So you’ve got your moving date and are ready to move, but you’re not sure about your moving checklist? We can agree that moving requires more than one checklist, from packing lists to moving change of address checklist. These lists are very important and you should make sure you check off everything on your list before you move.
Making a moving change of address checklist is the most important checklist whether you’re moving a few blocks, to different city or state.
We have come up with a list of the things to consider putting on your address change checklist.
When you’ve finalised your moving date, calling your cable and lighting company should be a top priority. Some cable and electric companies may be available at your new address. Inform them on time to pay off your bill and possibly transfer your services to your new address if possible.
This is probably the most important thing. When filing taxes using an agency, you should inform them so they know you’ve moved.
If you’re moving to a different state, find a new tax agency and bring all your paperwork from the previous agency with you just in case. You should be careful about this because you don’t want to be paying taxes in the state you don’t live in. This mistake could cost you a lot.
Also, the government needs to know your new address so they could send your tax return to your new address. You don’t want to miss on your money by forgetting to do this. You can update your form online. Some people prefer to receive the money directly into their bank accounts. You can do that by changing address online and setting up your bank account information.
SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE
The government needs to be updated about your move especially if you receive benefits from them. You can easily change your address online and update your Information. Once you do this, you will be able to continue receiving payments from the government.
Let your employers know that you’re moving to give enough notice if that’s a requirement. If you’re able to transfer to another city working for the same employer then you’d just give them your new address before you move.
If you’ll be working for a different company though, then inform your new employer of your address at least 3 to 4 weeks before the move. This allows your previous employer to send you important tax documents and other important documents that you’ll need to present when you start your new job.
This is one thing you should do as early as possible. Change of address is great so your bills start coming to your new address as soon as you’ve moved. You can do this by creating an account online and changing the address by completing an online form, or you could go to the post office and fill out the form there. The latter process takes a bit longer though so changing your address online is the best option.
PHONE, CABLE AND INTERNET PROVIDERS
If you have these services in your home, then you definitely need to call your cable company and change your address. If your current provider is not available where you’re moving to, then find a new provider and have all that set up before you move.
Garbage and home security are amongst a few other utilities that the address should be changed. Call your providers and get this done at least 2 weeks before the move.
RENTERS OR HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE
Very important to change your address on your home/renter’s insurance policy. This needs to be done early because you want to have your new home “covered” by the time you move in. There’s also other insurance companies that you should inform. Those include:
- Car insurance
- Life insurance
- Medical insurance
PRO TIP: Don’t forget to do this as failing to do it may cause a lapse to your policy.
Changing doctors or paediatrician is very understandably challenging because people tend to form a bond with their medical care providers and its hard to trust someone new with your health. Giving you and your child/children’s doctor your new address is imperative because they can send your medical records to your new address or to your new doctor.
Another thing you could do is find out before hand if your doctor’s office has the same office available in your new city or state.
It is important to this ahead of time. So we would suggest you do this a month before your move. Also make a note to inform your dentist and any other health care providers you may have.
As soon as you’ve moved to your new state or new address even if it’s in the same state, you need to go to the DMV and change your address so you could get a new license or identity card that has your current address. This is very important and should be done within the first 30 days of your move.
BANK OR FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
Your bank should be one of the first places you inform of your new address. This is can be easily done online or on your bank app. We recommend you do this at least a week or 2 before you move.
You don’t want to be stuck wondering what happened to your favourite subscription magazine that you’ve been receiving every month right?. So make sure to check all your subscriptions and change them to your new address. You are able to change the address of your subscriptions online or calling in.
Different subscriptions to remember to change especially before your move are:
Here are some more address changes when moving:
- Online shopping sites
- Apps like Uber/ Uber eats, Lyft etc.
- Retail clubs like Costco, Sam’s club.
- Home security services
We understand that moving house takes a lot of your energy and requires so much energy and time. If you follow this moving change of address checklist, you’ll be well on your way to making your move stress free. Checklists are very important as they make everything so much easier and you will never miss the most important things.
Change of address is especially important and we cannot stress that enough. Always double check your new information/ new address to make sure you enter the right details on record.
Capital city movers are always here to answer your moving questions. Feel free to contact us for a FREE QUOTE and if you have any further questions, visit our website or give us a call at (718) 619 4881.