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Military family moving to a new home

MAKING A DITY MOVE?


1-800-PACK-RAT IS PROUD TO
Assist MEMBERS of the military AND THEIR FAMILIES with local moving, long-distance moving and temporary storage.

DITY/PPM Military Moving

Moving every few years comes with the territory when you are a member of the military. The government will handle all the research, logistics and cost of hiring professional movers to do everything. But many military members choose to make a “do it yourself” move (DITY move), also called a personally procured move (PPM). When you choose to do a DITY move, the government will reimburse you for 95% of what it would have cost them to hire professional movers. That means that, with a little legwork and some good planning, you could actually make money by doing a DITY move.
All active and retired military will receive a 10% discount with code MILIME10. Call 1-800-722-5728 today!

How It Works

    • We Deliver

      Call 1-800-722-5728 to schedule your upcoming move and set up a delivery date

    • Request a Personally Procured Move (PPM) at your Personal Property Office. They can even advance you money for your costs.
    • Call 1-800-PACK-RAT to schedule your move and ask for empty and full PPM weight tickets. Don’t forget to mention promo code MILIME10 to save 10% off your move!
    • We Drive

      1-800-PACK-RAT will deliver an empty container to your house on the date you choose.

    • Take up to 30 days to load your container, or we can help you find professional labor assistance.
    • We provide a free no-cut security lock and 20 furniture blankets to protect your belongings.
    • Store and Deliver

      1-800-PACK-RAT will deliver your loaded container to your new home or store it in a secure, climate-controlled facility

    • We will mail or email weight tickets for reimbursement.
    • Each move includes use of your container for the first 30 days at no extra charge. You will be reimbursed for up to 90 days of storage by the military.

Benefits of a Personally Procured Move

  • Compensation

    The military will pay you 95% of what they would have spent to move you.

    Example: An E5 with two kids approved for a $9000 move would receive $8550. If the PPM costs $6000, you get to keep $2550. *

    *subject to taxes and withholding
  • Time

    The military allows members to take uncharged leave of a 10-day Temporary Duty Station for a move, during which they will reimburse your Temporary Lodging Expenses. There’s no need to spend time waiting for movers or driving a truck during your leave when you can use that valuable time for house-hunting or visiting with family.

  • Control

    You decide when you want to move and when you want your household goods delivered. Your stuff is loaded and unloaded once, and you keep the key to your container.

Why Choose 1-800-PACK-RAT?

  • Flexibility

    1-800-PACK-RAT moving containers provide the greatest flexibility, whether you need on-site or warehouse storage, moving services or a combination of both. Both 12’ and 16’ containers are available.
  • Convenience

    Once your container is delivered, you have 30 days to pack it up at your own pace. The containers sit low to the ground, so they are easy to load.
  • Protection

    The steel frames, walls and lockable doors of our units offer durable protection that wooden storage containers can’t. Our loading mechanism keeps your container level at all times, minimizing shifting to keep your belongings safe.
  • Security

    Our secure warehouses have 24/7 surveillance, automated sprinkler systems and secure warehouse doors. We provide you with a brand-new security lock for your container, and only you have the key.