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Staten Island Movers: Change of Address Checklist

Posted on: September 25, 2020 | by: Hall Lane Movers September 25, 2020

Staten Island Movers and Commack Movers

Planning your upcoming move but simply overwhelmed by how many people, companies, and businesses you’ll need to change your address with? Don’t worry, because our Hall Lane Staten Island movers have come up with the following change of address checklist that’s sure to help you avoid service lapses and pesky missed bills.

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Post office

Before doing anything else, contact your local post office and fill out their change of address form to make sure your mail is redirected to your new home. Be it in person or online, this very helpful service is available to forward mail for anywhere from a month to several years.

Tax agencies

Notify your state tax agency and federal revenue agency of your new address easily by visiting their respective websites and filling out their online change of address forms.

Utilities like gas and electric

The moment you know you’ll be relocating, make sure to contact utilities like gas and electricity to ensure they transfer over at the right time. The last thing you want is to be without electricity or heating for a few days, right? Plus, if you switch the services too early, you’ll be giving the previous renters or homeowners free reign of your utilities – which may result in a big bill!

Services like internet, cable, and phone

According to our Staten Island movers, services like internet, cable, and phone are often left until to the last minute to change address, which of course causes a whole lot of stress. As with pretty much any other type of service, you’ll need to call them as soon as you know your new address as soon as possible, so they know where to transfer services and send your monthly bills.

Credit card companies and financial institutions

While it would be nice to disappear without a trace, leaving your credit card debt in the dust, unfortunately, your credit score would say otherwise. Again, don’t leave credit card companies until the last minute to provide them with your new information. Same goes with all of your banking institutions.

Insurance providers

Notify the agencies that provide you with life insurance, car insurance, dental insurance, and health insurance. Luckily, the vast majority of these providers have change of address forms online that are easy to fill out, so you don’t have to spend your time on hold with them.

Individual service providers

It’s essential to give individual service providers like your vet, dentist or doctor the correct home address to avoid missing appointments, important paperwork or invoices for services rendered. Certainly, if you’re moving out of town, you may need to find new providers altogether.

Call Hall Lane today for knowledgeable, experienced Staten Island movers.