth the whole process. Contact utility companies in advance, to ensure that you have heat and power from day one – then on moving day all you’ll need to do is give them a meter reading.