Steve Harper

You’re excited about your new apartment, so naturally you’re going to want to let everybody know your new address.

Here is a rundown of important contacts to notify about your move.

The post office
The first organization you should update your contact information with is the post office. They will forward mail to your new apartment while you are in the process of changing your address with individual organizations and companies. (Update your address with the post office online here.)

Utilities and services
Telling your utilities and service providers, such as cable, power, and phone, that you are moving is a must if you want to have light and heat at your new apartment. These are usually best handled over the phone. Remember to keep a record of who you spoke with and the date in case there are any troubles switching your utilities and services to your new apartment.

Your job
You will need to let your employer know when you move. They will need your new address to send you tax documents, insurance information and other important resources.

The government
You only have a certain amount of time after you move to change the address on your driver’s license. Laws on how and when you should change your license vary by state, so check in with your local department of motor vehicles.

You will also want to change your voter registration information so that you can vote in your new district.

Show me the money!
Anyone you give money to or get money from should have your new address. This includes banks, credit card companies, your car insurance company, student loan lenders, and stockbrokers.

Health and education
Institutions and individuals that provide health and education services to you and your family need to be informed when you move. These include medical insurance companies, doctor's offices, and any schools you or your children attend.

Subscription services
Got a Netflix account? Want to keep getting movies? You will have to change your address online. You will also have to update your address for any magazines or newspapers you get to keep receiving those at your new home.

Friends and family
Finally, you will want to let your friends and family know your new address. This makes it so much easier for Aunt Sally to send you a birthday card!

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About The Author

Steve Harper enjoys seeking out and writing about topics that matter to renters for the Apartment Guide Blog. He hails from Atlanta, Georgia. Find Steve on Google.