10 Tips for Changing Your Address When You Move

Don't Forget the Less Obvious
Your furry family members have a new address too.
Your furry family members have a new address too.
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When you think of changing your address, your mail is the first thing that comes to mind. There are also a few less obvious places where you'll need to update your address:

  • If you use an address stamp for your mail return, you'll want to update it. Printed return address labels should also be reprinted.
  • Don't lose your luggage or your dog. Be sure to put your new address on tags and collars. Also, keep in touch with your child's school by changing your address in their directory.
  • If you have your own home-based business, you won't want to miss a sale. Have your stationery, business cards, bank checks, your Web site and any professional directories updated as soon as you move.

Moving can be stressful and time-consuming. If it starts to get the best of you, just think about your new home, smile and remember it will all be over soon.

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