Must-Do Checklist for Changing Your Address

The day you close on your new house is very exciting. It is really easy to overlook some responsibilities you have on this special day. Some items, such as utilities, have to be changed right away. Others can wait a little longer.

You have to change your address on all your utilities. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Water
  • Gas
  • Electricity
  • Telephone
  • Internet
  • Cable/Satellite


  • Bank Accounts
  • Credit Cards
  • Your Place of Work
  • Pension
  • Investments
  • Social Security
  • Insurance Policies


  • Children’s School
  • Magazine Subscriptions
  • Post Office
  • Voting Address
  • Friends & Family
  • Driver’s License

If you forget any of the non-bolded items and mail is sent to your old address, it isn’t a big deal. They will forward your mail, just as long as you changed your address with the Post Office.