PCSing in the Military – Your Questions and Helpful Tips
Moving in the military is a little different than moving as a civilian. There’s a lot more planning and coordinating that goes into a PCS move. And now that you’ve been given your PCS orders, it definitely doesn’t hurt to learn more about what’s coming next. So, we’ve put together some commonly asked questions about a PCS move and helpful tips so that you can get more familiar with PCSing.
You’ve got the keys and you’re ready to move in! Now what? Moving into your first apartment is a sort of rite of passage into adulthood. And let’s face it; moving out on your own can be scary when you think about all of the unknowns. When moving into your first apartment, you’ll probably have no idea how to connect utilities, how to buy furniture, or how to live on your own.
Imagine you just moved into your new apartment. You’ve unpacked all your moving boxes and now you’re just ready to enjoy an evening at home in your new place. But then the fire alarm goes off. You rush down the stairs and out the door, thinking that someone just pulled it by accident. It was no accident. Fortunately, the firefighters were able to put out the fire before it began spreading. None of your things were damaged, but you start thinking…”What if my stuff had been damaged by the fire? How would I replace it all?”
Finding an apartment (especially your first) can seem like an intimidating task. There are many things to consider, including your budget, location and the upkeep. But knowing how to prepare and what to be aware of can make the process easier. Learn how to find an apartment, and then use our checklist to help determine what’s most important when searching for a place to live.
What U.S. cities have the cheapest apartment rental rates?
If you want to pay an affordable rate to rent an apartment, you’re in luck! There are cities in the U.S. that will let you do just that, and according to this article by CBS News, most of them are located in the Midwest. Let’s explore 5 of the cheapest cities to rent an apartment in the United States. And if you decide to move to one of these places, we can help you get an affordable moving rate, too!
5 of the Cheapest Cities to rent an apartment in the U.S.
When you have the choice, which one do you prefer taking? I like to take the stairs, but when it comes to moving, I’d much rather take the elevator. If you have an elevator in the apartment building you’re moving from or moving to, we have some helpful tips to make the elevator moving process easier. And if you don’t have an elevator in your apartment building, we have some tips for moving up stairs and moving down stairs, too. Let’s begin.
Self-moving is a great option for apartment dwellers – especially those moving on a budget. You do some (or all) of the work, and if you're moving long distance, you'll save significantly. Because of the potential for savings, self-moving tends to be the most popular way to move to or from an apartment.