When you are moving to a new residence, whether it is just across town or to a new country, you'll need to do a lot of things which can be very stressful. For one, you need to choose a moving company that can help you gather your stuff and reinstate it to the new place. And then you'll need to buy new things and do a few retouches to your new place. You will also need to unpack all your stuff and put them one by one to their proper places in your new home. But then one of the most important things that you should never forget in your checklist is the change of address. This may sound very insignificant compared to all the hassle and chaos you have to do when moving, but this step is extremely important to keep your life running smoothly right after.
Here are five tips to keep in mind when changing your address before your move.
- Call all your service providers.
Before you move, you will want to call all your service providers like water, telephone, and electricity. This is something that you have to do in order to avoid future problems that can definitely be avoided. You have to inform them ahead of time of your change of address so your services will be switched over seamlessly. After all the chaos and hassle of moving, you don’t want to end up having to deal with the disruption of services.
- Call your bank and other financial constitutions you are affiliated with.
Identity theft and other similar horrible things are a huge problem in our society in this digital age. Prior to your move, never forget to call your bank or any other financial institutions you are affiliated with so they will be notified ahead of time to your change of address. Not doing so will give them an alarm that your debit or credit card is being used in another state or across the country.
- Change the address registered in your subscriptions.
Another important thing that you need to do is to update the address in your magazine or newspaper subscriptions. This may be an insignificant part of your daily life but it can still cause problems along the way.
- Double check the details of your new address.
It’s easy to make a mistake with just one number or letter in your address. Before informing the moving company, always confirm the contact information, pick-up time, and most importantly, the exact new address. A wrong address can add up additional costs for labor so it is important that you provide the exact new address.
- Inform your friends and relatives.
It’s the easiest thing to do that you should not forget. You don’t want your friends to end up in your old door when you are already halfway across a new state or country. Inform them that you are moving and provide them your new address so they won’t be left behind.
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