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– figure out how many boxes I need to pack all my stuff in? You can get a ball park estimate with the U-Haul Moving Supply Calculator.
– opt out of receiving offers of credit and insurance? Go to the Consumer Credit Reporting Industry website.
– get a free credit report? Go to the official, legitimate site Annual Credit Report. There are 3 companies to pick from. You can request them all at once or space them out over the year.
– change my address with the Post Office? Go to this United States Postal Service page for more information. You can change your address online for a slight fee or obtain a Mover’s Guide at your local post office.
On your loved one’s driver’s license (if they are still driving) are you listed as the emergency contact or next of kin? Contact your local Bureau of Motor Vehicles for more information.
Check out this article, How to Manage a Loved One’s Credit Accounts after Death, for suggestions about credit reports.
When you make any address changes, if there is a state retirement system involved, be sure to notify them of the new address.