Are you moving to a new home in Gainesville, Florida? Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, there are still a few things you need to do to get your new home established. Have you thought about changing your address? Here is a checklist of the people and companies you should notify once you get ready to move.
The Post Office
The first step to change your address is with the US Postal Service. If you do this first, the mail forwarding process will catch the things you might have missed, and the mail will still reach you. It’s simple to do online by visiting the USPS Change of Address page and entering your information.
You also need to change your address with the IRS for your taxes. If you work with an accountant, you can talk to them about the process or do it online with the IRS.
If you’re a full-time employee, change your address with your employer once you have the information. They will update your paychecks, insurance, and tax deductions.
Older adults will want to change their address with the social security office. Follow the instructions here. For those not yet receiving benefits, change your address with your employer to ensure that social security is handled.
You will need to update your utilities at your new address. This is probably the most complicated process because you must contact each directly. There may be change of address forms online, or you can contact them by phone.
Be sure to update your homeowners, auto, and health insurance plans.
Your homeowners’ insurance must be updated to get a new policy. If you’re moving from out of state, you’ll need to adjust your auto insurance to qualify for a driver’s license and to register your car in Florida. Healthcare can be changed through your insurance company, the ACA Marketplace, or your employer.
You should also change your address with your bank. For most banks, visit online to make this adjustment. For credit unions, you may want to contact them directly or visit the local branch to talk to someone who can help.
If you regularly buy things online, make sure you change your address. There is a certain anxiety that comes from accidentally sending your Amazon order to your old home. Review your online retailers and delate your old address once you add your new one.
If you’re moving locally, let your doctor know you have a change of address. This ensures bills and other confidential information won’t accidentally go to your old home. If you need referrals to local healthcare providers, let me know.
Family and Friends
Finally, let your friends and family know that you’ve moved, and they can update your information in their personal address books. Send an email to everyone who needs your new address. Talk to that one friend who keeps a spreadsheet for holiday cards, and they can update your mailing address so you’re not left out.
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