Sometimes when you are in the military – or your partner is i8n the military – it seems that you are moving every two minutes. If you familiarize yourself with the procedures, the process can be much easier than you think. Here are a few tips.
When you are given your PCS orders, find out whether there is a PCS briefing. This is generally the case and the briefing will be full of useful information; therefore, make sure that you go along ready to take notes. Useful items such as timelines and checklists for your military move are often handed out, which can be really helpful in your planning.
Sometimes you know that the PCS orders for military relocation are on their way; if this is the case, it is a good idea to start putting some money to one side. There will always be expenses associated with your move and being ready for them can help to make life a lot easier.
It is important to bear in mind that military life means that you can be moved on at any time; for this reason, most military families try to avoid accumulating a large amount of possessions they do not need. This means that when it comes time to pack everything up the families don’t have to spend time trying to sell or give away the items they don’t want and can simply pack up and go. This is a way of life and a principle that you should apply to any military home you live in.