Home Services to Set Up Before You Move

Colorful Couch moved into new home by furniture moving company

If you recently bought a house, congratulations! Now, you just need to pack up your belongings, finalize your home purchase and hire the movers to relocate you to your new address. You also may want to set up the following services prior to completing your move. This way you’ll be ready to sit back and relax and enjoy your new home. So, start by taking these next steps.

Home Services to Set Up Before You Move

Postal Mail

When you move to a new location be sure your mail know’s where to find you. By filling out this online change of address form, your address will be updated, and you will have access to over $750 in exclusive mover’s coupons! Making all of your address changes online is convenient for you and good for the environment.

Icon for Moving Home to a new locationHere are the places you need to notify of your new address:

  • Financial Services (Banks, Investment companies)
  • Utility Companies (Electric, Cable, Internet, Water, Gas)
  • Government Agencies (Post office, DMV, IRS, Social Security)
  • Insurance (Car, Health, Dental, Life, Homeowner/Renters)
  • People (Friends, Doctors, Employers)
  • Online Services (Retail websites, Streaming services, Payment services)
  • Memberships (Magazine subscriptions, Retail clubs, Gym memberships)

 

Modern Hanging Lightbulbs hanging in a newly moved into home

Electric

What good is a new house that doesn’t have electricity? Fortunately, if you contact a local electric company in your new home’s city or town; you should have no trouble having the electric services turned on for you when you need them.

Customer Service

Typically, an electric company employs friendly, knowledgeable customer service representatives who can answer any questions you may have about their services. So, you can call the electric company in the new city or town you are moving to and, speak to a customer service representative who can get you the help you need. And, as a result quickly set up electric services.

Are you moving to Connecticut?

Connecticut is one of about 15 states where energy is actually deregulated. That means its residents don’t have to buy electricity (or natural gas) from a utility company. Instead they can purchase energy from suppliers who compete on price, renewal energy mix, term length.

There are several sites out there that can help you to compare prices. However, these are the larger energy company choices in CT

Internet Connection cables plugged into the back of a computer after the moveCable and Internet

In many cities and towns in CT, there are multiple cable and internet service providers available. Therefore, if you should allocate time and resources, so you can review all of your options. In the end, you may find a quality, affordable company for cable and internet services.

As you evaluate cable and internet services providers in your local city or town, don’t forget to ask lots of questions. By doing so, you can find out what types of services are available, as well as the prices associated with these services.

Price Quotes

We suggest you get several quotes for these services, as priced may vary. As a result when you receive multiple quotes, you can more easily decide which cable and internet services provider offers the best value.

Often times, if you turn off your current services prior to moving to your new location, you can negotiate a better rate than you had previously at your old location, as they will consider you a new customer.

Are you relocating to CT?

To give you a head start, we have listed the largest cable and internet companies in Connecticut below. Again, we suggest getting this decision made prior to moving to your new home because you may just want to relax after your move and perhaps watch a great movie!

Running Water onto hand over sink. Turned on before the moveWater

The next thing you should focus on is who to contact to get your water turned on in your new location. That way, you can contact the company in advance and ensure that you have water available in your new home, as soon as you arrive. This will surely be an important item to check off you list, because there is nothing better than taking a hot shower after a long day of moving!

Where are you moving?

Below are some of the Connecticut’s Water Utility companies to use depending upon the town which Connecticut town you are moving. Follow this link for a full list of CT town utilities.

Moving to Bridgeport?  Before you move call this company:

 

Moving to Fairfield?  Before you move call this company:

 

Moving to Greenwich? Before you move call this company:

 

Moving to Hartford?   Before you move call this company:

 

Moving to Litchfield? Before you move call this company:

 

Moving to Middlesex County?  Before you move call these companies:

 

Moving to Milford?  Before you move call these companies:

 

Moving to New Haven?  Before you move call these companies:

 

Moving to Norwalk?  Before you move call this company:

 

Moving to Shelton? Before you move call this company:

 

Moving to Stamford? Before you move call this company:

 

Moving to Trumbull?  Before you move call this company:

 

Moving to Waterbury? Before you move call this company:

 

Moving to Westport?  Before you move call this company:

 

Home Sweet Home Door Matt - Placed after the movers left

We wish you success & happiness in your new home!

 

If you have any concerns about moving or would like to begin the process of getting a moving quote, please speak with one of our helpful moving experts or go on-line to get an instant quote right now!

 

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