Nobody knows moving like military families. Yes, most of us have had the experience one way or the other, but military moving is something much more complex; it even has its own term – PCS “permanent change of station”. Any living soul from a military family will tell you it’s no easy business. Why? Well, try moving every 2 and a half, 3 years. It surely gets the best of you after a couple of rounds. It takes stamina and nerves of steel to maneuver every moving process while remaining on top of things throughout. We’re here to give a helping hand by providing information and useful moving tips for military families. Continue reading “Moving tips for military families”
Moving of America is here to help you stay organized throughout your local move or long-distance move. By following these steps it will help you stay organized throughout your move.
1. Establish a Moving File
Moving of America can provide you with a personalized folder, color coded to makes it easy for you to keep the paper work we provide you as well as paper work that you may want to keep in the folder yourself. If you would like to start up your own folder be sure to choose and label a folder that can store all your important documents, such as receipt, contracts, estimates, emails, lose papers and notes. Find out what tax deductions on moving expenses apply and what receipts you’ll need to keep by going to Internal Revenue Service.
2. Write a Moving List:
Writing a moving list is something that can surely assist you in all of your moving needs. By making things less complicated this list can take away the overwhelming feeling of being disorganized. Making a list of your household responsibilities for the move needs to be very detailed and comprehensive. On your list you should include your moving date and time. All names of customer service representatives that you have spoken too along with moving agent, contact info, moving estimate, checks, receipts and any other paperwork.
List all the appropriate ways of paying the company whether payment is required upon delivery in cash, traveler’s checks, money order or cashier’s check. Your check list should always have clear and concise goals for you to follow.
Assure yourself by contacting your insurance agent if you have one as well as all your insurances in order to make the appropriate changes while you have time to do so. Also be sure to have a place to keep your pets and children on the move date to keep them safe and away from all the action. Be sure to plan ahead for animal wellness, food and kennels.
Make your personal travel arrangements (flights, hotels, cars, rental cars, etc.) for you and your family if need be. It is always smart to give yourself some time in case of any unexpected situations.
3. Don’t Pack Important Items
When you have important documents that are confidential and items of intrinsic value it is always better to carry those yourself. There are some items no amount of insurance can cover. Keep all dental and medical records with you as well as medications and any and all important records. Moving of America always asks are valued customers to keep in their possession jewelry, photos, videos, keys, etc. Making sure that the box is secure is the second most important aspect in packing. Ask us and we can do all the packing for you. Our tape is free of charge as tape can be very expensive.