Hi, my son got orders to Whidbey island for his first assignment out of A school but was put on hold for security clearance processing. He was told this could take several month. Since my son & DIL's apartment lease in Georgia is up on 12/31 & the rent was due to increase by $250/month, they decided to move her and all their stuff to her father's house about 10 miles away. So I have been helping her pack & move boxes to that house. We have packed the boxes well enough for us to cart across town but they always planned to do a Navy move (not PPM) so the boxes aren't packed well enough to survive that. Anyway we have packe about 3/4 of the stuff and moved about 1/2 the boxes. Then amazingly yesterday he was told he now has a detatch date in 2 weeks & needs to be in WA by the end of the month. So I have 2 main questions - will they repack the stuff from the boxes or will we need to set up tables & take the stuff out of the boxes so they can repack & will they go to 2 places to pick up or do we need to bring those boxes back to the apartment (which is what I expect). She is frazzled & he is trying to get time during the day to go see about arranging the move.
They will only pack out from one location. Packing it yourselves means it voids the damage/loss insurance. You can open the boxes for inspection, or empty them into piles to be reboxed . As long as everything is clean, somewhat organized, and in one spot, it should be alright. If she departs before movers can be scheduled, your son can give you a power of attorney to sign for the move.