Your Next PCS Doesn’t Have To Be A Disaster

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Let’s face it; no matter how often you do it, moving is stressful. Having all your worldly goods packed up and hauled away wears on the best nerves. Saying goodbye to family and friends, leaving your favorite book club or bunco group, having to part with the[…]

3 Words That Change Everything in a Military House

  By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Stategic Communications Director “We’ve got orders.” Three very powerful words that can be good news or dreaded news for a military family. My husband usually didn’t even have to say it. I just knew by the look on his face. It was time to move….again. I have to admit. Most of[…]

THE One Stop Shop for your next PCS

By Rebecca Alwine So often in this military life, we rely on those who have gone before us to get us through the next hurdle. Gone are the days that you arrive at a new duty station and then start learning about it. Luckily, PCSgrades has taken this mantra and created a one stop shop[…]

Is a DITY Move Right for Your Family?

By Jenah Wieczorek, PCSgrades Social Media Director It Pays To PCS Door to Door: PPM/Full DITY Every military family has thought about doing a Personal Procured Move (PPM) or DITY move at some point along the way. Was it the time the screws to the crib were lost, or you had to sleep on the air[…]

The Gift of Good Partners

By Carla Olivo, Director of PCSgrades Strategic Communications 2017 is upon us! The time of year where we take stock of what’s happened in our lives over the last twelve months and look forward to the year ahead. If this past year encompassed a PCS, you might be thinking about all the new neighbors you’ve[…]

PCS Horror Stories? 7 Reasons You Need Moving Company Reviews!

By: Carla Olivo We all have our share of PCS horror stories! Name the most disgusting item erroneously packed by your movers… for me it was used coffee grounds and of course, trash. For others, I’ve heard everything from wet towels to dirty diapers. I’ve caught movers raiding my fridge, lounging on my mattress in[…]

Letter to my Packers

        Article by: Carla Olivo       We asked our wonderful military spouse community what they would say if they had an opportunity to write a letter to their movers and packers. Dear Packers/Movers, Despite the fact that as a military family we move every couple of years, it is NOT[…]

You Asked For It! We Delivered!

It’s no secret frequent relocations are one of the biggest stressors for military families. A bad move can leave families feeling they have little control or input into the moving process. Even worse, when personal belongings are lost, stolen or broken, military families often feel helpless with no meaningful recourse. And it comes as no[…]

Why Moving Company Reviews Make Good Business Sense

Tired of reading misguided rants on social media? Perhaps the complaint is justified, but they’re pointing the finger at the wrong company? Nowadays, almost any topic has a thread on Facebook or Twitter where people are griping about one injustice or another. And while most typical review websites offer some valuable tips and information, they[…]

A New Way to Connect with Fellow Military Families on Must-Solve PCS Issues!

  Chances are when you have a question about moving, duty stations, deployment, TriCare etc., you turn to the best source you know….your fellow military families. Who better to assess an off-base neighborhood, base housing, or a REALTOR® than our fellow military families who pick up every couple of years and move; lock, stock, and[…]