Skip Navigation

How Smart City Helps You Knock Out Your Moving To-Do List

Blog Author Avatar
Sarah Wuenscher
May 31, 2023

Finally signing a lease after an apartment hunt is a major relief… until you’re hit with the realization that your moving to-do list is miles long. But, if you’re working with Smart City, we don’t just ditch you after you find a place— we’re here to help keep the stress-free feeling going throughout the entire moving process.

Your moving checklist made easy


✔️ Utility Setup

Depending on the apartment complex you’re moving into, you’ll typically see fees tacked onto your base rent for utilities like water, trash, and pest control. However, for electricity and gas, you’re usually on your own to figure out the energy situation (unless, of course, you’re working with us!)

In some cities, your energy service will all be managed through the city provider. If you’re moving to a place with deregulated energy, there will be multiple providers and energy plans to choose from. We’ll take the guesswork (and the math) off your plate by comparing the rates for you. Once you pick your fave, we’ll make sure that you’re all set up prior to move-in day.


✔️ Hooking up WiFi/Cable

Some apartments are pre-wired for specific internet plans, and others allow you to choose from a few different options. If it’s the latter, our team will help evaluate what option fits your lifestyle and budget best. If you #WFH or love video games, our team will ensure you get the highest MBPS at the lowest rate. We’ll collaborate with you and the property to ensure your internet setup is up and running on move-in day. Being able to stream away in the background of unpacking boxes is essential!


✔️ Renters Insurance

You’ll need proof of having renters insurance before moving into your new apartment, so be sure to have a plan set up ahead of time— having to do a rushed quote-shopping sesh in the leasing office before they hand you their keys is not ideal. Trust. 

We always recommend Lemonade to our clients! We’ve seen rates as low as $5/mo for some clients, and their app is super easy to navigate. Get your quote right here.

✔️ Hiring Movers

If you’re planning to move your stuff alone or with the help of your very generous friend with a truck, we salute you— but if you’d rather leave the packing to the pros, we’ve got discounts with the best moving companies for you

✔️ Cleaning Services

Whether you want to ensure you get your security deposit back from your previous apartment or want to start your new lease off on the right foot with a pre-move-in deep clean, our team can hook you up with discounts with cleaning services in your city.



The moving process can be a major headache, but it doesn’t have to be. We’re here to help everyone with their to-do lists— whether you found your place with one of our Apartment Locators or flew solo on your apartment search, our Connect Team is your resource for the next steps of your move.

Get free help with your moving tasks!
Connect Now


Call or Text Us