Over the 18 years I’ve been “in” the Navy, I’ve had to organize ten moves. Our relocation from China to Washington DC was meant to be our last, and yet, I now face another pack-up…
To say I dread it would be an understatement of epic proportions. An OCONUS (Outside of the Continental US) move is even more complicated than a CONUS (Continental US) move. We will have three shipments to organize, each one is limited by weight: the main shipment to Taiwan; a small express shipment to Taiwan, which will included basics like pots and pans, sheets and towels, and of course, the TV; and a storage shipment, which will include all of our furniture and anything else that won’t fit in our main shipment. The main shipment will take at least six weeks to arrive in Taipei and the express shipment will take about three weeks, hopefully.
I have a lot of experience with packing and shipping but it never gets any easier or less daunting. So, I was happy to come across an E-book that will help make the process a bit less daunting.
Uship, a company dedicated to making moving easier, especially for military families, developed an Ebook to help guide us through a move: USHIP_ebook.
The book is aimed to ease the stress of our PCS moves. The book is full of information about the sources of stress during a move and how to make the whole process less stressful. The book even has advice on how to improve your perspective and look at moving with a positive outlook and how to make the adjustment easier for everyone.
If you are facing a military move, like we are, I highly recommend you check out Uship and see how they can help.