If you're moving to a new home, changing your address is a crucial task that you will need to complete. You can't just pack up and head to a new house without letting anyone know! There are a range of people and agencies who'll need to be notified of your new address. Follow the below guide to see all of the addresses to change when moving so that everyone who needs to know your new address is informed.
How to Tell People About the Change of Address
The first thing to do is decide how you'll notify people that your address has changed. Most companies who'll need to know about your new address have a contact system that can be accessed online. Power companies, insurance agencies, and banks can usually all be updated about your new address via online messaging. If not, then you can just give them a call.
Letting your friends and family know that you're moving is an entirely different process. This communication should be more personal, so we recommend creating change of address cards. This not only lets them know your new address but helps your loved ones to feel like you're keeping them in the loop. Plus, you can be assured that they have your correct address for sending out your Christmas and birthday presents!
When to Inform Companies About a Change of Address
The week before you move is the best time to let the relevant authorities know that your address is going to change. This leaves enough time for them to update their systems and hopefully prevent anything from getting sent to your old place.
Items being sent to your new address hopefully shouldn't arrive until you are already there.
Addresses to Change When Moving
The below list details all of the Government departments that may need to know about your upcoming move. Most of the addresses to change when moving are on the list below, but there may be others, depending on your circumstances.
The below list contains most of the private service providers you need to inform about your move.
Other Change of Address Tasks
Decide Whether to Stay with Your Power Company
Your power company will need to know if you have a new address. This is also an excellent time to decide whether you want to go with the same provider at your new home or if you will switch power companies. Before you let your power provider know that you're moving, research other companies to decide if you want to change over.
Leave a Forwarding Address
Let the new tenants of your previous home know what your forwarding address is. That way, if you get any mail after you leave, they will know exactly where to send it. Also, give them your phone number so that they can contact you about picking up any mail if required.
Make sure that as they forward things to you, you update your address with the relevant people or companies. Otherwise, the tenants will get sick of having to forward everything on. For example, if you get a reminder notice from your dentist at your old home, make sure you call your dentist to update your address so they stop sending things to the new occupants.
Amongst all the chaos of sending out change of address cards and packing up your home, don't forget to book your movers. Use professional moving services so that you don't need to shift everything by yourself. That way, you'll have more time to spend notifying everyone of your new address and sorting out your new home.