The Big Move: How to Let the World Know
Moving day – done, dusted. Now it’s time to let the world know that you’ve made it to your new address – that includes personal contacts, utility companies, doctors, dentists and the list goes on (and on and on, if you’ve just moved your York business). Here we make this humongous task a little easier, with three simple steps.
1. First things first: Set up a catch-all post forwarding
Don’t even attempt to send out a mass mail to every single contact and utility company – opt for a temporary mail redirect from Royal Mail. Priced from £5.25 a month, and with the option to set up the service for 3, 6 or 12 months, this will ensure all of your mail reaches you at your new address whilst you wrestle with the mammoth task of letting everyone know about your move – contact by contact.
2. Make a list of businesses that you need to contact
Here’s a generic list to get you started:
- Electoral Register
- Building Society
- Credit Card Companies
- Store Card Companies
- Insurance Companies
- Share Registrars
- Rental Companies
- TV Licensing Authority (08705 246 246)
- Royal Mail (08457 740 740)
- Gas Company
- Water Company
- Electricity Company
- Telecom Company
- Mobile Phone Company
- Satellite/Cable Company
- Mailing Preference Service (0845 703 4599)
- Inland Revenue
- National Insurance Office (0191 213 5000)
- Council Tax Office
- Driver Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA)
- Driving Licence
- Vehicle Registration Certificate
- Motoring Organisations
- Subscriptions (Magazines, Charities etc)
- Mail Order Companies
- Sports & Social Clubs
- Professional Organisations
3. Create a change of address template and pop by a pile of envelopes and a pen
There may be the odd letter or two that you receive via your postal redirect from a company or contact who you haven’t included in the list for step two. Make contacting these businesses and individuals fast and easy by printing off a generic letter that you can add your details to, and leave a pile alongside a pen and some envelopes.
Here’s a template that you can edit and print.
To Whom It May Concern,
Account number/Customer reference number: [INSERT ACCOUNT OR REFERENCE NUMBER]
I’m informing you on my new address, which is as follows:
Please update my address with immediate effect.
Yours Sincerely, [IF RECIPIENT IS NAMED]
Yours faithfully, [IF RECIPIENT IS NOT NAMED]
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