PCS Move to San Antonio Moving Checklist 1 Week Before the Move | San Antonio Military Relocation
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PCS Move to San Antonio Moving Checklist 1 Week Before the Move

Do the following tasks one week before you move:

Tasks Done
Close out safe deposit box if you have one.
Buy ziplock bags for packing  sets of small items.
Before mailing or hand-carrying them to your new address, make copies of any important documents.  
Start removing wall accessories like drapery rods, small appliances, food and utensil racks.
Haul out all items from underneath stairways, attics or any other area that does not allow full standing room.
Drain the water from garden hoses and  oil and gas from lawn mowers and gas operated tools.
Disconnect spark plugs.
Dispose of flammables and have a local propane gas dealer purge and seal refillable tanks.
Start packing electronic components like stereos and TVs
Place original packing boxes (if they are still in good condition and you want the movers to use them) by the equipment. If you decide to pack the item in the original carton yourself, make sure to leave the boxes opened so items can be inventoried.
If you have a computer, “park” hard disk drive units. Make sure to disconnect computer systems, then place CDs and DVDs in protective cases before storing them into cartons.
If you are planning to use your own vehicle, ensure that it is in good running condition. Check if all required maintenance has been completed.
Inform a close friend or relative of your travel route and schedule so you may be reached if needed.
Make sure to set aside cleaning materials to be used after packing and loading.
Make sure personal property items are free of soil/pest infestation. Keep in mind that complying with requirements of the USDA and state laws is your responsibility.
If you are an active service member making use of military weight allowances, separate your professional books, papers and equipment (PBP&E) because they will be weighed and listed separately on your shipping inventory. Inform the packers that these are your professional items — their weight will not be counted into your weight allowance.


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