The Ultimate Guide for Address Change Before Shifting

Mar 2019
changed address mailbox of new house after shifting

There are multiple reasons people decide to shift from one place to another; it might be in search of a good job, further studies, or other personal reasons. Moving to a new home is a stressful task that has to be completed carefully, to start the new chapter of your life happily.

During relocation, there are many time-consuming tasks which need to be completed at the right time, so that you can be relaxed during your whole shifting process. One of the essential tasks of all which everyone must do is update your new address at all the important firms and inform your friends and relatives. So that, after shifting to your new home you will not have to face any difficulties like missing important communications because of the address change.

It might confuse you as to how to do this with all other necessary work at the time of shifting. No need to fear, we are here to guide you on how to change your address step by step to stay hassle-free before and after moving in your new home.

  1. Post Office: Always prefer to update your new address at your post-office, so that you can receive all your important mail and posts on time. You can easily update your address by visiting your local post office before 1 week of your moving date and request them to update your new home address.
  2. Phone and Internet Connection: It's tough to start your life at a new place without a proper phone and internet connection.
    1. If you have a landline or postpaid connection at your old home, you need to inform your service provider about your new address. So, that they can re-provide your old connection at your new home, also send the bills on time without any difficulties.
    2. If you have Broadband internet connection, you will have to inform your internet service provider 2—3 days before your actual moving date for disconnection and reconnection of your internet connection, to spend the best quality time at your new home.
  3. TV Cable Connection: Entertainment is a necessary part of our daily life; while relocating to your new home don’t forget to inform your cable TV service provider for reconnection at the new address so that you can spend your quality time with your dear ones with complete entertainment.
  4. Insurance Company: Remember to notify your Insurance provider agencies in advance (if you have taken any insurance services) about your new address. So that they can easily contact you to deliver any important information.
  5. Bank: Inform your bank about your shifting and request them to update your new address, to get all the important communications on time. Or, you can update your address with the help of their online website. If you are using online banking, then you can update your new address by yourself through the Internet banking app login.
  6. Gas Agencies: It can be a challenging moment for you when you enter your new home and find that you have forgotten to request your gas agency for reconnection at your new home. So, it’s always the best option to inform your gas agency before 10 days for your moving date, so that you can prepare delicious for your beloved ones in your new home.
  7. Electricity and Water: This is the most necessary task you must do as you as soon as you get to know what your new address will be and the actual date of your shifting. You can inform your service provider for disconnection for these utilities on the actual moving day and again reconnection at your new place before one day (if they provide service at your new destination).
  8. Tax Agencies: If you are a taxpayer, you must inform both the central revenue agency and your state tax agency about the change of address. It will minimize your stress as it’s an easy way to stay connected with your tax agencies and pay the tax on time at your new home also.
  9. Schools: If you have kids going to school, you should let their schools know that you are moving to a new house so they can update your contact information. It’s a good idea because shifting your home at a new place can make your kids tensed, how to manage their school, so it's important to inform their school about your address change.
  10. Online Shopping Websites: If you are a regular user of the shopping websites, update your new address immediately so that you can continue shopping all your necessary things at your new destination without any a headache.
  11. Never Forget your friends and families: Last but not the least never forget to inform all your close friends and families about your new home address, so you can organize a surprise party at your new home and spend time with them.

We hope the tips mentioned above will definitely help you to update your address at all the necessary firms within the time limit so that you will not have to face any difficulties in your new home after arrival.

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