Who to notify when moving

Considerations when moving homes

Moving can become overbearingly stressful if you overlook even one part of the move. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead for all of the moving parts that are involved with moving to a new neighborhood. When moving, you have to consider packing, halting your daily habits, adjusting to a new location, finding new favorite restaurants and grocery stores, enrolling in new schools or gyms, and much more. With all of these major considerations, it’s easy to forget the little things, like thinking about who to notify about your change of address when moving.

Checklist for who to notify when moving

This guide will help you cover all the bases of who to notify of your change of address when moving. Simply submitting a Change of Address form to your local post office is not enough to guarantee forwarding of all your mail to your new home.

Following this checklist will ensure minimal loss of your mail and packages, including important bills, magazines, checks, and cards from family and friends.

List of places to notify when moving:

  • Place of employment
  • Financial institutions
    • Credit card companies
    • Banks
  • Bills
    • Utilities
    • Cable
    • Phone and internet providers
    • Cell phone provider
  • Medical offices
    • Doctors
    • Dentists
    • Optometrists
    • All other medical professionals
  • Insurance companies
    • Health insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Vision
    • Dental insurance
    • Car insurance
    • Rental or home insurance
  • Considerations for your children
    • Child’s school
    • Child’s doctor
    • Babysitter
    • Instructors
  • Considerations for your pet
    • Veterinarian
    • Kennel
  • Alma mater or other Alumni organizations
  • Subscriptions
    • Magazines
    • Newspapers
    • Catalogues
  • Friends and family
  • Post Office Change of Address form
  • IRS Change of Address form
  • Government agencies
    • Social Security
    • Medicare
    • Medicaid
    • Any other necessary government program
  • Clubs or organizations
  • DMV to update your driver’s license
  • Rewards programs
    • Grocery stores
    • Drugstores
    • Retail stores
  • Food delivery services
  • Amazon account

Although not all of these will apply to you, this list will help you brainstorm the people and places that are most important for you to notify. Moving can be a chaotic period time of your life; with the help of checklists, you can be at ease knowing you haven’t forgotten crucial steps.

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