Most people remember to give their local post office their new address when they move, so mail can be forwarded. However, there are many other offices and companies that should be informed of your move and where indicating a change of address in advance can save you a lot of headaches.
Utilities. Let the electric, water and gas company know that you’re moving. Call and give them company a time and date to shut down the utilities in your old place and then do the same for your new location. Other utilities to keep in mind include phone (both landline and cell), cable, Internet and garbage pickup.
Personal Accounts. Inform your vet and your doctor that you’re moving. Ask for copies of medical files so you can pass on the information to your new doctor/vet. If they don’t want to share the files directly with you, give them the contact information for your health care providers and ask them to forward the information directly. Also, inform your insurance company and attorney.
Financial Accounts. Banks, credit card companies and loan institutions should be informed of your new address as soon as possible. Contact also your accountant if you have one, the IRS, government benefits offices (unemployment, social security, pension). You will eventually need to change your car registration address.