- Other Services/Bills
- Change of Address / Phone Number
- Moving checklist
- Keep it Together On Moving Day, and shortly thereafter!
- Pre-move Organizing?
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The Organized MoveChange of Address / Phone Number
Think about the mail you get over the course of a few weeks. Bills and statements, magazines and catalogs, even postcards from family and friends. Then there are government papers, voters registration, even tax docs from your boss. Making a list for your move? Be thorough with your changes of address.
Changing Address/Phone Number
An address change can take a week or so to process, so change your address early. You can do this by picking up a form at a post office. The form is actually in a packet that also contains coupons pertaining to things needed by movers. For quite a while, perhaps up to a year, the post office will forward mail for you. However, to get your mail quicker, you should also change your address with the people who send you your mail. Utilities of course will be aware of your move, sine you will be either shutting them off, or transferring the account, which will be discussed later. Many times, companies have a spot on every bill for you to note an address change. In addition, you can call them yourself to update it. Here is a partial list of some to get your mind rolling:
In addition to notifying companies about your address change, you may also need to make changes to things you use that contain your address and phone number. Do you use a rubber stamp for your return address? Do you use labels? Do you need new checks? Do you have a home-based business with stationery, and business cards? Do you need to change the number on your fax machine? (My fax machine still prints my old number on the sheets…)
In addition to the necessities of utilities, you will need to get the extras.