How Do I Forward My Mail?

When you move to a new home, it’s important to inform friends, family, and businesses of your new address. But even if you do, inevitably, some will send mail to your old address. So how do you forward mail to your new place? The U.S. Postal Service makes it extremely convenient. You can visit its website and will find the following delivery services:

  • Change of address. If you’re moving to a new home, this is probably the best way to forward mail there. Use the website to direct your mail to a temporary or permanent address. The site charges a small fee to verify your identity. Then, your mail will slowly be sent piece by piece to your new address. As a bonus, you’ll get a welcome kit with coupons sent to your new address!
  • General delivery. This might be a great option if you move to a new town but aren’t quite sure of your new address, or if your new home isn’t quite move-in ready. It allows you to forward mail to the nearest post office for up to 30 days. Then, once you’re settled, you can use the “change your address” option to direct mail to your specific address. With general delivery, people can send you mail by addressing it using the city name and ZIP code. It doesn’t get easier than that!
  • Premium Forwarding Service ResidentialTM. This one isn’t so much intended for people who are moving, but those who will be out of town for a lengthy period of time. Your nearest post office will, for a fee, hold your mail, package it, and send it to you via Priority Mail.

The next time you move, keep in mind these options to forward mail with ease. For more information on this and other general moving tips, contact North American Van Lines.