What’s the best way to share my new address?

Angela Ellis

The transaction’s complete, you have the keys and finally moved into your new home. It’s a great feeling; a mixture of excitement and determination to get everything done. And one of the first things to do is to let everyone know by telling them your new address. Years ago, that would have definitely meant sending out ‘New address’ cards through the post to all your family and friends. While that’s still an option, these days there are many other alternatives that can make the whole process a lot easier. Naturally, a lot depends on the budget. Here are some pointers to find the best and easiest way for you to put the word around.

Ringing the changes – get it out there fast

Printed address books tend to be a thing of the past, many of them gathering dust in a drawer somewhere. There are ways to send and store information that make it easier than ever to update details like names and addresses. Of course, these include texting and emailing, or even fancy graphics on WhatsApp. Check out this range of free options.

Tell everyone live on-screen

If you want to have some real fun letting everyone know about your new home, you could record a fun online video announcement for all to see – plus some other more unusual ways to get it out there.

https://www.mymove.com/moving/guides/creative-change-of-address/

Going for a mailshot the traditional way?

You may still prefer to let everyone know your new address via the post. Personalised cards are always nice to receive in the post. https://www.funkypigeon.com/cards/postcards/moving-house-postcards  It’s worth knowing that stamp prices are due to go up from 23 March 2020. The price of a first-class stamp will be increased by 6p, to 76p. A second class stamp will see a price rise of 4p to 65p.

Don’t forget to tell…

Putting the word around doesn’t stop at friends and family. You’ll need to let a whole host of organisations know your new address, from banks and building societies to utility companies and doctors’ surgeries. Our detailed list of all the companies you need to notify can be found here.


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