Relocating to North Dakota
North Dakota has many great attributes that make it a wonderful place to live. Whether you’re planning a move to Fargo, somewhere along Montana’s eastern border, or any of the inspiring places in between, SmartMove is here to help you with your upcoming move.
Moving to North Dakota will require a solid amount of planning and preparation regardless of whether you are planning to buy a new home or rent your next place. With SmartMove, you can find great deals on moving-related expenses while planning out the details of your move with our handy free tools. With SmartMove, you can save money and get organized for your move to the Peace Garden State at the same time.
Help and Services for Moving to North Dakota
The best place to begin your search for a moving company is by looking in your own backyard. Local movers in the area where you are currently residing that offer moving service to North Dakota will be a great place to start. SmartMove has a handy tool to help you find reliable, licensed movers to move you safely and securely to North Dakota. And, if you use SmartMove’s detailed moving checklist, your move will be so well planned that you won’t miss a single key detail.
Before you pick a moving company, make sure you invest the energy needed to read up on their customer service through online reviews. You’ll want to look out for red flags regarding companies’ handling of disputes and damage, while reading about the general level of customer care. And remember, you can always handle some or all of the move yourself by renting a truck, trailer, or pod locally and packing and moving your goods yourself.
Regardless of whether you do it yourself or get professional help for some or all of your move, make sure that you check into your employer’s relocation assistance policy or program. Further, hang on to all of your moving-related receipts and talk to a tax professional about what may be deductible, or which expenses will qualify you for a credit.
One more thing about using professional movers: make sure to solicit estimates from multiple companies so you can compare service rates, and when you select your movers, make sure they provide you with a bill of lading or another legally binding contract. An “order for service” or estimate is not enforceable if something goes wrong, regardless of how similar the language may look when compared to an actual contract. Instead, get a bill of lading and keep it in a safe place until your move is complete.
Cable Providers Available in North Dakota
Depending on where you’re moving in North Dakota, you may have choices when it comes to your cable service provider, with Vast Broadband, Cable One, and Charter both operating in the state. Regardless of which cable provider you select, moving your service or setting up new service (if your current provider doesn’t operate in your new area), is simple and fast when you use SmartMove.
If you’re lucky and your current provider also offers TV, Internet, and phone service in your new area in North Dakota, you may be able to simply carry your service over to the new address. Knowing where your Internet, TV, and phone service will come from once you arrive at your new home is a terrific bonus to planning your move in advance and using SmartMove.
Having things handled in advance takes one more stressor off your plate, and removes any unnecessary delays and downtime associated with having to schedule a service appointment once you’ve already moved.
Energy Providers Available in North Dakota
Energy utilities in the state of North Dakota are regulated by the North Dakota Public Service Commission. There are four primary investor-owned electric utilities operating in the state, along with multiple municipal utilities and electric cooperatives. There are also four primary natural gas companies operating in North Dakota. Click through the link above for more information.
Regardless of what your options are for power, gas, and water once you arrive in North Dakota, you’ll want to take the time to investigate and select utilities before you move. Doing the work in advance to set up your accounts and providing your gas, electric, and water companies with your move-in date and address can save you the hassle of trying to do so while you are busy unpacking.
Relocating to North Dakota – Final Tasks Once You’ve Moved
There are so many little details to handle when you are planning a move. Using a tool like the SmartMove moving checklist will help you organize and execute your move with a bit more ease. Make sure to include a trip to the North Dakota Department of Transportation in your plans. North Dakota gives new residents a limited amount of time to obtain a new driver’s license, and registration for any vehicles you may have brought with you.
Identify your utility providers for cable, electricity, gas, water, and other necessities and get them set up ahead of time. Save money by setting up your utilities to start on your move-in date. Update all of your financial and credit accounts prior to your move and remember to change your address with the U.S. Postal Service so that your mail can find you at your new home in North Dakota.
Disclaimer: The information is provided for general information and educational purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional advice.