Don’t Forget Change of Address Business Cards When You PCS

When you are moving, everyone will want to know how to contact you at your new place. One great way to be prepared for a move is to purchase business cards with your new address and telephone number.

Business cards are great, because everyone has all your new contact info at their fingertips. The cards fit into a Rolodex  or can be stashed in a wallet or address book.

 

 

Vistaprint is great because they give you the opportunity to get the first two-hundred-fifty business cards for free, except the shipping costs. You can get a free rubber stamp for your envelopes, too, if you order right now.

 

Vistaprint has great gift ideas, invitations and cards, too. Visit their website through the link above and check out what they have available.

 

 

 

 

 

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Free Resource for Your PCS Move from Sarge’s List

Wow, I just stumbled on to this free resource and thought it was pretty awesome. Maybe some of you might be interested in a freebie!

The Ultimate PCS Guide is a down loadable magazine type publication. There are some great checklists and general information in this guide.

Military Duty Stations is a great resource to learn about your next duty station, so pay them a visit too!

Enjoy!

Review of Military Youth on the Move Website

While I was reading up on some topics related to my kiddos, I stumbled upon the MYOM website. I found it useful, so I thought I would review Military Youth on the Move and share what I found with all of you.

History of Military Youth on the Move

Military Youth on the Move (MYOM) is a Department of Defense Website designed to make PCS moves easier for school aged military kids. This website was designed to support children of military service members who were making a Permanent Change of Station move. This website came into existence as a result of the 1996 National Defense Authorization Act, which required military installations to provide support services to preteen and teenage children of military service members.

Who is Military Youth on the Move for?

This website is for all school aged children and their parents. Information is divided into age appropriate sections of Kids (age 6 to 8), Preteens (age 9-12), Teenagers (13 to 17), and Parents. Information is written on a level that each age level can easily read and understand.

What information can I find on MYOM?

The sections for children each contain sections titled: The New Kid, My New School, Money Matters, Leadership, and Get Involved. The teenage section also contains additional section, What’s Next? Within each of the sections, articles on the topic address common concerns and give tips to make the transition easier. Some article titles include: Making New Friends, Homework Help, and Become a Good Leader.

The section for parents has even more useful information. Articles on moving with pets, OCONUS moves, family activities, and family financial guidance. The parent section is divided into sections to make it easy to navigate as well.

If you enjoy podcasts, a whole section of them are available as well. Great for those who don’t like to read. (The reading is pretty light weight, though!)

How easy is it to navigate MYOM?

This website has an easy to follow menu with clearly labeled sections for kids, preteens and teens. Additionally, if you just want to read about a particular topic you can click on the buttons across the top to find that information. It is easy to find what you want quickly, which is a big plus.

Bottom Line

MYOM is an easy to use website with good basic information covering a range of topics that are very relevant to military families. With the podcasts, videos and networking groups that are available in conjunction with the site; it is definitely worth a visit.

 

Using Bookoo Websites for Your PCS Move

 

So, you are moving. You need to get rid of a few things you don’t need to drag along. Maybe, you just moved and realize you can’t live without that blender you sold at your yard sale. Now what? I have found a wonderful group of websites that can help you solve some of the problems that go along with moving. Bookoo websites are there to help you with your dilemmas.

What is bookoo?

Bookoo is a network of websites that allow you to buy, sell or give away stuff.  Not only that, you can advertise when you are holding your yard sale, so you don’t have to list every single item for sale. You can find businesses or services that are local to the area. Heck, there is even a lost and found section for you to advertise that dog that showed up on your doorstep last night. You can post photos to go along with everything, as well. There are local sites in locations from Alaska to West Virginia. (Come on Wyoming…you need one too!) For all my friends stationed overseas, there are bookoos located in Germany, Japan, the UK and  now (thank goodness) Vicenza, Italy, my current home! If there is not one near you, you can even put in a request on the bookoo site.

Why use bookoo?

Here in Vicenza, there are a bunch of different ways to sell stuff. The catch is you have to join groups, or send it through some administrator who may or may not allow you to sell your stuff. If you sell stuff on some sites, it is chaos. No one can find the stuff you have for sale. You can’t really find the stuff you want. On other places, you put your stuff up for sale and…nada (cue the crickets chirping). The bookoo sites are real communities with a  bunch of people who want to buy and sell stuff. They are easy to use, just sign up for an account and post your things or start buying. The live chat option allows you to talk directly to the seller if they are online, so you might not even need to mess with email!

Wait, there’s an app for that…

If you are a smart phone user and love to do everything on your phone, you can easily use bookoo! You can download a bookoo app for both iPhones and Android phones. The best part of these is they are free!

Now, go check out the local bookoo and see if it will help you out!