Every day, somewhere in the world, Foreign Service community members are in the midst of moving. Some have moved a dozen times or more, and lived to tell about it! They tell their tales in this book, a collection of advice, stories and entertaining anecdotes to serve as your “companion” along the way.
- leaving the U.S. for an overseas post
- returning “home” to the Washington, D.C., area
- moving to other posts in the U.S.
- sorting and downsizing belongings before packout
- digitizing and backing up important household records
- creating a home inventory
- helping children of various ages deal with a move
- safely shipping pets
- packing for an ordered evacuation from an overseas post
- planning for an unaccompanied tour
- shopping for consumables for a hardship post
- special considerations for foreign-born spouses
- taking care of ourselves during a transfer
- and much more!
Whether you are a veteran of many Foreign Service moves or a brand-new officer or family member preparing for your first packout, there is surely something in this book that you can use–or at that will at least give you a laugh when you most need one!
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