When you move into a new home, changing your address is one of the first things you need to do to update your information. While changing your address may seem as simple as updating where you receive mail, there are several other places where you will need to change your address, as well.
To change your address with the U.S. Post Office online, go to moversguide.usps.com. This allows you to change your address online as well as have your mail forwarded to your new address for several months after you move. If you would prefer to do this in person, you can go to your local post office and request a Mover’s Guide. For more information about changing your address with the Post Office, click here.
To learn how to change your address with your state’s DMV, do a Google search for your state’s DMV website to find instructions. If you are moving to a new state, you will need to apply for a new driver’s license and register your vehicle.
You will also want to update your billing address with your bank and credit card companies. Most credit card companies and banks allow you to do this online by logging into your account.
Additionally, call your doctor’s offices and dentist office to inform them of your new address so that they have the correct place to send bills or exam reminders. If you are a member of any organizations or receive monthly magazine subscriptions by mail, you will want to notify these places, as well.
Don’t forget to notify your family and friends. Make a list of everyone you would like to inform and send out notifications via email or by mail.
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