Change of Address
When moving, it is very important to make sure you have changed your address with all of your credit card companies, banks, magazine subscriptions, University alumni offices, etc. The first, and most important place to start is with the U.S. Post Office.
Official Change of Address Form
If you do not change your address with the USPS, then your mail will not follow you to your new address. But even doing this will only be temporary. First class mail will be forwarded for one year and periodicals, like newspapers and magazines, are only forwarded for 60 days to your new address. So make sure you contact everyone and let them know your new address. We recommend you fill out the above form and update other people/providers within 2-3 weeks of your moving date.
See our Moving Checklist for other moving tips.
There are also third party providers that will take care of the change of address for you.
Good luck on your move and if you are moving here, maybe we can help you find an apartment in Austin Texas.