To start living—comfortably, at least—in your new home, you’ll need to set up or transfer utilities, like water, gas, electricity, and waste:
- Request to have your utilities connected the day before you plan to move in. If you’re not moving out of your city, you might be able to transfer some or all of your services.
- It’s a good idea to connect your internet at this time too. Getting online can be especially important if you work remotely and want to move in and log in without skipping a beat.
Even if you’re staying local and have the option to transfer, this could be your chance to review your current rates. You may wish to find a new utility or internet provider for better service, faster speed, more flexible contract terms, or, simply, a cheaper price. (Academy Connect can help, referring you to your local utility providers and cutting the average time spent on this down from three hours to about 20 minutes.)
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