Moving to a new place can be exciting and stressful. You have many things to take care of and people to notify about the change.
To ensure you don’t forget anyone, we’ve compiled a handy change of address checklist of everyone to notify when you move.
- Department of Motor Vehicles
- The United States Postal Service (USPS)
- Social Security
- Other benefits (e.g., disability, retirement, survivor benefits, supplemental security income, etc.)
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Voter registration
- Credit card companies
- Banks and investment companies
- Accountants and tax consultants
- Loan providers
- Car insurance
- Medical insurance
- Life insurance
- Renters or homeowners insurance
Update your address with utility companies at least a month before moving so you can look forward to running water and electricity as soon as you get to your new place.
You may also need to transfer or cancel services if you’re moving across the country or beyond state lines.
- Internet and data services
- Electricity and gas
- Home security services
- Garbage and recycling
To ensure you receive your bills on time and aren’t charged for services you aren’t using, cancel your subscription services or update them to your new address.
Doing so also prevents online deliveries from ending up on the wrong doorstep.
- Subscription boxes
- Gym memberships
- Retail shopping services (e.g., Costco, Amazon Prime, etc.)
- Print subscriptions (e.g., newspapers, magazines, etc.)
- Streaming services
- Smart home apps
- Transportation apps (e.g., Lyft, Uber, etc.)
- Map apps (e.g., Google Maps, Waze, Apple Maps, etc.)
- Payment services (e.g., Paypal, Venmo, etc.)
- Doctors and dentists