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Sunday, 19 October 2014 21:14

Tips For Military Household Goods Moves

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Tips For Military Household Goods Moves

If you are in the military in Hampton, Virginia, or somewhere nearby and you have to move, there are a lot of things to think about. Military moves are some of the most complicated at all. Luckily, the military wants to make sure their service personnel have the ability to make these things more manageable. To do so, they have provided a number of useful of hints and tips, as well as a list of military approved movers for you to consider. Let's take a look at some of the hints and tips they have provided.

Firstly, military personnel are advised to make a checklist of important phone numbers, information and dates. They should then speak to their PPSO or TO regarding any questions they may have. Once a military family receives their orders, it is time to start looking at military household goods moves companies. There are a number of choices available and your current base should help you with this as much as possible. It is generally recommended to move outside of the months of May to August, mainly because the various holidays during that particular range of time make it a very busy period. Additionally, you must know that nothing is set in the military, so there is a possibility that you suddenly have to move sooner or later than expected. This is why it is so important to work with a mover that has been military approved, as they will know and understand this. Generally speaking, these companies also know that military personnel always have the move on a weekday.

There are some things you have to do yourself as well. The best movers Hampton has to offer that are also military approved will want to know what you have to move and how much would be the total weight. The military has provided a handy calculation tool to estimate the weight of your goods. Use this well and use it to try and get rid of some unnecessary things as well. You will only be allocated a certain amount of weight to move, which means that it could cost you a lot of money if you go over that. Only take what you really need to take. You will find that if you go overweight in your first weighing, you can take items out and ask for a reweigh at no extra cost. If you will use multiple shipments, it is your responsibility to indicate which items have to go in each shipment. You are in direct contact with the actual moving company, not the military, so all of this is your personal responsibility. This is also true for organizing delivery, which may or may not be at a new military base. If you move overseas, other rules will apply.

 

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