In addition to notifying the utility and home service companies, it is imperative that you inform the post office so they can start forwarding your mail to the new address.
Next, start thinking about all the people and organizations that will need to know your address has changed. Some of them, such as doctors, pharmacies or schools, may need to compile and/or transfer records on your behalf.
Also, be sure to replace your driver’s license, checks, address labels and anything else that requires an up-to-date address. If you are moving out of town, remember to clean out any safe deposit boxes, lockers, or self-storage units.
Examples of organizations and people to contact include the following…
- Your Place of Employment – human resources, payroll department
- Financial Institutions – banks, credit unions, loan providers, credit card companies, investment brokers and advisors
- Insurance Companies – vehicle, health, life, etc.
- Medical Providers – physician, dentist, optometrist, veterinarian, pharmacy
- Government Agencies – social security administration, department of motor vehicles, veteran’s administration, the IRS, your state tax agency
- Schools – those being currently attended by family members or Alma Maters
- Online Services – auto bill pay, Amazon, Ebay, Paypal
- Subscriptions – Netflix, magazines, newspapers, journals
- Memberships – health clubs, social and professional associations, Sam’s, Costco
- Loyalty Programs – restaurants, retail stores, grocers
- Personal Contacts – friends, family, colleagues