Tips on Moving to Nashville a Relocation Guide
A Moving Adventure to Nashville
Whether you are moving to Music City to try out your strumming and songs on the country music scene, relocating for a job, testing the climate, starting a business or any other reason, it’s a good decision. Nashville is a wonderful blend of charm, history, Southern hospitality, sophistication, recreation and opportunity. And, of course, music.
- one of top 10 cities to launch a career
- #3 fastest growing large metro economy
- #1 metro area for professional and business service jobs
- #6 city for young professionals
- #7 of top 25 fastest growing cities for 2018 [Forbes]
- one of best cities for job seekers
- #1 minor league baseball city
- #7 in tech job creation
- Start a notebook for all family members to jot down questions and ideas.
- Develop an ideal timeline, staying flexible as necessary.
- Collect used packing materials and boxes from big box or grocery stores for packing your own stuff. Professional packers are highly skilled, but usually there are a few personal things to be packed independently.
- Check relocation benefits if it’s a corporate or academic move.
- Look at IRS Tax Topic 455 for potential tax deductions.
- Drain gas and oil from power equipment.
- Arrange for cleaning service at your departure location to give you more time on the important moving logistics. If possible, suggest that your new place be cleaned top to bottom by maidcleaningnashville.com, the premier, locally-owned, maid service in and around Nashville.
- Moving companies quote costs based on weight, so decide early if you want to move major home appliances, heavy equipment or large furniture. There are furniture and appliance stores, thrift and consignment shops and garage sales all over Nashville.
- Take advantage of the move to recycle, donate and get rid of things you rarely use.
- Movers do not disconnect computers, televisions and some appliances, so plan ahead and take photos of the connections before you disassemble anything.
- Pack a box of small tools, flashlight, paper towels, toilet paper, paper plates, towels, soap and other necessary stuff to go in the moving truck last for coming out first.
- Keep receipts connected to the move in a large envelope for possible tax benefits.
- For information on utilities, taxes, vehicle registration, driver’s licenses, voter registration, etc., go to https://www.nashvillechamber.com/explore/live/relocate/getting-established
- Be sure to exchange cell numbers with the van driver.
- If you are driving to Nashville to relocate, look for interesting routes and things to see along the way.
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