Moving house is known for being one the most stressful times in anyone’s life, especially given all the different things you need to remember and the tasks that need to be done.
It can also be rather expensive, especially if you’ve just bought your first home, and it’s worth trying to save money way in advance of the move. Planning the move in advance is also a good idea, and there are things you can do before the big day.
Redirecting Your Post
This is a simple job, but it’s also very important. Even if you have already notified everyone of your impending change of address, there may be some cross-over in the post, and you do not want to miss out on any important and confidential post such as bank statements, bills, or vital documents.
You can arrange to have your post directed ahead of time in the Post Office, or on their website for a small fee.
You will need to give your electricity, gas, and water suppliers advance notice of your move, whether you’re keeping the same suppliers, or switching to a new one. You will also need to give them meter readings on the day you move out too.
This also goes for other services such as broadband and satellite/cable TV services, especially as the internet is a daily necessity. Installation appointments often need to be booked weeks in advance, so ensure you’re not without the internet (also: Netflix) for too long once you move.
Moving does present you with a good opportunity to shop around for utilities and broadband deals and see if you can get a better deal.
Change Your Delivery Address
Online shopping is even more common these days after the coronavirus lockdown, and ever so convenient. It’s vital to update all your online shopping accounts with your new address to make sure your purchases arrive correctly and safely and don’t forget any subscription services, such as beers, magazines, or health food.
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