The Life of a Military Family

The Life of a Military Family

  • Crunching The Numbers: How To Make A Moving Budget

    Moving can be exciting as a new season begins and the prospects are bright. Unfortunately, that excitement may be thwarted as the expenses add up or unexpected costs creep in. It's critical to create a budget that is honest and all-inclusive. If your intention is to save money, the monthly rent savings may not make up for the moving costs and therefore you won't be saving at all! All Boxed Up

  • Top 5 Commercial Moving Tips

    The day has finally come. The day when you move your business to a bigger and better office or storefront. The day you dreamed of has come true. While you may be excited for the big move, you're also wondering the best way to prepare for it. Here are five commercial moving tips to make it easier:    1. Appoint coordinators Appoint at least two of your employees to be move coordinators.

  • Staying Organized And Efficient While Packing For A Move

    Perhaps the easiest, least stressful way to stay organized while moving is to have your residential movers pack your items into boxes. This allows you to oversee the packing process as it gets done quickly and efficiently. However, if you prefer to pack your own things while moving, staying organized and efficient is critical. The following tips will help with this process.   Create a Labeling System Don't waste time writing the words "

  • 2 Ways To Make Things Easier For Your Moving Team

    When you are in the middle of a move, you might be more focused on leaving behind your friends and family members than you are about making things more convenient for your moving team. Unfortunately, failure to streamline things could make your move take longer than it needs to. Here are three ways to make things easier for your moving team so that you can get things done quickly: 1: Tidy Up Exits and Entrances

  • Tips For Using Self Storage When Moving House

    When moving house, you have two options after sorting through your belongings. The first would be to donate or throw some stuff out to lessen your load. The second option would be to consider self storage until you figure out what to do with your excess stuff. This is especially pertinent if you are moving into a smaller space than your previous residence. Here are some handy tips for packing for self storage when moving house.

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    About Me
    The Life of a Military Family

    Hello! My name is Maggie Thompson. My husband James has been in the military for our entire married life. We have two children; he was deployed at the time of both of their births. We have moved five times in nine years. James plans to remain in the military for many more years, and I know this means many more moves for us. I feel as if I’m becoming a professional in the area of moving. I've learned some very handy ways to pack, load trucks, and unpack. I’ve also learned how to pack a storage unit. You see, not every house we move into is the same size. A few times we haven’t been able to fit all of our belongings into a new home. Rather than sell them, we have stored them. I’m going to share some of my moving tips with you. Enjoy!