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The Do It Yourself DITY Move also known as the Personally Procured Move PPM

Moving is a big part of the military life that we all experience in different ways. Packing up your life and moving it to another location is challenging for anyone. As a civilian male military spouse, there are a few ways to do this. In this post, we take a look at the DITY move aka the Personally Procured Move PPM.

A look at what the DITY Move is and some ways you can make it work for you.

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What is a DITY Move?

DITY is short for "Do It Yourself" in this case. Yeah, I know DIY is the common way, but military life ain't common. Another, more official-sounding name for this type of move is the Personally Procured Move PPM. Great! More acronyms.

Simply put, you move your own stuff and the government reimburses you. Of course, it's not that simple. Military life ain't simple. There are a bunch of forms and instructions.

How does it work?

You can move your own household goods in your own vehicle, a rental, or you can hire your own carrier. 

What is a Partial DITY Move?

You can move SOME of your belongings yourself and get reimbursed based on the weight of the load.

How long does it take to get paid?

Remember those forms? It can take about 30 days after you submit your paperwork to be reimbursed.

How we do DITY Moves?

We have done Partial DITY moves for all of our CONUS relocations. The main reason for this is that there are some things we wanted to handle ourselves. Unique, high-value items - like heirlooms, electronics, computers - always rode with us.

The day before the trip, we weighed our vehicles (completely empty) at a truck stop with a weigh station. We weighed the fully loaded vehicles upon arriving at the destination.

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