When you joined the armed forces, you more than likely faced the fact that you wouldn't have a huge choice in where you would be stationed. Maybe that worked well for you when you were single. However, if you are married now, moving might be much more daunting.
Have you moved with the military in the past? Perhaps this is your first really big move with a family. Either way, do you already have a plan? If not, from arranging for military relocation to getting things organized before packing day, here are some ideas that might help you.
Get Ready for Military Relocation
Will you be sent overseas this time? If so, you probably have very mixed emotions about that. On the one hand, maybe you are sad and even apprehensive about leaving behind everything that is familiar to you. On the other hand, you're probably excited about the new adventure that is ahead for you and your family. Just imagine that, if you have kids, they'll be given a great opportunity to learn a new language and experience new cultures.
No matter the emotional part of your move, the focus right now is more than likely arranging for the actual move. You are going to need passports and other legal documents in a timely manner. It might take a while to get those in order, so consider putting that on the top of your to-do list. Health forms will probably be required, too. So, add those to your list of things to do immediately.
Get Ready for Packing Day
While you're in the middle of arranging all of the legalities of your move, you'll obviously have to also get your household items ready for packing day. If you have kids, explain to them that anything that is packed might not be available to them for a while. Each of you in your family might be wise to pack things you want to keep with you in a suitcase, Put the suitcases in your car on packing day, or they might get packed right along with your household belongings.
This is also a really good time to get rid of things you no longer want or use as many overseas moves may have a weight limit as to how much you can bring with you. Have a special bin where family members can put those items so they can be delivered to a charity organization.
These are just a few tips to help you with your move. Contact military relocation services for more assistance.