Moving advice for families in the military

Moving advice for families in the military

Moving is seen as one of the most stressful events in life, and the reality for families in the military is that moves are both frequent and inevitable.  Making sure that you are prepared for this can cut down the unnecessary expenses that can compound the stress of relocation and start off a cycle of debt and credit that can be difficult to get out of.

There are a number of things that you should take into consideration when planning for a military move.  Being prepared helps to avoid errors that can cost energy, time and money in addition to your patience and sanity.  Moving lists should be laid out the moment the orders are definite, as well as a detailed timeline for when things should get done.

Relocation lists should include such details as when to do the last loads of laundry, when to have a garage sale, and when recipes should be prepared making use of the ingredients that you will not be able to pack to take with you.  It is even more critical to have such lists when the move orders give you little in the way of advance notice.

It is vital to update changes to your phone numbers and address as quickly as you possibly can.  Credit cards and other bills that are delayed during the time that your mail is being forwarded can still affect credit records, as well as incur late fees.

Rick Wozniak