Archive for April, 2015

Change of address Checklist

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Lists and checklists are your best friend when relocating to a new home or city. Whether you rely on moving apps to help you get everything done, or if you’re a tried-and-true notepaper sort of person, make sure you follow this handy guideline for ensuring you successfully change your address (and/or cancel services) with the organizations and people you rely on every day.

A. Utility Providers

___ Electricity

___ Gas

___ Water

___ Sewer

___ Garbage/Recycling

___ Telephone

___ Cell Phone

___ Cable

___ Internet

B. Household Services

___ Yard/Garden Maintenance

___ Housecleaning

___ Handyman Services

___ Pool Cleaning

___ Water Delivery

___ Food Delivery

C. Local Business Providers

___ Family Doctor

___ Veterinarian

___ Attorney

___ Accountant

___ Optometrist

___ Dentist

D. Family Services

___ Child’s School

___ Babysitter

___ Daycare

___ Tutor/Private Teachers

___ Sports Teams/Coaches

E. Financial Accounts

___ Banks

___ Loan Providers

___ Credit Card Companies (including individual department stores)

___ Health Insurance

___ Auto Insurance

___ House Insurance

___ Life Insurance

___ Pension Plan/Retirement

F. Government Offices

___ IRS

___ Social Security

___ Pension

___ Unemployment Office

___ Car/Boat/RV Registration

___ Driver’s License

G. Subscriptions

___ Newspaper

___ Magazine

___ Book Clubs

___ Music Clubs

___ Monthly Deliveries

H. Miscellaneous

___ Alma Mater

___ Professional Organizations/Clubs

___ Charities

It’s always a good idea to register your change of address with the U.S. Postal Service, as well. A forwarding address form will help make sure all mail is directed to your new address. (Remember, though, that this service doesn’t last forever, so you will need to eventually change your address at each individual provider.)

One great tip for ensuring that you don’t forget anyone is to start a list about two months before your move. Take note of every piece of mail that comes in and who you’ll need to contact to update your information. You can also make an announcement on Facebook (assuming your profile is private) to your family and friends so that everyone can be sure to find you in your new home.

Source:  NAVL

Fluffy Fruit Salad | Recipe of the Month April

Written by trishfms on . Posted in healthy eating, healthy living, Holiday, home owner, Kids, Recipe

fluffy-fruit-salad-april-recipe-of-the-month                   FLUFFY FRUIT SALAD


– 1 large container of cool whip (make sure its frozen)

– 2 cans of pineapple tidbits

–  3 small cans of mandarin oranges

– 1 small “standard” package of orange jello

– 1 1/2 container of reduced fat cottage cheese (the larger containers)

– 1 1/2 cup of mini pastel marshmallows (i eyeball the marshmallows)


In a large bowl combine cottage cheese and the package of orange jello powder, mix these two together really well. Next add in your semi thawed semi frozen cool whip (if its fully thawed then the salad won’t set up when chilled in the fridge) mix the cool whip in real well. Then drain your canned fruit really well and add all cans of fruit. Be sure to fold the fruit in, making sure to not destroy the mandarin oranges. Once the fruit is all mixed in, you can fold in your marshmallows. Smooth out the top of your bowl, cover it and let it chill in your fridge for at least 2 hours or more. Enjoy.

Source:  Craft O Maniac