So, besides the drama of packing, I was reminded the other day about another big hassle: changing your address. My old roommate has been moved out for half a month, and today a letter arrived from the U.S. Postal Service addressed to her or current resident. Seeing as I’m a current resident, I opened it. It was a confirmation that she’s changing her address. Which I found odd, since if she moved out, she wouldn’t get the letter that confirmed the change. Weird.
At any rate, she also sent me an email with a list of companies and organizations that we should change our address with.
So, here’s her list, along with others that I’ve thought of:
Banks, Credit Cards, Retirement Accounts, Brokerages, Credit Unions…Savings Accounts, Checking Accounts, Loans (student/auto/etc.)
Alumni Associations, current schools
Emergency contact forms, payroll, tax documents
Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Car Insurance, Renter’s (or homeowner’s) Insurance, Life Insurance
Utilities (you’ll have to request a stop on your utilities and then a start at your new place): Cable/Internet/Gas/Electricity
Frequent Flyer/Hotel Rewards memberships
Cell Phone account
AAA, Car rental companies
Gym/Health Club memberships
Netflix, Magazines, Newspapers, Cheese-of-the-Month clubs (why hasn’t anyone signed me up for this yet?!)
What else am I missing on the list? I think I’ll be using this as a to-do list; I’ve only submitted my change-of-address form to USPS so far.