What to Hand Carry When You Move

Male service member carrying luggage down a hallway at an airport

Turn your permanent change of station into a trip full of memories by making sure you hand carry important items. Keep those irreplaceable items with you — not with the mover. Don't forget anything. Double-check it, and then check it again.

  • Essential documents like orders and birth certificates
  • Medications
  • Security items for children like a nightlight
  • Phone charger

It is important if you move a lot to keep all your important documents in one place. That way you won't have to run around your house wild-eyed every time you PCS.

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