You’ve found the house, signed the papers, packed everything up and then unpacked it all. After setting up your utilities and getting everything going there’s another thing you need: your mail. A few days without receiving junk mail probably seem nice, but your usual bills, magazines and packages are piling up. This means it’s time to change your address. This may seem like a long, difficult task, but we’ve come up with a rundown of what to do to update your address. How To Change Your Home Address – Texas Real Estate…

  • Update your mailing address with the United States Postal Service (USPS). The post office keeps a record of your old address and will forward mail to your new address for six months. You can update your address online, over the phone using 1-800-ASK-USPS or complete a form at your local post office. It’s worth noting that if you update online or via phone that there is a $1 verification fee, while the fee is waived if you fill out the form in person.
  • Contact your credit card companies to update your billing address as soon as possible to avoid late fees. Most companies have an online feature for this.
  • Change your address for your newspapers, magazines and catalogs. In most cases this can be done online.
  • Add your new billing address to your favorite online shopping sites. Most web sites store this feature and don’t ask you to enter it every time you shop, so make sure to update it before you purchase anything new to avoid billing problems.
  • Notify your bank of your change of address. This way your bank statements and debit card bills will be sent to the correct address. If you have online banking you may be able to update your address through that.
  • Change your address on your driver’s license. Most states give you 30 days after moving to update your address on your ID. If you don’t, you may be subject to a fine. Some states allow you to order a new license online, but others may require you to go to your local Department of Motor Vehicles.

Luckily most of these can be updated online, so you won’t have to spend an entire afternoon on the phone to change your address. Good luck!