How To Change Your Address
When you move to a new house or apartment, there are a number of things you need to do. Among them is changing your address. If you’ve done this before, you know how annoying the process it can be, so being prepared and making sure you have all of the materials you need will be a big help throughout the entire process. Here are a few things to help you through the process of changing your address.
It varies by state, but typical materials you will need are your birth certificate, social security card and existing license. You don’t necessarily need all of these items, but it will help you in the long run.
Make a Checklist
If you’re like me, you have a number of items in your name at your existing address. Make a checklist of the major things – bills, etc. that you will need to change. The process for changing these is quick and easy, just log into your account online and type in your new address. If you’re changing your address, but not sure of where you’re moving, consider forwarding your mail to your place of employment to ensure that you don’t miss anything important.
Make an Appointment
Make an appointment at the Department of Motor Vehicles to fill out your change of address form. These can also be filled out online; however, if you want a new license with your new address, you will need to physically go to the DMV to get your new license.
Visit the USPS website to forward mail from your existing home to your new home. You will want to start this as soon as possible so there is no overlap after you move out of your home. If you aren’t sure where you’re going, consider getting a P.O. Box so you don’t miss any mail. The last thing you would want would be to miss a bill or important piece of mail while you’re in the process of moving to a new home.
Moving to a new home is an exciting process, don’t let something like changing your address to receive important mail stress you out. To learn more about how to change your address and the steps you should take, visit here.