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Make sure your mail moves with you

Moving can be one of the most exciting points of someone’s life, yet it can also be the most stressful!

While making sure your mail follows you to your new home may seem to be another layer of stress, the good news is that changing your address with the United States Postal Service is the most secure, quickest and least stressful part of the moving process. Whether you file your change of address online or at your local Post Office, USPS ensures that your mail moves with you along with other perks that make your move much less stressful.

Here are some things to keep in mind about filing your change of address:

  • usps.com is the official online platform to file your change of address with the Postal Service. It is quick and secure. USPS also ensures that for the first year after your move, all mail is forwarded to your new address.
  • By filing your change of address with USPS, you can take advantage of a wide array of offers from our affiliate partners that can support your move. You also will receive a variety of local resources that will help you adjust to your new location.
  • By changing your address online, you’re also able sign up for Informed Delivery, a free service that sends you a snapshot of your mail before it even reaches your mailbox. With phones today being a key source of information, getting a preview of what to expect allows you to anticipate important letters, bills and other mail.
  • The change-of-address platform gives you the option of updating your voter registration. This. checks one more item off your moving to-do list.

If you’re currently in the process of moving, take a few minutes to ensure that your mail is arriving at your new address. If you’re still working on closing on a new home or signing a lease, filing a change of address ahead of time is a great way to access tools and resources that can support you during your move. Remember, your move is not complete if your mail doesn’t follow you.

 

Written by Juliette Nelson, diversity and inclusion specialist, USPS