Wednesday, 15 February 2017 23:30

Tips For Transferring Utilities During a Move

Moving is such a busy time that it’s easy to forget to complete some of those tasks on your to-do list. Changing over utilities is usually one of those things that gets left for the last minute, causing additional stress before the big move. Changing utilities over to a new address isn’t difficult, but it is important to do before you move. Here are tips for making the transference of utilities to your new home stress-free.

Think Ahead

Before you start, make sure you have all the contact information for your service providers and your account numbers handy. It will make everything much faster and more efficient. It also helps to know your needs before you call. Do you need heating right away? What about the internet? Planning ahead will save you time later and can help you avoid additional moving day stress.

Explore Your Options

It’s a good idea to check out the utility providers in the area you are moving to, especially if you’re moving somewhere less populated than where you live now. Check in with your real estate agent, landlord, or the county to find out who your utilities will be provided by so you can get everything set up ahead of time. If you can, try to call the service providers at least three weeks in advance to schedule the activation.

Catch-Up on Unpaid Bills

Call your utility providers before you move and double-check that all balances are paid off. It’s easy to forget about old late fees and other charges, which can affect activation of service in your new home. Not paying late fees can also result in reduced credit, which no one wants to have on their record. Make sure you give each company your new address just in case they need to send you any notices regarding your account or past bills.

Plan Accordingly for Setup and Activation

Additionally, make sure that you, a friend, or family member is around while your utilities are being activated so that you can ask questions if needed and ensure everything has been setup properly. Turn on all of your fixtures, faucets, and appliances to make sure they work.

Transferring utilities over to your new home is easy when you follow these tips. Want more help with your move? Get in touch with Great Plains Moving to learn how we’ve been helping people in Denver with their commercial and residential moves since 1896.