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Saving money on a long-distance military move

Military relocationTwo words that are rarely used in the same sentence are ‘moving’ and ‘cheap’.  The good news is that making a military move does not mean you need to pay through the nose, as there are a number of tips you can follow to keep your bank balance healthy during a long-distance relocation,

The first thing you need to do is to create a realistic budget in respect how much you will need to pay out over the course of the military move.  Having a budget planned and then keeping track of any and all expenses will make it a good deal easier for you to be able to complete your relocation in a cost-effective manner.

It is important to be aware of exactly what expenses are covered by reimbursement.  The government may not cover everything; therefore, you should head to your local family center to find out the kind of help that the military will be able to provide and what you are likely to have to pay for yourself.  You should also check that your insurance company and bank operate in the place you are moving to in order to avoid any inconvenience after relocation.

Getting properly organized is vital to the success of any move, whether military or civilian.  Decide which items you want to move with you and which you no longer need.  The items that fall into the latter category can be donated to others while simultaneously cutting your relocation costs. Packing items yourself will also save money, however it will affect the way valuation coverage is handled in the event of a damaged item.

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