You aren’t going to take all that stuff with you . . .
Are you? You know, the equipment from the paint gun obsession from last year. Oh, and the videotape collection you inherited from your dad. Face it, the next abode you go to may not be the sprawling pad (Read: Purchasing a Home During Your Transition) you live in right now. And even if it is, why bother carting a bunch of stuff you don’t even use or like when you are ready for a fresh start as a civilian?
Here are some tips to get you downsizing for your last military move:
Do you have a pile of old bills, receipts and junk mail just cluttering your counters or cabinets? And that five pounds of military paperwork you have lying around, you can go through that too. By the way, you do not need to keep your leave request from two years ago. As a basic guideline, keep anything that has to do with medical, dental, promotions, evaluations or awards.
Get Rid of It Tips: Reuse or recycle! Yeah, it’s paper, but it’s also great starter fuel for bonfires and grills. Cut it up and turn it into scratch paper on your desk. Or just stick it in the recycle stack and say farewell.