A hassle-free move depends on remembering all the little details. One thing you can’t forget is to switch the utilities. It isn’t difficult to transfer your gas, electric, phone, and cable services, but doing so in a timely manner ensures a smooth transition from your old home to your new one. Here’s what you need to know.
To avoid snags, a good rule of thumb is to alert your service providers of the change two to three weeks before you move. This caters to each company’s lead-time for disconnect/connect notification, so you don’t experience any delays in service.
Ask each company to shut off utilities the day after you move out, and have them up and running at your new residence the day before you move in. This overlap ensures you’re never left in the dark as you pack and move.
Along with getting the timing right, make sure you have all the right information when you call your service providers. Here’s what to have on hand:
After all your preparations for the utility transfers, make sure you don’t hit any bumps by tying up these loose ends:
We can’t switch your utilities for you, but we can make other aspects of moving day go smoothly. From packing to putting items in storage to transporting belongings to your new home, Georgetown Moving and Storage Company does it all! Our goal is to provide every moving service you need, so you don’t have to bounce around from company to company.
For help moving to or from the DC Metro area, or for a free moving estimate, please call (703) 466-0575 today. Our experts are happy to answer all your questions about your upcoming move!
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