Change of Address Checklist – Who to Notify After Moving Homes

One very important to-do that people forget to act on before and after their move is to notify services of their address change. For obvious reasons, forgetting to change your address could lead to important mails getting lost. To help you out, we created a printable checklist you can use to make sure you aren’t forgetting any important businesses or services that need to be notified.

Change of Address Checklist

Before the Move Essentials

Mail Forwarding: go to USPS and set up mail forwarding. Save yourself a trip to the local post office by changing the address online. Another option is to request the post office to hold your mail for a set period of time. Click here to learn more.

Mover’s Guide: did you know you could get a bunch of great coupons by requesting a change of address form at USPS? According to the USPS, requesting for a change of address form online could get you instant access to over $750 in valuable coupons.

Old Checks: in most cases, you should still be able to use checks with your old home address. However, some places may not accept them, especially if they are out of state. Consider ordering a new checkbook if you are nearly done with your current one.

Paperless (Online) Mail: As you go through the list of services below, find out if they offer an option for paperless mails. This will save yourself the trouble of having to change addresses in the future.

Financial Services

  • Banks and Credit Unions
  • Loan Issuers
  • Credit Cards
  • Student Loans
  • Financial Aid
  • Investment

Insurance Services

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Car Insurance
  • Homeowner or Rental Insurance

Utilities

  • Gas
  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Internet/Cable
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Lawn Care & Pest Control
  • Cleaning services

People / Animal Care

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Veterinarian
  • Lawyers
  • Animal Microchip Registry
  • Friends & Families
  • Babysitters

Memberships

  • Retail clubs (e.g. Costco, Sam’s)
  • Churches
  • Scouts & Youth Organizations
  • Magazines
  • Subscription Boxes
  • Frequent Flier Programs

Government Agencies

  • DMV
  • IRS
  • Voter Registration
  • Social Security
  • Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Department of Veteran Affairs

Online Services

  • Shopping (Amazon, eBay etc.)
  • Streaming Services (Spotify etc.)
  • Mapping Services (Google Maps etc.)
  • Payment Services (Paypal etc.)

This article was last updated on 10/01/2019.

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