How to Plan your Address & Utility Transfer
Moving doesn’t mean you don’t continue a lot of your correspondence/business from your new location. Moving also doesn’t mean you don’t need gas and electricity at your new home, unless of course you plan on moving into the wild. So, you need to make yourself a checklist of all the admin tasks to take care of.
Decide on whom you want to notify personally and whom you want to send a moving notification to. A moving notification can be printed out early on before everything gets really hairy around you. The notification ideally should carry your new address, contact number and email and your date of moving. You can even use this for your bank, utility, phone company and any other admin related requirement. This way, the information is clear and in writing.
You need to make sure that your bank, telephone/mobile company and any other admin related office is clear about your new address and when you will be moving. Most people do a lot of their official correspondence on email but it is always a good idea to provide address change notification. Remember to notify your local post office of your new address as well. This way, any mail that just happens to come to your old address can be routed to you.
Address change notification can be something you do before or during your packing process. Just make sure that it is marked clearly on the checklist that you are using as your moving guide.