- Free Supplies
- Use Clothes for Packing
- Plan Ahead
- Avoid Moving Season
- Savvy Utility Planning
- The Purge
- The Sorting Hat
- Packing Like a Pro
- Use it or Lose It
- Tv, Internet, and Home Phone…Oh My!
The Best Deals on Internet, Home Phone, and Cable Anywhere in the NationDid you just finish moving? Then we know exactly how exhausted you are. You’ve done the work packing and researching the best moving companies and the best moving supplies. You’ve moved your last boxes and are finally done! However, if you’re like most of us, unpacking is one of the last things you want to do after a hard day of moving. Nothing sounds better than turning on the TV, ordering in, and relaxing in your new home! But what happens when you set up the TV and realize you have no power, cable, phone service, or internet? You scramble and hope you can transfer your old service or quickly set up new service. That’s where a lot of us fall into a higher than average package price. When we want a solution now, we tend to shop around less and care less about discounts and bundles. Let’s face it, when you’re ready to unwind, you’re not interested in doing any more research, you just want to relax. That’s where Connect Your Home comes in! Just pick up the phone and let one call connect it all! With Connect Your Home, we connect you with exclusive home service discounts and bundles on the services that you’ll use every day like cable, home phone, internet, and more! Our dedicated specialists work with you to ensure you’re getting the best deals on the services you need. Now you can forget about hours of customer service calls, online chats, and unhelpful automated systems. Connect Your Home shops around for you, provides you with exclusive discounts, and connects your new residence with the service you need to make it feel like home!
Frequently Asked Questions About Connect Your Home:
- How does Connect Your Home work?
- Which brands do you partner with?
- How do I find home services for my specific location?
- Can I set-up all of my home services with one call?
- Does Connect Your Home shop around for the best deals?
- What kind of home service discounts are available?
- If I want to add to my existing service, how can I do that?
- I have a question regarding my current bill, who can I talk to?
- I’d like to know which channels I can add to my existing television package.
- How can I reschedule my install?
Preparing to move can be easy for you and your family if you take some simple steps.
STEP 1: Plan and manage your relocation early.Waiting until the last minute to pack your things often result in something you missed or misplaced or not sure whether you want to keep or a variety of things to decide when you should already be on your way! To help you with your relocation, check out Connect Your Home’s convenient moving checklist template below to guide you through the moving process and keep you organized. The following template can be used as a moving checklist for apartment or house.
STEP 2: Organize Your MoveYou’re moving to a new house or apartment. It’s a new beginning. And you know you have things you’ve been meaning to get rid of but never got around to it and they’re sitting in your garage, your closet, under your bed, in the backyard. We’re talking clutter and you don’t want to move clutter with you.
- House Cleaning – Ask yourself: What items do I rarely use now that I won’t use in my new home? Create a moving checklist by room.
- Pack Your Essentials: Bedding, linens, clothes, bathroom necessities (toothbrushes, toothpastes, wash cloths, bathrobes, toiletries, hairdryer, hair care products, medications), first-aid kit, flashlights, pet supplies, cleaning supplies, paper towels, extension cords, batteries, light bulbs, trash bags, alarm clocks.
- As you pack all your necessities and separate items you won’t be taking with you, set them in the garage and hold an impromptu garage sale.
- If you’re in the giving mood, donate your unwanted items to your favorite charity or drop them off at a Goodwill or Salvation Army location.
- Take Inventory – Review the essentials and other items you’ve decided to take with you.
- Protect your possessions and keep track of your belongings by making a list or taking photos when using professional movers.
- Label plastic trash bags and boxes accordingly by the room where the contents belong.
- Make sure you check off the list every item moved into your home.
- Be Safe and Take Precaution – Take precaution as you pack and know what NOT to pack to keep yourself and the rest of your belongings safe.
- Do NOT pack anything flammable including lighter fluid, motor oil, paint thinner, turpentine, fuel canisters, aerosols, pesticide.
- Do NOT pack personal items of irreplaceable value including cash, jewelry, sentimental items, papers, documents and mail with sensitive information.
- Be extra careful with heat-sensitive items including CDs/DVDs, computer hardware and peripherals, and laptops.
- If you cannot move live plants yourself carefully, pack plants in a way that secures the base and provides room for branches. Pack it last and unpack it first and provide water and partial sunlight (as needed for the plant type). Generally movers will not move live plants in a truck or pod.
- For cross country moves be aware of state laws that restrict certain plants (ie California). Check online for information on restricted plant types.
- Whether you decide to do the moving of larger items yourself or hire professional movers, make sure you clear all obstructions including rugs, door mats, low-hanging items, and any other obstacles to create a clear path.
- Always let professional movers know beforehand about items that require special handling especially items with loose, detachable, or mended parts.
- Moving – Will you be doing the moving yourself or do you need professional movers?
- Make sure to weigh the pros and cons between doing the moving yourself or hiring professional movers including the estimated cost, distance of the move, the moving of large/heavy items, and the search for a quality moving company.
- For those taking the DIY approach, make sure to ask and schedule time for family or friends to help with your move. Do you need to rent a moving truck?
- If you decide to use professional movers, give yourself at least 2 months in advance to do research and read referrals to help ensure you picked the right movers.
- Arrange for Transfer of Your Home Services and Utilities – Notify your current home service and utility providers of your relocation.
- Be sure to contact the following home services and utilities: electricity, water/sewer, gas, home security systems, home phone service, internet service, cable or satellite television service, and trash or recycling pickup.
- Check to make sure your cable TV and internet service provider is available in your new area. Use our Home Services Search Form to find all available home services in your new area.
If you need new home services for your new home, Connect Your Home can help you find the right cable or satellite TV, high speed internet, home phone, home security and more.
- Monitor any deliveries left on your porch, which is useful as package thefts are on the rise in many areas. The captured footage can help the police investigate thefts, property damage or other criminal activity occurring around your property.
- See who is knocking on your door without using windows or peepholes, and view any visitors to your home even if you are not home.
- Deter criminals by the simple fact that you have security cameras in place recording anything suspicious.
Get peace of mind from a home security system todayHaving a security camera can help put your mind to rest and having access to what’s happening in your home helps protect those you care most about. Stay connected with your home and get a home security system today! Connect Your Home can connect you with home security systems from these highly regarded providers in the U.S.:
Connecting Your DISH DVR to the Internet
Set Up BroadbandWe encourage you to always connect your receiver to your broadband service in order to:
- Keep critical receiver data current
- Access thousands of online titles
- Order pay-per-view using your remote control.
- With an Ethernet Cable
- With a Power Line Broadband Connector
- With a Wifi Broadband Connector
SetupWith An Ethernet Cable:
- Connect the Ethernet cable from the receiver to your modem/router.
- Go to the Test Your Connection section to verify that your receiver is connected.
- Find power outlet nearest to your modem/router and plug in the Power Line Broadband Connector (do not plug into a surge protector or a power strip).
- Connect an Ethernet cable from your modem/router to your Power Line Broadband Connector.
- Unplug the receiver from the electrical outlet for 10 seconds and then plug back in. It will take no more than 5 minutes for the receiver to power back on.
- Go to the Test Your Connection section below to verify that your receiver is connected.
- Connect the Wifi Broadband Connector to your ViP 222k, 612, 622, 722, 722k or 922 receiver’s USB port using the provided extension cable.
- Select “Setup” on the pop-up that appears on your TV screen.
- Choose your wireless network from the list and select “Done”.
- Enter your password (WEP or WAP encryption key) for your wireless network and select “Done”. This will initiate a test. If you do not know your password, you can get it from the person who set up your wireless network or you can contact your internet service provider.
- When the test is finished, select “Done”.
- Verify that the wireless signal reading on the screen is above 40. If it is not, try to move the dock to achieve a stronger signal. Select “Done” when finished.
- Go to the Test Your Connection to verify that your receiver is connected.
- Press MENU on your DISH Network remote. Select “System Setup” and then “Diagnostics”.
- Select “Connection” to start the test. – If the result says, “Broadband Connection OK”, you are done. Press VIEW LIVE TV on your remote to return to programming. – If the result says, “Failure”, click here for more troubleshooting options.
How to Program the DISH Remote to Control Your TVPower Scan Performing a power scan allows the remote to attempt to find the correct code for your television.
- While at the TV locations (TV1 or TV2 depending on which key is installed), point the remote at the TV. Press and hold the TV MODE button on the remote until all four MODE buttons at the top of the remote light up.
- Press the RECEIVER POWER button on the remote.
- Press the UP ARROW on the remote, about one press every two seconds. Stop as soon as the TV turns off. This process may take several minutes.
- Press POUND (#) on the remote. The TV MODE button will flash three times.
- Press TV POWER on the remote to turn on the TV. Press VOLUME on the remote to confirm the remote controls the TV. If this does not work, return to Step 1.