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.
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.