Save money and review your finances after you move
It’s no secret that moving home is an extremely costly experience. It’s good to know then that by undertaking a review in readiness for the move, which may involve looking at existing protection policies as well as household buildings and contents cover, is guaranteed to save on your household budget.
Once you’ve moved, it’s vital to find out who provides your gas and electricity if you don’t already know. If they are unsure then you seek help through the previous owner(s) of the property. If they can’t help, you can call 0870 608 1524 to find out details about your gas suppliers, to obtain details of your Meter Point and other queries regarding gas. For all electricity-based queries, give the electricity distribution company in your area a call.
As soon as you’ve found out the suppliers, it’s worth calling them to provide them with an updated meter reading. Make sure you have the best deal going; after all, you could save a significant amount of money if you find out your energy usage.
Additionally, moving house provides you with the perfect opportunity to call your TV, telephone an Internet provider and ask them about a cheaper package. It’s also worth considering paying the same supplier for your TV, telephone and broadband (otherwise known as a ‘bundle’) if you don’t already.
You should also take the time to check your direct debits and other outgoings.