When you’re getting ready to relocate, there’s so much to do! During your planning phase, remember to alert important people and service providers before moving day arrives. To help ensure a smooth transition, here are some important organizations to notify of your impending address change.
The Post Office
Since all of your mail goes through the Post Office, it’s smart to start there. Fortunately, you can do this online in the USA and Canada to enable mail to be forwarded to your new address.
Before moving, you’ll want to contact any companies that are or will be providing your utilities. This will allow them to shut off services at your old apartment and turn them on at your new one in a timely manner. The earlier you do this, the easier it will be to schedule service for your new apartment to ensure you’ll have power and internet access once you move into your great new place.
Banks and Credit Card Companies
Although you may not frequently receive mail from the bank, it’s crucial to update your address so that any essential documents they send will reach you. Also, keep in mind that should you lose your debit or credit card, they can quickly mail it to you rather than having to worry about the change of address at that time.
Your insurance could change depending on your new address. Be sure to let all your insurance companies know including auto, renter’s, health, etc. Even if it doesn’t affect your policy, they’ll need your correct address to send bills and statements.
If you receive benefits from social security, Medicare, or any other government agency, be sure to let them know that you’ll be moving. The sooner you inform them, the easier this transition process will be.
Moving to a wonderful new apartment doesn’t have to be difficult, especially if you stay ahead of the game by notifying others about your change of address. Let us know how the process goes for you in the comments below.