“Updating your address is one of many tedious and time consuming tasks when moving into a new home, but also one of the most important.
Places to update your address goes beyond friends, family and magazine subscriptions. Here’s a list of who to update and why.
Friends and family
Not informing friends and family members of your new address could lead to a missed birthday card or wedding invitation, making for an awkward conversation later on. Now’s the time to go through your contact list and inform relatives, friends and other acquaintances.
Employer and Finances
Also be sure to contact your employers, current and past (within the most recent tax year) so they know where to send your W2, paychecks and any other tax-related documents. Other important financial-related organizations to update with your new address include:
- Credit card companies
- Utilities, cable, phone and internet providers
- Health insurance company
- Home and car insurance company
- Banks and loan providers (personal, student, auto, etc)
Update all health-service providers so they know where to send reminders for your annual checkup and any important medical-related documents and information. Common health providers to remember include:
- Primary care physician and pediatrician
- Nutritionist, dietary and exercise consultants
Subscriptions and Accounts
Don’t pay for a subscription to your favorite magazine if it’s going to be sent to your old address! It’s a waste of money – not to mention all the latest trends and happenings you’ll miss! In addition to any magazine and newspaper subscription, remember to update the following accounts:
- Travel accounts
- Retail clubs
- Online shopping accounts (Amazon, eBay)
These are a few important places and people to update with your new address. While the thought of emailing, calling or mailing each individual might seem daunting, there are plenty of services and apps to help streamline this process.
Our goal at Hilldrup Mayflower is to make your move as simple and stress-free as possible and that’s why we offer our customers a free portal to help with tasks, such as where to update your address, called Updater. If you have any questions about Updater or need help planning your move, don’t hesitate to give us a call.”