5 Ways to Simplify Moving your Utilities

Posted on Jun 9 2017 - 4:41pm by Isabella

Woman overwhelmed and frustrated

Moving your utilities can seem overwhelming, but it can actually be a pain-free experience. Follow these tips to make sure you have the easiest experience possible.

1) Know Your Account Numbers

Before you call your utility companies, be sure you have all your account numbers ready and in front of you. Save time by organizing them all up front. We advise shutting your services off the day after you move out and begin them at your new home the day before you arrive — that way there’s no lag time!

2) Give a Forwarding Address

Late bills that are overdue

Be sure to leave a forwarding address with your providers, even if you’ll be switching to a new company. They’ll need to know where to send final bills and invoices, so they don’t have to hunt you down later. This is also important for ensuring you get your deposit back. Speaking of which:

3) Get Your Deposits Back

Utility companies will often owe you a sizeable chunk of change from deposits paid when you first moved in. Be sure to ask about your deposit and in which form it will be returned to you.

4) Know Your Options

Research new providers before you move. Cable, telephone and internet might not be available from the same provider, especially if you’re moving out of state. Be sure to know who you’re switching to ahead of time so there’s no pause in services.

5) Let Someone Else Do it for You! 

Utility concierge can help you move your utilities

Complimentary services like Utility Concierge can do the hard part for you — they’ll close your old accounts, research new providers, and negotiate the best deals on new services. They can also coordinate installation appointments and get everything set up for you so when you arrive you can just focus on creating your new home! (Did we mention they do it for free?)

7 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. marv June 24, 2017 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Personally, I’d forgo steps 1 to 4 and leave the entire chore in the hands of Utility Concierge, haha!

    • Kirby June 29, 2017 at 1:38 am - Reply

      You and me both! Guess I’m always looking for the eaaasy way out Lol.

  2. Scott June 24, 2017 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Utility Concierge looks like a great idea! I will keep them in mind.

  3. Grecy Garcia June 25, 2017 at 2:19 am - Reply

    I never thought there are things to be considered. You opened my mind about this. Here in our country, for sure it differs in different levels in society. For sure, since we are on the low levels, we will just moved from one house to another and let others be done late.

  4. Rain Santos-Ocampo June 25, 2017 at 2:39 am - Reply

    Thanks for letting me know about Utility Concierge. This is a great suggestion. I like the fact that they can negotiate on your behalf which is something I would have never thought could happen.

  5. Bernie June 28, 2017 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Glad you reminded about getting your deposits back. I forgot to do that a couple times lol… Also that utility concierge deal is quite cool. I wish I had known about something like this years ago.

  6. Russel D. June 29, 2017 at 1:36 am - Reply

    Leaving a forwarding address sounds like an obvious tip, but it’s surprising at how many people forget this.

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