Soldiers, family members, and DOD Civilians
You must be at home when the movers arrive to pack and pickup your personal property!
1. Have your property organized by shipment type. Separate the goods to prevent the possibility of your items getting into the wrong shipment.
2. Segregate your professional items. Be sure they are properly identified as professional on the inventory, to include having the weights listed.
3. Remove all stickers from previous moves.
4. Identify contents left in drawers .
5. During pack and pickup do not leave cash, jewelery, or other expensive items unattended. Airline tickets and passports are important documents. Keep these items locked in your car or other safe place. If these items are accidently packed, it can be costly to you in time and money.
6. Ensure each carton and unboxed item has an inventory tag and appears on the inventory form.
7. Inspect the inventory for condition of property and to ensure everything is listed. If you disagree with the condition of an item listed on the inventory, use the remarks section on the bottom of the page for this purpose.
Do not pack the following items (Checklist for items to carry with you):
1. Prescription medicines
2. Checks, credit cards, travelers checks
3. Address book, local phone book
4. Passports, birth certificates, travel documents, medical records, shot records, dental records, school records, pet health or shot records
5. Stocks, bonds, deeds, wills, and other documents with monetary value
6. Mortgage information and other documents required to complete a buy/sell transaction on a home
7. Tax documents
8. Uniforms, brass, boots, etc.
9. Clothing (don't forget to plan for a change of season if you are expecting your shipment to be in storage for a long time)
10. Luggage needed for trip
11. Games, toys that are to travel with the children
12. Airline tickets, hotel information, sports equipment needed for vacation
13. Expensive jewelry