7 Ways to Pretend Like You Are PCSing

7 Ways to Pretend Like You Are PCSing

Summer is PCS season! Time to move, and start over somewhere else. Time to purge, and organize and have a fresh start. But what happens if you aren’t PCSing anytime soon? Maybe you won’t have orders anywhere until 2022 or maybe you are a National Guard family and are in your forever home. If you […]

What Military Kids Say About PCS Moves

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Christopher Q. Stone Editor’s Note: This article was originally featured on PCS grades. The summer months bring vacations and time off from school for kids. But military kids often have other things happening over the summer months such as saying goodbye to friends or moving across the country (or […]

Turning Your PCS Into a Vacation

Should You Make Your PCS Road Trip into A Vacation? PCSing can be an adventure, but it is also quite an undertaking. Last summer my husband and I decided to make our family (2 boys (2 and 5) plus our cat) PCS road trip from California to Virginia more exciting by adding a few extra […]

Purge Before a PCS

Purge Before a PCS

How does it make you feel when you have to purge before a PCS? It’s everyone’s dream to have an easy, mess-free PCS … yet we all know that’s rarely the case. Items are lost or broken, dates never match up to when movers are supposed to arise, there’s a delay in getting your new […]

Finding Friends When You PCS

Finding Friends When You PCS

Are you about to PCS? There’s nothing worse than moving to a new town and not knowing a soul! Yes, it’s an adventure and yes you’ve been there before. You know you’ll soon make friends. Eventually. (That is, real friends who are worth your time!) But in the meantime, days can be long and lonely. […]

Holding On To Items When You PCS

Should You Sell Your Out of Season Gear When PCSing? What have you held onto for far too long, even though you can’t use it at your current duty station? Living in Georgia, I have a box of snow gear -- coveralls, coats, scarves, and gloves -- and it’s all tucked away in the attic. It’s sat there for three years, hoping to one day see the light of day. Now, looking back, I probably should have sold the lot. Donated or give to friends -- anything that would allow it some extra use while keeping us from having to haul it here and there. But I didn’t and so it sits. Who knows where our next station will be -- maybe we’ll need it? Maybe we won’t. But when it comes to PCSing, it’s already a huge pain, so cutting down how much you have to move is a huge help. Losing a few bucks on the deal can even be worth the convenience of having fewer items to move. So, should you hold onto items you can’t use at your next duty station? Unless they hold some type of sentimental value or were especially expensive, I’d say no. You can always buy more. And chances are, wherever you’re headed has a choice of what you need -- others will be doing the same thing you did on their way out. They purged what they couldn’t or wouldn’t need. Consider donating or selling your items that you will PCS with before your next move. This is an easy way to cut down packing, hauling, and reorganizing at the next stop. And if it can’t be used anyway, that makes your decision all the more easy to make in the first place. Let it go! Bethaney-milspouse Do you clean house before a big move? What have you held onto that you wish you’d have purged?

Should You Sell Your Out of Season Gear When PCSing? What have you held onto for far too long, even though you can’t use it at your current duty station? Living in Georgia, I have a box of snow gear — coveralls, coats, scarves, and gloves — and it’s all tucked away in the attic. […]