There is so much to do when you are moving house, this can be even more stressful if everything happens much more quickly than you expect. Most of us are very good at dealing with the practicalities’ such as packing, runs to the tips, decluttering etc but one thing that often gets left is changing your address and redirecting post.
This seems to be one of those jobs that gets left to the end of the list. But it is an important job and one that should not be left too late or forgotten. It’s now much easier than before as you now not notify utilities and some other services online, rather than having to spend hours on the phone trying to update the details. It can still be time-consuming though, if you can do a few each day and you will soon get them completed.
Who do I need to tell?
The first task is to decide who you need to inform of your change of address. Make a list of the organisations and contacts you need to inform. Split the list into organisations and then a separate one for family and friends etc. Start with the organisations list first as these are more time critical.
Not informing your insurance company may result in a loss of cover; not updating your driving licence could result in expensive fines. Some organisations may need notice to transfer, terminate or setup your service.