Changing your Address when you move

When we moved out of our apartment into our new home, I made a checklist of all the places I needed to change my address. Hopefully this list of places to change your address will be helpful; feel free to comment any places I have forgotten! If you are wondering where to change your address, you can change your information online for most of these, or you could call the company to change your information.

  • US post office (it costs $1 online but they will forward your mail for a year!). Make sure you don’t get scammed by companies who do it for you and charge you for it; it’s very easy to do yourself directly through their website.
  • Banks, credit card accounts, and investment accounts
  • Car insurance (be aware that your rate may change because the zip code you live in affects your rate; I didn’t know this and even though we just moved across town, our rate increased a lot)
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Any other insurance you may have
  • DMV for vehicle registration
  • School, if you are or have a student
  • Work
  • Dr office
  • Pen pals, family, friends
  • Subscriptions to magazines, newspapers, or any subscription boxes
  • Amazon, especially if you have automatic subscription deliveries
  • Places you have a membership at (gym, AAA, Instacart, Postmates, UberEats, etc)
a picture of a mailbox with text where to change your address

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. This is so important! I have moved a lot in my life and it surprises me how many people don’t change their address. One time when I lived at an apartment after moving back to the US someone had their baby’s birth certificate mailed to our apartment because they hadn’t changed their address! Such an important document but luckily our apartment office was kind enough to get in contact with the previous tenants.

  2. Sara

    We moved 3 years ago and I’m hoping we don’t have to move again. There’s so many little details like this that you have to remember to take care of when you move!

  3. Amy

    We are moving in 5 weeks so this is super helpful!

  4. Somehow, it’s so easy to forget to change the address for all the admin purposes after you move! Thanks for the tips!

  5. Tracy Lee

    I wish I would’ve had this before we moved two years ago. But I will be sharing it with my son for when he makes his big move. Thank you for the tips!!

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