Importance of Changing Address at US post office After Moving 


Apart from avoiding unpleasant bills that have been chasing you for a long time, or nagging friends that would just turn up to your houses at any random time, on the flip side,moving houses can be a daunting task, especially if you have lived in the same neighbourhood for a considerable length of time. You’d think after the hustle of packing and hiring things like vans and all that boring stuff stuff that’s part and parcel of moving you’ll just relax and carry on with life as usual. There just happens to be one more thing from

The thing is whilst you’ve physically changed address and you know where you now reside, not everyone does, especially your all important service providers including your bank, your utility providers etc. In short, once you’ve moved homes, it is of outmost importance to notify the people that matter the most of your change of address.

Now at US post offices you can get all of your mail forwarded to your new address for as little as 1$ if you complete the procedure online. Below are some the biggest reasons why getting your mail forwarded to your new address is mandatory action to take when moving to a new place.

Your Bank

There are some things in life you ought to keep private and your financial status is one of them. Your bank statement is probably the only piece of document that gives a picture of your financial health. So if you have recently changed addresses and even just moved at all, never forget to inform your bank otherwise sensitive information about you and your financial status could end up in the wrong hands.

This might even be detrimental if you were to order a new contactless card, only for it to turn up at your old address, with the possibility of being used by the new tenants if they were to open the mail. I’m aware there are some security measures put in place by banks to in the form of you first having to actually manually input your pin code before the contactless facility works but some crooks just know how to work the system and you don’t want to be at their mercy.

Identity Theft

With your details at the new tenants disposal, you are now susceptible to identity fraud. This is the last thing you want to happen to you and this can be avoided by simply changing your address immediately after moving. You can’t afford for crimes to be committed in your name without your knowledge of it.

Utility bills and Council Tax

Your utility providers will continue to send you bills at your old address if you do not let them know you’ve moved. This is usually easily resolved once you let them know but you do not want to deal with the inconvenience of money being taken out of your account through direct debits unexpectedly. Although you can still recover the money in most cases, it’s the hassle of having to prove you’ve actually moved that you do not want to go through.

This can lead to debt collection agencies being involved if you do not respond in time, so your best bet is to inform the water, electric other service providers of your change in address before it gets ugly. Going to the post office just enough for the type of mail.

Traffic And related Offences

This is a true story about a friend of mine who happened to fill up his car with petrol but had forgotten his bank card at his house. He basically didn’t have the facilities to make payment. He had just changed addressed but not yet made it official on his driving license. After failing to pay,the petrol station personnel issued him form to fill, on which he promised to pay for the petrol within a week or so or else they’ll be penalised.

Needless to say, he forgot to make Payment within the week, in the mean time the service station sent out a letter to his address, his old address in this case. He never saw the first letter, which was followed by two other letters threatening recovery action if he didn’t act. He never saw them until debt collector got in touch with him through his phone. He paid a higher price than the initial petrol charge. Not that anyone will commit offences but ensuring your address is updated will mean you will get the most important letters just as they get into your post box.