In the chaos of preparing for a move, we usually don’t think about things that aren’t urgent. 


Updating your address details is not usually the first thing we think of when planning for a move. It is an important step though. We suggest updating your address with the various people, organisations and institutions you’re connected to 1-4 weeks before your move. 


We’re not going to lie; this task is tedious. With a little planning, though, you can complete it in one go and get it out of the way. 


Make a list with 3 columns for who needs to be told of your new address. Below we give a list of examples to help you with yours.


Social Circle



School lift club

Religious institution

Clubs and societies


Subscriptions and services

Newspapers/ Magazines

Telephone line

Internet service provider

Satellite TV and TV licence

Apps like uber eats

Online shopping sites

Medical services providers (doctors)

Professional services providers (accountant)



Utilities (electricity, water, gas)


Financial institutions like Banks and Credit providers

Traffic department

Government agencies

Insurance providers (home, vehicle, health)


Post office


Your list will vary based on your situation but the above should give you a good idea of where to start. Tick items off as you go. Those ticks can be a motivator to help you get a rather dry-but-necessary task complete. The quicker it's done the sooner you can start enjoying your new home.

Posted on Mar 25, 2019