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Posted on: February 22, 2020 | by: Find Self Storage 2020-02-22

PCS Moving Tips for a Smooth Relocation

Moving and relocating are stressful events for anyone, but even more so for servicemen and women. A PCS (permanent change of station) can be very beneficial for you and your career, but it can also be a challenge if you aren’t fully prepared. If you’re embarking on a PCS relocation, keep reading for our tips for how to make your military move a smooth one.

Your PCS Relocation Checklist

With a little planning and attention to detail, you can make sure that your military move goes well so that you can focus on your deployment. Here are 6 PCS moving tips for you and your family:

  1. Don’t Wait to Get Organized: Consider creating a “moving binder” with your orders, important dates and other documentation you might need.
  2. Declutter and Purge: Moving is a good time to get rid of items you don’t need. Plus, having less stuff will help reduce stress on moving day. As soon as you receive your orders, start sorting and organizing. Store, sell, donate or throw away anything that you no longer want or use.
  3. Create an Inventory List: Make a detailed list of everything you’ll be taking with you. Include photos for your records.
  4. Clean Up: Ask your family and friends to help you clean your old home when it’s empty. When you get to your new place, it is recommended to pre-clean the bathroom and kitchen before settling in.
  5. Pack a First Day Box: Put together items that you’ll need right away for your first day and night at your new home. You’ll want to include items such as sheets, towels, a shower curtain and soap. Make a list of other household items that will be useful to have sooner rather than later. Things like a broom, mop, cleaners and even snacks and drinks that you’ll need to purchase once you get settled.

Military Storage Solutions at Find Self Storage

As you know, military deployments can last anywhere from six months to a few years. Storing your belongings in a self-storage unit is a safe and economical storage solution for military personnel managing a PCS. At Find Self Storage, we offer a wide range of storage options, flexible leasing terms, and superior customer support to meet your needs. Our locations in Texas and Louisiana offer a variety of storage unit sizes for your personal belongings.

Keep your items secure and safe during PCS by renting a military storage unit today!

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