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Episode 42 – Prep for PCS with These Expert Moving Tips!

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Milspouse Matters Episode 42 with Jen McDonald – Get ready for PCS with these expert moving tips.

Ready for some moving tips for your PCS move? One thing that’s usually certain about military life is that you will move at some point! Today, I have SO much information to share with you, and I really hope you will get something out of it, whether it’s your first PCS or tenth!

Having been through 13 moves as a military family, I’m sharing some moving tips, sprinkled with some funny stories and wise advice from other military spouses and listeners.

We’re talking about prepping for a move, moving with kids of all ages, moving with pets, moving overseas, and even some thoughts about when it seems like all your friends are moving but you’re stuck. 


Timestamps for this episode:

  • 7:40 PCS Terms and Acronyms to Know/General PCS Tips to Keep You Sane!
  • 14:35 Your First PCS or a PCS Refresher
  • 15:12 Things to Do Before the Movers Arrive or Packing Out 
  • 18:16 Military Spouse “Pro Gear”
  • 19:20 Researching Before Your Move (neighborhoods, schools, etc)
  • 23:10 Moving Tips for the Day You Pack Up
  • 30:45 Moving with Kids
  • 34:40 Moving In Day
  • 38:00 Overseas Move
  • 42:00 Tips for Helping Kids Through a Move
  • 45:45 Moving with Pets
  • 49:48 When You’re Not Moving, But All Your Friends Are

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Thanks to First Command for supporting this episode of the Milspouse Matters Podcast. Visit to learn more about free financial coaching, as well as information about military spouse careers.

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