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Episode 42 – Prep for PCS with These Expert Moving Tips!


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One thing that’s usually certain about military life is that you will move at some point! Today, I have SO much information to share with you, and I really hope you will get something out of it, whether it’s your first move or tenth!

Having been through 13 moves as a military family, I’m sharing practical tips for your PCS move, sprinkled with some funny stories and wise advice from other military spouses and listeners.

We’re talking about prepping for a move, moving with kids of all ages, moving with pets, moving overseas, and even some thoughts about when it seems like all your friends are moving but you’re stuck. 


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Timestamps for this episode:

  • 7:40 PCS Terms and Acronyms to Know/General PCS Tips to Keep You Sane!

  • 14:35 Your First PCS or a PCS Refresher

  • 15:12 Things to Do Before the Movers Arrive or Packing Out 

  • 18:16 Military Spouse “Pro Gear”

  • 19:20 Researching Before Your Move (neighborhoods, schools, etc)

  • 23:10 Tips for Moving Day

  • 30:45 Moving with Kids

  • 34:40 Moving In Day

  • 38:00 Overseas Move

  • 42:00 Tips for Helping Kids Through a Move

  • 45:45 Moving with Pets

  • 49:48 When You’re Not Moving, But All Your Friends Are

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