Moving? Dont Forget These Things

By: The Apartment Dude

A change of address that is miles away from your previous apartment, can be a hectic move. I have moved from city to city and half way across the country a few times and from experience I can tell you that this process can be difficult.

Some of the little things that MUST be taken care of after a big move can be forgotten in the excitement of adjusting to your new surroundings.

Don't Forget the IRS- You don't want the IRS sending your tax information to your old place. Pick up the phone and give the IRS a call and ask for Form 8822 to change your address. Or if you are computer/internet savvy, which I imagine you are because you are here, you can download the form from the IRS online at

Head to The DMV- You also need to update your Driver's License. Go to your nearest DMV with your old License and proof of your new residence to have this updated.

VOTE- It's one of our rights to vote, and without an updated voter registration card, you would have trouble exercising this right. Be sure to visit your new local town hall and change your voter registration information as soon as possible.

Bank Account- If you had banked at a local bank in your previous place of living, you may want to open one in your new city. If you are banking with a nationwide bank, you'll want to make sure and update your address and contact information with them. Also do this with any credit card, car note, or other bill that you will continue to have.

Groceries- Most importantly, don't forget the fridge! You don't want to exhaust yourself from moving, unpacking, and organizing only to open the refrigerator for a snack and a soda and find there is nothing there to quench your desire. Visit the store first and foremost and stock up on necessities. Then begin your epic journey of unpacking those boxes and decorating.

It's A New Start- A new move gives you a fresh start. So try doing those things you always said you would do if you had a fresh start. Pick up recycling in your apartment, quit smoking, get some potted plants, or start being organized. Whatever it may be, try something new to help you dive head first into your new situation.

Good luck on your new start. It's always a fun adventure and we hope your transition is smooth and hassle free.

Happy Moving!

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