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Change Of Address Checklist When You Are Relocating

Change Of Address Checklist When You Are Relocating

A change of address and your telephone number in addition to several other details are inevitable when you are relocating from one place to another. If this move is from one city to another or in-between states, this change of address becomes even more essential. You must perform it without any delay. You must also focus on creating a practical and easy-to-follow “moving in new house checklist” for the same.

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Let’s have a look at what all items should go into this relocation checklist right away:

  1. Your Local Post Office

Your Local Post Office

Your local post office should be the first entity to know about your change of address. Your mails or parcels are conveyed to you through your local post office which means it is vital for you to make this change either online or in person. Do this at least a week before your moving day to avoid any confusion or misplacement of your important cargo that you might receive in the future.

  1. Tax Agencies

Your local, as well as state tax agencies, would want to know your new address. Notify them immediately so that you are able to pay your taxes without inviting any questions or fines and penalties. You can fill out a simple online form of the tax agency on their official website. You can also visit the taxation office for the purpose if you have enough time to do this without any further delay.

  1. Gas And Electric Services

Gas And Electric Services

Your gas and electric services must also be notified that you are moving from your old home to a new location. This is because you need to get these connections transferred to your new home. You will not be able to live without these utilities even for a day. Your current place is functional but your new home will only be functional when these services are transferred right away. Ask your gas and electric services provider the time duration that it takes to get the connections transferred. Do the needful as per their directions to make sure that your new home is functional when you move into it.

  1. Daily Utilities

Your daily utilities are something that you can never live without. Your relocation checklist must include your recycling company, the garbage person, the sewer utility company, the water department, and many other utilities that you use on a daily basis. You need to sort them out in time. Inform them that you will be moving from your old home to your new house. Clear their dues right away as you move out of your old home.

  1. Internet, Phone, And Cable

Internet, Phone, And Cable

You will be needing internet, cable, and phone connections at your new house. You probably do not have any of these set up in your new home either because it is located too far away and commuting back and fro is not practical or you have forgotten about it completely. Whatever the case may be, you will have to set up all these utilities in your new home before you move into it. Before that, you will also have to clear out all your bills with the same service providers in your current location.

  1. Your Employer, Associates, And Partners

Your boss, your partners, associates, employees, and everyone that you have worked with for so long need to know where you are going. If you are getting transferred within the same company but to a different branch or geographical location, you must create a relocating overseas checklist. Make it a point to inform everyone in your department about your new address and new contact details. You will also have to make a few changes to your company bank account and any other possessions that you might have received from your current employer. There might be some paperwork that you will have to complete as per the new arrangement that you are getting into regarding your new location and new job responsibilities, if applicable.

  1. Banks And Financial Institutions

Your banks and financial institutions that you are dealing with including your insurance company will also have to be notified of your change of address and contact information. There are several programs and credit card rewards that you might not be entitled to if you fail to update this information. In addition to this, your loan providers will also have to be updated on your change of address before you move out of your old home.

  1. Online Shopping Sites

Online Shopping Sites

So you are a regular shopper at Amazon and eBay. What are you going to do about them? You must update your addresses and any change in your contact information before you make this move. If you happen to order anything at the last moment, you might want to consider changing or updating your online profile and preferred address of delivery before your items are dispatched. In fact, it is recommended not to shop online until you have updated your address and moved into your new house.

  1. Government And Public Offices

When you have moved into your new property, you might want to apply for new vehicle registration or a new income tax number in addition to a social security update or voter registration formalities and family support, and the like. There might be some local and government authorities that you need to inform as well about your change of address. Do the needful as soon as possible after you have moved into your new house.

  1. Educational Institutions

If your children are still studying, it is better to apply for a change of address right away. If they are enrolled in any kind of online program and receive study material via mail, this little responsibility is on your shoulders and you must keep it on your relocation checklist too. 

Final Thoughts

And finally, how can you forget your family members,  friends, and relatives? They too need to know where you are going, right? Send out a mass email to all your family groups and relatives. Make sure to stay connected with them on FaceTime and text messages throughout the moving process. Keep them informed about your whereabouts always. Happy moving!

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