We know there are a lot of moving parts when packing & preparing to move out, so here’s a helpful reminder with important info for changing your mailing address with USPS 7-10 days before move-out:
Change Your Address and Other U.S. Post Office Services: https://www.usa.gov/post-office
*NOTE* The above site is an official website of the US Government! There are lots of scam sites for US Postal Service, Department of Motor Vehicles, etc., that try to make you think they’re official US Government sites, and then try to get you to pay for their services. 2 things to look for to tell if a site is an official US Government site:
- A site ending in “.gov” is an official US Government site (as opposed to “.com” or “.co” etc). All branches of US Federal government use “.gov” as domain name
- Look at the web address in the browser bar. An official US Government site will start start with “https://” NOT “http://” (the S means it is a secure, encrypted site)
https://www.usa.gov/post-office has all the info on changing your mailing address, but long story short, the two ways to change your mailing address are:
- Change address online at: https://moversguide.usps.com/
- *NOTE* You will get an immediate email confirmation, but know that if you want to change your address online, there is a $1 charge to a credit or debit card in your name as identity verification & it says right on the site: You don’t need to pay a separate company to change your address. Scammers may charge $40 or more to do what you can do for just $1 using the moving section of the official USPS.com website.
- Also, if your new address will be outside the US, it is recommended that you use the second method below and go into your local post office
- Go to local post office and request “Mover’s Guide Packet”
- Inside the packet is PS Form 3575. Fill out this change of address form and give it to a postal worker behind the counter (RECOMMENDED IF NEW ADDRESS IS OUTSIDE THE US) or drop it into the letter mail slot inside the post office.
- You should receive a confirmation letter at your new address in five business days.
If mail is still arriving for you 30 days post move-out, Outpost will return mail to post office as “return to sender”, so IF YOU ARE RECEIVING MAIL AT YOUR OUTPOST HOUSE, be sure to CHANGE/UPDATE YOUR MAILING INFORMATION 5-10 DAYS BEFORE MOVE-OUT