Changing Your Address Before You Move
Whether you are moving around the corner, across town, across the country, or around the world; you need to let key people know your new address. This includes moving your utilities, updating your credit cards, etc.
It can also include having to find a new doctor, dentist, or school and making sure you transfer all appropriate records.
And you want to do this enough in advance so that you don’t miss any important mail or don’t forget to set up new utility accounts before you move in.
|Utilities||To set up/close/move your accounts|
|Change of address cards||A handy way to let people know that you’ve moved|
|Subscriptions||Magazines, catalogs, newspapers you want to receive|
|Recurring orders||Any auto-fill orders should be updated|
|Online stores||Add your new address to your favorite checkouts|
|Post Office||Put in a change of address request to forward mail|
|DMV||By law, you need to update this after you move|
|Insurance||Update your Life, home, auto, etc. insurance companies|
|Government / Tax||Contact the various service agencies to update|
|Family & friends||Keep those close to you aware of your new location|
|Employer||Let your HR department know your new address|
|School(s)||Even if you are staying in the same school district|
|Banks & financial institutions||And order new checks with your new address|
|Doctors & Dentists||If you are changing doctors, get a medical transcript|
|Sports & club memberships||To stay informed|
|Current house / landlord||Provide a forwarding address for mail that slips through|
|Voter registration||Protect your right to vote!|
QUICK TIP: Make a running list of all mail that comes in over a 30 – 60 day period. This will help you remember the important places that will need your new address. After the fact, your “forwarded” mail from the old address will let you know who you might have forgotten.