Moving into a new place can mean a lot of things to remember, and can leave you feeling like maybe there’s something you’ve forgotten to do. Once the boxes are packed and the moving vans are lined up, we all want it to be bliss-free unpacking from that point, with the only concern being making the new place feel like a home. Unfortunately, it really never works out that way: there are endless t’s to cross and i’s to dot, and taking the time to track down and notify everyone of your move can be quite a challenge.

Luckily, there’s plenty of information out there on who to notify aside from your friends and family; although, it is nice to pick up a pack of nice “we’ve moved” cards to send out to your loved ones giving them your new address. For everyone else, we’ve put together a master list of each association that will need to be informed of your big move and a few tips on how to do it. They may not all apply to you, but here are the companies most people will need to notify of a move.

Service Companies

These ones will be obvious and if you are in the middle of moving, you likely already have a plan in place. Your phone, television, internet, and cable are probably things that you use every day. Keep your plans with these companies from having a lag by giving each one the same set date; avoid paying for something you aren’t using or needing something that isn’t hooked up yet. While your cellphone is not attached to your address in the way a cable company is, make sure you notify them as well.


Just like cable and internet, add utilities to your moving day. While this may not be your first day in the house, it’s easiest to line them all up in one day. Schedule service and shut off at your old place and make appointments for your electric, gas, water, etc. to be up and running as soon as possible.

Post Office and IRS

The Post Office and IRS are clearly crucial companies to notify as soon as you can. All you need to do is simply print and fill out a form online.


Home, renters, car, life, and health, any insurance company you have will need to be updated with your new address. Typically this is an easy process and can be done on the insurance company’s website; otherwise, your insurance agent can help you out. Pro tip: home or renters insurance can possibly cover your valuables during the move itself, so make sure to ask!

Credit Card Companies and Banks

Again, these are all easy processes for most situations. Typically the website for the credit card company or bank will have this information easily accessible; however, some smaller banks and credit unions may just require a quick visit.

Your Doctor

This is the one that is probably most frequently forgotten about, so make sure you inform your doctor of your new address. This goes for any doctor’s office that you see at least once a year, and wherever you get your prescriptions as well.


These are sometimes a little harder to remember, but the key is to keep an eye on your mail for a few weeks before the move. If there are magazine subscriptions coming to your door, or if you are receiving information by mail from any organizations or local clubs that you are a part of, make notes of these as they come in and be sure to notify each of them as well.

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