Whether you’re a new or experienced military spouse, PCS season is the one time of year that we can all agree to being on the struggle bus. Luckily, there are tons and tons of online and in person resources to assist you through this transition for your military family. Amazing military spouse bloggers and publications offer some of the BEST PCS information from surviving your first move to moving with kids and more. Here are 18 Useful Blog Posts to Help You Survive PCS Season.

 

18 useful blog posts to help you survive pcs season (moving truck with boxes for pcs season or military moves)

Surviving PCS Season with Moving Tips and Hacks

 

25 Genius Moving Tips For PCS Moves

 

When you are moving or “PCS’ing”, everyone has learned that you contact the transportation office, check your documents and/or research the place you are going to live. What’s even better is knowing genius PCS moving tips so you can have a great move. Here are 25 of them. Click HERE to continue reading…

 

 

How to Move Your Business when You PCS

As a military spouse, traditional employment is something that is not guaranteed. Most of us have left the stability of a typical 9-5 to jump aboard this crazy ride with our significant other. Self-employment is not only desirable for those with an entrepreneurial spirit, but it gives some freedom from needing to explain the “gaps” in our resume. You know, the ones from living OCONUS, to taking leave when your spouse deploys, to being at a duty station for only 6 months for a school.Below, we share our best tips for how to successfully move your business and keep the small details from falling through the cracks!Click HERE to continue reading

 

The How and Why of A DITY Move

Most PCS’ing military families are consoled by the simple fact that the military moves them. They pay for professional movers to pack up, move, and unload your household goods without you ever lifting a finger—so why would anyone want to do a DITY? We’ve chosen to do a DITY move, or what the military refers to as a PPM (Personally Procured Move), for each of our stateside PCS moves–all five of them. That might not sound like a lot, but let me put it in perspective for you. We’ve made five PCS moves in three years–six, if you count our most recent OCONUS (overseas) move. And when I write it out, I have to agree with everyone, we might be a little crazy. But before you discredit me, allow me to share our perspective! Click HERE to continue reading…

 

 Top 10 Moving Secrets for Your Next PCS

Are you moving soon? I have you covered with my 10 best moving tips to help you prepare for a move. It doesn’t matter if you are moving across town or across the country it is hard to move. And it is a lot of work. Moving is a lot of work and it won’t be easy. But there are ways to make your transition easier. Finding ways to making packing up your stuff and moving across the country just a little easier will help you keep your sanity and make the moving process more enjoyable for everyone. And as an added bonus a lot of these tips help you with unpacking too. Click HERE to continue reading…

 

 

10 Tips and Tricks for Your Next Partial DITY Move

I realized that Jamie and I do unintentionally follow a system for the way we do things when it comes to these big moves that’s worked out pretty-well for us so far! I’m not saying my tips are the very best ways to do things (in fact, I’m sure there are easier ways to do many of the things I’ll mention!), but this is just a system that works like a charm for our little family. Hopefully something I mention will make your next partial DITY move a little easier too. Click HERE to continue reading…

 

10 PCS Tips for Your Car That You Need this PCS Season 

PCS season is rapidly approaching. Even if you haven’t gotten your orders yet, you are probably still trying to get yourself organized. Thousands of service members and their families will hit the road this summer, driving themselves and their belongings across the country. If you are one of those families, we have a few PCS tips for your car that you are going to want to take with you, both literally and figuratively.Click HERE to continue reading…

 

Survive PCS Season with Tips for Your Very First Move

 

 

What You Should Know Before Your First PCS Move

We decided to do a Do-it-Yourself Move (DitY move, which is now called a PPM), where we would pack up our own belongings and move them ourselves. The military would cover our moving expenses and also pay certain compensation for the weight of our goods and the mileage of the move. It was an opportunity to pocket some money by doing the work ourselves. (The standard military move is when professionals pack and move your goods, but you don’t receive additional compensation.) Here’s what you should know before your first PCS. Click HERE to continue reading…

 

How to Survive Your First Move as a Military Wife

Congrats! – You’ve just found out your about to make your first move as a new military wife. YAY. You’re probably feeling a mixture of super excited, a little nervous, and a lot of overwhelmed. Welcome to the craziness of your first military move! Whether you’re relocating across the country, across the world, or just a couple states away, the entire process of your first PCS (Permanent Change of Station) – and each one after – can be exhausting and a little scary.Here are my top tips for making it through your first big military move as a military wife, without collapsing under the stress! Click HERE to continue reading…

 

 The 15 Stages of a Military PCS

PCS season is around the corner and life is getting quite hectic for quite a few military families. Although it has been a while since our family has gone through a military PCS, I remember the process and how stressful and crazy everything can be. Click HERE to continue reading…

 

 

How to Fall in Love with Your New Duty Station

It took me 7 months to learn how to fall in love with my new duty station (Don’t roll your eyes) and I am here to help you not waste time and begin falling in love with yours. Click HERE to continue reading…

 

 5 Military Spouse Friends You Need When Your First PCS

Most military spouses want to make friends when they PCS, but doing so isn’t always easy. Sometimes you can go months and months without finding anyone to connect with. That being said, if you can, look for these types of friends, because if you can find them, that will make your PCS, and your experiences at your next duty station a little bit easier. Click HERE to continue reading…

 

 

Survive Your Overseas PCS

 

Best Moving Overseas Checklist for Military Families

If you are preparing for a military overseas PCS move then you definitely want a moving overseas checklist! Moving overseas can be a very stressful time for military families. It certainly was for us! I will spare you the long version of the story, but my husband was away at school in another state as we were preparing to move overseas to Japan. It gets really complicated trying to figure everything out when you and your spouse are not in the same geographical location. The only reassurance is that I know it can be done, especially if you have a moving overseas checklist to help you out. Click HERE to continue reading…

 

 

How to Prepare for An Overseas PCS

Here is the dirty little secret about OCONUS relocation: It’s the most stressful, most time-consuming, and most memorable PCS your family will ever encounter. The rare Armed Forces gift of an OCONUS (Outside the Continental United States) duty assignment morphs the standard moving day jitters into a process of antacid-popping anxiety. But once you conquer it, you can move anywhere. Here is a list of the top 5 secrets every OCONUS virgin needs to know. Click HERE to continue reading…

 

 

 

Keep Your Cost Down on an Overseas PCS

Each year, thousands of military families execute a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move to a location that is outside the Continental United States (OCONUS.) Despite a generous array of allowances, there are still plenty of out-of-pockets costs. Careful planning can help you to ensure that you keep those non-reimbursed expenses to a minimum. ClickHERE to continue reading…

 

 

Survive a PCS with Kids

 

How to Survive A Cross Country PCS with a Baby or Toddler

As Military families, we are no stranger to moving and doing it often. We all know that PCSing is hard but with a baby or toddler, it can feel a lot like running in a marathon that you never prepared for. While I can’t promise that I have all the answers, I come bearing the gift of tips and tricks to survive a cross country pcs with a baby or toddler. Keep reading for a chance at keeping your sanity and may the PCS odds ever be in your favor. Click HERE to continue reading…

 

 

5 Quick Ways to Get your Kids Excited About an OCONUS PCS

5 ways to get kids excited about an oconus pcs PCS overseas with kids

PCS moves can certainly be a scary experience. There’s tons of uncertainty about your new location, the friends you’ll make and the idea of starting all over again being new in town. For an OCONUS PCS move, times that fear by 10. As an adult, I feel this way about every PCS so I can only imagine how our children must feel about not being in control of their lives and surroundings. OCONUS PCS moves can be quite the shock but they don’t have to be. Here are 5 quick ways to get your kids excited about an OCONUS PCS. Click HERE to continue reading…

 

 

How to Help your Military Kids Adjust to a New School After a PCS

After a few years here, your family has finally settled into school. The kids have dear, sweet friends. They are involved in sports, Girl or Boy Scouts and clubs after school. Then the PCS orders hit, and suddenly your family is kissing ALL of that stability good-bye. Your kids and their friends are in tears. You’re not sure how to help everyone adjust to your brand- new home town. Here’s the good news…You can take action now to help your military child adjust to a new school after a PCS. Click HERE to continue reading…

PCS Binder Essentials for Changing Schools with Military Children

When orders come, I bring out the binder. I have a huge binder filled to the brim of essentials for every Permanent Change of Station (PCS). I mean….absolutely full. Before having children, it wasn’t nearly as full, but since having kids, I have even more need for a fully stocked binder. No one wants to be unprepared when transferring schools with your young one. Here are all the things I make sure to have before changing my military kids’ school. Click HERE to continue reading…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About sredmond95

I am Sierra Redmond- Mama, Army Wife, student and full time Lifestyle Blogger. My family and I are currently stationed in sunny Miami, Florida and we take every chance we get to soak up the sun, culture, try all the food and travel with our handy dandy Tula baby.

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