Military Relocation to San Antonio

PCS Move to San Antonio Moving Checklist 3 Months Before the Move

Do the following tasks three months before you move:

Tasks: Done
Schedule a counseling session at your base transportation office if you are an active service member.
Determine whether you will have the government handle the move for you, or if you will make a Personally Procured Move (PPM).
Save money for moving expenses that are non-reimbursable.
Discuss the moving process with the family, especially the children to help them overcome their fear of relocation.
If you have an infant, make arrangements for special moving needs.
Inform your landlord that you will be moving, but don’t give any specific date yet.
If necessary, start making shipment arrangements for your vehicle(s). Make an appointment for a counseling session if you are using your base transportation office.
Start monitoring  tax-deductible moving expenses like the cost of pre-move house hunting.
Make an inventory of possessions and valuable items. Get appraisals if you have antiques or collections.
Organize important documents like birth certificates, insurance papers or warranties.
Create a list of people that you should notify concerning your move and forwarding address.
If you belong to clubs and organizations, inform them that you are leaving. Transfer your membership if possible.
Make sure to deal with necessary medical, optical or dental appointments.
Get your records and find out how to forward them later.
Draw up a  Power of Attorney or Letter of Authorization for unforeseen circumstances.
Check all closets and drawers. Sort through clothes and other items to give away or sell.
Ensure that all stickers from previous moves have been removed from furniture.
Avoid placing mail order purchases.

 

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