Tips for your military and government moves
For members of the United States military, relocation can be common. A service member must be prepared to pack up homes and family members at a moment’s notice in order to satisfy their reassignment. However, often, a moment’s notice doesn’t fit your busy schedule. Yet, a successful, secure move cannot just happen without planning and hard work. Leaving your move to experienced, military-approved moving and storage companies can give you the quality assurance you need to get on with your job.
The U.S. Department of Defense gives Armed Forces Members, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and United States Coast Guard, specific allowances for the shipment and storage of household goods during transfers. With these allowances, members must entrust their household goods to military-approved moving and storage companies.
While Leaders Moving & Storage is skilled in military moves, taking a few simple steps prior to your move will increase your movers’ productivity, getting you quickly on to your next service opportunity without added burdens on you or your family.
Organize your home
With the recurring possibility of relocation, it is important to have careful inventory of your household. Once you’ve learned of your move, sort through your home to declutter and minimize, organizing key pieces as you go. You are allowed to begin shipping personal property once you’ve receive your official military orders.
In addition to boosting the efficiency of your move, organizing your belongings will help you know what you have and what you might need once you’re settled.
Appraise your valuables
Consider having your heirlooms and collectibles inspected and audited in the case of mishap or damage. While the U.S. Department of Defense will not pay to have prized possessions appraised, it’s a lifelong investment.
Afterwards, maintain a record of exact numbers of your belongings and their value. By knowing exactly what you have and its worth, you can increase your move’s efficiency while avoiding potential heartbreak or loss of finances. Here are a few ideas of items to log:
Critical documents, such as family members’ social security cards, birth certificates and appraisals
Stocks and bonds
Jewelry and coins/coin collections
Sentimental items, such as photo albums
Expensive equipment and devices
Keepsakes and memorabilia
Specifics needed for key rooms, such as kitchenware and linens
Evaluate moving and storage companies
Finding a company that satisfies your wants and needs as well as the military’s approval is essential to your peace of mind. You made an admirable commitment to preserve the fabric of our nation. Therefore, we believe your focus should lie there rather than in the dimensions of your sofa and whether it’ll fit into a moving truck.
Leaders Moving & Storage was built on surpassing standards. Quality sprinklers, security systems, pest control devices, absence of flammables or smoke on the premises are just a few of reasons your items will be safe with us. We earned a military certification to prove it, ensuring quality and precision for your move.
Leave your property to an approved moving and storage company
The U.S. Department of Defense deems all personal property associated with your home and personal effects belonging to you and your dependents worthy of a military-approved moving and storage company.
Being a military mover means knowing the standards that will keep items safe and secure. Things need to be packed a particular way and certain items need to be handled with care. Leaders Moving & Storage has the knowledge to make you military move go smoothly.
Contact us toll free at (800) 481-6843 or get an online quote today to get moving.