Moving Tips | Sowell Realtors | Memphis, TN


Interesting Facts

  • 43 million Americans move each year. That's 1 in 5 or 20% of the population!
  • 50% of all moves take place between Memorial and Labor Days.
  • 11 – the number of times an average American moves during their lifetime.
  • Homebuyers re-invest up to 40% of equity gain. (National Association of Realtors)
  • 2 Years: The time it takes a mover to "feel" settled.
  • 6 Months: the average time necessary to become familiar with the surroundings.

"Our Town America Business Moving Statistics." 1 March 2003. Our Town. April 30, 2010 <>

Moving Tips from

See the 55 tips we love that will make your move easier - everything from organizing to saving money!

Moving the Rest of Your Life

When you move, you take more than your belongings. Here are a few things to remember when you're relocating.

  • If you have children, discuss the move with them. Take them with you on house-hunting trips.  Let them take familiar toys with them during the move. 
  • Notify Church and civic organizations. Ask that a letter of introduction be sent to the clergyman, and transfer civic affiliations. 
  • Arrange to have your doctor, dentist, school administrators, and other professionals transfer your records.
  • Obtain prescriptions and emergency medical records.
  • Notify your post office, insurance companies, credit accounts, banks, and publications of change of address.

Don't Forget!

  • Discontinue your local delivery services.
  • Inform utilities of your leaving.  Arrange for disconnects.  Ask for your final bill.
  • Arrange for utility services in your new area to begin.
  • Check insurance coverage on goods entrusted to movers and on valuable items you will transport.
  • Have extra cash, personal checks and travelers checks on hand with you during your move.
  • Determine how you are going to pay the moving company when you arrive.
  • Make sure your inventory of household goods is accurate to number of items, conditions, etc.
  • Give the moving company contact information for where you can be reached during the move.

Arriving in Tennessee from Another State

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