Organizing for PCS - Inventory- Household Items

Whether it's your first PCS or your eighth, it doesn't make it less stressful. Even if you're using military movers, you want to be sure that you can find everything when you reach your new destination--and you know the importance of unpacking and having your household up and running as soon as possible. By preparing an inventory system in the days and weeks leading up to your move, you can help make the entire moving process smoother.

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Will Your Credit Affect PCS?

Two years ago, DoD made a change in how military PCS expenses will be covered. While service members have always been reimbursed for their PCS expenses, typically the military family would have to pay out of pocket and then wait for paperwork to be authorized before reimbursment could be received. 

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How Much is Enough?

With every PCS, military families are faced with packing up belongings and traveling, often across the country, with a limited number of items until all the household goods are delivered. Every PCS has us scratching our heads and wondering how on earth we've managed to accumulate so much "stuff" during just one tour of duty. Whether navigating a first PCS or the last, before the movers arrive it's important to take a hard look at possessions and understand how much is "enough".

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Military Spouse - Letter of Referral - How to Ask

As a military spouse, rebuilding your network in a new area is hardly unfamiliar. From making new friends to finding the best grocery store or doctor's office, there's plenty of work to do. Finding a new job, however, can be one of the most difficult parts of the move. A sparkling letter of referral goes a long way toward making your resume stand out from the crowd, but how, exactly, are you supposed to get that important letter?

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On the Move Organizational Strategies for Military Families

The phrase "military relocation" is simply a part of military life. Military families typically move 10 times more frequently than civilian families. Because military families have to rent homes and move often, it makes sense for them to use portable storage and organizational strategies for their belongings. Take a look at our list of functional, transportable ideas and options for storage and organization.

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4 Ways to Use up the Leftovers Before a PCS

Uh-oh! The military says it's time to PCS and your refrigerator and freezer are still too full. Even though you've cut back on your grocery shopping and have diligently tried to use up your perishable foods, you've still got quite a bit on hand. And when the movers come for your household goods, you knowyou don't want them shipping that head of broccoli or loaf of French bread!

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