Stop Your Services Mr. Telephone Man!

My head was spinning from closing on the new house, moving, and entertaining out-of-town guests. The other day I got a courtesy call from AT&T checking on my U-verse service.  I responded, “Everything’s fine.”  I then realized I am no longer using AT&T as my ISP.  In fact, I was no longer using my old apartment’s electricity or water either!

Water and Power

It’s easy to focus on setting up new services and preparing your new residence. But don’t forget shutting off your old utilities or else you’ll be paying for services that you physically won’t be able to use anymore.  The water company needed to fax and confirm with my building management that I was no longer in the apartment on my move out date. The electric company needed one business day notice before stopping services to my old apartment.

Final Thoughts

Since I called in on a Friday, they couldn’t work on my order until the following Monday. All told, I paid an extra few days of internet service and electricity. In the future, when you are about to move into your new home, remember to setup utilities to your new residence. However, make sure you stop services (telephone, water, electricity, gas, internet, cable, etc.) at your old one because every little bit counts now that you are a homeowner.

Stay Inspired!
Buck

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10 Responses

  1. krantcents says:

    It is easy to only focus on the new stuff, but I am always very aware of shutting off the old stuff. The old stuff costs you money. When tenants moved out, the utilities went to my name to fix up the unit. If I did not shut it off, I would be paying for my new tenant.

  2. I know what you mean. It is super easy to forget to turn off the services. Glad you got it sorted out.

  3. Arlee Bird says:

    At least your not paying the bills for the new tenants!

    Congratulations on the move.

    Lee
    http://tossingitout.blogspot.com

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