10 Important People and Places to Give Your New Address After A Move
Moving can be an exciting time, whether it’s a to new city or in the same one you’ve lived in your whole life! It can be a new start, new adventure and new chapter. But it doesn’t come without its fair share of stress. A new home means a new address, and there’s a lot of people you have to notify of your move!
To get you started, below are the 10 most important people, places and organizations to notify of your address change after you move:
1. Post Office
Submit a permanent change-of-address request to the post office so your USPS mail is rerouted/forwarded to your new address. This can easily be done online at usps.com and can save you a lot of hassle.
Notify your current and past employers of your new address in order to receive any communications regarding your compensation, benefits and more.
3. Government Entities
This includes the DMV, IRS, voter registration, Social Security, Citizenship and Immigration Services, Veteran Affairs and any other agencies you have given your personal information too.
4. Financial Institutions
Including your banks, lenders, credit card companies and investments you are involved in.
Such as your health, dental, life, auto, pet, and home/renter’s insurance companies.
6. Home Services
This is all of your utilities, which are likely needed to set up your new home, such as gas, water, power, internet/TV/phone, waste management, cleaning and landscaping companies.
7. Care and Service Providers
These are people like your family physician, pediatrician, dentist, veterinarian, babysitters, lawyers, etc.
Don’t forget about your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, churches, schools and more. These are people that will certainly want to reach out and visit you!
This can include things like your gym, pool or sport clubs, retail clubs (like Sam’s, Costco, BJ’s, etc.), any clubs or sports teams you or your children are involved in, mail subscriptions and other organizations which you are a member.
Things like your Netflix or Amazon Prime account, and any apps you may use frequently, such as your GPS “home” location need to be updated as well.
While this is not an extensive list, it can certainly get you started with the daunting task of updating your address with those that need to reach you. Once it’s been done, you can really begin making your new place a home!