Did you just move? Here’s our handy checklist of everyone you may need to notify to avoid missing important bills, messages and notifications.
United States Post Office
Log on to moversguide.usps.com or go to your local branch to fill out a change of address form and arrange for mail forwarding.
The change of address form will ask for your current address and the new address. It will also ask the date on which you want your mail forwarded to the new address.
It’s important to note that mail forwarding is a temporary fix for up to a year. It’s a great stop-gap measure but eventually you’ll need to change things over manually.
Current or recent employer
Even if you are switching jobs it’s important to notify your past employer for important tax or 401k information at the end of the year.
Banks and credit card companies
You’ll want easy access to your checking account on moving day, but don’t forget to also update credit cards, retirement funds, investment accounts and other banking companies.
We always recommend having renters insurance so if you do be sure to update it for your new address (or start a policy if you don’t!). Also ask if your insurance covers possessions during transport between homes.
Of course don’t forget to transfer over all your utilities to your new place and notify those that aren’t available anymore. This includes updating your cell phone bill too.
When you move out of state, you’ll have to transfer your driver’s license and update your vehicle’s registration and insurance within 30 days.
If you’re new to Colorado, be aware that our DMV has different offices for car registration and drivers licence offices.
Friends and family
Last but not least, don’t forget to notify your family and social circle. A housewarming party is a nice way to make it official but there are also several online services that can send messages to loved ones. We just recommend playing it safe when sharing your address publicly and use good judgement.