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Preparing for a Move to Texas
Have you recently moved to the state of Texas or are you considering a relocation to this state? If so, Texas is like a country within a country. From the varied topographical geography to the diverse array of cultures, Texas is one state that will keep you busy with the discovery of its many treasures.
With so much to do and so many areas to choose from, it can be difficult to decide just where in Texas you would like to put down roots. To help with the sometimes overwhelming task of moving a family and life to a new location, we have created a checklist of things to consider when moving to the state of Texas.
Research your Local Utility Options
In many states, most residents have one service provider for their basic utilities such as water, electricity, gas and trash. However, it just so happens that Texas is a state in which the energy complex operates in a deregulated fashion. The Texas Energy Deregulation Bill of 2001 opened the door to private retailers of electricity within the state and in certain markets. The result is that customers have a larger variety of competitive companies to choose from in order to get the best rates on their electricity delivery. One site that lists the different energy provider options within the state is www.electricitycompaniestexas.com.
Find a New Insurance Provider or Change Existing Insurance
Did you know that each state has a set of regulations that can impact the validity of your current insurance? For this reason, it may be a good idea to find a new local insurance provider. If you decide to go with a new insurance provider, be sure to find insurance that offers the coverage that you prefer. Another option is to simply change your existing insurance to reflect the necessary coverage needed with the state of Texas.
Change of Address
Another important thing to do is to change the address to which your mail is currently being sent. The United States Postal Service does offer mail forwarding services on select types of mail that will ensure that you receive important documents at your new address. However, it is imperative to also contact the businesses or senders directly with your new address to ensure that you receive all of your mail.
Although moving to a new state can entail a lot of details to ensure that a move goes as smoothly as possible, taking some of the steps mentioned above can help make your move to Texas an enjoyable one.