One of the problems of people who are relocating is the fact that they will be changing their address; hence they won’t be able to receive all their mails. However, there are a lot of things that you can do in order to avoid this problem and to help you make your relocation easier. In this article, we will be discussing the things that you can do, before and after your move to be sure that you will get all your mails. Some of these tips may cost money, while some can be done for free.
USPS Forwarding Service
This service will allow you to hold all your mails for a week and have it sent to a new address after the said period. You can even have it hold for 1 year – if you want to – and the service fee is only $15 per week. If you are going to relocate and change your address, I would suggest that you avail this service for at least two weeks, and let all your senders know that you have changed address. With the help of this service, you will be able to have access to all your mails, regardless of the address where they were sent.
Never Abandon Your Mailbox
I would also suggest that you don’t abandon your mailbox immediately. You can give it at least 15 days before you abandon it, or at least leave a note that has your new mailing address. This will ensure that all your mails will be sent to your new address or will be read by you. However, this will only be applicable if you are going to relocate to a new house that is accessible to your new house. All of the tips that were mentioned above won’t be applicable if you are going to move to a new country.
If you want to save money, then it would be better if you are going to inform your senders that you will be changing your address. You can inform them at least 7 days before you move, and make sure that you will be updating your profile earlier if your senders are using your profile. The problem with this is that there are times when the mail will be received or read late; hence the change of address was not updated in time. It would be better if you are going to avail a forwarding service for a week to ensure that no mails will be missed.