When our military family moved overseas, we were able to pack two shipments.
One called “Household Goods” (HHG:the bulk of things) that takes around 2 months to arrive,
and another called “Unaccompanied Baggage” (UB: ~1,000 pounds) which travels by air and arrives faster.
Today I’ve been working on my lists.
Things to do in Germany.
Things to do for the move.
Things to set aside for our baggage.
Things to set aside for our suitcases.
So, I thought I’d share what I have so far, and ask if anyone has any suggestions!
Note: Because so many families in our town are PCSing (PCSing = Permanent Change of Station AKA moving to a new place) in the next few weeks, we will be staying in our quarters after our two shipments are packed out. There just isn’t enough room at lodging, so we get to camp out in our house with government furniture. (I’m pretty excited about this because I have a few fantastic neighbors I know I can bug if we need a steak knife or run out of toilet paper or something!) Also just an FYI – usually when moving from the US to an overseas location, you pack out the UB first, then HHG. But when moving from overseas back to the US, we pack our HHG first and then our UB just before we leave.
Pots + Pans + Cookie sheet
Small bin of toys
Tool Box + extension cord
Clothespins + drying rack
Portable DVD Player with DVDs
Vacuum + bags
Buckets + wash cloths
Computer printer + paper
One stuffed toy per child
Computers + camera
Ipods + all chargers
PCS binder <— very important!!!
MY hairdryer + curling iron
–Ask a friend to mail after we leave–
Bed sheets + blankets
Ok – so tell me – What did I forget?
Please feel free to share your wacky moving stories of things that were – or weren’t – packed in the right place!