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Moving Utilities: Be Utilities-Ready On Day One

Moving can be exciting. It can also be nerve-racking. And the prospect of moving utilities from one place to another doesn’t make things easier.

There’s a lot to do before you can call your new place home. After you find a new place, you need figure out what stuff you’ll be taking with you and what you’ll be getting rid of. You need figure out how much it will cost to move, schedule a time to move, and determine whether you can move everything yourself or if you’ll need help. (Bellhops would love to help if you need us.)

Then, you need to starting packing up your old place, take a day (or more) to move, and then unpack everything in your new place.

But wait. There’s more!

Before you move, you also need to file a change of address form at the post office, change your address on any subscriptions, and let your family, friends, and employer know your new address, as well. And if you want to have running water, electricity, Internet, cable, and other services on day one at your new place, you need to be moving utilities, too.

Here’s how to move utilities to your new place so it’s ready on Day One:

Stay Connected

Transferring your utilities might seem like a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re simply moving across town, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to keep all of the service providers you have now. While moving utilities, you can call your service providers a couple of weeks before your moving date to let them know when you’ll need everything switched over. If you’re moving to another area, you might have to make a few more calls, but if you follow these steps before and after your move, you’ll stay connected:


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