Trouble always strikes when you least expect it and you end up desperately searching the phone book for solution providers. Why not be prepared by drawing up a list of emergency numbers you keep by the phone or pinned inside a kitchen cabinet door? Your list should include non-emergency numbers for police and fire department, all your utility companies, local hospitals, city and county council departments.
If you don’t know them, find out now who to call about dangerous buildings, street trees, water bursts, power disruptions and garbage accumulations.
Also do a little online research now for reputable electricians, plumbers and other tradespeople so you won’t be in a panic when your need for these services actually arises. Being prepared can save you money, frustration and time-wasting.