Moving Tips for Military Families to Know Before their Next PCS Move


If you belong to a military family, Permanent Change of Station moves are part of the deal. Prepare for your next PCS move with these moving and packing tips.

1. Know what to expect. Before your Bay area residential moving company provides a quote, make a list of questions to ask. Be sure to find out if there are any items your moving company will not move. Explain, in detail, how many rooms need packed and moved. If you underestimate your belongings, you may be underquoted.

2. Put essentials aside. Place any items you need during the move, such as important papers, medications and other such items, aside so that the movers won’t accidentally pack them with the boxes you’ll unpacked later. If you have children, keep the “necessities” somewhere that is easily accessible. For pets, keep food, bed, toys, etc. nearby as well.

3. Take down wall hangings. In most cases, long distance movers won’t take down your pictures or other hanging decor. They will safely pack your framed artwork and mirrors, but when it comes to sticky notes and thumbtacked papers, it’s best you organize them ahead of time. Make sure you have all of these items ready to go when the movers arrive.

4. Be kind to the movers. Your movers have a long, difficult job. Be kind to them throughout the day, and they will treat your stuff with extra special care. Consider offering them lunch, tipping them in advance, and offering drinks to keep them hydrated.

Hire a Professional Moving Company for Help

Before you schedule your PCS move and put all the logistics in place, connect with the team at Movers N Shakers to explore your options, keep costs to a minimum, and ensure the safety and security of your possessions.  Give us a call today at 877-797-4253 to speak with our Bay Area moving and storage team, or request a free moving quote through our online contact form.