How to Change Your Address

If you are moving, the process of changing your address is inevitable. The fact is you will have to go through the process of changing your address for various places, people and services. This article will show you how to change your address. With the many services and documents people have now-a-day, it is important to keep track of them so that your address is updated. Forgetting to notify someone or a service may cause confusion and you may be billed for services at your old address after you have moved. Take these suggestions into account when you are preparing for your move and you will be glad you did.

Mail Forward

One option that you can utilize when changing your address is to have your mail forwarded to your new home. You can go to your local post office or fill out a form online to have your mail sent to your new address. Plan on only making this a temporary fix; you will still have to update your address with all of your services. As there are many services and people to notify regarding your new address that mail forward will not help with. You should update your address for all of your forwarded mail as soon as possible; this will prevent any delays in services and or receiving important mail.

Services, People, & Places to Notify   

You will need to notify all of the services and places you utilize, along with friends and family members about your change of address. This will prevent future confusion, mail from not being received, and services from being shut off or paid for elsewhere. Below are a few key places to change your address with.

  • Banks
  • Accountant
  • Credit institutions
  • Insurance providers
  • Memberships to associations
  • Social security administration
  • Utility providers- electricity, water, phone (mobile and home), cable and internet, trash, and so on.
  • Doctors, dentists, and other medical offices
  • Schools and daycare
  • Veterinarian
  • Passport and drivers license
  • Any home services such as cleaning, gardening, pool, and so on.
  • Subscriptions such as magazines, newspapers, and medical
  • Business cards and resumes need to be updated
  • Let your family and friends know about your new address

It is very important that you remember to change your address for any and all of the services you receive at your current home. Remember to stay organized and keep track of who you need to notify using a checklist; this will prevent you from forgetting to change your address.

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