Relocating to a new city? Moving to a new place is stressful and overwhelming to pull off or coordinate for all families, but for military families who often find themselves moving often, there are even more factors to take into consideration before heading to your newest base. Whether you’re relocating for your first Permanent Change Station (PCS), or if you’ve done this before, we’ve got the best military moving tips to make your move more efficient and easy to tackle.
How to Hire a Moving Company for the Military
When it comes to moving to your new base, you’ll first want to hire the right moving company for your family and for the type of moving you’re tackling. The most important part of this process is to have the right professional movers on your side who will have your best interests in mind, and who will allow you to receive the right moving package for you, your budget, and your overall needs.
Able Moving & Storage is committed to supporting military families in their transitions and seeks to support them in their relocations and in providing the best military move options possible for those moving bases. We’ll provide you and your families with the right prices and the best possible service for your moves, no matter the size, scope, and distance of your transition.
Military Move Tips for You
Now that you’ve locked down the right moving company for you and your family, let’s discuss how you can make your moving and packing experience successful from the get-go when it comes to your relocation.
- Schedule Movers Early
Once you’ve decided to use Able Moving & Storage, make sure to schedule our services early, especially if you’re moving during peak moving season. This season is usually from April-September, so make sure to lock down your moving date so you can make sure your relocation goes smoothly.
- Avoid Busy Moving Times
The weekends and the before and end of each month is the most popular time throughout peak moving season, so try to avoid these busy moving times to avoid having to compete for your slot and potentially have your goal date taken already.
- Take Advantage of Your Moving Company’s Resources
If your moving company offers professional packing services along with full-service moving services, you should definitely take advantage of this and additional moving packages to make your transition easier.
- Stay Organized
The most important thing you can do throughout your moving process is to stay organized and stay focused. Go through your home and determine what you’re taking with you and what you’ll be leaving behind, and create a strategy for not only your decluttering and packing process but for moving day itself.
- Start Decluttering
Once you’ve created your moving plan, it’s time to start the decluttering process and eliminate unneeded items that are not used or wanted. This will let you have less to worry about on moving day, and can even make your move cheaper (professional movers charge by the weight of your items, after all!).
- Get Your Paperwork Ready
From organizing the paperwork for your move yourself, your new housing situation, getting things ready for your children to move schools, and other things, having your things all organized and in one place will take a lot of stress off of you.
- Make an Inventory
Organize the things you’re definitely taking with you on your move, and make an inventory for packing and moving. This lets you keep track of what you’re packing and where.
- Take Advantage of Military Discounts
From your moving company to obtaining packing materials and more, make sure to look for and ask for military discounts in order to save money wherever possible!
- Start Packing
Now that you’re organized and ready to go, start the packing process. Take things room by room, and don’t forget to label your items to make sure you know what things are packed where.
- Prepare for Moving Day!
After fully preparing and getting ready for your move, you should be in the best shape for moving day! Prepare your children and pets, don’t forget to check in with your movers and help them throughout the process too!
No matter where you’re headed for your new stationing, always use Able Moving & Storage for your military move. We’ll provide you with the best service, pricing, and overall experience from start to finish.