Hello, and thanks for tuning back in to our series on how to simplify your next military move. While you can’t avoid receiving orders, you can make the process stress-free.

Plastic sandwich bags are for more than just packing lunches. These helpful tools come in extremely handy when you’re trying to make an efficient move. Before putting things in boxes, group them in plastic bags to keep them safe and categorized. When you go to unpack, you won’t have to dig through 10 boxes to stock one kitchen shelf.

Additionally, it’s a good idea to take a picture of how electronics, like your television and desktop computer, are set up. When you arrive at your new home, you can consult these images instead of playing trial-and-error games with plugs and wires.

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