Tuesday, 17 August 2010

On Moving and Change of Address

We will be moving to a new apartment by the end of this month. We got lots of things to pack and thanks to our friends who provided the boxes that we can use for our knick-knacks. Some also have pledged to help us move. I didn’t realize that aside from organizing and packing our stuff, contacting truck rentals and movers, we need to inform everyone concerned about our moving and new address.

We received billing and bank statements regularly. There are also subscription to reading materials and freebies. Most importantly, we received information regarding our tax incentives and latest updates from the Canada Revenue Agency and other government agencies thru the mail. I wish there was a one-step way inform them of our change of address. I stumble upon the US Postal Service and discovered they offer free service for people that are moving anywhere in the US. You just have to give them the old and new address then all the mails will be automatically delivered to the new place. The site also provides a checklist to help you remember all the people, utility companies, government agencies and financial institutions that you need to inform of your new address. I could use that list after we have done all the packing.


gem said...

canada post does the same but you have to pay a fee. they will forward your mails to your new address. happy moving. :-)

Anonymous said...

very useful, thanx a lot for this blog ....... This is what I was looking for.

Newlyweds said...

Yay! We are also moving out at the end of the month, really excited about it, good luck to us!

Irmee said...

@gem, thanks for this. I heard about it too but wouldn't want to pay hehehe.

@newlyweds, yeah more unpacking to do after the move yikes :)