Although it is a daunting task that comes along with moving, notifying others of your move is a very important step! Not only will it make your move go more smoothly, but also, this will ensure that the months following your move are stress free. With some help from Zillow.com, we have compiled a list of everyone you need to notify before or shortly after you move into your new Miller & Smith home!
To avoid confusion down the road, let USPS know about your move and new address. This will also help them forward on mail that is accidentally sent to your old address. They have an official change of address form that makes it easy to start getting mail at your new Miller & Smith home.
Regardless of whether or not you are moving to a new state or just switching street names, in many states you only have a certain amount of time to change the address on your driver’s license. You may also have to wait until after you move to change this, but don’t put it off for too long.
No one wants problems with the IRS, which is why it is important to fill out their “change of address” form immediately after moving. This will make sure any important documents, such as your tax return, are sent to the correct address.
Bank & financials
Of course, you do not want bills, new credit cards, and especially any incentives or offers to go to the wrong home. Make sure to contact your bank and any credit card companies to let them know where to begin sending your statements.
Whether it’s your plethora of magazine subscriptions or your bagel of the month club (we don’t judge), make sure to contact the companies that you have subscriptions with. Because subscriptions are sent out at different times of the month, contact the company directly so they can help you determine when to switch your mailing address. We wouldn’t want you to miss a single bagel delivery!
Family and friends
Of course, many of your family and friends will already know that you are moving by the time you even begin to pack, but they are going to want your new address and contact information. Make a list of friends, family, and even former neighbors who would have a reason to need your new address, and send out an announcement to those people. There are so many creative ways to do this, so take a look at our Pinterest page for some great ideas!
When tax time comes around, you are not going to want to miss getting your tax forms in the mail. If you have switched jobs within the past few years, it may also be worth it to notify previous employers, just in case.
Depending on the area service providers in your new neighborhood, you may have to end service with your old provider and start service with a new one. If you plan to transfer the service to your new address, make sure to call and coordinate a date for the change to happen. Cover all of your bases for changes to your utilities, so that you don’t experience a gap in service or late charges.
It is important to accurately report your address to all insurance companies, so that they can make you aware of any changes that may occur within your policy. This will also ensure all paperwork will be sent to the correct address, so claims and other issues can be resolved in a timely manner.
Schools & medical offices
This is an especially important step if you have children enrolled in school. If the kids will have to attend a new school, or a new medical facility, it is courteous to let the previous ones know of the change as well.
For purposes like the census, voting, taxes, and other government matters, you should absolutely look into which state or national agencies you must notify of your move.
Have you checked all of these off of your list? If not, make sure to take care of it before or soon after you move into your brand new Miller & Smith home, so you can spend more time enjoying the experience!