Redirecting your mail and calls
If you’ve lived in your property for many years, you’ll have a lot of work to do updating people and companies with your new contact details.
You can make this process easier by using the Post Office’s change-of-address service, which takes up to 10 days to come into effect and redirects all mail to your new address. You should keep this service for six to 12 months after moving into your new home to avoid post going astray.
If you are changing your phone number, you can also arrange for your telephone company to automatically inform callers of your new number for a few weeks following the switchover date.
When to start packing to move home
The earlier you start packing, the better. Begin packing non-essentials a couple of weeks before moving day.
It’s worth planning where all your furniture will go a few weeks in advance of your move and disposing of any items you don’t want to take with you.
You may need to order packing cases, and possibly new curtains and carpets for your new property, too.