If you're a military spouse, you may be used to packing up your belongings and relocating to a new state (or even country) at what seems like a moment's notice. In fact, the frequent moves that seem to be inherent in military life may often make it difficult for you to advance in your own career. If this is the case, starting a small, low-overhead business or engaging in direct sales can be a way to supplement your household's income without leaving coworkers and bosses in the lurch each time your spouse gets his or her transfer orders.
If you are planning a large interstate move, then one of the things you must decide is what dates you will move. Depending on how far away your destination is, you may need multiple days to drive there. This means that you will have to take an entire weekend moving, move during the week, or conduct your move over part of the week and part of the weekend. Your first instinct might be to finish as much of your move over the weekend as possible, especially if you are concerned about missing work or if you are moving during the school year.
Hiring someone else to pack, transport and unload your items will take away a lot of the stress associated with your move. Even when you hire movers, however, there are some aspects of moving that you'll need to tackle on your own. Before your professional movers arrive at your door, make sure you've completed these essential tasks.
Pack up your valuables.
Most moving companies won't transport cash or highly valuable items (like your valuable jewelry or gold coin collection).