Make Your Move to Salt Lake Valley

You’ve landed the perfect Salt Lake City home. You’re packin’ up and movin’ out – making a break for the fabulous Salt Lake Valley. This is a thrilling, exciting, wonderful, and extremely stressful day. Let me help you make it just a little less stressful.

There’s plenty you can do to prepare for moving day. Inform pertinent people, public services, government services, and professional organizations of your move.

It’s easy to forget the minor details that need to be addressed when you change residences – whether you are moving across town or across the country.

Get your mail wherever you go

File a change of address with the United States Postal Service. Visit for simple instructions to file online. It only takes a few minutes and can be done well before the day you move. Set the change to take effect when you want it to.

Address each utility in advance

You’re going to be under enough pressure during the week of your move. Notify utility companies of your move ahead of time.

Here’s a handy list of utilities that need to be addressed:

  • electric
  • gas
  • water
  • telephone
  • sewer
  • trash
  • cable/satellite
  • fuel (oil/propane)
  • Internet

Share your news with the news

Notify all publications that are delivered directly to your old home. Stop service or have it forwarded as appropriate.

Consider the following:

  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • newsletters
  • professional journals

Help Uncle Sam help you

Many government agencies rely on you to notify them of any major life changes including a change of address. Notify government agencies that might need to reach you including the following:

  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Social Security Administration
  • state/federal tax bureaus
  • city/county tax commission
  • Veterans Administration

Personal services need to be notified too

Here are a few personal services you should consider notifying just before you make your move:

  • credit card companies
  • laundry services
  • banks
  • lawn services
  • dry cleaners
  • pharmacies
  • health clubs
  • auto finance companies

Let schools know where your family is going

Inform the following:

  • Pre-School/Elementary School/Secondary Schools
  • Institutions of higher learning
  • Trade schools

Contact professional services before you move

You interact often with many different professional services. Include them in the notification process and when necessary, ask them for a referral to a new service provider in the area to which you are moving. Here are some examples:

  • doctors
  • dentists
  • accountants
  • lawyers
  • brokers
  • insurance agencies

Need more tips to help make your move as smooth as possible? Call me, or shoot a text to me, Joel Carson, today at 801-673-3333. If you prefer, send an email to [email protected]. I invite you to take time now to browse the fabulous inventory of Salt Lake City condos, single-family homes, and townhomes at

Joel Carson - Utah's # real estate agent

Joel Carson is the President and Principle Broker of Utah Real Estate with over 30 years of experience buying and selling real estate in the greater Salt Lake City area.

Have questions? Call or text me at 801-673-3333

Article Last Updated: October 26, 2023

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