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by admin on December 3, 2019

Moving – the average person will move 11.7 times in their lifetime according to the United States Census Bureau. I am not really sure how you move 11.7 times but who am I to argue with the Census Bureau! Children and adults will learn life skills in both adapting and even embracing change. In today’s world, it is an anomaly that a family starts their life in one location and doesn’t change. There are multiple reasons that a family moves:

  1. Jobs- transferred, promoted, change companies, education or businesses close.
  2. Cost of Living – recently our family moved from Tennessee to North Carolina and in the process have met multiple people here who have relocated from across the United States. One of my friends moved their family from California where she and her husband grew up and their family still lives. Their overriding reason was to settle in an area with a more affordable cost of living. The average starter home was $1.2 million in California and they realized that they were not going to be able to send their children to college with those expenses. Additionally, they realized if their children settled around them in California it would be a continual struggle for them as they grew up and tried to raise their own families.. Many people here from the Northeast have relocated to escape high property taxes and harsh winters as well.
  3. Change of Climate – many people relocate to escape harsh winters, seeking a slower pace of life or are drawn to the area offerings: mountains, lakes, and oceans.

Whatever the reason is for making the move one of the first things for helping everyone adapt is to research the area. Find activities that all will enjoy both as a family and individually and help speed up the acclimation period. My teenage daughter joined a Club soccer team during the school’s offseason to meet friends and continue playing competitive soccer. As a parent try to volunteer or support their school and other activities to get to know the faculty and other influencers of your children.                                 

Interestingly enough social media was helpful in connecting with people in your new area with people that you may know from previous periods of your life. Before we moved I realized that two different couples we knew (one from college and one from our old hometown) lived close by and we have subsequently gotten together and helped us get to know the new area. This has widened our circle of friends as well as helped us to feel more connected. Where we live now there is a Facebook page specifically linked to Mom’s in the area and as newcomers come in or as your children grow many will post questions and others will respond with helpful tips or suggestions. It serves as an online support group.

Explore your new area and try to make a point to visit and take advantage of the offerings around you. Whether it is proximity to outdoor activities- beach, mountains, or lakes go see what the area has to visit. Ask and research activities and events in your area.

Get to know your neighbors- in addition to just being plain neighborly, it will help you feel a connection to your new home as you get to meet and know those around you. Another resource is a great source of referrals for services – mechanic, yard service, cleaning, etc. Eventually, you will realize that all of these things will make it both familiar and your new home.

Working with the moving professionals at West Tennessee Moving and Storage will allow individuals to maximize their energy and help them get settled in the new home knowing that all the details are covered. If you have any questions about your moving needs – Transporting, Packing, Cleaning, and Storage, West Tennessee Moving and Storage is open Monday thru Friday from 9am-4:30pm to assist with all your moving and storage needs. The Paris location is open Monday thru Friday from 9am-4pm and 9am-noon on Saturday. Visit our website at  WestTennesseeMovers.com for additional information and reviews or call 877-512-MOVE or send a request for a Guaranteed Estimate and set up an in house appointment for a No Obligation Quote.

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    Samantha White
    05:42 19 Dec 20
    Don't know, just tried to find a property ... on their Web site, couldn't find itread more
    Heather Piro
    Heather Piro
    00:09 16 Dec 19
    I bought my first home and Gretchen was... great through every no. She was quickly learned my preferences and was able to know before I ever arrived to a showing if I would want it or not. I finally found the perfect house and they were there every step of the way. Casey even came and filled in when Gretchen could not make the signing. Then when I finished signing I was given their moving van to move my property from my old home!!!! I previously used a different realtor and I felt I was a bother and pressured to buy a specific home. When I switched to Gretchen at Casey Drewry she gave me a wonderful home buying experience!read more
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    Candy Fuller
    01:38 15 Nov 19
    Friendly, easy to work with, no high... pressure tactics. We highly recommend Casey, Logan and his team.read more
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    21:08 18 Oct 18
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    16:05 30 Aug 18
    Best in Town!!
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    03:46 06 Feb 18
    Average service. Gets the job done.
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