Who You Should Tell That Your Address Is Changing

You bought a new home. You’ve been calling your family and updating your Facebook. But have you notified everyone that you actually need to? Make sure everyone who needs to know you’re moving, does know you’re moving, by following this checklist.

  • Postal Service: One of the first things to do when you move should be to forward your mail to your new address by completing a change of address request at the USPS website.
  • Utilities: When you move, you not only have to ensure your utilities are connected at your new home the day you move in, but you need to have the utilities disconnected on your old home the day you move out. Depending on your situation, utilities could include electricity, gas, water, telephone, cable, Internet, and waste collection.
  • The DMV: In Florida, you have 30 days to change the address on your driver’s license. To do so online, simply follow the directions here.
  • Financial Institutions: Ensure your bank, credit card companies, and any other financial institutions have your new address to prevent any communication and verification issues down the line.
  • Subscription Services: Don’t miss out on your favorite newspaper because you moved. Just because you forwarded your mail, it doesn’t mean your newspaper, or even magazines, will forward with it. And when you consider that mail forwarding only lasts for 12 months, it’s even more important to make sure you actually notify the publications that you subscribe to.

For an even more comprehensive list of who to notify when you move, visit Zillow.com to read the full checklist. This expanded version is especially important if you’re moving to another state.
Now, if you know everyone you need to notify when you buy a new home. But you haven’t bought that new home yet. Visit the Colony Reserve Sales Office and tour the model to get a glimpse of what your life could be like at Lake Worth’s premier townhome community.