Tips for changing address

Tips for changing address

When you are changing your address due to a move, there are innumerable things that you have to remember to do.  As a result some of these things can get forgotten about along the way, some of which can be quite serious and cause some regrets further down the track.

One thing that is very important to remember is to collect your personal records.  People who are changing their address due to relocation often forget to collect their records, such as pet records and medical records, from various offices.  If you or a member of your family becomes ill after you have made a move to a new country, state or area, it can be very inconvenient and even expensive to have to have your medical records sent over by your former practitioner.

People also often forget about their valuables and keys when changing address in a move.  People often hide valuable and spare keys in locations that only they know about, and such items can be easily forgotten amidst the hustle and bustle of moving day.  Before you move you should make the effort to go to all such places and not leave these items hidden.  Spare keys are often required by the new residents of your former home.

Never forget to notify all relevant parties of your change of address, including employers, banks, friends and family members, government offices and schools, not to mention often-overlooked places such as the tax office and post office.