Change of Address Checklist

Congratulations on the purchase of your home here in beautiful Middle Tennessee! You’re undoubtedly excited about all of the fun parts of moving to a new house. Decorating a new home and clearing out items that were contributing to clutter can be so refreshing. Moving to a new neighborhood can also open opportunities to meet new friends and explore a different area of our incredible state.

Despite the excitement of securing your new home and allof the positives that come with it, you most likely aren’t looking forward to the move itself. In fact, according to recent research, Americans say that moving is the single most stressful life event they’ve ever experienced. Moving outranked divorce, breakups, getting married, having a child, changing careers, walking into the first day of a new job, starting college, sending a child to college, and dating someone new.

While we can’t be there to help you as you sort through your belongings, pack them up, hire movers (or haul boxes to your new home yourself), and then spend weeks unpacking, we can help to make one aspect of your move easier with our change of address checklist. This task tends to be overlooked or put off; it can feel like minutia that isn't as important as some of your other moving tasks. However, the last thing you need while moving is additional stress resulting from lost packages, missed communication, late fees on unpaid bills, loss of services, or worst of all, identity theft. 

Most people find it easier to tackle this task with a list in front of them. It’s true that the number of people, service providers, and institutions who’ll need your new address is substantial, but once you find your rhythm within the process, you’ll fly through your checklist more rapidly than you might expect.

Financial Institutions

  • Investment Advisor(s) and Stockbroker(s)
  • Employer
  • 401k and Roth IRA Administrator
  • Bank
  • Credit Card Companies
  • Student Loan Companies
  • Homeowner’s Insurance Company
  • Auto Insurance Company
  • Life Insurance Company

Health and Education Services

  • Any school your child attends, including pre-K, elementary, middle, high, and university
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Gym Locations
  • Pediatrician
  • Other Doctors
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinarian

Notify Your Community

  • Places of Worship
  • Parent Teacher Association
  • Your attorney
  • Family and Friends

Governmental Agencies

Loyalty/Rewards Programs and Memberships

  • Publix
  • Kroger
  • Costco
  • Sam’s Club
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Whole Foods
  • CVS
  • Walgreens

Utility Companies and Service Providers

  • Water
  • Electric
  • Natural Gas
  • Waste Management
  • Cell Phone
  • Cable Television Provider
  • Internet Service Provider
  • Subscription Streaming Services (Netflix, HBOGo, Disney+, Paramount+, HULU, etc)
  • Monthly Subscription Services (Box Deliveries, Magazines, Clubs)
  • Online Shopping Destinations
  • Home Security Provider
  • Lawn and Garden Service Provider
  • Housecleaning Services

We hope our Change of Address Checklist will be helpful to you as you navigate the process of moving into your new home. Print out the list, add to it as needed, and check off as you go! Don't hesitate to contact us if we can be of further assistance. We're here for you as you transition into your new abode!

* Specific loan program availability and requirements may vary. Please get in touch with the mortgage advisor for more information.