Be sure you aren’t too caught up in packing and relocating that you forget to notify others of your move. So who should you tell that you are moving? Zillow was kind enough to compile a list to remind us who needs to be kept in the loop.
- Friends and family would be the most important to tell early of your plans to move. If you give them enough notice, they can schedule time to help on moving day. For out of town relocations, you will need time to say your goodbyes.
- Your employer should be next on the list as he/she will need to know your new address. Of course, if you plan on changing jobs due to the move, then that notice should be given at the proper time. Be sure to give the company you are leaving your new address as well for any future information that needs to be sent your way.
- If you are currently renting, your landlord needs to be notified of your plans to move. Check the terms of your lease for any time frame in which this notice must be given, and provide the landlord with your new address.
- Pick up a change of address form at the local post office. Filling out this form will help to get all of your mail forwarded to the new address.
- Utility companies should be contacted about the move. Schedule the dates you wish to have your utilities turned off at the old place and then on at the new residence.
- Government agencies such as the Social Security Administration and local electoral registrar need to be given your new address. You can find a change of address form online for the IRS. Fill it out with your new address, and send it back to them.
- Other companies that you will want to inform of your new address are: banks or other financial institutions, auto/health/life insurance companies, any doctors you may receive mailings from, educational facilities, and any clubs, memberships or subscriptions.
Most of these people can be notified by mail. The good news is that if one or two of these slip your mind in the stress of the move, the change of address at the post office will ensure that your mail gets forwarded for a period of time until you can get settled and make the necessary changes.