Moving and getting settled into a new place can be a bit complicated. We are here to help you organize and figure out exactly what you can do to make sure your new home is ready to go when you arrive. Setting up utilities should be at the top of the list of things to do when making a move.
Before you set up any accounts, think about what utilities you may need and want. These will more than likely include electricity, gas, water, cable, internet, and trash pickup. This is the perfect time to re-evaluate both your priorities and your budget. You will need to remember that you will be in a new home with new expenses. This may switch up your budget and is something to always keep in mind.
You have two basic options when setting up your new home, transfer existing utility accounts over to your new home or establishing fresh accounts. The route you choose depends on the circumstances of your move. If you’re not moving too far you should easily be able to keep all of your current utility providers. What gets a little more complicated is when you have to establish fresh accounts, this may not be too much fun but it can be easily managed. Even though this is a tedious thing to do, we’ve made it a bit more simple with some best practices:
2. Ask Questions
3. Phone, Internet, or In Person
We all know that making sure your new home is “move in ready” isn’t always the most enjoyable thing, but it can be simple if you keep these three concepts in mind. Moving can be stress free if you make sure to stay on top of everything and be prepared.
Now that you have a plan you can start moving!