Moving Tips: People to Notify of Your Move

It’s easy to forget little details when caught up in the chaos of moving. Especially when you’re both buying and selling, there’s so much to keep track of! So allow us to provide a brief checklist of people who moving-boxesshould know you’re moving.

Family and friends

This one seems obvious, but so often there’s at least one friend or family member who slips through the cracks. Sit down and review your mailing and phone lists. Did they get a Christmas card – or did you get one from them? Do you call them at least a few times a year? Brainstorm all these people and make sure you get in touch with them before you move.

Employer

Again, an obvious entry on the list, but make sure both your employer and your payroll company, if they’re separate entities, know your new address. This goes for previous employers within the last year, too. Remember, you still need to receive your tax documents!

Postal service

Forwarding your mail has always been as easy as filling out a form, but the internet has made it even easier. Mail forwarding can be set up in just a few minutes at USPS.com. (Note: Setting up mail forwarding online costs $1. The charge is assessed to a credit card, to verify identity.)

Utility companies

To prevent charges above and beyond what your household has used – and to prevent overdue bills – be sure to set up your utility deactivation and activation wisely. Electricity, water, internet, waste collection, and telephone are just a few of the companies you may need to contact.

Government agencies

Remember to update your address with the DMV, social security office, the IRS, and other relevant offices. Depending on where you’re moving to, you may have only a week or two to update your driver’s license before you’re out of compliance. And remember to register to vote in your new location, if you’ve moved to a new area!

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Insurance companies

Life, health, homeowners, and auto insurance are all services that will need your updated information. You could miss out on important service announcements or bills, or even experience lapses in service if these companies can’t reach you in a timely manner.

Financial institutions

Any bank or institution where you have an account should be updated. This includes credit cards and retirement accounts, in addition to your checking and savings accounts.

Subscription services

If you receive mail from them – and want to continue receiving mail from them! – they warrant a call or an email updating them of your new address. This might include magazines, newspapers, or regular deliveries of goods or services.

Are there any we’ve forgotten? Let us know in the comments below!

About the Author

Katy Korby is the CFO of the Korby Home Team. Her passion is ensuring that our clients have an out-of-this-world experience selling their homes with the Korby Home Team. Katy comes to us with a diverse background and a unique skill set that enhances the client experience. Her attention to detail and care for people make her a wonderful asset to the team. Graduating with a degree in Theater, Katy has performed in numerous plays and most recently starred in a locally produced indie film that is being entered info film festivals around the nation. Katy’s experience in the work world include many positions within the accounting world including tax preparation, bookkeeping, and full-charge accounting. Most recently before joining the Korby Home Team, Katy was the Market Center Administrator for Keller Williams Integrity Realty in Roseville, where she was the full-charge accountant and handled budgeting and forecasting for the company as well as day to day operations and administration of an 80 person real estate office. Katy and her husband have two children, Libby and Calvin, and have lived in Como Park for almost two decades. In 2013, Katy completed the Tough Mudder 10 mile event and is a proud member of the “Finishers” group! For fun, Katy loves reading, photography and gardening and spending time with her family.