You’ve moved more times than you care to count. But you don’t stress out. You don’t stand there without a clue about how to get things done. You do what military families do exceptionally well: You put together resources to support your family, and you figure out how to connect with the people and places that will make a new home feel like home home.
You can send out a slew of “Who’s the best pediatrician?” or “Where do you get uniforms cleaned?” messages on your Facebook military family support group page of choice. Or you can take advantage of the MILLIE Local Map, which has done most of the legwork for you. Powered by Relola, a shared mapping platform, the MILLIE Local Map makes it possible to pick a geographic location and find the service providers, businesses, and places of interest for military folks. You’ll find your next favorite bakery, dog sitter, noodle bar, grocery store, museum, and more. And what makes this map an even more valuable tool is that these venues have been vetted by other military-connected individuals who “pin” their favorite places to visit, shop, and eat.
Once you’re done finding all your new favorite places, you can be a resource for other military families too! Create a free Relola account and you can share the places you discover and love. Once you’ve created your account, it’s time to start pinning. You can use Relola to find a location or create one of your own. Simply upload a photo or video, type the name of the place, and add the details that make that spot worth a visit. You can even tag the pin with any relevant keywords. And all this information is easily shareable in the places you’re already conversing online.
Between a trusted real estate agent, who can connect you with a network of fantastic contractors and vendors, and the MILLIE Local Map, you’ll have all the resources you need at your fingertips to settle in wherever you next call home.