There are two steps to handling your utilities and services – Canceling your existing services and scheduling the start of new ones once you arrive at your new destination. Getting these tasks out of the way early can free you up to focus on the other logistics of your move – And ensure that you have all the services you need on the very first day in your new home.
Schedule cancellation of your existing utilities and services 1-2 months before you move. Schedule the start of these same services about 3 weeks before your relocation. This timeline ensures that the appropriate companies have time to implement the changes you request.
Usually, canceling and scheduling utilities and services is a relatively easy process. All you have to do is contact the appropriate companies to make your request.
Just make sure you give your current utilities companies your new address so you can receive any outstanding bills after you move.
Here are some of the services you may need to handle:
- Home Security
- Water and Sewage
- Internet and Cable services
- Natural Gas/Propane
- Solar Power
- Trash and Recycling
- Homeowners or Renters Insurance
- Landscaping Services
- Snow Removal Services
- Gym Memberships