PCS Military Moving
PCS military moving or Permanent Change of Station used to predominantly mean that the military handles your entire move and you get little to no say in the matter! While this route was theoretically stress free (HAHA) it came with its’ own set of pros and cons. More recently, our active duty military and their families are opting for the hybrid DIY PCS military moving route.
For a PPM PCS Move (Personally Procured Move for Permanent Change of Station, say that ten times fast – FKA DITY moving) you need to apply, even though it is a completely voluntary option. This means that the government essentially reimburses you for the costs of your move (up to a certain point).
How to Handle PPM for PCS Military Moving
There is a bit more work involved here, but the reward is there! You may actually save money and have some funds left over depending on the budget given for your move. You may also be granted additional travel time for a PPM move. Most importantly, you have complete control. Historically, military approved relocation plans may or may not be a walk in the park. This is typically the most attractive reason to do your own move!
Military.com provides a nice and tidy outline of everything encompassing approvals and process for a PPM move.
Do the research and gather quotes to put together a plan for your move. Find a service provider that offers it all, and get a discounted bundle rate! Supplies, storage, labor, equipment etc.
If the DIY route is more for you, moving labor can still go a long way. Take advantage of special promotions and active duty discounts.
If you are moving in the Eastern US and would like a great quote for your move, give us a call today!