When changing address, there are so many things to remember to
do and so many things that can get forgotten along the way.
We have been able to compile a list of things people wish they
hadn't forgotten to do when they changed address. Hopefully this
will help you when it's time for you to take on that big move.
- Pick up personal records
When people change address, they often forget to pick up their
records from various offices such as medical record and vet records
If you or a family memebr falls ill after moving into a new area,
state or country, it will be a real inconvenience and even costly
for medical records to be sent over by your old practitioner.
Think ahead when you are planning an address change to make sure
that you have all the records you need to get you off to a good
start in your new home.
- Keys and valuables
Another common thing people forget to do when changing address, is
their keys and valuables. Chances are that people usually keep
hidden a spare set of keys or even valuables, in a place only they
Come moving day, with so many things to remember to do, it is
understandable how something like this could easily be
Make an effort to visit all of your secret hiding places before
you move home. Spare keys are sought after for the new owners or
tenants of your old home, so try not to leave them hidden.
- Change of address notifications
Notifying employers, government offices, banks, schools, friends
and family that you are changing address can be a pain at the best
of times. It is easy to forget who you have told and who you
People often forget to notify the most obvious offices like the
Australian Tax Office, the Electoral Role or Medicare and wonder
why things aren't showing up at their new address.
- Other people's possessions
People too often move house and leave unknowingly with possessions
that are not theirs.
Whether it be a book borrowed from a previous local library or
from a friend, or a pile of DVD's that are accruing huge fees with
every day that goes by, remember to return and clear any debts
before moving home.
- Final clean up
One of the most forgotten items during any move is a final clean
up after the moving truck has left. The last bags are in the car
and you think your done with the house once and for all.
Best to check the house when its empty, top to bottom, for any
stray items you might have left behind. Whether you want them or
not, try to remove them from the property before you
- Garage door remote
Remember to leave the garage door remote somewhere easy to find,
like the kitchen counter for example. Too many people usually
forget and drive off with it when they leave for their new
You don't need to make the same mistakes that others have when
you are changing address. A little thought and forward planning
certainly will help go a long way.