10 Tips for Changing Your Address When You Move

Make a List
Organization is key.
Organization is key.

Mail forwarding ensures that you continue to receive your mail and gives you time to notify everyone of your new address. This includes everyone you do business with or care to keep in touch with.

To be thorough, it's best to make a list. You'll want to include the following people:

  • Bank and credit card companies
  • Doctors and dentists
  • Utilities such as gas, telephone and electric;
  • Magazines and newspapers
  • Clubs and associations
  • Your employer and government offices
  • Family and friends of course

To make sure you don't overlook anyone, check your list against the mail you receive every day. Save envelopes and mailing labels so you'll have the addresses handy when you send out change-of-address notifications.

After you move, you might still find that you missed a few associates. Keep the yellow address change stickers the post office uses when forwarding mail to identify those people you still need to notify.