Changing your address and forwarding you mail with the U.S. Post Office is probably one of the easiest things you’ll do during your moving process. You can complete the process by internet, mail, or in person at your local post office. You can do it all online at U.S. Post Office Movers Guide. Note there is a $1 fee for online changes (this is so the Post Office can verify your information is not fraudulent).
It is recommended by the post office that you file your address change two weeks prior to your move. You’ll receive a confirmation by email or mail once the process is complete.
Although the forwarding process can but you at ease knowing that none of your mail will get lost when you move, the forwarding is only a temporary solution. Once you move, you need to let all of the relevant parties know of your address change to be sure you continue to receive all of your important mail.
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- Friends and Family
- Utilities (electric, phone and internet)
- Financial planner
- Magazine subscriptions
- Child's school
- Child's activities (day care, sports, dance, etc.)
- Insurance provider (renters, health and life)