Guide to changing your address

When moving, there are undoubtedly many things to think about. One of them is hiring JB Movers Los Angeles, and another is the process of changing your address. Now, since there are many things to consider and organize, we have prepared a guide for you that we hope will be helpful and useful. Almost everything we will mention is things that are mandatory and universal for everyone so do not take it lightly. This guide serves as a reminder and as an information provider. Without further ado, let us begin.

What are the things you have to do when changing your address?

Besides the residential movers Los Angeles who you will hire to transfer your belongings to your new address, there are those other things you have to do by yourself.  Of course, there are quite a few of those because changing an address is not just any process, but they must be done. We will first make a list of them and then we will further explain the process for each individual thing that you must do. We will do our best to keep it simple and to provide you with the information you need now or will need later.

Phone-changing your address
When changing your address, there are many numbers to dial and many people to contact.
  1. The first thing you do when changing your address is to update your mailing address. By this, we mean contacting the United States Postal Service.
  2. All subscriptions you have that are linked with the, soon to be, former address.
  3. Clubs and organizations.
  4. Informing the bank is crucial.
  5. Your driver’s license and ID must be changed.
  6. Friends and family.

The USPS

The first thing you should do is visit the official website of the USPS. You will find all the information you need there. The process is more or less simple and you probably will not have any complications. You just have to inform yourself about everything there is to know on their website. If you are changing the address online, which is not the only option, the USPS charges a small fee that we believe is $1 but we will not explain that any further. All information you need, we repeat, you will find on their website and you will be done with the USPS very quickly. It is not complicated and after you have done that, you can continue with other things that need your attention. Some more and some less important but all must be done as soon as possible. 

Subscriptions, clubs, and organizations

The next thing is not the most important one but it should be done on time. Now, informing organizations, clubs, and similar about the change of your address can be different if you are moving long-distance. If you are, you will have to contact all of those organizations and clubs and ask them what is the process because it can vary depending on many things. In any case, you will have to contact them but with most organizations and clubs, you can change your address and everything else online. Besides these memberships, you probably have some subscriptions related to online shopping or some magazines. All of these should be changed on time too. Some of these subscriptions can also be done online if not only online.

Mailbox
Every club you have a membership in and every magazine you are subscribed to, you must contact in order to change the information regarding your address.

Informing the bank and changing your driver’s license before changing your address

Now, this is much more important than your subscriptions and other things. Again, this is not a complicated process in any way. You just have to be informed and do everything on time. When it comes to the driver’s license, as far as we know, many states allow you to order a new one online, and this also applies to a new ID, which you will need. There is a deadline for ordering new documents like these after relocating so do not waste time because you might end up paying a fine. When it comes to the bank, first, call your bank and inform them about the change that is going to occur. After that, they will tell you whether there are any additional fees to pay or things to do.

Informing friends and family

To some, this is the first thing they do, and to others, it is the last. It all depends on whether you are moving further away so it is a big deal, or you are moving locally. If it is a local move, then it is not such a big deal. Your friends and family can wait compared to the other things we have listed. However, you should definitely not forget to tell all of them about the fact that you are moving. Remember that all of them have your, soon to be, former address and situations can happen. They can send you something or try calling the home number you previously had. They can even arrange a surprise visit and be very unpleasantly surprised themselves to find you are no longer living there.

Friends
Your friends and family deserve to know that you are moving. Do not forget to tell them!

We have reached the end of our guide to changing your address

In this guide to changing your address, we have listed some things that are universal for most people. Everyone has to contact the USPS and change their driver’s license and ID. Most people have subscriptions and memberships in clubs, organizations, and similar. If you have another situation you must handle, do not let it slip your mind. When changing your address, the sooner you deal with these technicalities, the better. If you do not, you can later have a problem or even pay fines because you were not organized properly. We hope this was helpful and we wish you good luck!

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