The Complete Change of Address Checklist for Moving
Moving homes is one of those processes that is extremely stressful. It’s not only the move itself that can cause you stress, it’s everything that needs doing in preparation for your move, as well as everything that you will need to do afterwards. There’s no doubt about it, moving homes is extremely trying, or at least, it can be.
One of the most common reasons that moving is stressful is because of all of the ‘admin’ that comes with it. You can’t just move homes and not tell anyone–there are people who need to know what’s going on. You’ll obviously have told your friends and family, but they’re not the only people who need to know when you move somewhere new.
How to Do a Change of Address
To help you ensure that you let everyone who needs to know that you’ve moved, we’ve created this handy blog post that should guide you through the whole ‘change of address’ process. We also have a printable “Change of Address Checklist’ available to make it even easier!
One of the most important people to share your change of address with is, of course, the bank. The last thing that you want is your latest bank state containing sensitive information being delivered to your old address for the new tenants/owners to read. So it’s important to change your address with your bank as soon as possible. You may be able to set up a mail redirection service from a certain date, which should ensure that none of your bank mail goes to your old home.
Your utility providers
Gas, electric, water, internet, and so on–each comes with a personal account that is linked to your address. When you move, if you fail to close that account or let your provider know, the new tenant or owner could end up running up your bill. So it’s crucial that you let each company know the date that you are moving and where you are moving to as soon as possible.
It’s crucial that you change your address on your medical records, to ensure, that should your doctor or the hospital need to contact you, they can do so easily. You don’t want bills going to collections because you forgot to update your information.
While your employer may not send you all that much mail, aside from the odd Christmas or Birthday card maybe, they still need to be informed if your address changes. By law, your employer must keep an address on record for you, which is why it’s important that you inform them of any address change immediately so that they can then update their records, from their staff roaster to their insurance coverage for their employees.
Moved home and have a gym membership? Then you’ll want to let your gym know that you have moved so that they can update their correspondence address for you, or so that you can cancel your membership if you’ve moved too far from your regular gym to be able to use it anymore.
It’s absolutely vital that you contact your car insurance company as soon as possible, to ensure that you make them aware of your change of address. Because if you don’t, then your insurance policy may no longer be valid.
Follow This Change of Address Checklist to Make Your Move Easier from Start to Finish
Moving homes can be an extremely stressful and time consuming task, as there’s just so much to do, but hopefully, the above tips in our complete change of address checklist will help to make the process a little less stressful.