by April West

An obvious yet often forgotten task is to change your address. When the move is 4 weeks out you know you’ll change your address at some point, and as the week of the move approaches you have so many other things on the to-do list that you eventually forget. So here’s what you need to do to change your address:

Double check your address. No seriously. Make sure you live on a street not an avenue, if you live on a number street make sure it’s 9th not Ninth or your mail – and maybe even your movers might end up at someone else’s home across town. It could happen.

Change of Address

Go to your local USPS or call 1-800-ASK-USPS and change it over the phone.  You can also change it online, but do know that they charge $1 to verify your address.  No biggie, but some people don’t want to pay that fee and we understand.  Now, if you have a temporary moving situation, you’ll need to go into the post office location you want to use for a P.O. Box.  Rates are dependent on how long you will use the P.O. Box but could also be a good option for renters who plan to move again.

Make a List

Your list could include:

  1. Car Note
  2. Homeowners Insurance
  3. Health Insurance
  4. Doctors & Dentists
  5. Banks & Credit Card Companies
  6. Utility Department
  7. Magazine Subscriptions
  8. Government Offices, DMV, IRS
  9. Current and previous employers
  10. Friends and family

As you know, it feels great to check items off a list, so get to work! And remember, once you move, you will forget about all the small details it took to get you there. Now that you have time to relax, check out our clever moving announcement board on Pinterest!