Importance of Changing Address

One of the first things you might want to do when you’re moving into a new home is to change your address with the USPS. After all, you still want to be able to get all your mail and bills on time. But, let’s face it: you’ll be busy getting all your stuff trucked in, not to mention deal with having to settle into an entirely different neighborhood. You may, therefore, not have time to even think of changing your address, let alone going all the way to the post office to do so.

The good news is that the USPS now allows you to change your address online through their website. Keep in mind, though, that you’ll need to shell out $1.05 to do this, so make sure you have your debit or credit card handy. Alternatively, you can learn more from You can also learn this from

The first thing you’ll need to do is to go to and read the fine print. Once you’ve done that, click the ‘Continue’ button near the bottom right side of the screen.
Next, you’ll be asked if your move is temporary or permanent, as well as indicate when you want them to begin forwarding your mail to the new address. If it’s a temporary move, you may also indicate when you’re moving back to your old address. You’ll also be asked what type of move you’re making. That is, whether you’re moving just yourself or bringing your whole family or changing your business address. After that, click the ‘Continue’ button near the bottom right again.
On the following screen, you’ll be asked to enter your complete name, a valid email address, and at least one contact number. You will then have to enter both your old and new addresses. Make sure not to mix them up! At the bottom, there is also a handy option to opt into their Informed Delivery service. If you’re thinking about opting in, make sure to read the separate terms and conditions for that service. Again, click ‘Continue’.
In the next step, you’ll have to verify your identity. This is where your debit or credit card will come in. You will be asked to indicate whether the address on file with your credit company is your old or your new address. If you have a different billing address, there is also an option for that. Click ‘Continue’.
Finally, you will need to enter your card details. Once you’ve submitted that, you will be brought to a screen that will allow you to recheck the information that you’ve entered. Make sure that everything is spelled right and accurate. If anything is wrong, click the ‘Edit’ button to make changes.
When everything looks right, click ‘Submit’. If all goes well, you will receive an email from the USPS confirming your change of address. Make sure to hang on to this email, as it contains important information that you’ll need in case you change your mind or want to change some of the details that you’ve sent.
And just like that, you’ve changed your address without having to walk all the way to the post office!