The Ultimate Guide to Changing Your Address When Moving Home

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The Ultimate Guide to Changing Your Address When Moving Home

This checklist provides a comprehensive guide for changing your address and notifying relevant parties during a move. Here's a breakdown of the steps:


  • Complete a “Change of Address” form at a USPS post office.
  • Notify friends and relatives.
  • Notify your employer.
  • Notify any delivery services.
  • Notify your gardener.
  • Notify your house cleaners.


  • Inform credit card companies (including store and department store credit cards).
  • Inform banks and credit unions.
  • Notify credit monitoring service (e.g., Lifelock).


  • Notify insurance companies such as life, health, property, auto, dental, etc.
  • Ensure property insurance coverage for your new house is in place.


  • Update your doctors, dentists, etc.
  • Update your pharmacies.
  • Update your veterinarian’s office.
  • Update health insurers such as HMOs, agencies, and brokers.


  • Obtain school transcripts (if required to be sent directly from the prior school).


  • Notify cable, gas, electric, water, telephone, fuel, and garbage companies.
  • Request refunds on any deposits made.
  • Return cable boxes, remote controls, etc.
  • Cancel alarm service.


  • Securely transport jewelry and important documents, or use registered mail.
  • Ensure closets, drawers, and shelves are empty.
  • Leave necessary items for the new owner with the real estate agent.
  • Update your address on your driver’s license and car registration at the DMV.
  • Register to vote at city offices.
  • Update toll passes and memberships such as health clubs and wine clubs.
  • Update subscription services such as newspapers, magazines, and streaming services.
  • Arrange movers at least one month ahead of time.

By following this checklist, you can ensure a smooth transition during your move.

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