The excitement of moving to a new home is sometimes overwhelming, however there are certain actions that have to be taken prior to the move that ensure that you will be receiving important mail notifications once you are at your new address.

Why Moving to Place is Stressful

Moving has been cited as one of the most stressful events in anyone’s life. It is certainly in the top 5 events that will raise your blood pressure and can in fact threaten to overwhelm you. Psychologists have come to the conclusion that moving homes is about as stressful as losing your job or the death of a loved one. It is therefore extremely important that you have as structured plan for not only moving household goods and other issues – but also for informing relevant parties that you have a new postal address.


Steps for Changing Your Postal Address

The first step in the process of making sure that everyone knows that you have a new postal address is to make 100% sure that you have the right information. If you are renting contact your landlord to ensure that the address of your new residence is correct. Above all make sure that the postal code / zip code that you have is correct.

The there are the organizations / people that you should let know that your postal address has changed.

The first step in this process is to either use the Internet to access the U.S. Postal Service site. On that site you can change your postal address very easily, it will cost you $1 to file that application (form 3575). However, this may depend on the state that you are relocating to – if there is a challenge using the online method then you will have to visit a USPS outlet and fill in that same form 3575.

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Once you have done that then you should contact the various organizations and service providers that rely on mail as a primary form of communication with you.

The service providers and organizations include those that provide you with services such as gas, electricity and water. You should also contact your Internet service provider to update them on your new address address and make sure that they provide coverage in that area.

If you have magazine subscriptions then those companies also need to be notified and do not forget the IRS – if you do not make absolutely sure that they know that you have changed addresses you may be subject to penalties due to non response to any communication they send you.

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