SO….When my husband FINALLY got orders on PCSing to Cali, we knew that we were going to do a DITY move also known as: Personally Procured Move Program. Here is a post I wrote when we got the word on orders to Cali.
Everyone we talked about doing a DITY move to, felt sorry for us because doing a DITY move is A LOT of work. We thought well, they just being lazy, and for us, this was our first move as a family, we were going to make the most of it and see how it goes. Before I go into detail about my DITY move experience, let me explain what a DITY move is….
Like I said earlier a DITY move also know as Personally Procured Move Program is designed to provide the military member an alternative to move their household goods on their own. Members may move their personal property themselves, using rental equipment, their own vehicle, or by hiring their own commercial carrier.
This program allows you to be reimbursed by the government for moving your belongings yourself, It is also voluntary and you may use your own vehicle, a rental, or a borrowed vehicle. You’re entitled to travel allowances, per Diem and mileage through the government.
Using this Program has helped us to become closer as a family, we decided to drive across country from SC to Cali and thought it would be fun to take pictures as a family of EVERY State we passed, Here is a video on our move, ENJOY!
We got half of the travel money from the government and the rest we get after we arrived in CALI. We rented a penske truck we felt it was cheaper than an u haul. My husband drove the penske truck and pulled my car and I drove my husbands car because his car has the DVD player.