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After Moving Expenses

4 tips for recovering after moving expenses.

Tip 1: Check Out Local Listings & Reviews

Check out Angie’s List and Yelp for honest consumer reviews about local restaurants, lawn services, heating and cooling companies, doctors, and more. Go to Twitter and follow local users who tweet about happenings in the community. It's a good way to get instant updates on sales, store closings, and free events. And check out local news providers for free electronic alerts on weather and breaking news.

Calculating the costs of moving

Tip 2: Don't Toss Junk Mail

Soon after you have moved in, you may get offers in the mail for free or discounted products and services. Don't be too quick to toss out what looks like junk mail – it could be valuable.

Tip 3: Find Newcomer Activities

Check online for information on newcomer activities in your area. Many media outlets publish searchable community calendars on their websites. You can use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to connect with others who share your interests. Meetup.com is good place to find events and groups of interest near you.

Tip 4: Visit a Local Library

Visit your local library and sign up for a library card. It might allow you to borrow framed art, which you can use for a couple of months on those bare walls in your new home. Or check out a book on local history or places of interest in your new community.

Your library can provide entertainment too. Between book clubs, DVDs, and community gatherings, there’s no limit to what you can discover.

Following these tips will help reduce moving costs. Moving expenses add up, so each dollar saved will help you in the long run. For more moving tips visit the Atlas Blog or the other How To Guides.

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