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I’ve been approved to do a PPM…what’s next?
Well first, let me say that I think it’s pretty great that you’re doing a PPM! By doing some or all of the work yourself, you have a good chance of making some money when you get your reimbursement. Talk about motivation! Now that you’ve been given the green light, the next step is to get moving quotes. We’ll show you how to get quotes and compare them so that you can pocket the most money possible! Let’s get started.
Getting a PPM quote
Military Moving with Children
Can you actually make money moving in the Army?
Yes, it takes a little extra work, but you certainly can! When moving under any branch of the military, you’re typically given two options:
PCSing in the Military – Your Questions and Helpful Tips
Moving in the military is a little different than moving as a civilian. There’s a lot more planning and coordinating that goes into a PCS move. And now that you’ve been given your PCS orders, it definitely doesn’t hurt to learn more about what’s coming next. So, we’ve put together some commonly asked questions about a PCS move and helpful tips so that you can get more familiar with PCSing.
Commonly Asked Questions about PCSing
I just received my PCS orders. What’s next?
Make Military Moving Work for You
Do you have Permanent Change of Station orders with a military move on the horizon? If so, you have a couple of options for getting your household goods to your new duty station.
In most cases you’ll be able to do either a government arranged move, or a Personally Procured Move (PPM).
How to Move Into Your First Apartment
You’ve got the keys and you’re ready to move in! Now what? Moving into your first apartment is a sort of rite of passage into adulthood. And let’s face it; moving out on your own can be scary when you think about all of the unknowns. When moving into your first apartment, you’ll probably have no idea how to connect utilities, how to buy furniture, or how to live on your own.
Renters insurance – do I really need it?
Imagine you just moved into your new apartment. You’ve unpacked all your moving boxes and now you’re just ready to enjoy an evening at home in your new place. But then the fire alarm goes off. You rush down the stairs and out the door, thinking that someone just pulled it by accident. It was no accident. Fortunately, the firefighters were able to put out the fire before it began spreading. None of your things were damaged, but you start thinking…”What if my stuff had been damaged by the fire? How would I replace it all?”
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Tips for Getting a Deposit Back
What to Ask When Apartment Hunting
Moving Your Apartment: What size truck do you need?
When moving, figuring out what size moving equipment you need can feel a little like Goldilocks. This truck is too big, this one is too small…which one is just right?
Let’s go over the different apartment sizes, different moving equipment options, and how to get the most bang for your buck when moving your apartment.
Apartment Sizes and Moving Truck Sizes
What U.S. cities have the cheapest apartment rental rates?
If you want to pay an affordable rate to rent an apartment, you’re in luck! There are cities in the U.S. that will let you do just that, and according to this article by CBS News, most of them are located in the Midwest. Let’s explore 5 of the cheapest cities to rent an apartment in the United States. And if you decide to move to one of these places, we can help you get an affordable moving rate, too!
5 of the Cheapest Cities to rent an apartment in the U.S.
Elevator or Stairs?
When you have the choice, which one do you prefer taking? I like to take the stairs, but when it comes to moving, I’d much rather take the elevator. If you have an elevator in the apartment building you’re moving from or moving to, we have some helpful tips to make the elevator moving process easier. And if you don’t have an elevator in your apartment building, we have some tips for moving up stairs and moving down stairs, too. Let’s begin.
Elevator moving tips
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Self-moving is a great option for apartment dwellers – especially those moving on a budget. You do some (or all) of the work, and if you're moving long distance, you'll save significantly. Because of the potential for savings, self-moving tends to be the most popular way to move to or from an apartment.
What am I forgetting to pack for my move?
There’s always that one thing you forget to pack when going on vacation, right? Well, what about when you’re moving out of state? You might not forget the TV, but you may forget one of the items on this list below. Check it out and don’t forget a thing!
10 items people forget to pack when moving out of state