Congratulations on your move! If you’ve hired movers, you will no doubt have much time to sit back, relax and enjoy your new home. But, there is one major step you must take care of before your move; you’ve got to tell everyone! And, knowing who exactly to notify is essential to a smooth transition. 1st Choice Movers is a team of seasoned, professional movers for Dakota County and the surrounding areas so we know a thing or two about the moving process. That’s why we’d like to take a moment to offer a checklist of whom you should inform of your move and how to get it done. Make sure to peruse this list at least a week before you move to make sure you don’t miss anyone.
First, the post office. This is an obvious one and the most important. And, it’s easy! Just visit the U.S. Postal Service‘ website to start your official change of address. They just charge a $1 fee to verify your identity when changing your address online, so you’ll need a credit or debit card.
Next, let your employer know. This one often gets forgotten. Chances are you’ve been telling your coworkers and boss about the move but you’ll need to let human resources know too. Even if your paychecks get deposited directly into your bank account, you still want other important documents sent to your new address, as these papers may contain personal information you don’t want others to get their hands on.
You’ll also need to update your address with cable, cellphone and internet providers, as well as your electric and gas companies. And, when it comes to your electric, make sure service at your new house starts either the morning of your move or the evening before so you don’t end up moving in the dark or sans air conditioning!
If you’re a registered voter, an address change is required if you want your vote counted in upcoming elections. In some cases, when you update your address with the DMV, your address on your voter registration will automatically update, but contact the office of your registrar of voters to confirm this.
Don’t forget your doctors and other health care providers! To avoid missing and falling behind on your medical bills, update your mailing address with all of your health care providers.
Don’t forget to update your meal delivery subscriptions, newspaper and magazine subscriptions! Either update your mailing address online, or call customer service and ask for an address change over the phone.
And of course, you’ll want to let you close friends and relatives know about your move. This is an exciting time so let everyone know the exciting news! And, any time you move, always hire trusted movers to get the job done right.
Ready to learn more about our movers in Dakota County? Call 1st Choice Movers at 763-559-5934 or you can contact us to set up your Free Estimate.