SETTING UP UTILITIES
Call ahead to have utilities connected at your new home the day
before or the day of your scheduled move-in (resources for phone,
Internet, cable, gas, electric and other utilities are listed below.)
Check to make sure the utilities have been connected, and follow
up on any delays. Make sure your phone is connected. Ideally,
you should have the phone company hook it up the day before you
Most moving companies advise, that to prevent possible damage,
televisions, stereos, computers, other electronic equipment and
major appliances should not be used for 24 hours after delivery,
allowing them time to adjust to room temperature.
Make sure you have payment on hand for your moving charges.
Unless other billing arrangements were made in advance (like with
a new company if you’re relocating in a corporate move), most
moving companies require payment upon delivery in cash, traveler’s checks, money order or cashier’s check. Personal checks are
usually not accepted.
GETTING AROUND AUSTIN
Moving, be it across town or to another state, is a detail-oriented
process that is further complicated by the fact that laws and regulations are, more often than not, different in a resident’s new home
than one’s old home. This fact is particularly true when it comes
to getting a new driver’s license, vehicle registration and vehicle
titling. Another of the most important challenges when moving
to a new city is learning how to get around learning how to get
around, learning how to navigate around new streets, and the location of important landmarks such as the airport.
Never fear–we’ve provided some basic information on getting
around in Austin.
Here is some information such as local utility providers, vehicle registration
locations and area transportation that might help the moving process go
smoothly. To start becoming acclimated to your new community, check out
the Austin Relocation Guide and other community resources for fun things to
do and places to go!