Moving is always stressful, usually chaotic, and often filled with forgotten tasks (like…did you call to switch over your cable and internet)
Just make sure that you don’t forget to let people know you are moving. You have to let the important people in your life – and, yes, that includes the ones you have to send money to every month – know about your move and your new contact information.
Here are some great ways to let people know you are moving in Boston.
Who Needs to Know You Are Moving
This may seem obvious, but often these important people are forgotten and left off the list!
Here’s a rundown of the people who need to know about your move:
- Immediate Family – This is a no-brainer, but sometimes we simply assume they know when they may in fact not be aware. (Plus how many parents still have your old addresses hung on the fridge somewhere?)
- Friends and Neighbors – The next group to inform in your process to let people know you are moving in Boston includes friends and neighbors. This, too, may seem obvious, but in all the chaos and busy-ness of moving, these people sometimes get left out.
- Utility and Service Companies – When you let people know you are moving in Boston, don’t neglect all the companies that provide you essential services – that is, if you want to keep the lights, water, cable, and Internet on!
- Your Employer’s HR Department – If you want important work documents like W2s and insurance papers to come to your new address, then you need to make sure, when you let people know you are moving in Boston, to inform the HR folks at your place of employment.
- Governmental Agencies – Yes, all those governmental agencies like the IRS and DMV must know about your move.
- Landlord – If you’re renting, you definitely need to let your landlord know you are moving – even if your lease expires and you are paid up. Otherwise, your landlord may assume you are still in the rental when in fact it is just sitting there unoccupied and costing her money. Plus, you will want your security deposit back, right?
- Post Office – Certainly, you know that letting people know you are moving in Boston includes the post office, but you may not be aware that one of the best ways to do this is by paying for a three-month mail-forwarding service.
How to Let Them Know You Are Moving
There are many ways to let people know you are moving in Boston, but some of the easiest and most effective are:
SNAIL MAIL / USPS
Mail is far from dead, and many people still prefer a personalized letter, note, or card delivered to their mailbox. (Just give it plenty of extra time due to all of the recent service changes to the US Postal Service). You can even create moving-themed stationery on Canva or Vistaprint to make those moving announcements fun and appealing.
Shoot a quick message over to your personal address book – email announcements are entirely appropriate. An email with an interesting graphic will catch their eye and stick in the memory. Be sure to take a look at Pinterest for inspiration.
Social media is a great way to let people know you are moving in Boston. Just post an announcement on your Facebook page or send them messages in Facebook Messenger. If you’re more adventurous, add a fun video to Instagram Stories or TikTok.
A fun way to say goodbye to neighbors and friends and let them know you’re moving is to hold a moving/farewell party (and, depending on how good of friends they are, combine it with a packing party!) You can have a good time, say goodbye, and get some of that dreaded packing done all at the same time.
Make videos of your moving progress, filming packed boxes and the changing interior and exterior of your home. Then you can post these videos on places like your website (if you have one), YouTube, and on Instagram / Facebook / TikTok to let people know you are moving.
Call on Your Agent
Keep in mind that your real estate agent can help you let people know you are moving in Boston, as well as pointing you toward the moving professionals you’ll need for a smooth move. Be sure to call on our expertise at NextHome Titletown Real Estate when it’s time to move.
So, if you’re ready to let people know and get on with the move, contact us today! (617) 657-9811.
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