Nashville, Tennessee has grown over 11% in the last 10 years. 

Music City is an exciting metropolis and one of the largest cities in the United States. If you’re moving to, or around, Nashville one of the things you need to have is a change of address checklist. 

Change of Address Checklist

It is important to prepare for your next move before you start actually moving. A change of address checklist plays a part in that preparation. There are a lot of agencies, businesses, and services that you will want to inform of your move, well before you arrive. Failing to do so could make your move a big hassle.

1. The Post Office

Make sure you inform the post office that your address is changing. The reason for this is simple, you will need to receive your mail. The further you move, the more important this becomes. You don’t want important mail being sent to your parents, for instance, so you should set up mail forwarding. 

2. Electricity, Gas, and Other Utilities

It can take between 3 and 10 days to get the electricity turned on. On a list of who to notify of change of address, electricity providers, gas, and water services are all at the top. There is nothing worse than getting to a new residence only to discover you don’t have electricity or water. 

3. Taxes 

On your change of address checklist, make sure to include the IRS and state tax reporting agencies. You will want to make sure they have a new and current address for you. This can help make things less complicated when it comes to tax time. 

4. Internet and Cell Phone

One of the main addresses to update when you’re moving is for your internet provider. It can take some time to get the internet turned on in a new place, and you don’t want to go without it. Cell phones are another key thing you will want to update to your new area if you intend to stay there for long. 

5. Loans and Banks

Whether you are heading out to college or moving for a career, your bank and loan providers will need to know. If you use a nationwide bank, you may not be changing banks, but they will still need to know your new address. Otherwise, you might find your cards suspended until they figure out what is going on.

6. Miscellaneous Services

If you have magazine subscriptions or use online shopping, or any other service that mails you parcels, make sure to update your address there. You don’t want your amazon purchases going to the wrong address because you forgot to put in a change of address. 

Moving Is Exciting

With proper preparation and a fully functional change of address checklist, moving can be very exciting. Seeing new places, meeting new people, all of that awaits you in Nashville or the area around it. 

If you need any help moving, contact us. We can help you get moved and make sure your belongings are safe.