Telling the world
There are a myriad of people and companies to tell when you are moving.
Keeping on top of who you need to tell and the paperwork you need to prepare
can be a headache.
Make youself a list of who needs to be told. They can be grouped into the following
- Friends and family
- Legal and financial
Your best bet is to get someone else to do the hard work.
Try SimplyMove.com for a website that can
arrange most of these online for you.
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Friends and family
A good address book is vital here. Get yourself some change
of address cards from your local postoffice or newsagents if you
have a managable number of people, or consider getting some printed professionally
or DIY at work on the office printer or photocopier (remember to ask first). If you
wanted to get some done professionally, try
some easy to order labels :
Start to make a list of the companies who you will need to tell about your move.
Include in this list the utility companies, such as your telephone, electricity and gas
suppliers, as well as any mobile phone, cable or satellite subscriptions you have.
Add in companies who regularly send things to you at home, such as catalogue companies,
not forgetting the milkman and newspaper shop.
Legal and financial
Your bank and credit card will need to know of your move, and you will need to get your
driver's license and electoral role details changed. You may need to change things such as
any personal loans or credit arrangements, and there is a chance you may need to tell your
tax office, although your employer will probably do this for you.
Hints and tips
Get a quote from a local printers shop - they may be able to arrange postage too
Arrange a mail redirection service and tell each company as you get the letters through
Send them out with Christmas cards, or, if it is some time until Christmas, arrange for
some stickers with the new address to include in them when they do go out
Make sure you get your new telephone number or confirm that you can keep the old one
before contacting anyone
Get a telephone redirection service set up on the old number if you get a lot of calls