Your change of address is a bit more complicated than simply going to the post office and filling out a form. All the official change of address form does is make sure your mail is forwarded to your new mailing address. It doesn't inform people or companies that you have moved. The sheer number of notifications that must be made can seem staggering. But if you plan ahead, your move will go smoothly. Some of the most important items in the following checklist can be handled with a quick phone call; for others, have simple address labels made up and mail out postcards letting companies or people know you've moved.
The farther away you move from your current address, the more important it is to quickly process your change of address. The sooner all of your records match, the sooner you can have peace of mind knowing that you are receiving all your mail in a timely manner.