Moving day is quickly approaching! Not only do you have to pack, move and unpack, but you also have to change your address…everywhere! The good news? We have created a handy checklist to help make sure you don’t miss anything! Speaking of checklists, if you need one to help you get ready for move day click here.
1. Changing your mailing address.
For USPS use the Change of Address form found directly on their website. You can always go into the post office directly, but it is faster and more convenient online. This will cover all your mail forwarding for the next 6 months.
2. Let your friends and family know you have moved.
Keep it digital and use awesome templates from Pinterest or a service like Canva to create a picture to send in an email or in text.
If you have insurance of any kind, a change of address is necessary. Changing this might be a new form that you can turn in on your next visit or it may take a 10-minute phone call to update over-the-phone.
- Homeowners or Renters Insurance
- Medical Insurance
- Car Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Pet Insurance
- Disability / Medicare Insurance
4. Social Security Administration.
Your social security is important for all insurance and medical needs. You can fill out a form here.
5. Survivor of Benefits / Legal Wills.
If you have an Estate Planning Attorney you will need to contact them to have your will, trusts, etc. updated. If you manage your own, make sure you update all your paperwork and get them notarized per instructions for each document.
6. Update your new address with your place of employment.
Visit your Human Resources department to fill out a form there. They will also provide information on updating your address should you have any benefits with the company, such as a 401K. If you’re self-employed, you may need to update your information directly with the IRS. If you have more questions about taxes after or during a move, you can visit this page from the IRS here.
Even with your insurance updated, your registration is not automatically with the DMV. Several items need to be updated with the DMV:
- Driver’s License
- Vehicle Registration
- Voter Registration
- Passport Verification
8. Banks and Financial Accounts.
Some banking and financial institutions will allow you to do a change of address online, but some may require you to come in person.
- Personal Accounts
- Business Accounts
- Lenders or Loan Accounts
- Credit Card Accounts
- Deposit Box Accounts
- Investment Accounts
- Tax Preparation Services
- Retirement Accounts
With the new home, you will need to transfer service and/or set up new accounts.
- Home Security
- Pest Control
10. Subscription Services.
Don’t forget to change your subscription services! Some may include:
- Shaving Clubs (ex: Harry’s)
- Pet food/medicine (ex: Chewy)
- Food subscriptions (ex: Daily Harvest)
- Newspaper / Magazine subscriptions (ex: Las Vegas Review Journal)
- E-commerce sites (ex: Amazon)
- Streaming services (ex: Netflix or Hulu)
Notify your doctor offices:
- Medical Practitioner or Family Practice
- Physical Therapist
- Mental Health Practitioner
- Medical Specialists (Ortho, Surgery, etc.)
We hope this list has helped as a reminder! As always, if you need any help moving or packing give us a call. There is nothing better than seeing smiles on our customer’s faces! To know we took a stressful day and were able to make them smile, by doing what we love to do, is the absolute best. To schedule a free visual estimate or if you have any questions, give us a call (702) 381-1200 or drop us an email at [email protected].