Relocating takes up a lot of time. Sometimes the task can be so overwhelming that other important things are easily forgotten. Notifying everyone about your new address is one important thing that is often overlooked when you change residence, causing a myriad of problems ranging from unreceived package deliveries to conflicts with your debt collectors. Notifying concerned parties, individuals and institutions ensure smooth processes in the future and to prevent hassles and problems. Hence, this must be on your list of things to do once you move.
While the task of notifying concerned parties on your relocation can be challenging to insert amidst the busy moving logistics, it is really important. Here are ways to notify everyone, especially UPS and bill collectors upon moving:
Update your USPS Mailing Address Online
You don’t have to visit the United States Postal Service Office just to change your mailing address. You can do it online, fast and without hassle. You can visit www.change-of-address-online.com to easily change your mailing address. This may require a $1 fee so a debit card or credit card is needed.
Call USPS Via Phone
If changing the mailing address online doesn’t sit well with you, you can call them via phone at Call 1-800-ASK-USPS. They will also help facilitate the request here for a $1 fee. Only by visiting personally and filling up a Form 3575 at your local post office will the fees be waived.
Inform Your Employer
Informing your employer is very important for certain considerations like unless you are relocating to a new company branch. Even if you are planning to switch jobs, this is still a must as you may need to receive tax documents and other employment-related files in your new residence. You can either talk to your boss personally, give him or her a call, or send an email informing your boss and other key people at work.
Update Your Subscriptions
If you have magazine or catalog subscriptions, you may want to update your mailing address as well. Different firms may use different steps to do this, but this can usually be done online through email or their respective websites or your accounts on these sites. If your new location is not covered by their subscription delivery services, you may also cancel these subscriptions to avoid paying for things that will never arrive.
Update Online Accounts
If you have accounts on Amazon or in other online stores that require your mailing address, you should also update them online. Just avoid giving your new address in public or be cautious when giving it online for your safety.
People who fail to notify the right parties and institutions of their change of residence often find themselves in problematic situations. It is not hard to notify everyone concerned, but it may take time. Make sure you have a list of these individuals and institutions to avoid missing anybody out.