I might as well do a mini-series on moving-related tips since you may soon be moving or have recently moved into a new home! One of the things that makes me feel organized in the midst of the chaos that is packing boxes is changing my address. It’s also way easier than actually moving.
Don’t forget to change your address at these places and stay ahead of the game!
1. The post office
No explanation needed. Do it here!
They do a lot of the leg work for you, depending on who’s sending you mail and the type of info they request, and more about that here:
“When the mailer prints the phrase “address service requested” somewhere on the envelope, they are willing to pay a flat fee, and the USPS sends the mailer a card with your new address, and still forwards the mail to you. They can opt to print “return service requested”, which tells the USPS, “don’t forward this mail, but send it back to me, with the new address visable. After one year, all 1st class mail is returned, with the new address visable. After 18 months, they return without telling them the new address. FORWARDING ORDER EXPIRED. This is for 1st class mail. 2nd class mail, magazines and periodicals are only forwarded for 60 days, then the mailer is notified, but not forwarded.”
The post office does probably 80% of the rest of this stuff for you but to avoid delays or confusion, just let these places know directly too!
2. Your work
They’ll want to know that sort of stuff.
Move your MUD Service or call 402-554-6666
If you’re a procrastinator, you can probably call in and have them transfer your service the same day, provided that the previous owner of the place you’re moving to already scheduled a service stop.
Cox – just call them. 402-933-3000
4. Financial Stuff
Don’t forget to call your bank or go into the branch so that the billing address goes through when you’re doing your online holiday shopping! Be sure to contact your credit card providers, too.
A huge hassle but you gotta do it. Bring your 2 pieces of mail and brace yourself for a disappointing new photo.
6. Mail Stuff
Tell your alma maters your change of address so they can keep asking for donations 😉 Also update your magazine subscriptions, church and other organizational affiliations, etc.
7. Random Stuff
Contact your healthcare providers, your vet, update your address on your frequently used online shopping websites, anywhere you are signed up for autoship or automatic bill pay because you definitely don’t want anything to go wrong there.
And… that’s about it!