DIY moving http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/12651/all en-US Carrying the Kenmore: How to Move a Fridge http://www.wisebread.com/carrying-the-kenmore-how-to-move-a-fridge <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/carrying-the-kenmore-how-to-move-a-fridge" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/4951158183_a32a0ec88e_z.jpg" alt="guys moving fridge" title="guys moving fridge" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are a few things in your house that are harder to move than others. Some families have pianos, others have gun safes. And everyone has a refrigerator. Moving these items just isn&rsquo;t the same as moving boxes or small pieces of furniture &mdash; not only are they expensive to replace if something goes wrong, but a misplaced hand or foot could mean that you wind up injuring yourself.</p> <p>Whenever I&rsquo;ve had to move house &mdash; or even just move a heavy item from one room to the next &mdash; I&rsquo;ve had the benefit of my dad&rsquo;s wisdom. Mike Bram, my father, also happens to be the owner of <a href="http://www.fisherpianomovers.net/">Fisher Piano Moving</a>. He spends all day finding ways to move not just pianos but any sort of heavy and awkward object that regular moving crews don&rsquo;t want to touch. Here are his best tips for making sure that you can move heavy objects and keep both yourself and the object intact at the end of the move. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-to-know-when-renting-a-moving-truck">What to Know When&nbsp;Renting a Moving Truck</a>)</p> <h3>Get the Right Equipment</h3> <p>Refrigerators are the most common big items that a person might try to move without calling in a moving company. Mike suggests getting an appliance dolly, rather than trying to use a normal dolly, to make the move. Appliance dollies have mechanisms built in that let you move the whole dolly, with a refrigerator or other appliance strapped on to it, up and down stairs. You&rsquo;ll need two people &mdash; one pushing and pulling &mdash; and it&rsquo;s especially important to make sure that you&rsquo;re working in tandem. You can rent an appliance dolly from just about anywhere that you can rent a moving truck from.</p> <p>Mike says that the biggest mistake he sees when it comes to moving refrigerators is a very simple one: &ldquo;People don&rsquo;t cover the fridge up with pads. Especially on stainless steel, any scratches you pick up will really show.&rdquo; It&rsquo;s easy to do, though. You can use just about anything as a pad, from shrink wrap to old blankets that you don&rsquo;t mind ripping. Pad your refrigerator before loading it on the dolly, so that the appliance is protected from the straps. Then ratchet the straps just tight enough that you can&rsquo;t get your fingers underneath them. There should still be a little give, though.</p> <h3>Protect the Area You&rsquo;re Moving In</h3> <p>You may not be moving your fridge very far. Maybe you just need it on the other side of the kitchen so that you can <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/more-bang-for-your-buck-paint-me-frugal">paint the wall</a> behind it. It&rsquo;s tempting to just push a refrigerator as far as you need it to go &mdash; after all, some appliances (and other large objects) have small plastic wheels on the bottom that seem perfect for the purpose. The truth is, in Mike&rsquo;s experience, those wheels are more dangerous than helpful. Without them, pushing an appliance across your floor will often result in scratches and tears in the linoleum. With them, you&rsquo;re likely to wind up with a broken wheel and a gouge in the floor. Things are worse on wood floors or if you take the appliance outside.</p> <p>Mike does have an easy solution to the problem. He says, &ldquo;One way to avoid those scratches is to take clean scrap carpeting, turn it upside down, slide it under the fridge and then slide the fridge out on top of the carpet. Thick <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/30-uses-for-the-humble-cardboard-box">cardboard</a> can work in place of the carpet.&rdquo;</p> <h3>Protect Yourself During the Move</h3> <p>Always be more careful than you think you actually need to be, especially when you&rsquo;re dealing with moving something heavy. You need to remember the basics of personal safety &mdash; like lifting with your legs, rather than your back &mdash; but you need to go beyond those basics, too. You have to be able to control your refrigerator (or anything else you want) throughout every step of the move. Mike points out: &ldquo;Don&rsquo;t ever take anything on the stairs that you can&rsquo;t control. If it gets away from you, it&rsquo;ll go a lot faster than you will and someone will always get hurt.&rdquo;</p> <p>Get everyone who isn&rsquo;t actually moving your bulky object out of the way. Children and pets need to be far away from the action, and Mike suggests that you don&rsquo;t need any management around who isn&rsquo;t actually physically up to helping with the move.</p> <p>Use more straps and tie-downs than you expect to need, especially when moving something heavy on a truck. Mike has plenty of horror stories from his customers about what could go wrong: &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve seen pianos come loose and then fly out of a truck on to asphalt. There&rsquo;s nothing left at that point but to sweep up the mess.&rdquo;</p> <p>What is actually too big to move on your own depends entirely on you. Mike has had customers who will move everything up to a gun safe themselves, but will call for help with something that big. It&rsquo;s a question of what you feel comfortable moving yourself and what work you&rsquo;re willing to do to make sure you&rsquo;re doing everything right &mdash; from renting the right equipment on down.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/thursday-bram">Thursday Bram</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/carrying-the-kenmore-how-to-move-a-fridge">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/this-is-how-long-these-6-appliances-should-last">This Is How Long These 6 Appliances Should Last</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-refrigerators">The 5 Best Refrigerators</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-simple-ways-to-make-your-refrigerator-more-efficient">8 Simple Ways to Make Your Refrigerator More Efficient</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-much-money-will-you-save-with-energy-star-appliances">How Much Money Will You Save With Energy Star Appliances?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-sell-your-hair-for-cash">How to Sell Your Hair for Cash</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> General Tips appliances DIY moving refrigerator Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:00:18 +0000 Thursday Bram 908168 at http://www.wisebread.com What to Know When Renting a Moving Truck http://www.wisebread.com/what-to-know-when-renting-a-moving-truck <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/what-to-know-when-renting-a-moving-truck" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/98469010_28dcd03e27.jpg" alt="moving truck" title="moving truck" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>As you might have inferred from my post about <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-reward-friends-who-help-you-move" title="friends helping move">thanking friends who help you move</a>, I recently made a move myself, driving from the East Coast to the West Coast over the course of eight days. It was an amazing trip &mdash; I saw friends and family, ghost towns, and wonderful museums (along with vast stretches of flat, brown land).</p> <p>I made the entire trip &mdash; all 3601 miles (including several off-the-interstate jaunts) &mdash; in a 10-foot U-Haul truck. And after doing a lot of research into cost-effective moving vehicles, getting friends, family, and a couple of last-minute professional movers to help me, and spending over a week bringing the truck over everything from five-lane highways to gravel-kicking back roads, I've learned a few things about renting a moving truck. Here's some advice to keep in mind for your own DIY move. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/pack-up-your-house-tips-for-saving-money-and-sanity-on-a-move" title="moving tips">Pack Up Your House: Tips for Saving Money (and Sanity) on a Move</a>)</p> <h3>Your Reservation Might Not Reserve What You Think</h3> <p>I learned at the very last minute that at some major truck-rental companies, such as Budget, your reservation might not be as firm as you might think. When I called my local Budget location on the day I was picking up my truck, the gentleman I spoke to said, &quot;I don't know if anyone told you, but we don't have any 10-foot trucks. You have a 15-foot one.&quot; If I had just been doing an in-town move, this substitution might have been fine, but I was driving across the country &mdash; plus I didn't even have enough stuff to completely fill a 10-footer. I ended up canceling my Budget reservation and called various companies until I finally found a 10-foot U-Haul available 25 miles away. Some companies &mdash; including U-Haul &mdash; do guarantee your truck; just make sure you know the company's policy before making your reservation.</p> <h3>You Can't Rent a Cargo Van One-Way</h3> <p>Or if you do manage to rent a cargo van one-way, you're extremely lucky. This was my ideal mode of transportation based on the amount of stuff I had, but the major moving-truck rental companies will only rent cargo vans for same-city moves. I've been told that it's because of &quot;wear and tear&quot; on the vans.</p> <h3>Mileage Costs Vary by Company</h3> <p>Part of the reason I originally made a reservation with Budget was because their trucks include unlimited mileage for one-way rentals. Other companies include a set number of miles based on the distance you are traveling. In-city rentals (where you pick up and return your rental to the same location) are generally charged at a flat rate plus a mileage fee. All of that said, additional free mileage for one-way rentals can be added at the discretion of the location you're renting from. For example, the U-Haul office I rented from included an additional 25 free miles for me to get the truck back to my apartment.</p> <h3>Not All Trucks Can Tow Cars</h3> <p>Some of the smaller trucks from some companies cannot tow vehicles. If you plan on towing your car, make sure that your particular truck can tow &mdash; and make sure to include extra funds in your budget for the tow trailer.</p> <h3>Parking Can Be a Concern</h3> <p>My U-Haul had a 9-foot clearance, and other trucks can be even taller. Most of the roadside hotels we stopped at had open-air parking, and a 10-foot truck fits (if a little snugly) into an average parking space. However, for my final hotel in my new home city, I had to call ahead to several locations until I could find one that provided parking other than 7-foot-clearance parking garages.</p> <h3>Not Everything You Want to Be Included Necessarily Will Be</h3> <p>There are several conveniences most rental-truck companies have available...for an extra fee. Dollies, moving blankets, insurance, locks for the back of the truck, and GPS units don't come standard, but they can increase the safety or comfort of your trip. Budget accordingly. Also note that most moving trucks only feature AM/FM stereos. If you have an MP3 player and are making a long move, consider investing in an AM/FM transmitter or get used to long stretches of radio scanning.</p> <h3>Moving Trucks Can Be Easy to Drive</h3> <p>I was terrified to get behind the wheel of the U-Haul; I've barely driven a car since I sold my last one over three years ago, let alone a truck. But once you become used to relying on your side-view mirrors instead of the rearview, driving a moving truck is very doable. Don't be afraid!</p> <h3>Gas Isn't Included</h3> <p><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/gas-efficient-driving">Gas</a> isn't included with your rental, so you need to include it in your moving budget &mdash; and you risk a paying a penalty if you return your truck with less gas than was in it when you received it. Another piece to keep in mind is rising or changing gas costs, especially if you're moving to a new area. Over the course of my drive across the country, gas moved from about $3.45 a gallon to $4.17.</p> <p>Other than that, just be sure to pack securely, drive safely, and have fun!&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Do you have any advice for renting a moving truck?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/meg-favreau">Meg Favreau</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-to-know-when-renting-a-moving-truck">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-smart-ways-to-boost-your-gas-mileage">11 Smart Ways to Boost Your Gas Mileage</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/do-you-know-how-to-use-a-parking-meter-serious-question">Do you know how to use a parking meter? Serious question.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/is-it-still-smart-to-buy-an-electric-car-while-gas-prices-are-low">Is It Still Smart to Buy an Electric Car While Gas Prices Are Low?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-reward-friends-who-help-you-move">How to Reward Friends Who Help You Move</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/pack-up-your-house-tips-for-saving-money-and-sanity-on-a-move">Pack Up Your House: Tips for Saving Money (and Sanity) on a Move</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Cars and Transportation Home DIY moving driving moving trucks truck rentals Fri, 08 Apr 2011 10:24:07 +0000 Meg Favreau 521050 at http://www.wisebread.com How to Reward Friends Who Help You Move http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-reward-friends-who-help-you-move <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/how-to-reward-friends-who-help-you-move" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/3386953542_81e328532b.jpg" alt="moving furniture" title="moving furniture" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I miss college.</p> <p>I never thought I'd say that &mdash; I'm not a &quot;the best years of my life have gone by&quot; kind of gal. But here's what I miss: owning the right size car and the right amount of stuff so that, whenever it came time to move out of the dorm, I could do it myself. I could carry everything, I could fit everything in my car, and I could get out of town without having to ask anyone for assistance.</p> <p>These days, things are a bit different. I own furniture, AKA &quot;stuff I can't carry by myself.&quot; It's not enough to warrant hiring movers, but it's enough that I need to get a couple of friends to come help me out whenever I'm in transit. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-unexpected-moving-expenses">5 Unexpected Moving Expenses</a>)</p> <p>Now, every time people I know need help moving, they offer the exact same reward: pizza and beer. I'm not knocking pizza and beer &mdash; I love them dearly. They're both easy to serve and immensely satisfying after a day of hauling stuff around.</p> <p>But recently, I've been planning a move, and I've been thinking how it would be neat to offer something other than the same ol' post-move meal as a way of saying thanks. Thus, here are some ideas for how to treat your hard-working friends. Some of them take a little pre-planning (which can be difficult during a move, I know), but they can be worth it. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-ways-to-say-thanks">25 Ways to Say Thanks</a>)</p> <h3>Get Classy with Wine, Cheese, and Bread</h3> <p>Offer a more upscale version of beer and pizza: get a bottle or two of wine, a loaf of good bread, a couple of cheeses, and maybe a veggie plate to round out the mix. It's still classy even if you're drinking the wine out of red Solo cups. Really.</p> <h3>Cook Up Homemade Treats</h3> <p>When I move, I often I find myself with awkward amounts of leftover food: one serving's worth of noodles, a couple of cups of flour, or a cup of frozen pureed pumpkin. If it's not enough to give away or keep and you have a few extra minutes of time, consider making a last-minute batch of cookies or scones, or even something savory, like lasagna, to share.</p> <h3>Zone Out Together</h3> <p>Whenever I'm done moving, I just want to sit in front of the TV and turn my brain off. Keep track of where your TV set and DVD player end up in the move, and sit on the floor together eating snacks while watching sitcoms.</p> <h3>Go Out to Dinner</h3> <p>Being surrounded by your unpacked mess can feel stressful. Take a breather, and bring everyone out for dinner (even if it's just to get beer and pizza).</p> <h3>Buy Their Gas</h3> <p>If your friends are using their own cars to help you move, buy them a tank of gas, or give them a gift certificate for an oil change.</p> <h3>Get Them a Massage</h3> <p>If your friends really go overtime on the heavy lifting, get them a gift certificate for a massage. <a href="http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-2822544-10817658">Groupon</a> and similar sites are great places to search for massage deals, or look for a massage school in your area for discounted rub-downs.</p> <h3>Return the Favor</h3> <p>What do you get for friends who refuse everything you try to offer them? Help them out when they need it, whether it's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-abc-s-of-diy-moving">moving</a>, babysitting, or picking them up from the airport.</p> <p><em>Do you have any creative ways to thank friends for helping you move? Share them in the comments.</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/meg-favreau">Meg Favreau</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-reward-friends-who-help-you-move">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-to-know-when-renting-a-moving-truck">What to Know When Renting a Moving Truck</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-unexpected-moving-expenses">5 Unexpected Moving Expenses</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/our-lovely-lady-links">Our Lovely Lady Links</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-best-window-air-conditioners">The 5 Best Window Air Conditioners</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/3-great-home-gadgets-that-can-save-you-real-money">3 Great Home Gadgets That Can Save You Real Money</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Home DIY moving friends thanks Sat, 02 Apr 2011 10:00:05 +0000 Meg Favreau 511262 at http://www.wisebread.com 5 Unexpected Moving Expenses http://www.wisebread.com/5-unexpected-moving-expenses <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/5-unexpected-moving-expenses" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000008469421XSmall.jpg" alt="Moving boxes" title="Moving boxes" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Having just completed a move that took much more energy than I had anticipated, I realized there are a few hidden expenses associated with moving that I had left out of my budget. I was determined to do a quasi-do-it-yourself move, and I took into account the costs of renting a moving truck and hiring a few helpers to help load and unload the heavy furniture and the multitude of boxes. But after settling into my new place, I sat down with my checkbook register and glaring at me were hidden expenses I hadn't anticipated: A few things I had forgotten about since I hadn't moved in five years, and items that aren't common purchases.</p> <p>Now that I have the experience of living in both a house and an apartment, and with the move still fresh in my mind, I can highlight a few unanticipated fees movers need to be aware of.</p> <h2>Transfer Fees</h2> <p>I wasn't moving very far, only a few miles away, which meant I could keep all of my existing utility services with the same companies. Most utility companies now have the option of transferring services online or over the phone without having to talk to a representative. However, since I was overlapping my service by a couple of days, it wasn't as easy to turn on and off service as I had thought, so I ended up speaking with representatives.</p> <p>While discussing my service needs with the phone company, the representative informed me that to transfer phone service to my new location it would cost a whopping $235, not a charge I had anticipated. Thankfully, it's a charge that gets split over three bills. I guess they realize their technician fee has a bit of a sticker shock, and they need to cushion that blow.</p> <p>Moving on from the phone company, I called the electric company. Thankfully their disconnect and reconnect fee didn't include a technician's service. At a minimal $35, that charge felt like a relief.</p> <p>When all was said and done, transferring my utilities from one location to a new one four miles down the road cost me $325.</p> <h2>Increased Utility Costs</h2> <p>Moving from a house to an apartment, I will most likely see a decrease in my utilities. However, a few years ago when I moved from an apartment to a rental house, I was thrilled to be inheriting a lawn. What I didn't anticipate was the cost difference in utilities for maintaining a lawn.</p> <p>Not only did my water bill increase substantially while trying to keep the lawn green, my trash and sewer services (a charge I had never heard of while living in an apartment) made up one-fourth of the total utility cost. I'm sure that the leaky faucets didn't help alleviate any of that expense, but now I'm more aware of the true costs of living in a house.</p> <p>I also found that since my rental house was quite old, the appliances were using twice as much electricity as newer, energy-saving appliances, increasing my electric bill. Needless to say, I'll be relishing the lower utility bills.</p> <h2>Packing Materials</h2> <p>Months before I signed my lease, I knew that I was going to be moving this year. It was a goal I had set for myself. Since I had plenty of time to prepare and pack, I had started collected boxes early on in the year from stores for free. However, as the move-in date became imminent, I realized I needed more boxes and caved in to purchasing them. I also needed packing tape, and my total cost for the boxes and tape was around $100.</p> <p>Many of the boxes I'll be able to resell since they are still in good condition, which partially makes up for the costs that sneaked up on me. A thriftier person will be hunting for them on Craigslist, and I'll be eager to sell.</p> <h2>Insurance Increase</h2> <p>As a renter, I carry renter's insurance. I've spent too much time searching for particular pieces of furniture and would be devastated if it was all destroyed in a fire or theft. Many buildings and landlords also require insurance since they aren't responsible for a tenant's personal belongings. When I called my carrier to update my address, the representative mentioned that she needed to review my premium to see if there would be an increase, something I hadn't realized could happen. Luckily, it decreased, which made up for some of my additional moving expenses.</p> <h2>Storage</h2> <p>I don't consider myself a pack-rat. However, every time I move (about once every five years) I notice that our moving truck gets larger and larger. I can't help but believe that I've become part of lifestyle inflation, something I'm not proud of. Since I moved from a rental house with a garage into an apartment, I ended up with many items that will go into a small, on-site storage unit, which is something I didn't consider until I started loading up the garage.</p> <p>Now that I've had time to ponder and calculate the total cost of moving, I feel that I'll be prepared when I finally make one final move: into my own house.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/little-house">Little House</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-unexpected-moving-expenses">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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