Military moving comes with its own unique set of challenges. Luckily, there are plenty of avenues for assistance along the way, which can do a lot to minimize the stress and make things easier for you and your family. Here are some of the best tips and approached to help make your next military move an easy one.
There are plenty of resources available to help you after you’ve received your PCS orders. Take advantage of the help by reaching out to the appropriate places. Two great resources that you can access online are Plan My Move and Move.Mil. Plan My Move will help you stay organized by giving you a checklist of things you’ll need to do leading up to your move, which can be invaluable. It’s a very easy to use site and is a good starting point if you’ve just received your PCS orders. Move.Mil is the official online moving portal for the DoD, which has a lot of helpful resources and helpful links. Between these two resources, you’ll be able to find the majority of help and information you need.
Another good resource that’s available to you is a sponsor for your move. A sponsor is someone who can help guide you through various aspects of your relocation and provide answers to questions you have, both of which can be very helpful while you juggle everything else that goes into a military move. Having someone you can count on to direct you to the right resources and help you along the way is one of the best ways you can take the stress out of a difficult transition.
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One of the keys to making your move easier to stay organized throughout the process. That means starting early and having a clear idea of what you need to do at every juncture. One of the best ways to stay on task is to start a moving binder that contains everything you’ll need to do before, during, and after your move. Be as thorough as possible and continue to add to you checklist of things to do as you go along. Don’t forget to include plans for meals so that you don’t have throw away food before you move.
A key part of your binder should be an inventory list of what you plan to take with you. At first, you may be tempted to take a lot more than you need, but if you start planning early enough, you’ll give yourself time to eliminate the things that aren’t really necessary. Again, this is something you’ll want to start early so that you have time to amend the list before your move.
Among the most important things you need to have in order before your move are the documents you’ll need. Include these in your inventory list and double check that you have the most important paperwork such as your PCS orders, ID and passports, medical and housing information, and anything else you’ll need to navigate your daily life after you relocate.