Military DITY Move life hacks

  • Keep possession of all your receipts for food, lodging and gas. You will have a per diem rate for everything but you never know. Better to have them and not need them... than, well, you know. Also, be sure to weigh your vehicles so you can get the full amount for moving your own stuff.
  • Pack your dishes and other breakable stuff with your towels and other clothes that dont have hard buttons like button fly jeans. Get a sharpie and label all the boxes so you know what goes where in your new home.
  • Put the the dimensions of your moving truck in your garage in pink duck tape. Preposition your furniture inside the pink duck tape. When you get your truck, the fitment guess work is done and you save time. I made this up on my dity back in May and I move out my house and pack the truck one day with little to no headache
  • You can most likely get away with getting a house without talking to anyone, but you really should talk to the housing office first to make sure you're in the clear. Your orders may also state to speak with post housing before making arrangements
  • Buying a house or a vehicle does not need to be approved by your command. They usually just try to guide new soldiers into not getting high loan rates on new vehicles. They still can't stop you from doing it
  • If you don't do a full DITY move, then make sure to keep a uniform, important items, and some clothing in the car with you.

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