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Before relocating to Hutto, or in the Greater Austin Area in Texas, there are numerous things to think about; updating your address, having your driver's license address changed, selecting utility providers, and more. The tools you need to make your move to Hutto easy are provided here. Choose a utility company, look up relocation companies, and more.

Find Moving Companies in Texas

Where to Start: Hiring Movers or DIY

by: Sydney Spence

Moving is hard enough but it shouldn’t be hard on the wallet. Finding ways to save money in this economy is high on the list of priorities these days. Whether you are relocating for work, moving to save money or moving into your first home; there are ways to save money on a move.

Recycle those boxes. One way to save money on a move is to recycle the boxes lying around the house. Doing this will save more money than if you were to purchase the boxes from a local storage company. From shoe boxes to the copy paper boxes to the reusable plastic storage bins, use them all for packing. You can also check with the local grocery stores on their delivery days and see if they are willing to give away those leftover boxes. When you contact the movers, you can also see if they have boxes included in the moving service. 

Skip the expensive bubble wrap. To save money on a move, consider using newspaper. Most convenience store carry stacks of those ‘free’ papers so pick up a few every time you visit the store. Don’t get carried away by swiping the entire stack of course. Newspapers come in handy for wrapping those breakables and are much better for the environment that the plastic bubble wraps should it end up in the landfill.

Contact movers. Compare pricing, discuss the moving process and schedule a pick up date. Provide the company with all the necessary details about your move. Save time by comparing multiple moving companies all at once. 

Pack it up. You’ll save money by doing your own packing and since you’ll be the one doing the unpacking, having it all organized is important. Be sure to label each box so you’ll know what is in each box. It could cost more to have the moving company organize the move by doing the packing and moving your belongings so to save money just do it yourself.

Ready, set, move. Now that you have carefully wrapped and packed all of your valuable possessions and scheduled the movers, it’s time take a short breather before they arrive. You’ll want to save your energy but maybe knowing that you saved money on your move will make that a little easier to do. 

Find Electric Companies in Texas

Now that you’ve closed on your new home (or rented that new apartment) it’s time to connect the utilities. Residents that are in an unregulated areas of Texas are allowed to choose the electric provider of their choice. is a great website for comparing multiple electric providers that service in unregulated areas. Here are the most popular electric providers for those areas.

Find Water Companies in Texas

For the most part, no matter where you move to in Texas, a local water provider or city water will be available. This will be pretty easy to find once you have determined what city you ware moving to. 

Find Internet Providers in Texas

The main provider in Texas is Spectrum although Google and AT&T are also available. Some mobile providers now also offer internet service and hotspots. Check with your carrier to see what is available. The choices for internet providers is just as big as everything else in this state. 

Update Your Mailing Address in Texas

Now that you have closed on the new home, connected utilities, and have moved everything in, it’s time for the administrative stuff. Updating your address on your driver’s license, credit card accounts, and most importantly with the Post Office. 

Update your driver’s license. You have about 30 days from the time you move to update your driver’s license with the local DMV.

Update your information with the credit card companies. Not only do you want to make sure your accounts are up to date, updating your address will also help in keeping your credit report updated.

Update address with bank. Your bank accounts also need to have the correct information when it comes to your address. It is Federal Law.

Update your mailing address. Contact the USPS (United States Post Office) to update your address and ensure your mail is forwarded from your previous address. You can do this online at

Home Warranties and Renter's Insurance

Once you have finalized your move and taken care of the important things, it's time to look out for your investment. Whether owning or renting, consider home warranty and renter's insurance. Homeowners should look to protect their investment long term with home maintenance tips. 

Home Warranties can be convenient and save you money on major repairs long after the manufacturer’s warranty has expired. By paying an annual contract fee and a service fee of $75 - $125 for each claim, your asset is protected.


Here are the top ten home warranty companies plus a couple of others found online (not listed in a particular order):

  1. Choice Home Warranty

  2. America’s First Choice

  3. Select Home Warranty

  4. Total Protect

  5. HSA

  6. Old Republic

  7. Guaranteed Home Warranty

  8. Landmark Home Warranty

  9. Stanley Safe Club

  10. Allied Home Warranty

  11. American Home Shield

  12. BFS


Renters Insurance has become a norm when renting an apartment, duplex or home. Depending on your car insurance carrier, you may be able to add it to your policy for under $15 a month.


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