There is nothing quite like moving into a new home. Everything is an issue. The chances of forgetting to notify people go up with the degree of difficulty involved in moving. The other problem is that there are so many people to notify. Moving a modern householder is quite complex enough without the added “entertainment” of paperwork and the bureaucratic processes.

You can do some notifications of change of address online, but that’s not really the problem. The problem is remembering to notify everybody, and making sure that they actually are notified. The best way to do this is with a moving checklist, listing everybody you really do need to notify of your change of address.

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Your list will include:

  • Internet providers
  • TV providers
  • Home services
  • Utilities like electricity and gas
  • Phone companies
  • Insurers
  • Medical practitioners, dentists, and other important professionals in your life

This can be a very long list indeed. It’s a good idea to make the list, and then try to get your online slots notifications done as soon as possible. This gives you both some time to play with if you forget anybody, and is a good way of getting all the bureaucracy out of the way ASAP.

It’s a good idea to start your list about a month in advance. Make sure you actually do have everybody you need to notify on your list, and start sending out your notifications about atwo weeks before you move.

The practical advantages of doing things this way is that your Internet, TV, and home services will be available when you arrive at your new place. You also have time to check and confirm and just make sure that these services are going to be working when you move in. When in doubt, also make sure to submit a USPS change of address, this will serve as a catch-all if you forget to notify an important party.

Be patient, but be thorough. It will make moving that much easier.