Tips for military moving

Moving can be a difficult time for everyone, but moving in the military is generally even more complex than is the case with civilian relocation.  As well as the standard worries over the packing and transportation of belongings, military families also often have to deal with inoculations, passports and visas; however, the good news is that there are some tried and tested methods of minimizing the confusion surrounding military relocation.

The first thing you need to do when you become aware that a military move is in the offing is to arrange it with the transportation office or the base as quickly as you possibly can, as this will increase your chances of being able to get the best professional movers in your local area.

Getting the packing organized is also very important.  Designate one room as being for items that you want to send on to your new location and one for articles that can travel with you in suitcases.  This will help the moving company packers to be aware of what goes where and means that there is no confusion caused by them having to go from room to room to try to find the right items.

You also need to be aware of the need to meet weight limits.  You should throw out anything that will not be needed at your next duty station or that will be easy to replace once you are there so that you stay under the weight limits.