Nobody really understands what you go through during a PCS move unless they’ve been a military family themselves. It’s sometimes impossible to explain to other civilians what it is like having to move your family and pack up your entire life every few years. But instead of dwelling on the challenges of PCS, choose to see your move as an opportunity for a brand new adventure. After all, who else gets to experience new cities, cultures, and countries like we do? Does anyone else so frequently have the opportunity for a fresh start?
After a few PCS moves, you’ll be an old pro, helping another family as they look at their situation with the same shock and overwhelm that you’re feeling now. There’s an emotional component of saying goodbye to friends you’ve made, maybe a job you’ve had, and of course if you have a family, you have to work through transitioning your children, and change can be difficult for them. Part of a successful transition is staying organized to minimize the chaos. Here are eight fresh ways to help you stay organized in your PCS move:
Are you a military family who has a few PCS moves under their belt? What tips would you add to this list? Leave a comment and let us know!
Posted by Leah Hadsell
This article was originally posted on the National Military Family Association website. NMFA is the voice of military families because, for 50 years, we have proven that we stand behind service members, their spouses, and their children.
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