Moving is a real hassle, especially when it comes to keeping all of your affairs in order. One thing you mustn’t forget when you are relocating is applying for a United States Postal Service Change Of Address. Here are three things everyone should know about this process.
Visit Post Office
If you walk into the post office to change your address, you can do this without paying anything. In the flip side, doing this on the Web will cost you. The good thing is that you only have to pay $1 to save yourself a trip. This is certainly worth it for those who have lots of other things to worry about.
Fill the Form
You only have to fill out one form per family, unless there are people who have different last names. In that case, everyone with a different surname will need a form. This may sound like a real pain, but it has to be done if you want to make sure that the mail gets forwarded without there being any issues.
Update Address with Everyone
The post office will only forward your mail for a certain amount of time. After that, it is your duty to notify everyone of the address change so they can note in their records. Any mail that is sent to your old address after the allotted time will be returned to the sender. In order to avoid this, you should change your address with everyone who send you mail regularly.
As you can probably tell, there is no real work involved when it comes to changing your address. It can be as simple as logging on, filling out a short form, paying $1 and printing out your confirmation. It is probably one of the easiest things about moving when compared to all of the other things that need to be done.