Who to call before the big move?
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While packing up all of your belongings, thinking about possible renovations for your new home, and organizing all of your plans for your upcoming move, it can be difficult to remember who to call to tell it all to. While calling your friends and family may be bittersweet, they are some of the most important people in your life to call and tell about the move. On the other hand, making sure that you have covered all of your bases with doctor’s practices, insurance agencies, and other institutions will ensure that your new address will receive important documentation and billing information. Whether you are moving across the country or around the block, notifying important groups of people in your life and agencies of your address change is an important part of moving to a new home. Here are a few tips on people to notify when transitioning into a new place:
Without your mail, you will be dealing with a big mess. When your mail is delivered to the wrong address, you face many risks of not receiving packages that you have paid for. It is important to notify USPS and other mailing services to let them know of your new address. You might need a P.O. Box at your new apartment or a mailbox code for your new house. It doesn’t have to be hard to switch addresses so you won’t have issues. Set up mail forwarding online so that you can receive packages for up to 1 year after your scheduled move.
Insurance agencies are some of the most important institutions to call as you are moving. Without your dental insurance, life insurance, health insurance, and other coverages, you are running the risk if an accident occurs where you need support. Reaching out to a representative from your agency is essential to make sure that you are aware of any policy changes. As coverages sometimes change state to state, researching what insurance you might need to switch to will set you up to have the right insurance for you and your new home.
To receive billing information and important banking account updates, you must call or reach out to your financial institutions to inform them of your move. Although a lot of communication can be done through online banking, changing the address so that your bank is aware of your move will keep you supported and will also ensure that you will not miss any outstanding payment warnings when transitioning to your new home.
As your address is important in determining your voting district and polling location when you cast your vote come election day it is important to update this information. This will ensure that your vote is counted on election day and that you are in the best position for your representation.
Friends and family
Breaking the news to friends and family that you will be moving out of your home and farther away is never easy. However, it is important that no matter where you are moving, you let friends and family know. Sending out a cute message on a card to close friends and family with your new address is a fun, creative way to keep them in the loop.