Relocating to a new city (or just a new address) means having to change your mailing address. This can seem like a daunting task considering the number of people and companies that need that information to be up to date. Here are a few tips to make the process easier.
Tip # 1 – Make a checklist of who will need to be notified of your change of address. An easy way to do this is to go through your email, mail, address book, and cell phone contacts to see who will need to be notified. This includes family members, friends, credit card companies, banks, investment accounts, magazine subscriptions, frequent travel programs, auto payment billing, insurance companies, utility companies, healthcare providers, wireless phone providers, auto club, other club memberships, employers, vehicle registrations, etc.
Tip # 2 – Complete a change of address with the post office. This can be done online at the United States Postal Service’s website ( http://www.usps.com ) or by obtaining a change of address form from your local post office location. The USPS website gives useful information regarding your change of address and what to expect of the process.
Tip # 3 – If you don’t have your permanent address in your new city yet then you may want to consider obtaining a PO box or mailbox service in your new location until your new address is established. You can do a change of address to the temporary address. Then when you are moved into your new home, you can process another change of address to the new address.
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