Military Nesties
Dear Community,

Our tech team has launched updates to The Nest today. As a result of these updates, members of the Nest Community will need to change their password in order to continue participating in the community. In addition, The Nest community member's avatars will be replaced with generic default avatars. If you wish to revert to your original avatar, you will need to re-upload it via The Nest.

If you have questions about this, please email [email protected]

Thank you.

Note: This only affects The Nest's community members and will not affect members on The Bump or The Knot.

does anyone have some good pre-packing advice?

So we got the final word today, and our move out of the house and country has begun!  The movers are coming at the end of October, and I only have Nate for about a week or 2 before he heads out for training. Those of you who have done the shipping everything thing... do you have advice for how to prepare for the move? Are there any items you wished you had packed, is there a good way to pre-organize stuff, etc? I'll be staying at my moms from Nov- sometime when we leave in Dec

Much appreciated! 

Re: does anyone have some good pre-packing advice?

  • Photograph anything and everything of value.  Write down serial numbers and store the information in something you won't be giving to the movers.  Set aside anything you don't want them to pack in a separate room (we've used closets or bathrooms for this) so it doesn't accidentally end up on the moving truck.
    image
    28/100
    LittleL 8/10/07
    Baby E 11/27/10

    Check out my makeup and reading blog:
    Books and Beauty
  • Empty the trash and the coffee maker.  No joke they will pack everything as it is.  

    Set aside sheets and stuff you know you want immediately and take them with you.  Futons can be horrid but they are made a little better if you've got your own sheets.   

    Fuuck TTC - I'm moving on.
    imageimageimageimage
    image
    "It's a child, not a cheeto" Thanks mmariluh!
    "Ew. I've read all of two posts from you, and you stink like rotting garbage."
  • Ditto PP,

    I would advise you to try to carry with you anything that is of value that cannot be easily replaced or repaired, like jewelry, dress blues, art work, and military coins. Our plan for our next move is to pack that sort of stuff in our car, lock it up and leave it while the movers are here.

    I say this because my H's coins were stolen in our last move, and we didn't discover till a couple of years later when we finally realized that they hadn't been shoved somewhere random. Stupid, I know, but my husband ETSed, and we both went back to school full time. After our last move, he didn't have a need for the coins till he joined ROTC two and a half years ago. It probably took us close to six months before we had finally unpacked our last box.

  • Check out the link in my siggy. :)
  • Hold onto important papers, anything very pricey or priceless, anything that might melt (like candles), anything that might be embarrassing for the movers to see (um....you know) and anything that you might need in those weeks you don't have access to your stuff (like cleaning supplies if you haven't finished cleaning your place). Pack a bag for yourself as though you were going on a vacation.

    Don't pack anything that is going to ship because they will pack it for you.  If you do pack it, the moving company is not liable if it breaks.

  • Set aside an area for things you are taking with you. Take everything off the walls. Make a list of the dvds. An extra suitcase or box to be prepared for things they will not take like batteries, lotions and meds. Sometimes they will pack it but most likely they won't.  Also don't forget your voice. If you don't like how they packed it, speak up.

     I like to pack a small kitchen box of things that way you're not eating out. I also like to pack an air mattress to help lower the time spent in hotels waiting for stuff to be delivered. Also take your time with the 1190 form. They write so sloppy it's hard to read. Once I bought something brand new and it was delivered right before the pack out and they tried to say that it had a dent on it. Ummm NO! Also if they mess up your floors or walls make sure you get that documented so if doesn't come out of your pocket. In the last 12 years, over 7 times of moving 3 of those being overseas, it never gets easier!  

    Good Luck!

  • image ajbam:

     Also take your time with the 1190 form. They write so sloppy it's hard to read. Once I bought something brand new and it was delivered right before the pack out and they tried to say that it had a dent on it. Ummm NO! Also if they mess up your floors or walls make sure you get that documented so if doesn't come out of your pocket.


    So true! They actually write sloppy ON PURPOSE to cover their own butts later if you make a claim. It is VERY common for them to mark things as damaged BEFORE the move (when they aren't ) so that if things are damaged in the move they won't be responsible. They did it with my brand new leather couch. Read the codes at the top of the packing list. There will be codes like SC for scratched, etc. and they will use those codes to describe your items.

    [IMG]http://i1054.photobucket.com/albums/s500/rjf921/IMG_0464.jpg[/IMG]
    <a href="http://www.thebump.com/?utm_source=ticker&utm_medium=HTML&utm_campaign=tickers" title="Ovulation Calculator"><img src="http://global.thebump.com/tickers/tt139c67.aspx" alt=" Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker" border="0" /></a>
Sign In or Register to comment.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards