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Essential Moving Tips: Change of Address Checklist

  • 10/13/2016
  • By Sarah
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Essential Moving Tips: Change of Address Checklist

A lot changes when you take the steps to move into a new home—especially your address!

Moving can be stressful—amid the packing, renting a truck, gathering moving supplies, and finding some help, it’s easy to forgot who you’ve already notified about your move. This list will help you prioritize who to tell first—before and after your move. Because less stress is always a good thing.

Essentials

It’s always a good idea to first inform the United States Postal Service of your move so they can forward all your mail until you get around to letting everyone know.

You should also inform your employer right away for purposes like paychecks, tax forms, etc.

Utilities and Home Services

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If you want your services transferred to your new home, it’s a good idea to inform these companies of your change of address prior to your move:

  • Electric/Gas
  • Water
  • Internet
  • Cell Service
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Trash
  • Sewer
  • Home Security

Government Agencies

Once you are all settled in your new home, it’s best to check in with these important government agencies regarding your move:

  • Department/Registry of Motor Vehicles
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Voter Registration Office
  • Social Security Administration
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Customs and Immigration Services

Finances

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Informing all of your financial companies of your move is important to keep all paperwork in order—you never want to mess around with your finances.

  • Banks/Credit unions
  • Credit card companies
  • Lenders
  • Student loans
  • Financial aid
  • Investments

Insurance

Make sure all of your information is up-to-date before you schedule that next medical appointment:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Car insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Pet insurance
  • Homeowner/renter’s insurance

People

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Inform the rest of the world on your new whereabouts:

  • Family and Friends
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Lawyer
  • Babysitter
  • Schools

Memberships/Subscriptions
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Because your dog would never forgive you if he missed out on his monthly Barkbox:

  • Professional associations/clubs
  • Churches
  • Youth organizations
  • Magazines/Newspapers
  • Subscription boxes
  • Online streaming services
  • Online shopping accounts
  • Licensing/Certification boards

 

By Sarah, 10/13/2016 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.

Sarah

Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.

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