Who Needs Your New Address?
Are you moving? Find out who needs your new address
If you’re in the process of moving, you already know that changing your address is just one of the many things on your moving “to do” list (for a full list, check out U-Pack's comprehensive Moving Checklist). You can begin this process by going to your local post office to complete a change of address form. If a trip to your postal service isn’t an option, you can also print a copy of the form at usps.com and mail it in, or complete it online for a small fee. With a USPS change of address, your mail will be forwarded for a while so you’ll have time to notify everyone of your new address.
Now, to help take away some of the stress that comes with thinking of all the places you need to notify of an address change, here’s a checklist:
- Utility Companies
- Cell Phone Company
- Credit Card Companies
- Banks and Other Financial Institutions
- Insurance providers
- Your employer
- Medical providers
- Subscriptions (newspaper, magazine, etc.)
- Department of Motor Vehicles
- The IRS (do this by filling in the appropriate box on your tax return the next time you file, or use Form 8822 to change the address any time during the year.)
- Social Security Administration (specifically if you receive disability, retirement, or survivor benefits.)
- Friends and family (send them a fun U-Pack “I’m moving” e-card!)
We recommend changing your address several days before your actual moving day. You’ll definitely want to avoid the problem of unknowingly having unpaid bills sitting in the mailbox of your former address.