Cancel or Transfer Utilities and Homeowners Insurance
While you are in the throes of packing and moving, remember to transfer or cancel your utilities, homeowner’s insurance, and any other services you may have. It is best to do this in advance to ensure all services cease at your current property the day escrow closes.
If you will be moving out of the service area, ask the utility companies to cancel service in your name. If you are remaining in the area, provide your new address and have your service transferred.
The main utilities to cancel or transfer include:
- Trash/recycling service
Other services to contact regarding your move are:
- Security/alarm service
You will also want to cancel or redirect any newspaper or food deliveries, as well as gardening, pool, and housecleaning services.
Have your mail forwarded with USPS and begin changing your mailing address with all companies from whom you receive mail.
Another critical item to do prior to your close of escrow is to cancel or transfer your homeowner’s insurance. Have your current policy on hand when you call as well as some basic details about your new residence. If you are transferring, have this occur the day of closing. Your lender may also require a copy of your homeowner’s insurance for their records.
After you’ve moved out of your home, it is customary to leave the property neat and clean. Here are some suggestions on cleaning your house.