One of the smaller hassles involved with moving is making sure that you’ve updated all of the essential people, companies, and organizations with your new address. Completing a change of address notice with your postal service is sufficient for having your email re-routed to your new address, but it’s still important to make sure that you’ve notified family, friends, utilities and other companies and organizations directly with your new information. A free address change service can help you make sure you’ve covered all the bases, so that anything to do with your home address gets to you.
First, consider sending out change of address postcards or even an email to family members, friends, and co-workers. You don’t have to go into detail about why you’re moving or what your new residence will be like. Simply state in your email that as of such-and-such date, you will be at the new address, and be sure to use bold text or another emphasis (color, text size) to make the new address stand out.
If you use any correspondence that has your address on it, such as return address labels or business letterhead, you’ll want to update that as well. For businesses, consider sending out a second change of address notice to customers and contacts, in case anyone didn’t receive or overlooked the first notice.
You’ll want to get in touch with utility companies and other companies that you do business with, and make sure that they have your new address on file. This is especially important for utilities that are address-based, such as natural gas, electricity, and cable & internet service. Some mail and subscription services should also be contacted directly, as their mailed correspondence may not necessarily be forwarded to your new address, even if you’ve filled out an official change of address form with the post office.
Finally, consider using personal concierge services that can assist with home and business organization. A change of address is a common thing for many individuals and families, and concierge services can assist with making sure you’ve informed everyone about your new location. Click here for more.