There’s a lot to do when you move, and it can be difficult to remember everything. When moving to a new home, there are many individuals, offices, agencies, and groups that need to be informed of the change. While changing your address with the U.S. Postal Service is very important, the USPS will only ensure that mail is forwarded from your old address to your new address for up to one year after you move (and only 60 days for newspapers and periodicals). While this can be a handy way to cut down on junk mail…there are many things you will want – and need – to receive in the mail at your new home.

As soon as you decide to move, contact Bisson for a free quote, and also pay attention to your mail. Start a list of everything you want to continue getting, like newsletters, catalogs, flyers, etc. Feel free to add them to the checklist we have assembled for your peace of mind!

While not everything on this list will apply to you, you can use it as a convenient tool to review and check off those you need to inform of your change of address. Click here for a printable change of address checklist or keep reading for the details. 

 

The Essentials

Local Post Office

Employer

Landlord

School

Family

Friends

 

Government Agencies

New City/Town Hall

Federal Internal Revenue Service

Local State Revenue Office

County Tax Assessment

Department of Motor Vehicles

Social Security Office

Voter Registration

Citizenship/Immigration Office

Veteran Affairs Office

Family Support/Child Protection Services

Federal/State Pension Office

Unemployment

 

Personal Finance

Bank/Credit Union

Loan Institutions

Credit Cards

Student Loans

Financial Aid

Investments/Retirement Accounts

Electronic Funds Transfer Service

Accountant

Financial Advisor

Credit Reporting Agencies

 

Insurance Providers

Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Life Insurance

Vehicle Insurance

Homeowner/Rental Insurance

Disability Insurance

 

Home Utilities & Services

Gas/Oil

Water/Sewer

Electricity

Cable

Telephone

Internet

Trash Collection

Lawn/Garden Care

House Cleaning

Home Security

Pest Control

 

Health Care Professionals

Doctor

Dentist

Pediatrician

Veterinarian

Optometrist

 

Miscellaneous Services

Babysitter

Pet sitter/walker

Lawyer

Daycare provider

 

Memberships & Subscriptions

Church

Membership-based retail stores

Health/sports club

Online merchants/delivery services

Youth organizations

Parent Teacher Associations

Alumni organization

Magazines/Newspapers

Professional Associations

Country club/social club

Roadside assistance club

Neighborhood Association

Online video and music streaming services

 

 

 

 

08/09/2018 Posted in