Moving into a new home is an exciting and stressful time. You’ll have plenty of things on your to-do list. One of the most important tasks to complete is to update your mailing address with friends, family, and businesses. Here is a list of people you should notify when you move.
Update Your Mailing Address With the Post Office
As soon as you know your new address, update it with the Post Office. You can log in to the USPS website to change your address or fill out a card at your local Post Office. The Post Office will forward mail for a year. This way you can be certain that the mail is reaching you at your new address.
Notify Utility Companies
As you plan for your move, notify your current utilities of the date that your service will need to be shut off. Find the utility companies in your new neighborhood and contact them to set up an account. If you’re not moving far away, you may be able to transfer service. Talk with the utility company to set up the service transfer date so you don’t have to do without necessary utilities at your new home. Some of the utilities to contact include the power company, water and sewer provider, cable TV or satellite, your internet service provider, and the local trash pick-up company.
Update Your Mailing Address With Banks
Make sure you continue to get bank statements and important financial information in the mail. Update your address with your bank and make sure to contact credit card companies as well. If you have a car loan, contact the lender to make sure they have your correct information on file.
Contact the DMV
Your driver’s license is often necessary for identification. It will need to be updated with your new mailing address. Many states have a 30-day grace period to allow you time to get a new driver’s license. Contact the local DMV to learn about what documents might be required to update your license.
Tell Friends and Family You’re Moving
Friends and family will want to know your new mailing address. Create a notification and send it out via email or send personalized messages to family members who still communicate via the postal service. Updating your mailing address with friends and family will prevent you from missing out on important event invitations and birthday cards.