Today I organized the beginning of our PCS (Permanent Change of Station) binder.
I decided to ‘decorate’ the cover with vintage postcards – aren’t they fun?
Keeping everything organized in one place was a lifesaver when we moved to Germany, so we are doing the same for our move to El Paso. We also keep all of our “important documents” folder with our records, vehicle titles, birth certificates, etc. to hand carry to our next duty station so it is readily available for reference and most importantly – nothing is lost!
Copies of Orders
Notes from meetings/ briefs
Inventory of the household
Car titles + insurance info
Master list of moving office phone #s from the leaving and receiving base
Powers of Attorney (General + Specials)
Single page of identification numbers (Social Security numbers, Birth dates, Passport #s)
Single page of banking, insurance account numbers + emergency phone #s
Bill termination notices and contact information
Birth, Marriage, Adoption certificates
Wills, Medical POA documents
How do you keep your important papers organized during a move?
Does anyone else have a soft spot for vintage postcards?
Be sure to call your bank and credit card company to notify them of your move!
That way you aren’t stranded at a gas station waiting for them to life the fraud alert from your card!