Filing an official Change of Address form with the United States Postal Service is one of the most important steps in the moving process.
It’s how bills, letters and catalogs find you after your change of residence.
Strangely, though, a lot of people wait until the last-minute-before-moving before telling the post office that a Change of Address in needed. As a result, mail gets lost-in-transit as “undeliverable”.
It doesn’t have to be like that.
In addition to the USPS’ own online forms, there are third-party companies that combine secure online address changes with money-saving coupons for sure-to-be-needed utilities including cable, phone and electric.
If you’re moving or relocating, think about updatingyour USPS mailing address as soon as you have a move date. This will give the postal service enough lead time to process your order and, if the move doesn’t go through as planned, you can always cancel out.
They key is to make sure your mail delivery stays uninterrupted — from one home to the next.