Happy Milspouse Appreciation Day! I promised myself that this year I was going to take advantage of all those wonderful freebies out there… namely to get a free massage. But here we are, and as usual I am too lazy to investigate (or brave any potential crowds). Last year at least I was productive, in that I wrote out my PCS Checklist. It’s a checklist for all of the cancellations and address changes to keep track of when you move. I do hope it’s been helpful, and I get a lot of searches and hits for it, so it looks like that’s the case. Since the bloghop I do have some new readers, so I thought I’d put it up again here as we head into PCS season (only I’m not moving this year, yeah!)
I hope that all my fellow milspouses have a wonderful day today, and somebody go enjoy a massage for me, will you?
Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!!
I think it’s only fitting that I am bumming around my house today, since that’s my favorite thing to do. I was in my pjs until just recently.
In honor of today and our upcoming PCS, I thought I would share my big bad address change and cancellation checklist with you. Updating our address is one of those things that I feel so scattered about unless I have a list. And inevitably, the cancellations get lumped in with address changes, because with things like utilities you get your deposit back and they need your forwarding address to send it to you. We have moved so often that I keep a master list with phone numbers and website addresses. Some things change, but some things don’t (you always have to update DEERS). And here’s my helpful tip for today: I try to update it when I call to set up the new utilities at the new place because I know I’m leaving wherever I’m living eventually.
I tried to make it generic enough so that pretty much anyone could use it, although obviously some things won’t apply to everybody. (Feel free to laugh at all those magazine spots, my dh is a magazine junkie). I hope it helps someone out in the craziness that is PCS season. Let me know if you think it’s useful (or not). Enjoy!