Post-move paperwork you need to handle

Hiring Moving Experts - September 23, 2019

Those who have had the privilege of moving (isn’t that a great word for it?!) know that moving can be extremely stressful, frustrating and demanding. Until they start moving and packing, people generally do not know what they have in the house and what they have to move… So they are genuinely surprised when a long-forgotten thing comes up. And very often they forget something important, and then need to go back several times, check everything, and remember where that thing was. This applies not only to physical things but also to documents and everything that needs to be done when the place of residence is changed. So let’s see all the post-move paperwork you need to handle once you move. Because not only your life changes once your home address has changed but also every single document that you own!

Find time to deal with your post-move paperwork

Let’s say you moved to Dallas Fort Worth and now you need to finish your post-move paperwork. Once the Dallas Fort Worth movers did their (excellent) job, it may seem there is nothing really important you need to do. Well, you are so wrong. Namely, when the address changes, so does the address in all of your personal documents, invoices, in the mail, etc. What you need to change depends on whether you move into your own apartment or you are renting a place. So the first thing you need to do is to find time to deal with your paperwork… As soon as you can. Ideally, it should be in the first week once you move in. If not, then at least in the first month. Either way, we will try to help you with the basic post-move paperwork.

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Your spouse may help you with the basic post-move paperwork.

Changing personal documents

The first thing to do after moving is to change your personal documents such as your ID and passport. Depending on where you live, part of the process can be done online. If you are not sure what to do, you can easily ask your residential movers Fort Worth TX to give you some tips on how to do this. Also, don’t forget to change your children’s’ documents as well.

Change all documents from school after the move

Speaking of children, as it is not hard enough that you moved, you also need to help your kids adjust to a new school… And change all their current documents! If you are planning to move your child to a new school, especially if you are moving to a new city, it is a good idea to collect all your school documents in one registry. This will be necessary for the child throughout school, whether he or she remains in the same school forever. This applies to both public and private schools, as you never know what you will need. So gather their records, and change all the details with your current address and data.

It is a good idea to collect all your documents in one registry.

Changing your medical records, health center and selected doctor

Speaking of post-move paperwork you need to handle, moving to a new city or part of town means you both need to change a new health center and a newly selected doctor. And this can be especially tricky if you move long distance. Nobody likes to change their doctor who they are used to and trust, but sometimes there is not really a choice.

Changing your bill address

Once you start to sort your post-move paperwork at home, it’s a good idea to remember if you have any bills left at your old address. Of course, regulate your bills regularly so that interest does not rise and who knows what else. Here is a small list of bills at which you may need to change your address at:

  • electricity bills – change the address for the delivery of electricity bills online or at call them to see which way is the best to do it;
  • cable TV and Internet bills – change the address by notifying directly the cable operator or by telephone;
  • mobile phone invoices – change the delivery address for a mobile phone invoice online or at the mobile carrier’s stores;
  • landline phone bills – changing the delivery address for the landline bill is also done online or at the carrier’s stores. Today, there are technical options to get your old number at the new address.

Post-move paperwork changes related to the business environment

Business owners must change the address of the business if it is registered at the residence address. Also, you need to notify your banks, insurance companies, business partners, tax office, and all relevant ministries, etc. Unfortunately, the list can be very long. If you are confused, contact your bookkeepers, as they will know whom to inform.

Be sure to update your address so you can vote.

Updating the address in the electoral register

Whether it is the upcoming presidential election or the local community, be sure to update your address so you can vote. Register for the election at least two weeks before, to make sure you enter the updated voter list. Maybe these are things you knew, but it’s a good idea to remind yourself about it, because after the move you will think about some other formalities.

Relatives and friends can help with post-move paperwork

And last but not least, you should notify your close or distant relatives and friends about your change of address. This can be done via circular email, text messaging, via social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.)… But maybe it’s best to call everyone personally. In any case, the most important thing is not to forget anyone.

In conclusion, moving to another address is a tricky and demanding job overall. We tried to gather as much info, but this is just some basic post-move paperwork – and you may need to do more. In any case, it’s best to write everything down so you won’t forget anything. By doing this, you will ensure finishing paperwork sooner than you think. Good luck!

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