Moving is a lot of work; both before the move and after. Before the move, you’ll want to discard any items you are no longer using, donate clothes and toys, find a moving company, and figure out your moving day game plan. One of the biggest tasks to complete before moving is to follow a change of address checklist, which we have provided for you! Read through the checklist and get ready to notify specific personnel of your address change!
The Post Office
This is the first place to start. They should know your change of address right away so they can put a forward on your mail for 12 months. Any mail that will still be sent to your old address will be forwarded to your new one, so the quicker you get to it, the better! It’s also very easy to make this change these days. You can go there and let them know, or simply do it all online!
The IRS & State Tax Agencies
It’s best to let the IRS and your state tax agency know about your address change following the post office. The IRS makes it simple and provides an online form for you to fill out. For your state tax agency, head to your specific state’s government website and browse through for directions. Your state might have an online form as well!
If you’re planning on continuing with the same utility companies, you’ll just need to let them know of the change so they can shut off their services at the old address and continue them at the new one! These utilities would include gas and electric; phone, cable, and internet; garbage and recycling; and any other service you may have currently!
Just like switching over your information when you get a new car with your car insurance company, the same rules apply for a new home! Be sure to make address changes and any others with your home or renter’s insurance company so you know you’re fully covered when you move in. It’s better safe than sorry to get this done right away!
If you’re keeping your current job, you need to let your employer know that you are moving – especially if you receive your paychecks through the mail. This will prevent any confusion and loss of paychecks, as well as allow your employer to send your tax forms to the correct address.
You definitely have to update your bank and any credit card companies you may have financials with. Paying bills and receiving statements will become a headache if you don’t make this necessary update.
If you have a membership to a store that sends you coupons and free birthday promo codes, you’ll want to update your change of address if you want to continue getting rewards. Don’t miss out on that coupon for your dog’s food!
Magazines and Subscriptions
If you’re subscribed to magazines or any other services like shampoo subscriptions or BarkBox, you’ll want to change your address sooner than later. You don’t want to miss out on the content and items that you pay for monthly due to not changing your address! Don’t let Buster miss out on the August dog toy line!
It’s time to keep track of this checklist and start changing your address. Think about all of the companies you have auto-payments with, subscriptions, insurance, and more, and start making those changes for a smooth, stress-free post-move. If you need a moving company that will pack, unpack, move your items, and even store them, you’ve come to the right place. Daymakers Moving and Storage has all of the services you need. Grab your FREE QUOTE and we’ll look forward to speaking with you!