Moving can be a hectic, stressful time in your life, so it’s likely that you forgot to notify a few people about your new address. To help you out, we’ve put together this handy list of everyone you need to pass along your new location to.
The Post Office
Once you know your new address, contact the post office to have them forward your mail. You can set this well in advance so that you won’t have to worry about it when moving time rolls around. You can even fill out the form online to get it done quickly and easily. The post office will forward your mail for six months to a year, depending on the mail type, giving you plenty of time to allow senders to update your address.
In most states, you are required to change your address with the DMV within 30 days of moving in. If you fail to do so, you may be subject to a fine if you get pulled over. Save yourself the extra cost down the road and update your license and vehicle registration as soon as you arrive at your new address.
If you are moving far away and will no longer be using the service of a particular utility company (electric, gas, water, cable, etc.), you may be eligible to pay only a partial rate for your last month in your old house. For local moves, most utility companies will be able to transfer your service to your new address without requiring a setup fee or deposit since you are already a customer.
In order to be eligible to vote, you need to be registered in the area where you live. Don’t forget this important step after moving so that you can continue to contribute to the democracy of our country.
This includes magazines, catalogs, of-the-month clubs and anything else you have delivered to your home on a regular basis. Many of these services enable you to update your address online, saving you time and hassle.
Friends and Family
To make sure you don’t miss out on any birthday cards or wedding invitations, make sure to let your friends and family know your new address. All it takes is a quick text message to keep everyone in the loop. If you choose to send out messages on social media, be sure to use the platform’s private messaging capabilities, rather than posting your address on your public page.
Don’t Forget to Hire a High-Quality Moving Company
While a moving company can’t make all of the necessary phone calls to update your address for you, it can make the rest of the move go smoothly. Here at Patriot Relocation Company, we are dedicated to getting your belongings to your new home safely whether you are just moving across town in Austin or are traveling further afield. To learn more about our services and to book your move, give us a call at 512-956-8387 or get in touch with us online.