Military Moving

We understand that it’s common to have a Permanent Change of Station (PCS). You always have the option of the military coordinating your whole move, but if you’re a control freak like us, a DITY move is likely a more suitable option. Plus it saves you money!

That’s where we come in- we want to help take the stress off of you by providing you with vetted options for moving labor help. Let's explore the do-it-yourself moving alternative for military personnel.

Personally Procured Move (PPM)

Although more involved, opting to move yourself through the military PPM allows you to stay in control of your possessions and- as we mentioned before- can make you money! By completing your move for less than the Government Constructed Cost (GCC) you may be eligible to receive payment for the difference. You rent the truck or POD to transport your items, and we can provide vetted loaders and unloaders.

With there being so many things to do to be prepared for a DITY or PPM move, we want you to know that we are here to help! You may have questions like "How much will this cost?" or “Will it really be cheaper?” - and we have the answers. We have made it easy to quickly find, compare, and book local movers to load and unload your moving truck or storage container. See below for more information on the top 3 things to do before your next move.

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Step 1: Visit TMO/JJPSO

If you're interested in a DITY move you should visit your Traffic Management Office (TMO) or Joint Personal Property Shipping Office (JPPSO). These folks can tell you everything you need to know regarding your reimbursable compensation, weight limit, paperwork requirements and procedures. Understanding your moving budget is an important part of determining what services you have available for your DITY move.

Step 2: Transportation

While each step is important we would argue that the most important is identifying your transportation method. There are three common methods of transporting household goods for a do-it-yourself move: Moving truck rental, moving storage containers and moving freight companies. Each transportation type has a long list of pro's and con's that will need to be evaluated so you find the right solution for your needs. You can review a complete feature list, as it pertains to long distance moving, for each relocation type in our long distance moving guide.

Step 3: Hire Moving Labor to Load and Unload

  • Help with Heavy Furniture: Want to move the smaller items yourself? No problem, you can hire our movers to move just the heavy furniture pieces.
  • You've Got Friends: You have friends and family to help you load the truck but you need movers to unload at your destination.
  • Nationwide Service: We offer nationwide service. Wherever you're going, we likely service the area.
  • We're Professionals: Our movers are trained to minimize the risk of damage and maximize your space.
  • Flexibility: We offer a variety of scheduling and rescheduling options if moving delays occur.
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