Top 5 Resources for your move to Fort Worth Texas

Dated: 09/27/2019

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Moving can be a busy time but it can also be enjoyable. It’s a new beginning and a part of all of our lives. But many times we get bogged down in the amount of items needed to be packed and forget about what needs to be done once we’ve arrived in our new hometown. If you’re moving to Fort Worth, here are some resources you can use to make your move a little easier and more enjoyable.

#1: Change your Mailing Address

Even though this seems like an obvious a lot of people forget to do this beforehand and mail will still be sent to their old address. Make sure you set up your mail to begin forwarding early enough so that important mail doesn’t get lost in transit.

#2: Set up your Water, Gas, and Electric

There is nothing worse than moving into a new home and realizing you never finished setting up your essentials. This can be such an easy step in your moving process. When setting up your water and waste disposal services, make sure you ask about your trash and recycling days as well as when you’re allowed to water. Because of the high heat in Texas, there are restrictions for watering. 

If your new home has anything that operates on natural gas, make sure you have this setup once you close on your home so your gas is not shut off. There can sometimes be an extra fee for having it turned back on. Atmos seems to provide natural gas for most of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 

One of the wonderful things about the Fort Worth area is that it has a deregulated market for electricity. This means you have the power of choice when it comes to the electric provider for your home. It also means there are a lot of companies to choose from. Because of the various companies, make sure you do your research and look into which provider will accommodate your personal lifestyle.

#3: Phone, Internet, and Cable Set up

Once you have all your essentials in place, you can start setting up your fun “must haves”. There are several cable and internet services in the Fort Worth area that provide bundle options as well as stand alone services. Here is a comparison list for providers in the Fort Worth area.

#4: Donate Unneeded Items

After you’ve finished unpacking, there’s always a few items that no longer fit in your home, might have been damaged in the move, or just don’t fit your style anymore. Think about donating these items to local charities as a way to give back to your new community. This goes for your boxes as well. U-Hall accepts gently used boxes and it’s a great way to help reduce waste. By doing this you will cut back on your at home recycling and keep your bins ready for personal use in the coming weeks. 

#5: Local Activities

Now that you’re settled into your new home or maybe just need a break from unpacking, Fort Worth has a lot to offer newcomers and seasoned residents. Getting used to a new city can be hard but not if you have opportunities to meet and hang out with like minded individuals. You can find events near you by visiting the Fort Worth events page. Here you can see the days and times of events, how much they cost, and if they run for more than one day. 

Welcome to Fort Worth!

-The Smith Team

 

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