Who to Notify When You Move to a New House
In the weeks before your move, you’re preparing in several ways, such as hiring our moving company in Pensacola, shopping for new furniture or decor for your new home or starting to declutter so you won’t have to pack as much. One of the most important of all relocation tasks is notifying specific organizations and services about your change of address. Not updating your address can result in not only a delay of services, but you might miss important documents in the mail. If you don’t know where to start, our Pensacola movers are here to explain the important documents and accounts to update before you move.
Your Local Post Office
Start with your local post office. They have made it easier than ever to forward your mail with a change of address. You can fill out a form in-person at the post office or you can set up mail forwarding online.1 Doing this will allow mail from your former residence to be forwarded to the new address in Pensacola for up to 12 months. By setting up your mail forwarding after a change of address with the U.S. Postal Service you will have additional time to update your address on other important services and accounts. However, make sure to visit the post office about a week before our Pensacola movers arrive to avoid a time gap in receiving mail.
Notify Your Employer
Even though your checks are direct-deposited into your bank account, you should still notify your employer about your change of address. You’ll most likely need important documents such as pay stubs and tax forms, among others, mailed to your new residence, so don’t forget to update your employer with the new address.
About a week or two before you move to Pensacola, let your utility companies know about your move. When you’re on the phone with these utility companies, make sure to provide a date for when the services should shut off in your previous residence. Failure to do so can result in charges incurred at your old home for service after you move or, perhaps worse, not having light or water at your new house when you arrive.
Social Security Administration
Before our Pensacola movers arrive on the day of your move, get in touch with the Social Security Administration to change your address if you receive social security benefits or letters. You can update your address online through your my Social Security account2 or give them a call at (800) 772-1213.
Of course, you can’t forget to notify the important people in your life about your move to Pensacola. Letting them know about your change of address will allow them to send gifts and other important mail to the correct address. Along with mail, they’ll be able to find your new residence easier through Google Maps or Waze when they want to visit you!
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1. United States Postal Service – Official USPS Change of Address
2. Social Security Administration – Create your personal my Social Security account today