The Ultimate Moving Checklist

The Ultimate Moving Checklist

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.

As a catch all, you should also submit a US change of address request or a Canadian change of address request at the Post Office to catch anything you might have missed.

Utilities To set up/close/move your accounts
Change of address cardsA 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. 

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