Moving can create a lot of stress in families. This can be particularly true for those in the military, who are often required to relocate on a regular basis and sometimes with little in the way of advance warning. Sometimes these moves can be minor, such as within the same base, but at other times they could be required to move to the other side of the country.
Fortunately there are ways in which the military can assist with making relocation easier on families. One option offered by the military is the DITY move, which makes the transition a good deal smoother in many cases. Regardless of how quickly the move takes place or the type of moving assistance that a family may require, there are some tips to follow that can help to ensure that everything is kept in order.
Getting a good plan sorted out is the best way to start with any kind of move. Put all important information into the one folder so that contact telephone numbers, names, dates, checklists and receipts are all accessible from the one place so that everything about your relocation is easily to track. The US Department of Defense website is a good place to look for tips specifically focused on military moves.
Many families choose the DITY moving option due to the fact that they have more control over the relocation and might even be able to make a little money out of it, with an allotted moving cost provided by the military. If you are able to move for less than this amount, you get to keep the difference.