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Moving to College

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Location: moving to college

Getting Ready for the Move

First Thing: Get to Know the Area

You will need food, phone hookup, and other services that may be required for the dorm or apartment. Know where to turn will be helpful once you arrive.

With the help of cell phones, online maps and tracking devices, you will be in good hands once you arrive at campus.

Utility Services

Cancel, setup and transfer your home's utility services: www.connectutilities.com
find your local utility service: utilityconnection.com


Have existing services?
Find and make a switch to a better service: www.energyon.com


Search yellow pages to locate utility providers in your area — enter city and state for:
electricity
gas companies
telephone service
television cable
garbage collection
cellular phone service


Newspaper Delivery

Directory of newspapers:
www.newspaperlinks.com

Change of Address

U.S. Post Office change of address form:
moversguide.usps.com/
Look up your new zip+4 code:
www.usps.gov


Notify others of your change of address:
www.1stopmove.com

 

Local Media

TV Listings for your area:
www.tvguide.com

Radio locator in your area — and around the world:
www.radio-locator.com

 

Community Services

Auto Mechanics/Services:
use Switchboard.com to locate auto mechanics:
www.switchboard.com


Community Library:

use Switchboard.com to locate your public library:
www.switchboard.com


Department Stores:

use Switchboard.com to locate Department Stores:
www.switchboard.com


Governmental Services:

link to state governments for state, county and city services:
http://www.statelocalgov.net


Grocery Food Chains:

use Switchboard.com to locate grocery chains in your area:
www.switchboard.com


Try Online Grocers:

www.netgrocer.com
another listing:
www.homegrocer.com


Laundry Services:

use Switchboard.com to locate laundry services in your area:
www.switchboard.com


Nurseries / Gardening Centers:

use Switchboard.com to locate nursery and gardening centers:
www.switchboard.com


Post Office:

locate a post office servicing your area:
www.usps.go
Look up your new zip+4 code:
www.usps.gov/ncsc/


Restaurants:

complete listing by area / by dining type:
www.restaurantrow.com
another listing:
www.restaurants.com

Use Switchboard.com to locate local restaurants:
www.switchboard.com


Other:

locate neighborhood establishments:
www.switchboard.com

 

Moving Center Resources

You will need to decide how you are going to move:

  • If you are moving yourself, you probably don't have much to take. Everything should fit in your car. Or if you like, you can ship many of the items to your destination if you plan to fly or take public transportation.

  • If you are moving a family, you will likely need a truck. There are truck rentals and moving services. It all depends on how much you have and what's in your budget.


We invite you to link over to your moving center for detail information:

moving center home: www.SayRelocate.com

 
 
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