Now that you have finally moved the last box to your new home, and the internet is up and running. The only thing missing in your new home is “the mail”. To settle into the new place, it is important that all your bills, letters and packages are coming to the new location.
UPDATE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS
The first thing that you should do is to update your address. The address can be changed with the help of United States Postal Service. When you are changing the address, you need to notify the authorities at the USPS office. Mailing address can be changed by visiting the USPS website. They will charge a small fee of $1 to verify the identity using the debit or credit card. This $1 fees will be waived off when you personally visit the post office for the change of address.
REVISE YOUR BILLING ADDRESS
The billing address is somewhat different than the mailing address. To make sure that you receive all the bills in the new place, contact the companies individually and notify them of the change in address. To save time, you can easily update the billing address over the web. You should also notify magazine subscription companies beforehand so that you do not miss your favorite material in the new home.
TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Update your friends and family regarding the moving process. An easy approach is to make a list of all the people you want to notify. Once you have made the list, send an email to the new address.
INFORM YOUR BANK
Your bank will need to send important documents and statements to the billing address. While many people prefer online bank statements but there are a selected few that still love the old-fashion physical bank statement. You can update the address by visiting your bank or you can also update the address through the online banking account. Some banks also allow you to change the billing address using the bank’s customer care department
ORGANIZATIONS AND CLUBS
If you are a member of the organizations or the club, and you get a monthly subscription in the mail, make sure that you contact the organization and notify them regarding the change of address. Some organizations allow you to change the information online. If online services are not offered, you can visit the organization personally and change the address.
NEW DRIVER’S LICENSE
You have completed all the necessary steps of moving to a new place and changing the billing address. Right after completing all these steps, you need to make sure that you order a new state identification or a new driver’s license with the new address. Most states give you 30 days grace period for changing the address. If you do not update your address by then, you might be fined by the government. You can order the ID online in most states while in some states, you will have to make a trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles. Many professional movers also provide tips to change the billing address and get settled in the new place.