The Importance Of A Change Of Address List

When you move house, on top of your agenda should be a change of address list as well as change Locks After moving to a new home. Yes, we know that important bills and letters are often sent by email these days, but you still need to change your residential address. In the midst of all of the other things that you have to do, it is easy to forget to change your address. 

Many organisations need to know that you are moving to a new house. Fortunately, thanks to modern technology, you can do most things online. But, no matter what you say, it still takes time. The team at the Geelong removalist has helped many house owners move. We know how easy it is to let something slip your mind. 

 What Should Be On Your Change Of Address List Moving House

We are going to give you some ideas of what should be on your change of address list. This list is not inclusive of everything. We all have many unique organisations that we need to contact before we move house. 

  • Bank
  • Car loan company
  • Utility companies
  • Employer – you be surprised how many people forget!
  • Veterinarian
  • Doctor
  • Schools
  • Insurance companies
  • Invest companies
  • Friends
  • Publishing companies in case you have magazine subscriptions
  • Tax office

Most of these organisations can be informed by email. However, one thing that you must do, is to make sure you get a confirmation acknowledging your change of address. Why not create a spreadsheet with two columns indicating when you sent the change of address and the date you received the acknowledgement? In that way, you know that you are always on top of things. 

Should You Redirect Your Mail? 

As with everything, there can be a bit of a time-lag when it comes to changing your address. This is certainly true when it comes to magazine subscriptions or memberships of professional bodies. If you are a registered professional person such as a nurse or pilot, it is best to give your professional membership body as much notice as possible. 

Just to make sure your mail catches up with you, our advice is to contact Australia post to redirect your mail. It only takes a few minutes to complete the process online. 

In case you get stuck, or would like to ask any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. The friendly team at the Geelong removalist are happy to help. Thanks to our extensive experience, we know how to deal with most matters relating to house moves. 

If you need a removalist, get these guys. We have way too much stuff, but Tom and Cam smashed it out so quickly – and with a smile on their face the whole time. Great service, fair price, and no issues.

Johnathan McMaugh


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