When you’re preparing to move, you’re dealing with a lot. From packing (which we can assist with), to taking inventory, and the making the physical move itself, there’s a lot to keep track of. To the average person, it may seem as easy as completing a change of address form with the post office, but it’s not. Even though it feels like the number of items on your moving checklist never dwindles, it’s important to avoid overlooking who you should notify when you change addresses.
White Glove Movers has been providing professional moving services to Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas since 2004, which means we know a thing or two about making the moving process as easy as it can be.
Start by making and keeping track of a list
It may not seem like it, but chances are there are dozens of people and businesses that will need your new address. From your bank to your doctor, it’s important to account for everyone. In order to stay organized, avoid making calls until you’ve penned a list of who needs to know your new address. If you can’t think of everyone at the moment, that’s okay. Keep track of where you place the list, adding to it if necessary, and checking people off as you go.
As a team of professional movers, we can think of several companies and business off the tops of our heads that need to know your new address. Here’s a brief rundown of who you should inform before you move:
· Financial institutions: When moving, you should notify your credit card company, your bank, and your student loan agency. If you forget to do this, statements could end going to your old address and that wouldn’t be good.
· The state: Government institutions should also be on your list as you only have a certain amount of time to update your address on your driver’s license, car tags, and voter registration when you move.
· Your employer: To ensure you receive important tax information, be sure your employer knows you’ve relocated.
· Car insurance companies: Since your coverage may be based in part on where you live, you may end up paying less if you change your address, especially if you move to another state.
· Utility companies: To avoid disruptions in any of your services, be sure to let them know your new address ahead of time since most cable and satellite companies will assist you with moving and setup services in your new space.
· Mail subscriptions: Unless you want your copies of Entertainment Weekly to continue showing up on your previous doorstep, let any subscription services know you’ll be relocating.
· The post office: One of the best ways to ensure you continue receiving may without a hitch is to complete a change of address form with your local post office. This can be done in person or online. If you want to go the extra mile, you can even have postcards made that notify your recipient to change your address in their records.
One of the best ways to save time and effort during the moving process is to seek the help of a professional residential moving company. To get up with packing, furniture relocation, and moving, be sure to give White Glove Movers a call today.